Keeping progesterone and estrogen in the right ratios is essential to maintain hormone balance.
There are many misconceptions regarding progesterone; in fact it was once thought of only as a simple sex hormone, but research has shown that progesterone is vital to men and women of all ages. For women, progesterone begins to be secreted right before ovulation, while a decrease in estrogen production occurs. The amounts of progesterone produced naturally in the body are measured in milligrams, much like many of today's vitamin and mineral supplements. On the other hand, estrogen is secreted in much smaller amounts, and therefore measured in micrograms, or 1,000th of a milligram. Due to this, it is easy to see how what would seem to be a miniscule increase in estrogen production can actually have a large effect on the body's overall hormone balance. Excessive estrogen, also known as estrogen dominance can lead to many unpleasant changes such as lowered energy, decreased libido and even weight gain. Many women have been lead to believe that estrogen is the answer to many common hormonal challenges; however this couldn't be farther from the truth.
Hormone balance is vital for those trying to achieve good health. Women are increasingly becoming susceptible to estrogen dominance due to many common items that we use in our everyday lives. Estrogen is commonly found in forms of oral contraceptives and hormone replacement therapy, but also in many chemicals used in the production of the foods we eat. There are over 50 chemicals that have been identified as hormonal disruptors, and many of today's pesticides actually mimic estrogen in our bodies.
It is important to understand that hormone balance can be achieved in large part by increasing the amount of progesterone in one's body. Progesterone and estrogen are obviously not the only two hormones that are at work here, but progesterone plays a role that estrogen does not, and that is the fact that it is a precursor to many other hormones in the body. Progesterone is also calming, and counteracts many of the uncomfortable symptoms one would experience with excessive estrogen. It also has been shown to boost immune health and increase energy levels.
Proféria is an exclusive all-natural proprietary blend of 30 specific bio-active skin factors and concentrated natural USP progesterone in a base of wild yam extract, pure water, and soothing aloe vera. These skin factors include the antioxidants A, C and E which assist in protection from free radicals. Containing no petroleum, lanolin, or other animal derived ingredients, Proféria uses the highly soluble and well absorbed wild yam extract as a carrier for its USP progesterone. Creams that do not contain USP progesterone and depend on the body’s ability to naturally convert wild yam extract into progesterone will simply not work; the progesterone in Proféria is extracted from wild yam using USP methods to ensure safety, consistency and efficacy. Studies have shown that this natural progesterone is far safer than synthetic progestins.
Proféria should be applied once daily or as directed by your healthcare provider. Apply to areas where your skin is thin, such as the neck, breasts, inside the arms etc. The amount needed will vary from individual to individual and dependent on the symptoms experienced, typically ¼ to ½ of a teaspoon daily.
Do not take Proferia without the consent of your physician if you are pregnant or nursing