Bioidentical Hormone Replacement

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What are bioidentical or natural hormones?

Bioidentical hormones are an exact chemical match to hormones naturally occurring in the human body. These chemicals are extracted from the yam and soy plants. They are synthesized to be identical to the molecules of the hormones naturally produced by women and men.


Are they FDA approved?

Custom made mixtures of bioidentical hormones are not approved by the FDA because they are chemically synthesized from a natural plant source and the molecules have not been altered. The pharmaceutical companies cannot patent natural plant chemicals, but chemicals that are altered in molecular structure can be patented. These synthetic hormones, which are purposefully different from the yam or soy plant chemicals, are known as Premarin, Provera and Prempro. They are approved by the FDA because they are fixed, not individually tailored. Bioidentical hormones offer people the opportunity to have their hormones balanced for them specifically.

How do bioidentical hormones differ from synthetic hormones?

Bioidentical hormones provide people with the option to have their hormone supplements individually tailored to fit the person’s unique biological system. Synthetic hormones are mass-produced and have stronger side effects than those of a bioidentical nature.

Benefits of Bioidentical Hormones in Women:

  • Helps restore optimal hormonal balance to the body
  • Menopause symptoms may go away and helps to eliminate hot flashes
  • Helps restore bone density and reduces the risk of Osteoporosis
  • May help reduce the risk of heart disease
  • Supports muscle strength and improves memory/concentration and many, many more

Benefits of Bioidentical Hormones in Men:

  • Helps restore optimal hormonal balance to the body
  • May help men regain vitality and helps improve blood flow
  • May help increase lean muscle mass and tone
  • May help improve libido and sexual performance
  • Helps improve concentration and memory
  • May help increase energy levels

Benefits of Bioidentical Hormones in General:

  • Restores optimal hormonal balance to the body
  • May help regain vitality
  • More effective for some than synthetic hormone replacement therapy
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