Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT or HRT)
The term bioidentical is used very casually in the hormone replacement field. A lot of pharmacies and clinics will use the term to describe their medications even though it is not technically bioidentical, because the term creates a level of trust. Let’s discuss the truth, so you can understand the difference. A “bioidentical hormone” refers to a substance that has the exact same
chemical structure as a hormone that is produced “naturally” by the body. If there is a single modification to the molecule, then it cannot be considered “bioidentical” any longer. That seems like the logical choice, right? Keep in mind, these bioidentical hormones, like testosterone, are created in a lab using chemical processes just like the synthetic testosterone. The difference
is that the synthetic testosterone is combined with another ingredient, like an ester, that helps it to be better absorbed. The key is to make sure the secondary ingredients are safe. Once the testosterone reaches the bloodstream, the secondary ingredient has been cleaved off the testosterone molecule making it bioavailable so that the body can use it.
Is Hormone Replacement Therapy Right For You?
Having your hormones optimized is essential to your physical and emotional health. When your hormones are unbalanced, your body is more at risk for disease. Hormonal issues can lead to emotional mood swings and physical symptoms like weight gain and muscle loss. Unfortunately for men, low testosterone and low growth hormone levels are becoming increasingly common in our society. The good news is that
medical research has made it easy to enjoy the many benefits of testosterone therapy & growth hormone therapy so that you can live a high quality of life as you grow older.
Bioidentical Hormones vs Stimulating Peptides
Research has given us the ability the ability to replace targeted hormones with bioidentical replicas of the natural hormone we have in our bodies. In some circumstances, we are able to stimulate our own body to produce more of the targeted hormone naturally. Both methods are highly effective, but each has its specific advantages. Depending on which hormones are deficient, your goals and your individual
blood test results, our medical experts can advise you as to which method(s) will be most beneficial to your health.
Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT)
When a man is experiencing low testosterone, the medical condition is called hypogonadism (hi-po-go-nad-izm). There is a long list of symptoms for low testosterone, but a simple indicator that you should get checked is whether or not you still wake up each morning with an erection. No? Then it is time to find out what your testosterone
levels are. Regardless of your symptom, the good news is that you do not have to suffer any longer. Testosterone replacement therapy has become much more widely accepted as a safe, effective solution for aging men who want to maintain a high quality of life well into their late years.
Growth Hormone Peptide Therapy (Sermorelin, GHRP-2, GHRP-6)
When we are young, our growth hormone levels are at their peak. Research has shown that HGH secretion drops significantly as we age. This means that our metabolic rate slows, our ability to heal declines and ultimately our overall health is affected. Medical research has found a way to use stimulating peptides (Sermorelin, GHRP-2, GHRP-6) to increase the production of HGH by the
pituitary gland. Now you have easy access to a medical treatment that can increase your body’s production of HGH. An increase in HGH helps you maintain a healthy body composition and avoid some diseases commonly associated with aging. Like testosterone therapy, growth hormone peptide therapy can significantly improve your ability to enjoy life well into your later years.