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PROGESTERONE

- “Precursor to Androgens,  Estrogens and Corticoids”

About

 

      The progestagens are 21-carbon steroids, including PROGESTERONE, PREGNENOLONE, 17a-hydroxy-PROGESTERONE, and 17a-hydroxy-pregnenolone.                                                      

 

      PROGESTERONE is the precursor to the sex hormone androgens (E.g. TESTOSTERONE, DHEA) and estrogens, the glucocorticoids (adrenal cortex steroids/“stress” hormones, such as CORTISOL), and the mineralocorticoids (including ALDOSTERONE, the main fluid-regulating hormone).

 

      PROGESTERONE is NOT exclusively a female hormone and technically is NOT even a sex steroid hormone - since it does not have a direct role in determining secondary sexual characteristics in puberty.

 

 

 

Steroid Hormone Conversion Chart

 

PROGESTERONE - Links

PROGESTERONE

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ABOUT PROGESTERONE

PROGESTERONE – “Precursor to Androgens, Estrogens and Corticoids”

 Production in the body

 Levels in the body

Estrogens and PROGESTERONE in Lifestage Events

FUNCTIONS

 Functions in the body

HEALTH BENEFITS

BPH / Prostate Cancer

Conception and Pregnancy

Body/Mind Hormonal Balance

Osteoporis / Bone Building

Thyroid Function / Fat-burning

Traumatic Brain Injury

SUPPLEMENTATION

PROGESTERONE Therapy

How to supplement PROGESTERONE

Before considering PROGESTERONE supplementation

 Bioidentical PROGESTERONE

  What to Look For in a Bioidentical PROGESTERONE Cream or Gel

  Delivery Method Choices

      Oral

      Sublingual

      Epithelial:      Transdermal,   Vaginal,  Rectal

      Intramuscular (I.M.) Injection

 Supplementation to aid conception / prevent miscarriage with Luteal Phase Deficiency (LTD)

  PROGESTERONE Dosage Chart

 

 

 

 

Hormones Links

 

HORMONES- Related Links:

HORMONES

Hormones 101 – “Feel Good, Look Good”

Chart of Human Hormones

Testing Hormone Levels

 > Take Hormone Test

 Synthetic Hormones

        – “Frankenstein Version of Natural Hormones”

Balance Adrenal "Stress Managment" Glands  

(1) AMINES:

5-HTP – “SSRI Alternative”

SEROTONIN – “Mood Hormone”

MELATONIN – “Darkness Hormone”

 > The Biological Clock

T3 and T4  - “Thyroid Hormones (Triiodothyronine and Thyroxine)”

HISTAMINE – “Inflammatory Response Hormone”

Fight or Flight Catecholamines:

EPINEPHRINE. NOREPINEPHRINE 

DOPAMINE –  “Go Get it! /Reward Hormone” 

(2) POLYPEPTIDES:

Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN)  - “For auto immune disease, cancer, AIDS, COPD and the common cold”

FSH, LH and GnRH

PROLACTIN – “Cool Down Hormone”

INSULIN – “Blood Sugar Uptake”,  GLUCAGON, IGF

LEPTIN – “Curb appetite / Burn Fat”

GHRELIN – “Hunger Hormone”

(3) STEROID HORMONES:

Steroid Hormones

Steroid enzymes affecting Steroid Production /Activity 

Glucocorticoids

 CORTISOL – “Stress Hormone”

MIneralocorticoids

ALDOSTERONE – “Water Retentive Hormone”

Sex Steroid Hormones

Sex Steroid Hormones

Sex hormone-binding carriers

Estrogens – “Predominantly Female Sex Hormones”

Progestagens

PREGNENOLONE

PROGESTERONE – “Precursor to Androgens, Estrogens and Corticoids”

Estrogens and PROGESTERONE in Lifestage Events

Androgens -"Predominately Males Sex Hormone"

Sterols

Vitamin D - The Sunshine Vitamin

  CALCITRIOL (active form)

  CALCIDIOL (circulating form)