By David Buster
A natural hormone supplement is a hormone that is identical to
what occurs naturally in the body. Most prescription drugs are
not the same as a natural hormone supplement. Why?
In the USA since the late 1800's, U.S. laws allow medicines to
be patented only if they are not naturally occurring
substances. If a drug company discovers a natural substance
that can be used medically, anyone else can also use/make/sell
that substance. So for business purposes, what happens is that
the pharmaceutical companies create synthetic hormones that
intentionally different from a natural hormone supplement.
Examples are Premarin, Prempro and Provera - these synthetic
drugs are different in their molecular structure from the
estrogens and progesterone found in the human body.
And the problem with synthetic drugs is - since they are
different from what occurs naturally in the human body, the
body treats them differently and the result is often harmful
side effects. Studies such as the Women's Health Initiative
have concluded that synthetic hormone replacement therapy
may exceed the benefits!
For women, a natural hormone supplement program will use
natural natural progesterone and/or natural estrogen. Both
hormones are crucial for good health in women. In a normal
menstrual cycle, estrogen is the hormone produced for the
10-12 days of the cycle. Ovulation signals the body to produce
progesterone that continues for the next 12 days or so. If
there's no pregnancy, estrogen and progesterone levels drop at
about day 28 and menstruation begins. However, if there is no
ovulation, progesterone is not produced that cycle. This
happens frequently today for women in their thirties and
forties - no ovulation and no progesterone, likely resulting
symptoms of hormone imbalance.
If the woman has had a hysterectomy, surgical menopause means
the body produces little or no progesterone, creating hormone
imbalance. And in postmenopausal women, the production of
progesterone ceases as ovulation no longer occurs. However,
even after menopause, estrogen production will still be 40 to
60 percent of what it once was.
For men, natural hormone supplement therapy uses natural
testosterone, not one of the synthetic testosterone drugs.
Testosterone replacement therapy requires the supervision of a
physician in the USA.
Using a safer natural hormone supplement such as natural
progesterone or natural estrogen is recommended by numerous
physicians since these hormones are identical to what occurs
the body, having few or no side effects like the synthetic
have. There are reliable online sources of natural hormones.
Learn as much as you can about when to use natural hormone
supplements to help stay strong, energized, healthy and free
from the many symptoms associated with growing old
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