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    Natural Progesterone for Men -Roger Mason

    Men and women have exactly the same hormones, only in different amounts. Women have DHEA, testosterone, androstenedione, and even a prostate specific antigen (PSA). Men have estriol, estrone, estradiol, progesterone, luteinizing hormone (LH), prolactin, and follicle stim-ulating hormone (FSH). As men age, their levels of dangerous estrone and estradiol rise. A man over 50 literally has more estrogen than his postmenopausal wife! That is scary. This excess of estrogen in aging men is responsible for a variety of problems such as adiposity, breast develop-ment, many cancers, prostate problems, baldness, and other conditiions that come with advanced age. Testosterone deficiency goes hand in hand with all this, and the testosterone to estrogen ratio falls as men age. Estrogen rises and testosterone falls.

    What is the most potent antagonist to estrogen? Progesterone. It is progesterone that inhibits the harmful effects of too much estrogen more than anything else. As estrogen levels rise in men, there is no parallel rise in progesterone to balance this. For men, progesterone is therefore anti-feminizing. Progesterone is not a “female hormone”.

    Any man over 50 should use a small amount of transdermal natural progesterone daily to offset the excess estrogens in his blood. Since women commonly apply about 25 mg topically, a man could use 5 mg a day topically. Applying a mere 1/8th teaspoon directly to the scrotum (testicle sac) five days a week is all you need. You can also use your inner wrists (thin skin), abdomen, or neck. Use a good cream with 1,000 mg per two ounce jar. It is reassuring to know that progester-erone has no toxicity to speak of, especially in these small amounts. It is very safe to use without any known side effects at all. Studies in laboratory animals given very large doses resulted in no side effects. Progesterone levels literally rise 2,000% or twenty times in pregnant women to pro-tect both the baby and the mother. This is real world proof of it’s safely.

    We've all heard of 5-alpha reductase, and how this turns vital testosterone into unwanted dihydro-testosterone (DHT). Excess levels of DHT are associated with baldness, prostate disease, and a host of other illnesses as men age. DHT binding is the real issue though. Progesterone is a pow-erful 5-alpha reductase inhibitor. Progesterone will protect you from DHT binding.

    Did you know your prostate actually has progesterone receptors. To have a healthy prostate gland, your receptors must constantly have enough blood progesterone to keep them filled. Stud-ies on laboratory animals have actually reduced the weights of their prostates just by giving them natural progesterone. We need some studies on real men here. Progesterone is therefore anti-feminizing in men.

    Remember all hormones work together harmoniously in concert as a team. Men over 40 should take melatonin and pregnenolone. They should test their DHEA and testosterone with a saliva test kit. They should go to www.healthcheckusa.com and get their free T3 and T4 checked (panel 2 thyroid for $85). They can also use a saliva kit to test their estradiol and estrone. A four sample saliva cortisol profile can be done at 9/1/5/9, but is completely optional. GH is $3,000 a year, must be injected, and is completely overrated. It is not a Miracle Hormone. Cholesterol should be about 150, and triglycerides under 100. Fasting blood sugar should be 85 or less. All this will put you in good basic shape hormonally.Natural hormone balance is vital to good health and long life. It is easy and inexpensiveto balance your basic hormones.

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