What is in the Hormone Pellets?
At the Center for Hormone Health and Wellness, we typically use pellets to treat low hormone levels. It’s one of the best ways to optimize your hormone levels to combat the symptoms commonly associated with menopause in women and aging for both women and men.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) involves placing small pellets containing hormones that are bio-identical to the hormones you produce typically in the buttock or hip area. The pellets generally last a good four months for women and about six months for men. You can even watch a short webinar about this process at https://www.cfhhw.com
You may wonder – what is actually in the pellet? Well, it’s basically the hormone. That’s it. The pellets include either bioidentical testosterone or bioidentical estrogen (specifically estradiol).
Humans make three types of estrogen. Estradiol is the most important one. Bioidentical just means it looks exactly the way your body made it throughout your entire lifetime. So, your body knows exactly what to do with it as well. The messages aren’t garbled. The breakdown products are the way they should be because your body is seeing this same hormone configuration literally from adolescence, and throughout your entire life. Again, the hormones in pellet form that are used look exactly the way your body makes it.
Note – this is a bit different than synthetic hormones. Synthetic hormones do not look exactly the way your body made it. And, when something doesn’t look exactly the way your body made it, it’s not recognized quite the way it should be.
Your hormones fit into a hormone receptor within your body’s tissues. Hormones are meant to send a specific message. If the hormone is synthetic (not bioidentical), then it won’t give the exact message that should be sent to those tissues. The message can get just slightly garbled. With your bioidentical hormones, your body knows exactly what to do with it and how to dispose of it. With synthetic hormones, your body doesn’t know exactly what to do with some of these breakdown products. The risk of developing other complications then increases.
With bioidentical hormone, your body knows exactly what to do with it. It sends a clear message, and subsequently your body responds in the same way it has throughout your entire lifetime. Thus, the testosterone and estradiol hormone pellets look exactly the way your body always made it. Bioidentical hormones provide a safer treatment than synthetic hormone alternatives.
You can learn more by watching a video at https://cfhhw.com or if you are ready to get started, reach out to us via the same website or give us a call at 757-223-0940. We look forward to helping you improve your health, energy and vitality!