You may have experienced or known someone who received synthetic hormone replacement with negative side effects. This is because synthetic hormones are not composed of the same molecular structure that the human body produces. The most common forms of synthetic hormones consist of mixtures of urine from pregnant mares, known as conjugated equine estrogens (CEE), and progestin. It’s no wonder they are less effective and create more side effects. BioTE hormones on the other hand are made from an identical match of hormones found in humans. Let’s discuss the differences.
All hormones are very powerful compounds that effect many different systems in the body. Estrogen and progesterone are essentially female hormones. Testosterone is the dominant male hormone.
During perimenopause, menopause and aging estrogen and testosterone levels dip to precariously low levels bringing with them some aggravating symptoms.
The purpose of hormone replacement is to balance or restore negative side effects of low hormone levels and reduce the symptoms that accompany them such as hot flashes, low libido, night sweats, lack of focus, agitation and many other unpleasant ones.
BioTE Bioidentical Hormones vs. Synthetic
BioTE bioidentical hormones are derived from natural plant sources such as soy and yams. They’re processed in a laboratory that makes their chemical structure an identical match to the hormones made by humans. They are also known as ‘natural’ hormones because they are a direct match to those that they are intended to replace.
Synthetic hormones on the other hand, are derived from animal sources. Premarin and other forms of estrogen is produced from the urine of pregnant mares. These synthetic hormones obviously have a different molecular structure from the hormones that humans produce. This is what can cause a myriad of negative side effects.
Delivery of bioidentical hormones vs synthetic
Aside from chemical structure, bioidentical hormones and synthetic hormones are delivered into your body in different ways. Synthetic hormones are delivered orally, in pill form. BioTE bioidentical hormones are delivered subcutaneously through the skin in tiny pellets the size of a grain of rice. The process is extremely easy, quick and painless. The amount of hormones is determined by your Certified BioTE Physician and customized exactly for your needs through blood work panels and other thorough medical assessments.
Through this transdermal administration the hormones can enter your bloodstream immediately to start the wellness effects.
Benefits of BioTE Bioidentical Hormones
Since bioidentical hormones mimic the hormones that the human body produces there are less side effects experienced. With synthetic hormones you are introducing something that is foreign to your body and your body may react negatively to them.
Bioidentical pellet hormone replacement therapy can be used to treat a number of unwelcome symptoms in men and women such as:
- Low Libido
- Dry Skin
- Hair loss
- Loss of concentration
The use of BioTE bioidentical hormones can restore the natural hormones you once produced but have been significantly reduced due to the natural aging process and menopause.
BioTE bioidentical hormones and the Pharmacies that produce the hormones have been approved by the FDA and have undergone extensive testing and quality control.
Start taking charge and living your best life today! Contact Hormone Therapy Physicians to get started.