Bio-Identical vs Synthetic Hormones

testosterone moleculeDosage – With synthetic (conventional) hormones you are limited to the doses pharmaceutical companies offer. With bio-identical hormones, each dose is tailored to an individual’s specific needs, allowing for a more accurate treatment.

Side Effects – Synthetic hormones are not structurally the same as human hormones, which often leads to a variety of unwanted side effects including high blood pressure, blot clots and even cancer. On the contrary, because bio-identical hormones are an exact structural replica of endogenous hormones, side effects are rarely observed.

Effectiveness – While synthetic hormones can mimic the effects of natural human hormones in certain biological pathways, they rarely offer the same effectiveness because the body interprets them as foreign toxins, which it can’t properly metabolize. Bio-identical hormones have the exact same structure as human hormones; therefore they are equally as effective as the hormones we naturally produce in our bodies.