Progestins are
Synthetic NON bioidentical
Non cell resonant progesterone mimickers that are found in the birth control and mini pill
It has potential extreme side effects, here are just a few:
Blood clots
High blood pressure
Disrupts the communication between the pituitary and the ovaries which can stunt the development of healthy ovaries and can be responsible for infertility
It disrupts the HPA axis (communication between pituitary, hypothalamus and adrenal) which can trigger anxiety and panic attacks especially in women who are prone to anxiety
On-going estrogen dominance and even cancer
It causes a woman to be B6 dependent, sometimes for life and often times is responsible for gallbladder issues and often times gallbladder removal (one of the reasons more women have gallbladder removal surgery than men)
The body makes progesterone and you can also supplement with Bioidentical USP Progesterone which is synthesized from wild yam or yucca here are some benefits:
PMS – Progesterone regulates the menstrual cycle and relieves the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome.
Anxiety, Depression and Low Moods – Progesterone acts as a natural antidepressant, relieves anxiety and improves moods. It also relieves postpartum depression which is caused by the drastic drop in progesterone after childbirth.
Migraines and Headaches – Progesterone is helpful in relieving migraines and headaches.
Fertility and Pregnancy – Progesterone promotes the survival of the embryo and fetus throughout a pregnancy.
Fluid Retention and Weight Gain – Progesterone relieves fluid retention and weight gain caused by estrogen dominance.
Sleep – Progesterone has a calming effect that helps promote sound sleep.
Bone Health – Progesterone promotes bone building and helps reverse osteoporosis.
Thyroid Function – Progesterone helps the thyroid hormones be used by the cells of your body which allows for optimal thyroid function and energy.
Brain Healing – Progesterone reduces swelling and improves mental clarity after a traumatic brain injury.
Cancer Prevention – Progesterone protects you against endometrial and breast cancer.