Progestins are fake progesterone, otherwise called synthetic progesterone, and must never be confused with or thought of as anything other than that. Progestins are produced in a laboratory, by the pharmaceutical companies, so as to be patented. When mixed with horse oestrogens, they become the contraceptive pill and HRT (hormone replacement therapy – of the synthetic kind), namely PremPro.
Progestins ARE (I am shouting!!) dangerous and interfere with the body’s own production (biosynthesis) of progesterone.
What do you think that does to the body? It creates problems, to tell you the whole truth, the human infrastructure is not set-up to accept these foreign molecules. In studies, progestins have been seen to cause breast cancer!
They can also cause;
- abnormal menstrual flow or cessation,
- fluid retention,
- weight gain,
- allergic reactions,
- and development of male characteristics.
As progestins (synthetic progesterone) are foreign to the body it does not have the full range of biological activity as natural progesterone does. The body really has a huge problem dealing with alien hormones. When an alien hormone is introduced, the body finds it confusing and toxic-by products are created. Endogenous (produced in the body) or bioidentical hormones are, on the other hand, accepted without problem.
Taking the pill or oral contraceptive at an early age (teens) is a known risk factor for breast cancer. The sooner a girl begins the higher her risk is. In fact, girls that take the pill between the ages of 13 -18 have a 600 per cent increase of getting breast cancer. This would be due to the progestins (fake progesterone) in the birth control pill that interferes with the beneficial actions of natural progesterone and also because ovulation is blocked (anovulation), therefore stopping the production of the ovaries’ natural hormones, including oestrogens.
Study: Wood CE, Register TC, Lees, CJ et al. Effects of estradiol with micronized progesterone or medroxyprogesterone acetate on risk markers for breast cancer in postmenopausal monkeys. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 207;101:125-134.