Supplemental progesterone for men aids in the treatment of health concerns such as osteoporosis and prostatitis.
Men don't realize how important progesterone balance is for them, too. They tend to think hormones are strictly "women troubles."
If men think of male hormones at all, they think of testosterone. What a lot of men don't realize is that it is the progesterone in their body that actually produces the testosterone.
Progesterone is produced in lesser quantity in men than in women. Just as in women though, progesterone normalizes the adrenal hormones.
As men age, the production of progesterone in the body reduces. Many health professionals believe that this might result in prostrate related problems and/or a whole host of other problems.
Supplemental progesterone for men is a natural alternative for dealing with the many problems associated with aging. It's such a simple solution that is overlooked the vast majority of the time. I think that's a real shame.
Progesterone is important to the functioning of the prostate gland, the male counterpart of the uterus. The prostate gland can be affected by hormonal imbalance, just as the uterus can.
If men have low progesterone levels their estradiol levels can increase. This increase can lead to cancer of the prostate, just as it leads to breast and uterine cancer in women. In such instances, natural progesterone creams may be of some help.
Although natural progesterone for men isn't talked about much by traditional doctors, there are plenty of well known medical professionals who are trying to get the word out.
Pamela Hett-Dobricky, M.B.A., a health care educator, is on a mission to educate men about the use of natural progesterone in promoting good prostate health and in the treatment of Prostate Cancer. She believes that by using natural progesterone cream, men can reap great benefits.
Brent Formby, Ph.D. at the Sansum Medical Research Institute in Santa Barbara, CA, has also uncovered evidence that progesterone may help men with prostate problems. His results showed that progesterone prevents the growth of prostate cancer cells and that estradiol (estrogen) and dihdrotestosterone (DHT) (bad testosterone) speed up prostate cancer cell growth.
Men are prone to prostrate cancer if the level of estrogen increases in the body. Progesterone for men helps control the production of estrogen and aids in stopping testosterone from turning into DHT.
Studies indicate that regular application of progesterone cream results in a decrease in the level of prostrate specific antigen in men. Also, natural progesterone stops the progress of lesions related to this disease.
Dr. John R. Lee, a renowned hormone specialist, spoke about how he found men with elevated PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) levels having decreases of these levels when using progesterone cream.
In addition, many men who were putting on the cream of their wives also reported that urinary frequency and symptoms of prostate enlargement (BPH) had decreased.
Benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH), the swelling of the prostate commonly known as prostatitis, affects 50 percent of men during their lifetimes. Progesterone treatment has been shown to shrink the prostate, alleviating the painful symptoms of BPH and allowing men to urinate more easily.
Most people consider osteoporosis to be a "woman’s disease," but according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation, twenty percent of those affected by osteoporosis are men. Many studies have shown that progesterone treatment helps replace the bone density that has been lost due to osteoporosis.
If all of the above isn’t enough to make a man rush out and purchase some natural progesterone, then the quote that follows is sure to do the trick:
I now believe that nearly all men should seriously consider natural progesterone replacement sometime in their 40s, or even earlier if they have a family history of prostate cancer. There is also a reasonable likelihood that this will decrease male balding. So, all the men who wish to retain what is left of their hair, I would start this immediately."
- Dr. Joseph Mercola, osteopathic physician and health activist.
In summary, the benefits of supplementing with natural progesterone for men include:
...and as an added bonus, there are no known side effects of progesterone when used in amounts consistent with what the body normally should be making, that is, 10-12mg per day. Please see how to use progesterone cream for correct dosage.
Interestingly, sperm maturation reduces with excess use of progesterone cream, causing it to act like a contraceptive in men, so don’t overdose!
For over thirty years, women have enjoyed the benefits of natural progesterone cream. The idea that men can benefit from supplemental progesterone is just starting to take hold. Using progesterone cream, men are seeing that aging doesn’t have to be something to fear and dread.
My husband and I both prefer Renewed Balance as our choice for natural progesterone for men and women both. It is a high-potency cream, which makes it very economical, as one pot can last a man up to 6 months!
To your good health!