It’s February. Heart health month and Valentine’s Day just around the corner.
Now’s the time to start thinking about rekindling the hormone of desire. You know— the one we hear about on television so much these days. The truth is up to 13 million Americans may have low testosterone levels.
Low “T” is getting to be epidemic. Levels decline with age and as they decline, so does sexual desire and performance.
But testosterone is not just for men!
Boosting testosterone levels for women is absolutely critical to keep the fires of passion burning into menopause and beyond. One of the most effective and safest ways of restoring testosterone levels is to use the precursor to testosterone— natural progesterone.
So many of my clients have experienced a significant boost in their sex drive as well as improved mood, decreased anxiety, enhanced sleep, increased energy, and significant weight loss when they use progesterone.
An added perk: Studies suggest that natural or bio-identical progesterone stimulates new bone formation and protects against osteoporosis.
Many years ago, when I was writing my book Before the Change: Taking Charge of Your Perimenopause, I had the opportunity to interview the late Dr. John Lee. Dr. Lee was a pioneer for natural progesterone therapy. He believed that it helped offset estrogen dominance, burned body fat as fuel, stabilized blood sugar, provided antidepressant benefits, balanced the thyroid, acted as a natural diuretic, protected heart health and set the stage for testosterone.
Dr. Lee was such a strong proponent of the extraordinary benefits of progesterone therapy for women of all stages of life that he typically recommended a physiological dose of 20 milligrams to mirror the normal production of progesterone during the menstrual cycle.
The type of progesterone I recommend most for helping to increase testosterone levels is ProgestaKey. It is a transdermal crème that contains bio-identical progesterone which I developed based on Dr. Lee’s cutting edge research. Recommended dosages for women are specifically designed for each phase of the life cycle, from menstruation (apply once or twice a day starting on the 12th day after the first day of menstrual flow through the 26th day) to perimenopausal (apply once or twice a day starting on the 7th day after the first day of menstrual flow through the 27th day) to menopausal (apply once or twice a day for a maximum of 25 consecutive days. Resume after a five day break.)
To avoid saturating the receptors beneath the skin in any one area, apply the crème to different areas each day. Soft skin rich in capillaries is the most suitable, such as those found in the neck, upper chest, breasts, inner arms, palms, backs of hands and soles.
The progesterone from ProgestaKey is absorbed into the fatty layer beneath the skin. You will probably notice your skin becoming more resilient and moist in the areas when you often apply the crème. The progesterone is taken from the fatty layer beneath your skin by the blood stream, which distributes it throughout your system. This is not an overnight effect. It may even take several weeks, or occasionally a couple of months for the progesterone level to build in your tissues and make its effects felt— especially with regard to testosterone.
Whether you are approaching peri-menopause or are in the throes of menopause, or beyond, you owe it to yourself to give natural progesterone a try. Symptoms like loss of muscle tone, irritability, profuse sweating, and intolerance to heat —symptoms experienced by a variety of women— can also completely disappear along with a lagging libido.