The two major female hormones produced by the ovaries are estrogen and progesterone. These hormones have an effect on tissues in the central nervous system, bones, liver, and the urinary tract. As early as age 30, the female body can begin to decline in hormone production, mainly estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone.
As with other hormones in the body, production decreases more rapidly as females age. Although most of the estrogen in the body is produced by the ovaries, the hormone can also be formed by other tissues, such as body fat, skin, and muscle. Estrogen & Progesterone can help the body naturally re balance its hormone production by using specifically chosen ingredients known to increase hormone production.
Decreased estrogen and progesterone levels have been associated with the physical changes linked to the distribution of body fat. Many women report weight gain around menopause, because for many, regular exercise and reduced calorie diets no longer work.
PMS, Pre menopause, Menopause
Recent studies have shown that estrogen production can be decreased by as much as 90% during menopause. Testosterone production may have the same effect given that testosterone is partly produced by estrogen. Because the female body relies on these hormones, it is now said that hormone replacement therapy is key for a woman who wants to keep their quality of life.
It has been suspected that the extreme fluctuation of the female hormones, estrogen and progesterone, influences the emotional, physical and psychological states of women, along with perceptible changes in behavior. And for those of you that are women, or have women in your life these changes have been confirmed! You don't have to be Sherlock Holmes to figure this one out...in fact, why do you think he chose to hang with Watson instead?
It has been reported that 80% of women will experience emotional and physical changes when there are changes among these two hormones, and their balanced levels. Of this 80%, 20-40% experience symptoms that will markedly influence their behavior. In females, the brain has both estrogen and progesterone receptors. Estrogen hormones are known to block one of the enzymes (monoamine oxidase -MAO), which degrade serotonin, with the result of elevating negative mood. Progesterone increases MAO concentration, thus producing depression and irritability.
The combination of estrogen plus progesterone, such as used in ProBLEN's natural hormone replacement therapy, does not worsen mood because the compounds are neutralizing each other. ProBLEN Estrogen & Progesterone help your body keep these hormones in balance, thus regaining your sense of inner peace!