Bioidentical Hormones

Bioidentical hormones are manufactured in the lab to have the same molecular structure as hormones made by your own body. 

By contrast, synthetic hormones are significantly different. 

Are bioidenticals better than synthetic hormones?

Drug companies can’t patent a bioidentical structure, so they invent patentable synthetic hormones (ie: Prempro, Premarin, and Provera). 

Though bioidenticals have been around for years, most practitioners are unfamiliar with them. There are several branded versions now available for use in the kind of HRT (hormone replacement therapy) typical of synthetic hormones. 

This is dosage regime is generally a one-size-fits-all. 

The great appeal of bio identical hormones is that they are natural with our bodies metabolizing them as it was designed to do, minimizing side effects. 

Synthetic hormones are quite strong and often produce intolerable side effects. 

Moreover, the bioidentical compounded hormones can be matched individually to each woman’s needs — something that’s just impossible with mass-produced products. 

Bioidentical Hormones

Natural bioidentical hormone replacement therapy

What is hormone replacement therapy?

Bioidentical Hormone Therapy is a treatment used to supplement the body with various bio identical hormones such as progesterone, various estrogens, DHEA, testosterone, and pregnenolone. 

Estrogen and progesterone are hormones that are produced by a woman's ovaries. 

When the ovaries can no longer produce adequate amounts of hormones (as in menopause), bioidentical therapy can be given to supplement the body. 

Bio identical hormones can reduce various symptoms before, during or after menopause. 

Are bioidenticals right for you? 

The great majority of women can correct the hormone imbalance without the use of drugs. Research the issues, discuss them with your doctor, and make a well-informed decision. 

Understanding Compounding Hormones

Bio identical hormones refer to same exact hormone molecular structure as hormones made in the human body producing the same physiological responses as endogenous hormones. 

Compounding is the traditional method of preparing customized medication to help meet unique physician and patient needs. 

A compounding pharmacist’s ultimate goal in preparing customized medications is to help the physician and patient achieve a more positive therapeutic outcome. 

Compounding vs Manufacturing

When a drug company produces a drug with no specific patient in mind and the prescriber tries to match the patient to the product, this is referred to as manufacturing. 

An advantage of compounding over manufacturing is the pharmacist can make a formula match specifically to a patients need. 

Also, when compounding, you can administer the drug to a site of action in the most effective dosage form available. 

The patient, pharmacist and physician should work together as a team coming up with the best strength and compounding form to meet each individual’s specific need.

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