Progesterone is a hormone that’s produced in the bodies of both men and women. The term “natural progesterone” simply means that the molecules are identical to the progesterone molecules found in humans. Natural progesterone is made from plant ingredients, while synthetic progesterone (progestin) is a molecular alteration and can have serious side effects. Topical, natural progesterone creams can help stabilize hormones safely and naturally, bringing all the benefits of balance without any unnatural consequences.
Similarly, phytoestrogens are known as “plant estrogens.” These substances are unique in that they can act either as an estrogen or an antiestrogen, helping to regulate estrogen levels in the body. Where do phytoestrogens come from? Soy, Black Cohosh, Chaste Tree Berry, Red Clover, Alfalfa, and many other plants.
Black Cohosh: most well-known herb for addressing menopausal symptoms
Dong Quai: hot flashes, insomnia, water retention, vaginal dryness
Chaste Tree Berry: shown to support hormone regulation
Evening Primrose Oil: helps with hormonal control
Kava Kava: shown to promote calmness and relaxation
St. John’s Wort: can ease mood swings and depression
Ginseng: known to help relieve stress
Ginkgo Biloba: believed to help improve memory