Women often think of menopause as a long process that unfolds over several years. However, it is actually a point in time reached when 12 full months have passed without a menstrual cycle. The word, "perimenopause" defines the years leading to actual menopause. Perimenopause begins much earlier than you may expect, typically between your mid 30's and late 40's. Since the average age of menopause is 51, this symptomatic time of fluctuating hormones can span many years and be quite challenging.
About 5 - 15 years before menopause, women experience seemingly normal cycles, however ovulation has not actually occurred. Known as anovulatory cycles, the body does not produce progesterone in the absence of ovulation. After years of working in harmony, the fine balance between estrogen and progesterone is lost, signaling the onset of perimenopause. As anovulatory cycles increase, progesterone levels continue to drop allowing estrogen to become unopposed and in excess. The world renowned Dr. John R. Lee, MD identified this as "estrogen dominance."
Estrogen dominance contributes to many symptoms during perimenopause including mood swings, reduced sex drive, weight gain, sleep disturbances, irritability, fuzzy thinking and heavy, prolonged periods. An excess of estrogen causes uterine fibroids and ovarian cysts while increasing your risk for breast, ovarian and uterine cancers. In younger women, estrogen dominance is linked to endometriosis and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) causing infertility, while low progesterone levels are associated with early miscarriages.
Since hormones play a vital role in every woman's health and well-being, restoring balance is essential. In the past, women looked to hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to achieve hormonal balance and prevent age and hormone related health conditions. However, between them, synthetic estrogens and progestins have 120 possible risks and side effects. HRT not only fails to provide the heart and bone health benefits promised, research shows that these synthetic hormones promote breast, ovarian and uterine cancer, and cause blood clots, strokes and high blood pressure.
The most healthy, natural way to restore hormonal balance is by replenishing healthy progesterone levels with bio-identical, USP progesterone cream. The term bio-identical refers to progesterone that undergoes a special laboratory process, making it identical to the progesterone naturally produced in the body. When applied topically, bio-identical progesterone cream absorbs directly into the blood stream. It safely and effectively nurtures the entire endocrine system, has a calming effect on the nervous system, and maintains the proper function of other vital hormones and every organ in your body.
Known as the "master hormone," progesterone is the only hormone that has the ability to convert into other hormones as needed, taking the guesswork out of achieving balance. The adaptogenic way that progesterone identifies and responds to the specific needs of your unique body is amazing. It boosts testosterone levels to revitalize your sexual energy, and as estrogen levels begin to drop, it stimulates estrogen receptors to help prevent bone loss, heart disease, memory loss and other health conditions associated with estrogen deficiency.
Not all bio-identical progesterone creams are created equal. Many don't provide an adequate amount of progesterone and some utilize ingredients known to be carcinogenic and disruptive to the endocrine system. It is important to remember that what you put on your skin goes directly into your bloodstream. Organic Excellence offers the purest, highest quality progesterone cream available in the marketplace.
Chemical and fragrance free with the added benefits of certified organic herbs, the Organic Excellence Progesterone Creams are formulated to meet the strict criteria outlined in Dr. Lee's best-selling book, "What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Menopause" and contain approximately 500 mg. of USP progesterone per ounce.
We offer two different progesterone creams to meet your specific needs. Most women find our Progesterone Cream WITHOUT phytoestrogens highly effective during PMS, perimenopause and menopause. For menopausal and post-menopausal women experiencing multiple hot flashes each day, our Progesterone Cream WITH Phytoestrogens is a great choice for safe and effective relief.
Medical Disclaimer: This information is for educational purposes only. It is not intended to replace the advice of a licensed medical doctor. Organic Excellence does not diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you have or suspect a mental or physical health condition, please see your healthcare provider.