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Natural Hormone

Natural Hormone For HRT & Anti Aging

Bioidentical Hormone: Bioidentical is believed to be the best and safest because it is identical in molecular structure to our body produced hormone. Since it is exactly the same it should be the safest. Chemically  produced or processed hormone is believed not a natural compound and may cause more side effect than benefit.

Bioidentical Hormone: Bioidentical is believed to be the best and safest because it is identical in molecular structure to our body produced hormone. Since it is exactly the same it should be the safest. Chemically produced or processed hormone is believed not a natural compound and may cause more side effect than benefit.

 

 

Bioidentical estrogens and micronized progesterone are made into a range of products, many of which are FDA-approved and available with a prescription at your local drugstore (see chart, “FDA-approved hormones for menopausal symptoms”). Commercially available bioidentical estradiol comes in various presentations and forms, such as including pill, patch, cream, and various vaginal preparations. For progesterone it is micronized and comes in a capsule or as a vaginal gel.

Natural Hormone: Bioidentical is believed to be the best and safest because it is identical in molecular structure to our body produced hormone. Since it is exactly the same it should be the safest. Chemically  produced or processed hormone is believed not a natural compound and may cause more side effect than benefit.

Natural Hormone: Bioidentical is believed to be the best and safest because it is identical in molecular structure to our body produced hormone. Since it is exactly the same it should be the safest. Chemically produced or processed hormone is believed not a natural compound and may cause more side effect than benefit.

 

 

FDA-approved hormones for menopausal symptoms
Type/source Brand name(s) Preparations Bioidentical?
Estrogens
Conjugated equine estrogens (CEE)/
pregnant mares’ urine
Premarin Pill
Vaginal cream
No
No
Synthetic conjugated estrogens/plants Cenestin, Enjuvia Pill No
Esterified estrogens/plants Menest Pill No
17 beta-estradiol/plants
(micronized)*
Estrace, others Pill Yes**
Alora, Climara, Esclim, Estraderm, Vivelle, others Patch Yes
Estrogel Transdermal gel Yes
Estrasorb Topical cream Yes
Estrace Vaginal cream+ Yes
Estring Vaginal ring+ Yes
Estropipate (modified estrone)/plants Ortho-Est, Ogen, others Pill No
Ogen Vaginal cream+ No
Estradiol acetate Femring Vaginal ring Yes
Estradiol hemihydrate Vagifem Vaginal tablet+ Yes
Ethinyl estradiol Estinyl Pill No
Progestins, micronized progesterone
Medroxyprogesterone acetate (MPA) Amen, Cycrin, Provera Pill No
Micronized* progesterone USP Prometrium Pill Yes
Prochieve 4% Vaginal gel Yes
Norgestrel Ovrette Pill No
Norethindrone Micronor, Nor-QD, others Pill No
Norethindrone acetate Aygestin, others Pill No
Combined hormones
CEE and MPA Premphase, Prempro Pill No
Ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone acetate Femhrt Pill No
17 beta-estradiol and norethindrone acetate Activella Pill No
Combipatch Patch No++
17 beta-estradiol and norgestimate Prefest Pill No++
17 beta-estradiol and levonorgestrel Climara Pro Patch No++
*Particles are made smaller for better absorption.
**Bioidentical estradiol until ingested and converted in the liver to estrone.
+For vaginal symptoms only.
++The estradiol is bioidentical but not the progestin.

 

Bioidentical Hormone: Bioidentical is believed to be the best and safest because it is identical in molecular structure to our body produced hormone. Since it is exactly the same it should be the safest. Chemically  produced or processed hormone is believed not a natural compound and may cause more side effect than benefit.

Bioidentical Hormone: Bioidentical is believed to be the best and safest because it is identical in molecular structure to our body produced hormone. Since it is exactly the same it should be the safest. Chemically produced or processed hormone is believed not a natural compound and may cause more side effect than benefit.

 
Bioidentical estradiol in pill form is converted in the liver to estrone, a weaker bioidentical estrogen. In order to get the maximum benefit of estradiol before it get metabolized in the liver, the so called first pass metabolism, the estradiol is best given non enterically, such as given in cream form and absorbed through the skin and NOT the GUT. When given in a patch, it enters the bloodstream as bioidentical estradiol. Creams, gels, and lotions applied to the legs or arms can also deliver bioidentical estradiol directly to the bloodstream, although it’s uncertain how much is absorbed.

Studies have shown that the natural hormone or bioidentical hormone can help to relieve hot flashes and vaginal dryness, but as yet, few large studies have investigated the differences among the various hormones and methods of administration. More research is needed to further understand these differences and compare the risks and benefits.

Women taking bioidentical estrogen who have a uterus must still take an FDA-approved progestin or micronized progesterone to prevent endometrial cancer. It serve to prevent unopposed hypertrophy of the uterine lining, much the same in the second half of the menstrual cycle where its level increased. So-called natural, plant-derived progesterone creams sold over the counter contain too little of the hormone to be effective. And yam extract creams don’t help because your body cannot convert them into progesterone.