Progesterone Lowers Cholesterol

Discussion in 'Scientific Studies' started by j., Nov 9, 2013.

  1. j.

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    For all you progesterone addicts, make sure it doesn't lower your cholesterol too much, as progesterone reduces cholesterol, if these studies are right.

    Boots for Achilles: progesterone's reduction of cholesterol is a second-order adaptation.

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    Progesterone Inhibits Cholesterol Biosynthesis in Cultured Cells

     
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    Apparently, DHEA also reduces cholesterol.
     
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    I guess pregnenolone supplementation makes sense when one supplements progesterone, so that the production of testosterone and other hormones isn't affected by the reduction of cholesterol.
     
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    Interesting. Thanks j. I have a cholesterol test coming up so it will be interesting to see what it shows. My cholesterol has been pretty high up till this point.
     
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    Maybe the sugar that would've gone to cholesterol production goes to triglycerides production. I've been using progesterone for a few weeks, one or two days experimenting with even 100 mg. I recently had my lowest cholesterol level ever, as well as my highest level of triglycerides.
     
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    So this is probably not good right?
     
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    Maybe it comes down fast, especially if you're using thyroid. It might affect everybody differently. I consume a ton of sucrose. Someone who consumes less sugar or other types of sugar maybe won't see such increase. My levels were low and went up 250%, but I think they came down fast because I don't feel weird anymore.

    By the time I saw the high levels and was feeling weird I started consuming a lot of honey instead of sucrose, and stopped feeling weird, maybe that means sugar from honey has a different effect.
     
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    Well you have urged me to go in early next week and get that test done. I am taking a pretty big dose of progesterone.
     
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    Haha. You don't feel weird, so maybe you're fine.
     
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    No, not that I can tell.

    What did you feel when you felt weird?
     
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    A hard to describe feeling after eating sucrose, probably when my triglycerides went beyond a certain level. I've heard other people with high triglycerides describe something similar.
     
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