Progesterone is the Key to Stabilizing Insulin Levels

Written by Kathy Lynch, PharmD – Women’s International Pharmacy

Healthy aging proponents are focusing more and more on one–if not THE–key component of aging: controlling blood sugar and insulin levels. Michael E. Platt, MD believes that the primary cause of high insulin is declining progesterone, the hormone predominantly involved in controlling and stabilizing insulin. Progesterone also helps prevent low blood sugar episodes. Dr. Platt treats both men and women with progesterone for these purposes, elaborating on the dose in his book, The Miracle of Bio-Identical Hormones.