Progesterone for Men

Progesterone for Men

What about progesterone in men?

Progesterone is produced in small amounts in men. Progesterone is as vital for men's health as it is for women's.

When it comes to men & progesterone, progesterone protects men against excessive estrogen. Like women, men are also at risk of becoming estrogen dominant, and the symptoms, although different from women’s, can also be problematic.

Some symptoms of excess estrogen in men are:

  • enlargement of the prostate
  • depression and fatigue
  • smaller urethras
  • inflammation of the prostate
  • increased frequency of urination
  • heart issues
  • cellular changes leading to cancer
  • diminished libido
  • erectile dysfunction

The rise in estrogen also causes:

  • increase in abdominal fat
  • fatty tissues to be deposited in men’s breasts
  • reduction in facial hair


Approximately 5 to 15mg of progesterone is made on a continuous daily basis in the testes.

Males make progesterone. They need it to make their testosterone and for the adrenal glands to make cortisone. Males synthesize progesterone in amounts less than women do but it is still vital. Men with BPH (benign prostatic hypertrophy) and other male related issues may notice relief with progesterone cream. Progesterone does not produce feminizing characteristics. Progesterone is an 5-alpha reductase inhibitor - it helps prevent the conversion of testosterone into DHT.

Progesterone may also help men with complexion and increased energy. Progesterone balances the estrogens that build in a man's body. Furthermore, it may be important in the prevention and/or treatment of prostatism and prostate cancer.

Dr. Lee, hormone researcher,  recommends that men use 8 - 12 mg of progesterone daily