A bio-identical HORMONE
is one which is identical to the ones produced by the human body.
These are produced throughout our lives in different quantities. The aging process decreases
their production. What I have done through research and personal trial, is restore these hormones so that I will be
protected against osteoporosis, cardiovascular problems and other health issues associated with growing older.
tend to be broken down by the stomach acid and are poorly absorbed from the gut, because of this problem methyltestosterone
(a testosterone conjugate) was developed. This form of testosterone has a better absorption profile but must go through the
liver for activation. This activation step is thought to increase the risk of side effects.
My pharmacy uses natural micronized
testosterone that they complex in a unique lipid matrix tablet which helps protect the testosterone from degradation in the
stomach and produces reproducible blood levels. They have compounded testosterone tablets in various strengths to meet the
needs of the individual patient.
Your team players
are help from the ALMIGHTY, a Quality Pharmacist and a Compassionate Physician.
Soybeans (GMO free)
and yams, used as bio-identical hormones are comparable to human hormones. They contain large quantities of stigmasterol,
a cholesterol-like molecule which can easily be chemically altered into bio-identical hormones for men and women.
GMO stands for
genetically modified organism. At present, to create a greater protein in the soybeans, it can be infused with pigs genes,
etc! I will not do GMO products! When a pharmacy compounds your hormones you want to find out where they get their products
from. I KNOW...... that my hormones are GMO free!
Hormones do alot for
us! They regulate our bodies to control almost all of our cell's activities. You have different organs that
specialize in the production of these amazing substances. Hormones are like keys; very complicated, and need to perfectly
match to the locks, or receptors found on and in the cells of various tissues in our awesome bodies.
Prempro is a synthetic
hormone, so is Premarin! Although they have some of the effects of bio-identical hormones, they are actually foreign
to the body.
Bio-identical hormones cannot
be patented and there is less ECONOMIC INCENTIVE to study the benefits of these substances. When I first started Peri-menopause
the doctor I was seeing wanted to put me on Prempro and Xanex. I dropped him as a Doctor! You want to work with
your body, not against it biochemically.
are not educated in the use of hormones. Some will learn; others get money from the big pharmaceutical companies to
push their synthetic hormones because they are patented!
Women and men
today, are afraid of hormones! Educate yourself.....there is nothing to be afraid of with team work.
When we were in our
prime, late twenties, we should have had a complete battery of hormone tests to see what our optimum levels were for progesterone,etc.
Then when we reached Peri-menopause or Andropause, being retested, we would have know what each level of hormone would be.