Bio-identical hormones are hormone supplements whose biochemical structures are identical to those produced by the human body—a fact that offers important therapeutic advantages and minimizes potential risks.
Bio-identical hormones are initially prepared as powders by pharmaceutical companies, such as Upjohn and Pfizer, from a natural base, usually soy or yam. They are FDA-approved. The powders are then sent to compounding pharmacies, where they are formulated according to doctors’ prescriptions. Companies like Upjohn have been manufacturing bio-identical hormone products for 70 years.
An exceptionally important advantage of utilizing bio-identical hormones is that dosages can be tailored to the individual’s unique hormonal requirements. Oral bio-identical supplements go directly to the liver, which converts them into a different hormone. Thus the preferred method of delivery for bio-identical hormones is transdermal—in the form of creams, gels, and suppositories—so the hormones are absorbed directly into the bloodstream.
NATURAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT
It does not matter whether you are talking about weight control, wellness or longevity, they are all inter-related. Attention to any one of these three factors will lead to disease prevention. The undeniable fact is that its a lot easier to prevent disease than it is to treat it.
The reason for this revolutionary change in thinking is because of the tremendous advances in hormone therapy. Hormones are the substances that control every function of the body – the metabolic system, the immune system, the reproductive system, the nervous system, etc. As we get older, our hormone levels decline. As our hormone levels decline, so do we – both physically and mentally.
By giving the body natural hormones that are exactly bio-equivalent to your own hormones, it is possible to restore your hormones to the same levels you had in your 20’s and 30’s. Presently, there is no more effective therapy to prevent the inevitable decline we experience as we get older, and, at the same time, improve the quality of our lives.