Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy, Testosterone Therapy, and Pellets Therapy
The health and anti-aging benefits of hormone therapies are well-established in the “functional medicine” field. (Unlike traditional medicine, which is disease-focused, functional medicine is health-focused: It’s about maximizing your full health potential, so you can function at peak health and energy levels and experience youthfulness.) Hormone therapy is one proven way to achieve peak health potential so that you look and feel your very best. The hormone therapies featured below can do this in various ways—depending on your needs and symptoms—as part of a customized treatment plan that you can trust.
Bioidentical Hormone Therapy (BHRT)
“Bioidentical” hormones are naturally produced hormones. In other words, they are not chemically synthetic hormones, which have been implicated in cases of cancer and other potentially serious side effects. And, because they are an exact match to the hormones that our bodies produce, bioidentical hormones are easier to absorb by the body.
Depleted levels of hormones like estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone are an effect of the aging process and can lead to fatigue, low libido, poor focus and concentration, and even loss of muscle mass. Naturally, these adverse effects of aging can also negatively impact your health and quality of life.
Enter bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (or “BHRT”). This treatment is ideal for any man or woman experiencing unwanted symptoms because of a deficit in one or more hormones. BHRT is most commonly used to relieve symptoms of menopause and andropause. The treatment rebalances hormone levels, thereby boosting energy, libido, stamina, muscle mass, and youthfulness.
Here are the benefits of BHRT, which have helped both male and female clients:
- Strengthened immune system
- Restored energy and strength
- Increased sexual energy and sex drive
- Better memory and cognitive function
- Improved skin elasticity, tone, and texture
- More muscle mass and reduced body fat
- A greater sense of youthfulness and vitality
- More longevity
In addition, clients have multiple options when it comes to choosing a BHRT treatment protocol.
Testosterone therapy can greatly help men and women whose blood levels show they are lacking in this critical hormone. For example, lower testosterone has been associated with the following serious, aging-related health conditions:
- Heart disease
- Type 2 diabetes
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Prostate cancer
Benefits of Healthy T Levels – More Libido and Muscle
In addition to the potentially severe medical risks of low T levels, a healthy level of testosterone can significantly improve libido and support muscle strength and the building of more muscle mass.
Low T levels can be an explanation for unsatisfying sex and sexual problems such as poor sex drive and erectile dysfunction. On the other hand, healthy T levels can resolve performance issues and restore a satisfying sex life.
Similarly, in the same way that sex drive and sexual performance can wane over time, strength, endurance, and physical performance also tend to decline— whereas those who restore their T levels experience a significant increase in lean muscle mass and accompanying increases in energy and weight loss.
Hormone pellet therapy is the use of tiny, extended-release pellets to deliver bioidentical hormones. These hormones, which are the exact molecular match as human hormones, work to optimize hormone levels and in the process yield many health and anti-aging benefits. For easy, continual absorption, pellets which are the size of a grain of rice and consist of naturally occurring, plant-derived hormones are inserted into the skin via a quick, relatively painless process. The treatment’s positive effects begin to manifest within 7-10 days of the procedure. The pellet dissolves completely within 3-6 months of insertion.
Research has found hormone replacement therapy to be effective for these purposes and medical conditions:
- Improving energy levels
- Building muscle
- Weight loss
- More libido
- Heart disease
- Metabolic syndrome
- Perimenopause, menopause and post menopause
- Thyroid health