Osteoporosis & Natural Progesterone

Osteoporosis & Natural Progesterone

Osteoporosis is a disorder in which progressive bone mass loss and demineralization increase ones risk of fracture. This condition permits us to observe how prescription progestins and estrogens compare to Natural Progesterone.

The standard medical protocol for osteoporosis is to use estrogen, (commonly synthesized from pregnant mare’s urine), in spite of the fact that the most authoritative medical textbooks do not support it.

The following article illustrates:

“Estrogens decrease bone resorption” but “associated with the decrease in bone resorption is a decrease in bone formation. Therefore, estrogens should not be expected to increase bone mass.”**

Scientific American’s Updated Medicine Text, 1991.

Bone tissue should be broken down and rebuilt continuously, just like all of the cells in our body. This process takes place when Osteoclasts help to dissolve old bone tissue, while osteoblasts stimulate new bone growth. Because estrogen has a rate limiting effect on Osteoclasts, Estrogen Dominance delays the breakdown of bone tissue but does not support bone building (osteoblast function).

Natural progesterone, on the other hand, stimulates osteoblast production which results in new bone tissue growth. Consequently, estrogens only slow down bone loss, not promote the formation of new bone tissue.

Osteoporosis Research

The efficacy of natural progesterone is verified by a three year study of 63 post-menopausal women with osteoporosis.**

Women using transdermal progesterone cream experienced an average 7-8% bone mass density increase the first year, 4-5% the second year and 3-4% the third year!

Untreated women in this age category typically lose 0.7% to 2.0% bone mineral density per year!!!

These results have not been found with any other form of hormone replacement therapy, prescription medication or dietary supplement!


Maintaining proper levels of natural progesterone, giving due attention to Lifestyle Choices, managing stress, maintaining sufficient dietary minerals and engaging in regular exercise are all vital components of strong, healthy bones.


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