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Introducing Progesterone, the 'Feel-Good Hormone'

Introducing Progesterone, the 'Feel-Good Hormone'

Progesterone is known by several aliases, including the "feel-good hormone" and the "happy hormone." So, when a hormone bears aliases like these, you know it really is important. But what exactly is progesterone, and what does it do?

Anxiety and Depression

Progesterone is synthesized in the central nervous system and is known to affect certain nerve functions that impact our mood and calmness. It also reduces feelings of anxiety and depression.

It is known to further enhance the already-stellar effect of gamma-aminobutyric acid, or GABA, a neurotransmitter that helps regulate communication between brain cells. Progesterone's anti-anxiety effect is similar to the effect of benzodiazepine drugs – without the possibility of addiction!

When Progesterone Is Lost

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