PMS Relief – Progesterone Cream
Commonly used for PMS Relief and peri-menopause support.
Directions: Apply 1/8 – 1/4 teaspoon twice daily to skin from mid-cycle to menstrual flow or as directed by your health care practitioner.
Ingredients:Purified Water, Isopropyl Alcohol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Stearic Acid, Dioctyl Succinate, USP Progesterone, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerides, Tocopherol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polysorbate 60, Phenoxyethanol, Triethanolamine, Carbomer, Methylisothiazolinone.
Progesterone Content: 40mg per ½ teaspoon
What is progesterone?
Progesterone is a steroid hormone made by the corpus luteum of the ovary at ovulation, and in smaller amounts by the adrenal glands. Progesterone is manufactured in the body from the steroid hormone pregnenolone, and is a precursor to most of the other steroid hormones, including cortisol, androstenedione, the estrogens and testosterone.
In a normally cycling female, the corpus luteum produces 20 to 30 mg of progesterone daily during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle.
Why do women need progesterone?
Progesterone is needed in hormone replacement therapy for menopausal women for many reasons, but one of its most important roles is to balance or oppose the effects of estrogen. Unopposed estrogen creates a strong risk for breast cancer and reproductive cancers.
Estrogen levels drop only 40-60% at menopause, which is just enough to stop the menstrual cycle. But progesterone levels may drop to near zero in some women. Because progesterone is the precursor to so many other steroid hormones, its use can greatly enhance overall hormone balance after menopause. Progesterone also stimulates bone-building and thus helps protect against osteoporosis.