Bio-Identical Vs. Synthetic Hormones
As we age, women move into the menopause stage and men into andropause. These two conditions result in symptoms such as erratic sleep patterns, deterioration of functions of sexual organs, increased irritability, unpredictable mood swings, muscle wasting, and abnormal weight fluctuations. All these symptoms are an indication of hormonal imbalance and this can be treated through types of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT).
Non-Recommended : Synthetic Hormone Replacement Therapies
Synthetic hormones created by pharmaceutical companies aid in restoring depleted hormones. The most common synthetic hormones used for HRT include testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, and insulin.
Synthetic Hormones are manufactured by pharmaceutical companies from both man-made and animal sources. For example, synthetic estrogen is often produced from the urine of a pregnant horse and contains 40 + different estrogens. The human body contains three estrogens. Synthetic hormones are not a match to human hormones and are less effective with a high side effect profile. Synthetic hormones are prepackaged and cannot be individualized.
Synthetic hormones have been in use for several decades. Research shows they come with a host of risk factors. These include drug dependency, treating symptoms without treating underlying causes, and increase risks for adverse medical conditions such as cancer.
Recommended for Optimal Results. Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Scientist have determined that natural approaches to hormone treatment alleviate risks associated with synthetic hormone replacement treatments. Bio-identical hormones are extracted from plants and matched to an individual’s endocrine system.
Bio-identical hormones treat symptoms and the underlying causes of hormonal imbalance in both men and women. The benefits include:
- Improved muscle mass.
- Improved cognition and memory retention.
- Reduced risk factors to cancer, Alzheimer’s, and diabetes.
- Decreased risks for depression and bipolar disorder by stabilizing moods.
Bio-identical hormones have been available for over 50 years and are a natural and safe option for hormone replacement . Bio-identical hormones are processed using Wild Yam and Soybean plants. These hormones match the same chemical structure found in human hormones. Creating the same response as hormones found naturally in the body which means an effective treatment with low side effect profile. Bio-Identical hormones are individualized and made specifically for each patient.
Do I Need Hormone Replacement Therapy?
The basics for optimal health and longevity are proper diet, exercise, nutritional supplementation and Bio-Identical hormone replacement therapy. Addressing these areas of health can slow down the aging process by stopping cellular degeneration and allowing regeneration of tissue and healing. Physical and mental decline are not requirements of aging. It is possible to stop much of this undesirable aspect of aging as well as the symptoms and diseases associated with aging. BHRT is a customizable science which has been shown to not only prolong life but prolong the quality of one’s life.
If you’re over the age of 35 and currently sitting on the fence, ignoring the symptoms and changes in your body, you could be unnecessarily suffering from the effects of a hormone deficiency or imbalance. REVIVE specializes in total hormone replacement therapy regimens as well as diet and nutritional supplementation to bring your body back in balance.