Bioidentical Pellet Hormone Therapy
Bioidentical Pellet Hormone Therapy is a unique method of delivering Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. A Bio TE pellet (about the size of a grain of rice) containing bioidentical hormones is inserted under the skin, typically on the hip. A mild local anesthetic is used and the procedure takes less than five minutes. Once the pellet is in place, a steady, low dose of natural hormone flows directly into the blood stream whenever your body needs it, 24/7. Pellets deliver the right kind of hormone in the proper amount, based on testing and proper analysis of lab results. Positive benefits can last up to 6 months and repeat treatments involve a brief visit just a few times a year.
It may surprise you to know that hormone pellet therapy has been around for more than half a century. It was created in Europe in 1935 to help alleviate the problems women experienced due to the cessation of hormone production – or menopause. This modality was then brought to the United States in 1939 by distinguished endocrinologist and medical researcher, Dr. R. B. Greenblatt, where he introduced it to the Menopausal Clinic. Since then, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy in pellet form has been studied and accepted as the most effective delivery system available for women and men suffering from the side effects of menopause or andropause (the male equivalent of menopause). When the body is in need of estrogen or testosterone, these tiny implants, which have been placed under the skin, consistently release small, physiologic doses of hormones – thus providing optimal therapy. For decades, positive research studies have been reported in respected medical journals around the world.
Bioidentical hormones have long been preferred in Japan, France and other European countries, and have been used successfully by patients there since the 1930’s. Many women and men in this country and others have now switched from synthetic to bioidentical hormone therapy.
The term “bioidentical structure” means that pellets are nothing like the synthetic hormones manufactured by pharmaceutical companies. Bio TE Pellets are both natural and biologically identical to the estrogen and testosterone your body once produced in correct amounts prior to menopause. Unlike synthetics, our bodies can readily recognize and metabolize them.
The bioidentical hormone pellets utilized for our Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy programs are compounded according to the highest industry standards using the finest botanical ingredients available. Derived from yam and other natural plant-based substances, the bioidentical hormones we use are hand-formulated into Bio TE pellets at one of the foremost compounding pharmacies in the U.S. This ensures the superior quality and efficacy of our natural hormone replacement therapy pellets. Just pure, natural, biologically identical hormones – plain and simple.