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Two recent studies of progesterone supplementation validate what the Life Extension Foundation® has contended for many years: restoring the body’s supply of natural progesterone confers multiple health benefits, including balancing blood sugar levels, promoting normal sleep, reducing anxiety, and stimulating new bone growth.1,2
Nature has given progesterone to men and women alike to balance and offset the powerful effects of estrogen. Some of the most common concerns of aging women are weight gain, insomnia, anxiety, depression, and migraine. For other women, even more debilitating conditions such as cancer, uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, and osteoporosis now play a predominant role in their lives.
As men age, complaints of weight gain, loss of libido and prostate enlargement top their list of health concerns. Many physicians and scientists are becoming more aware of a common link between these symptoms and conditions. That common link is often an imbalance between two sex hormones, progesterone and estrogen.
Fasting is not required. Take all medications as prescribed. Progesterone supplements should be taken approximately 2 hours before the blood draw.
This test is included in many Life Extension® blood and urinary panels including the Female Life Extension Panel and the Male Hormone Modulating Panel.
Oral contraceptives will invalidate hormone results.