Why use bioidentical hormones?
Over the last 10 years, clinical research has shown that bioidentical hormones have distinct advantages and safety benefits over conventional non-identical oral hormones such as Provera and Premarin. The North American Menopause Society, the leading academic medical organization that focuses on hormone replacement therapy in women, has recommended bioidentical hormones for relief of menopause symptoms and has endorsed them for their unique safety benefits and dosing customization.
Bioidentical hormones are equally effective as traditional non-identical hormones found in pill form at treating conditions associated with low hormone levels in both men and women, including low testosterone levels, menopause, hot flashes, sexual dysfunction, osteoporosis, and other conditions. Bioidentical hormones, such as testosterone, estradiol, and progesterone, share the same exact chemical structure as your body’s own hormones, which adds to their safety profile and makes them more effective. Some studies have even suggested a reduced breast cancer risk with female hormone replacement therapy when estrogen is used alone rather than with progesterone.