You’ve probably heard the buzz around “synthetic” hormones and might be scratching your head over it.
Here’s the deal: most hormones, even those fancy bio-identical ones or the stuff you grab over the counter, are, believe it or not, “synthetic.”
Yeah, you heard that right.
The word “synthetic” gets thrown around a lot, but let’s cut through the noise.
Whether we’re talking about progesterone or anything else, if it’s made in a lab, it’s technically synthetic.
Even bio-identical progesterone, the kind you get from wild yam or soy, goes through a whole chemical dance to be extracted.
Now, let’s shift gears to something critical: Estrogen.
This stuff is a bit of a double-edged sword. Sure, it’s essential for things like growing a baby or keeping your bones tough, but it’s also got a darker side, like fueling tumor growth or messing with your body in ways you don’t want.
Think of estrogen as a wild lion. It’s powerful, but it needs a tamer. That’s where progesterone comes in – it’s the lion tamer, keeping estrogen’s wild side in check.
But here’s the kicker – not everyone needs to jump on the estrogen supplement train. It’s all about your body, your health story. If you’re dealing with stuff like inflammation or a tired thyroid, piling on estrogen might do more harm than good.
I’m a big fan of getting the full picture before making moves. That’s why tests like the DUTCH are game changers. They tell you how your body’s dealing with estrogen, which is super important before you think about supplements.
Now, let’s chat about Progesterone. This hormone is like the chill cousin to estrogen. It’s usually a safer bet, but that doesn’t mean it’s a one-size-fits-all deal. I’m all about finding balance before diving into supplements.
And if you do decide to go down the estrogen path, make sure you’ve got a pro guiding you. It’s not just about taking a pill; it’s about prepping your body to handle it right.
Quick FYI – Premarin isn’t your regular synthetic estrogen; it’s from pregnant horse urine (yeah, you read that right). It’s a different beast from what our bodies make.
One more thing: “Synthetic” also pops up when talking about birth control stuff like the Mirena coil or Plan B. These are 100% synthetic, so tread carefully.
Alright, let’s wrap it up with a bit about Bio-identical Progesterone. Even though it’s plant-sourced, it’s still got a synthetic side to it. What you want is a micronized version that’s buddies with vitamin E, making it super absorbable.
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