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Do You Need Progesterone Cream? Let’s Find Out

13 June, 2024

Progesterone - what is it good for? Well, when it comes to your hormonal health - (almost) absolutely everything. But for many of us out there, we aren’t making enough of it, and this lack of progesterone can cause a lot of problems for our health.

If you are struggling with irregular periods, unexplained mood swings, or annoying PMS symptoms, then your hormones may be in need of a little pick-me-up. And this is where progesterone cream comes in. But how do you know if it's the right solution for you? Keep reading to find out. 

What is Progesterone, and Why Do You Need It?

Progesterone is an incredibly important hormone. It works alongside oestrogen to keep your reproductive system in balance and your body working as it should. Produced mainly in the ovaries, its main job is to regulate your menstrual cycle and support pregnancy. But this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what progesterone does.

This hormone is not only responsible for your reproductive health but your overall wellbeing, too. It improves your sleep, boosts your mood, protects your cardiovascular health, and strengthens your bones. So, it’s vital that you have the right amount of this hormone circulating in your system.

When it’s too low, it spells bad news for your body and leads to what is known as oestrogen dominance. This type of hormone imbalance is responsible for a long list of unwanted symptoms and is the main cause of PMS. That’s right—headaches, cramps, mood swings, breast tenderness, bloating, weight gain, and more can all be attributed to a lack of progesterone during the second part of your cycle. Who knew?

Signs You May Have Low Progesterone

Before we jump into whether you need progesterone cream or not, here are some of the tell tale signs you are low on progesterone

How Can Progesterone Cream Help?

Progesterone cream is a topical hormone treatment applied directly to the skin. It works by topping up your hormone levels, thus alleviating PMS and other symptoms that are triggered by low levels of progesterone. 

Here are the main benefits of using progesterone cream to rebalance your hormones:

  • Alleviates symptoms of PMS.

  • Balances your oestrogen and progesterone levels in the body.

  • Stabilises your mood with its anti anxiety and calming effects.

  • Improves your sleep. 

  • Supports bone density and helps in preventing osteoporosis.

  • Plumps up your skin and reduces the appearance of wrinkles.

  • Helps control your weight and reduces water retention during your cycle.

  • Supports heart health and reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Not a bad list, huh?

How to Use Progesterone Cream

What makes progesterone cream such a popular choice is that it is so simple and easy to apply, especially compared to alternatives, such as injections or pills. While different creams will vary, our cream is applied directly to the skin twice daily. Simply rub in a circular motion until it’s fully absorbed, and you’ll be on your way to a more hormonally harmonious you.

But it's important to remember…

There are two types of progesterone: synthetic and bioidentical.

Synthetic progesterone, also known as progestin, is a man-made hormone that mimics some of the effects of natural progesterone. You will probably be most familiar with it in the form of the birth control pill. But from momemental mood swings to uncontrollable weight gain we all know someone who has a horror story to tell about the pill.

This is because progestin does not combat oestrogen dominance and can stop your body from producing its own natural progesterone all together which just exacerbates your hormonal symptoms.

Bioidentical progesterone however is derived from natural planted based sources. It has the exact same molecular structure as the progesterone produced by your body, making it (unlike your friend's last Hinge date) a perfect match. This not only increases its effectiveness but also reduces side effects that are experienced when using synthetic progestin.

There are many different progesterone creams on the market. But not all are created equal. The quality and dosage can vary significantly between products. So, do your research and make sure that you are buying a high-quality product.

What Makes Our Progesterone Cream Different?

Our bioidentical progesterone cream formula is developed by doctors and only uses the highest quality of bioidentical hormones available - with no nasty fillers or additives. 

We use compounded hormone formulations which, unlike a one size fits all approach, gives you a customised dose. This ensures you get the most effective treatment that is tailored especially for you. As the saying goes, your health is your wealth, and taking proactive steps towards maintaining it is always a wise investment. 

So, if you want to say so long to your PMS and all the symptoms that come from low progesterone, start an online consultation now and take back control of your hormonal health. 

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