Progesterone

Progesterone is an important hormone that is linked to fertility. The hormone is found in both men and women, though it is more important for female health. It is produced naturally, but it may be worth increasing your levels of this hormone for various reasons. At Natural Health Plus, we supply a range of natural progesterone supplements to help you increase your levels of this hormone to a healthy level.

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Progesterone Supplements

What Is Progesterone?

Progesterone is a hormone that is linked to fertility. It is a type of steroid hormone, in the class of hormones called progestogens.

Commonly known as a "female hormone", progesterone has an important role in the menstrual cycle and pregnancy. However, it is also found in males and is just as important.

What Does Progesterone Do?

In the female body, the function of progesterone is to prepare the endometrium for a possible pregnancy during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle. It does this by thickening the uterus lining and inhibiting the contraction of smooth muscles of the uterus. If pregnancy does not occur, progesterone levels decrease when the corpus luteum breaks down.

However, if an egg is fertilised and pregnancy follows, progesterone is still released. Once the placenta develops, this also releases progesterone, which causes elevated levels throughout pregnancy, inhibiting the body from releasing more eggs.

In a male body, progesterone still plays an important role. Progesterone has a role in helping sperm development. This "female hormone" also blocks the effects of oestrogen in the male body, and so actually preserves masculinity.

Low Progestrone Symptoms

Unfortunately, some bodies struggle to make enough progesterone, which can have negative effects. In women, low progesterone symptoms include:

  • Headaches;
  • Irregular periods;
  • Weight gain;
  • Changes in mood.

If you are trying to get pregnant, low progesterone can make it hard to conceive and make miscarriages more likely.

In men, some symptoms of low progesterone are:

  • Fatigue;
  • Weight gain;
  • Muscle loss;
  • Depression;
  • "Man boobs";
  • Erectile disfunction.

Benefits Of Progesterone Supplements

If you are experiencing symptoms of low progesterone, taking a supplement can help. We supply natural progesterone to help combat low progesterone levels, which is suitable for men and women. Taking progesterone supplements will help combat the symptoms of low progesterone levels.

Natural progesterone may also help with menopausal symptoms, and so can be an alternative to synthetic hormones that are used to control these symptoms.

Our range of supplements includes progesterone tablets and natural progesterone creams, available in the UK and further afield. Browse our range of progesterone supplements to combat low progesterone levels and help you achieve hormonal balance.