Dear Radiate Wellness,
Can Natural Progesterone Cream Help with PMS?
Signed, “Bloated and Over It”
When I was in high school, one of my classmates had really painful PMS cramps. I remember seeing her doubled over in the girls’ locker room, with beads of sweat on her forehead. Our group of friends were huddled around her, giving her hugs and a glass of water. In the early 90s, there weren’t many options for managing PMS, except over-the-counter pain relievers. Times have definitely changed, for the better!
Research shows that, over our lifetimes, 3 out of 4 women have experienced PMS (premenstrual syndrome) in the days leading up to their periods. PMS is a combination of symptoms including bloating, headaches, moodiness, tender breasts, and cramps. If you’ve ever had PMS, then you know it feels awful and can impact your life significantly. Although 90% of women experience PMS at some point in their lives, it isn’t necessarily normal, and it definitely isn’t something you have to live with.
Natural (or bioidentical) progesterone cream is one of the best tools you can have in your PMS management toolkit! You may have been popping pain-relievers for years, but this month, why not give Radiate Balance a try? Many women who use Radiate Balance report that their bloating and cramps literally fade away with regular use each month. PMS is common but it can be resolved. If you have PMS every month, it’s important to know that it can be a sign of an underlying hormone imbalance.
PMS & Hormone Imbalance
Hormones are the “chemical messengers” in our bodies that carry information from one organ to another to carry out critical processes that keep us alive and well: everything from metabolism, to sleeping/waking, to hunger and satiety is controlled by hormones. The “sex hormones” (estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone) are the group that control all aspects of reproduction and the menstrual cycle. Hormones have sensitive triggers, and it’s easy for them to get out of whack with stress, lack of sleep, low exercise, toxic chemical exposures, and poor diet choices. When a hormone is either overproduced or underproduced (or both), it can cause an imbalance in the normal levels.
Balancing Your Hormones
Natural, or bioidentical, progesterone is a plant-based supplement derived from Wild Yam, and synthesized in a lab to match the exact same chemical structure as the progesterone your body naturally makes. When the progesterone is mixed into a topical skin cream, it’s a “progesterone cream.” Applying it to your skin allows the progesterone to absorb into your bloodstream and re-balance deficient hormone levels. Natural progesterone helps with PMS because it addresses the symptoms of PMS that are caused by hormone imbalances.
Radiate Balance is our signature product, based on the original progesterone cream that Dr. Randolph has used in his medical practice for over 20 years, to help women of all ages address symptoms of PMS. If you are a woman with periods who struggles with PMS, whether you are in your 20s, 30s, or 40s, Radiate Balance is for you!
Try Radiate Balance twice a day when your PMS symptoms begin, and stop when your period starts. Give it a try this month and let us know what you think! (You can thank us later!)
Danika Randolph Oliverio, Co-Founder, Radiate Wellness