Progesterone: The “Calming Hormone”
Ahhhhh….the calming effects of Natural Progesterone….
Progesterone has a natural calming influence on the body. It balances the effects of estrogen. For a women who is estrogen dominant, balancing all that unopposed estrogen roaming freely through your body is important.
So for women who have PMS related mood swings or postpartum anxiety like I did, the calming effects of progesterone can’t be overstated. The compounding pharmacist I used during the height of my postpartum anxiety gave me the suggestion to apply a small amount of natural progesterone cream on the inside of my wrist. Take a look at the inside of your wrist and see that beautiful bulging vein so nice and close to the surface – it’s just waiting to absorb the progesterone cream into your bloodstream.
I believe there are millions of women being unnecessarily prescribed anti-depressants and anti-anxiety medication when really balancing their hormones would go a longer way in addressing their needs. My belief is based on my own personal history and conversations I have had with my doctors and practitioners.
Originally published on March 29th, 2012