What is the difference between synthetic and bio-identical hormones?

We know there are many options when looking at hormones on the market. There are different forms of prescribing and receiving hormones, but one of the main things you should be focused on is whether the hormones are synthetic or bio identical.

What are synthetic hormones?

One of the most commonly prescribed hormone replacement therapy for women is Premarin. Premarin is a form of synthesized estrogen created from the urine of pregnant mares.

Testosterone Molecule

What are bio-identical hormones?

Bio-identical hormones are derived from natural sources. At Qualgen, our testosterone pellets are derived from soy and our estradiol pellets are derived from yam. These hormones contain the exact same chemical structure as the hormones your body naturally produces.

Are there any risks if you take synthetic hormones?

In 2002, a widely publicized study by the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) found that women taking synthetic hormones had a higher risk for several diseases, including breast cancer, blood clots, stroke, and dementia. You can read more about the study here.

When put to the test directly against synthetic hormones, bio-identical hormones were also found to be more effective in reducing long-term risks associated with heart, bone, and brain health, according to this study.

What are the risks associated with bio-identical hormones?

There are always going to be risks with any type of hormone therapy. Recently published findings show that bio-identical hormone replacement therapy “remains the most effective solution for the relief of menopausal symptoms and is also effective for the prevention of osteoporosis. It may in certain age groups provide protection against heart disease,” according to Women’s Health Concern.

From the Urology Care Foundation, “one recent study of 44,000 men with low testosterone levels found men who used TRT (testosterone replacement therapy) to treat symptoms of low testosterone levels had a 33% lower risk of heart attacks and stroke compared to those who did not receive any hormone therapy.” You can find this article here.

So – what are you waiting for? Are you ready to get your hormones on track? We can help you find a Qualgen pellet provider in your area today! Visit https://www.qualgen.us/providers or email us at info@qualgen.us for more information!

Remember, Qualgen’s pellets are the purest pellets on the market! Why get implanted with nothing less than the best?

If you are a provider interested in utilizing the PUREST pellets on the market, send us an email at sales@qualgen.us or give us a call at 877-780-3369 and we will help get you set up!

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Edmond, OK 73013

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