It is on the whole a female hormone which maintains estrogens in women. A small extent of progesterone is also in men. But how can progesterone build muscles?
In reality this hormone has conflicting effect on muscles; it only burns fat and muscle tissue. It is still not investigated that this hormone is very helpful in building muscles. But infact, this hormone has positive effects due to which it is becoming very hot product in market. Supplements are produced from this hormone.
Most of the creams are prepared from this hormone which has fewer side effects. HGH unlike progesterone has the aptitude to build muscles. It excites the growth of bones and put up muscle during puberty.
Basically during menstrual cycle, progesterone starts its mechanism; it lowers the formation of estrogen almost 40-50%. Still there are no evidences that progesterone build muscles as they are plentiful in females but they are not helpful.
In males, the production of this hormone sets off after the age of 50. Too much production of progesterone can cause nausea and depression.
Progesterone supplements are greatly approved for women who have problems in sustaining a pregnancy. These supplements are taken all the way through mouth and in the shape of capsules.