Progesterone optimization can help in treating brain injuriesResearchers have been testing optimization of Progesterone to measure the effectiveness of the hormone in treating patients afflicted with traumatic brain injuries.

This finding was highlighted by two abstracts demonstrating Emory research on the hormone that was presented at the 2009 Society for Neuroscience (SFN) meeting in Chicago; the trial was developed by Donald Stein, PhD, Asa G. Candler Professor of Emergency Medicine at Emory School of Medicine.

It was noted by authors of the study that low amounts of Vitamin D could be useful in improving progesterone’s ability to guard neurons from excito-toxicity, which is a principal cause of brain injury and death of cells.