Does progesterone suppress testosterone and natural pubescent development in boys?

by Kari
(UT, US)

I'm very interested in trying progesterone for my 8 year old son. He struggles with adhd and I'm very hesitant to put him on medication without first exhausting more natural remedies.

I read on this page that it has the potential to help with adhd, though not proven. My only concern is that it could interfere in his natural development. Being 8, I know his reproductive system will soon be waking up. I don't want to do anything that could potentially harm his development.

I've been reassured that, in general, it's safe for everyone when I was looking into transfer concerns when starting it for myself to combat estrogen dominance. My concerns come from the fact that it helps to suppress estrogen, so could it have the same effect on testosterone?

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Mar 30, 2021
Does progesterone suppress testosterone and natural pubescent development in boys?
by: Joy

Hi Kari

Oh I totally agree with you about finding a natural route. Doctors are so quick to write that script ...... well you know how it all works.

If anything, progesterone when used correctly, will help with your son's natural development. His body is producing progesterone all the time. It is essential to all vertebrates - fishes, reptiles, birds and mammals, including humans. If you haven't done so already, please read this post by Wray, she explains things in detail, see here. Please read all references. Progesterone does have calming effects, but please look into giving him the amino acid tyrosine and vitamin D3. Magnesium must be taken with taking D3, it's an important cofactor, as is zinc. There's evidence that there's an imbalance in the dopamine pathway in ADHD/ADD.

Progesterone will help to balance ALL hormones. Use a good quality progesterone cream such as Natpro. Use half the amount in the morning and the other half at night. This will enable progesterone levels to remain stable. I suggest you start him on 10mg per day and work from that. Experiment, see what works best for your son. The Progesterone for Men and How to use Progesterone Cream may also help you.

Good luck.

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