What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?
BHRT with pellets is a natural alternative to synthetic hormone replacement therapies. With bioidentical hormones, the structure of the hormone – testosterone, estrogen or both – is matched to the individual patient’s needs. Bioidentical hormones are natural, plant-based substances that metabolize in our bodies the way nature intended.
What is the difference between synthetic and bioidentical hormones?
Synthetic hormones are mass produced and artificially formulated in a lab. Artificial hormones are intentionally manufactured to be slightly different than natural hormones, so the manufacturer can patent the formulation. Consequently, synthetic hormones may not provide a good fit or optimum outcome for the human body like bioidentical hormones do. Bioidentical hormone pellets are composed of either estradiol or testosterone and are larger than a grain of rice and smaller than a Tic Tac. The pellets we choose to use are sourced from FarmaKeio, a leading compound pharmacy in the US that presses the hormones into tiny, solid cylinders.
How long has pellet therapy been around?
Under the skin pellets have been used to treat hormone imbalance since the 1930’s and research consistently shows bioidentical hormone replacement therapy with pellet implants is the superior method to deliver hormones to men and women. While this therapy treats symptoms of unbalanced hormones, research also suggests that it may play a key role in preventing diseases such as osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease and certain cancers.