Pregnenolone: Nature’s Hormonal Harmonizer
Although hormonal imbalance can occur at any age for many reasons, as one ages gracefully over time the natural production of certain hormones tapers off gradually. Famously notable among these are testosterone, estrogen and progesterone. DHEA, our most abundant circulating steroid hormone, begins its natural decline in production around the age of 30 according to medical sources. All of these hormones are naturally derived from pregnenolone, a naturally occurring steroid hormone derived from cholesterol in the mitochondria of the cells. It is sometimes called the master hormone as most steroid hormones are produced from it. Pregnenolone production is controlled by hormones secreted into the bloodstream by the pituitary gland in the brain.
Steroid hormones are powerful in their actions because they are fat soluble and can pass through the cell wall of every cell in our body. Thus they can access every cell and affect their metabolic activities.
Pregnenolone (and DHEA) is classified as a neurosteroid since it is found in high concentration in the brain and is involved in many brain cell functions. Typing pregnenolone in the search box on the pubmed.com website (run by the National Institutes of Health) provides numerous research articles (mostly animal research) with many drop down menu choices including Alzheimer;s, depression, anxiety, sleep and memory.
An internet search reveals that pregnenolone supplementation is used for fatigue and increasing energy; enhancing memory; trauma and injuries; as well as stress and improving immunity. It is also is used for skin conditions such as dry skin and psoriasis. Women use pregnenolone for premenstrual syndrome (PMS) among other conditions.. Pregnenolone supplementation has been used for slowing or reversing aging, arthritis, and depression. It is also used for allergic reactions, lupus, multiple sclerosis (MS) and prostate problems.
An internet search will produce numerous results for pregnenolone supplements in capsule and cream form attesting to their popularity. Finding a quality product that is effective is always the challenge. Only one that I know of incorporates therapeutic grade essential oils for enhanced natural effectiveness.
For several years I have been applying a small dab of cream containing pregnenolone and DHEA (Prenolone Plus) once daily to my face after shaving. It absorbs smoothly and evenly and leaves no oily feeling to my skin. It has maintained a moist and smooth appearance to the face and the area around my eyes. I feel my natural hormonal balance is maintained as my body is provided with the raw material to produce the steroid hormones I require from day to day. I prefer natural cellular production to synthetic dose supplementation. I feel better knowing my body is able to manufacture the hormones needed on a daily basis from the raw material needed to manufacture the hormones. No over or under dosing.
Prenolone Plus™ Body Cream from Young Living is a complex blend of naturally sourced pregnenolone and DHEA along with various herbs and several pure essential oils chosen for their traditional support of skin and hormonal function. Essential oils also enhance the function of cells.*
Young Living offers two additional pregnenolone supplements. PD 80/20 is a capsule containing 80% pregnenolone and 20% DHEA. Regenolone™ Moisturizing Cream is a body lotion for soothing irritated skin.
I suggest you try the cream for 90 days to give an adequate period for your body to respond. Take written note of how you feel before using the cream for a comparison after 3 month have passed.
WARNING: If you are an athlete subject to performance enhancing drug testing DO NOT USE this cream.
Prenolone Plus Ingredient list:
Water, Dimethyl sulfone (MSM), Caprylic/capric triglyceride, Sorbitol, Lecithin, Pregnenolone, Lycium barbarum (Wolfberry) seed oil, Butyrospermum parkii (Shea) butter, Glyceryl stearate, Chamaemelum nobile (Roman chamomile) flower extract, Rosa canina (Rosebud) flower extract, Calendula officinalis flower extract, Hypericum perforatum (St. John's wort) extract, Gingko biloba leaf extract, Vitis vinifera (Grape) seed extract, Aloe (A. vera) barbadensis leaf gel, Camellia sinensis (Green tea) leaf extract, Stearic acid, Sodium PCA, Gelidiella acerosa (Algae) extract, Prasterone (DHEA), Dioscorea villosa (Wild yam) root extract, Cananga odorata† (Ylang ylang) flower oil, Salvia sclarea† (Clary sage) oil, Actaea racemosa (Black cohosh) root, Pelargonium graveolens† (Geranium) flower oil, Caulophyllum thalictroides (Blue cohosh) root, Foeniculum vulgare† (Fennel) oil, Salvia officinalis† (Sage) oil, Achillea millefolium† (Blue yarrow) oil, Eleutherococcus senticosus (Eleuthero) root extract, Citrus aurantium bergamia† (Bergamot) peel oil, Retinyl palmitate (Vitamin A), Macrocystis pyrifera (Kelp) extract, Linum usitatissumum (Flax) seed oil, Trace mineral complex, Tocopherol acetate (Vitamin E), Hydrolyzed wheat protein, Tocopherol linoleate (Vitamin E), Triticum vulgare (Wheat) germ oil, Allantoin, Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C), Ceratonia siliqua (Locust bean) gum.
†100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oil
* These statements have not been reviewed or evaluated by the FDA. No claims are made for the diagnosis, cure or treatment of any medical condition.