Bio Identical hormones are hormones that are identical in molecular structure to the hormones women make in our bodies. They are not found in this form in nature but are made, or synthesized, from a plant chemical extracted from Yams or Soy.
Bio Identical hormone therapy is often called “natural hormone therapy” because Bio identical hormones act in the body just like the hormones we produce. Bio Identical hormones are available in several forms, including pill, patch, cream, pellets, and various vaginal preparations. Both men and women can benefit from Hormone Replacement Therapy.
These are a few bio-identical hormones that may be prescrided to improve your health and longevity:
DHEA- The most abundant hormone in the human body serves many different roles. It is important to make other hormones like testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone. It can boost the immune system and may be beneficial in autoimmune disease.
Testosterone- The male sex hormone is found in men and women. A decline in testosterone is associated with impotency and libido problems. Anti-aging benefits from testosterone therapy may include increased libido and sexual potency, improved erections, improved mood and feelings of well-being, decreased fatigue, stronger bones, more red blood cells and reduced cholesterol.
Estrogen- The female sex hormone, is actually three hormones. It is produced in the ovaries until menopause. Low levels of Estrogen have been linked to osteoporosis, arteriosclerosis, and declining cognitive functions. Estrogen’s anti-aging benefits include stronger bones, decreased heart attacks and strokes, improved memory, thicker skin and improved mucous membranes and increased lifespan.
HGH- Human Growth Hormone (HGH) causes growth and repair of mucous membranes, skin, kidneys and more. HGH levels naturally rise sharply throughout puberty, peak at about age 20, and then slowly decrease and we age. HGH’s anti-aging benefits include increased vitality and energy, reduced body fat, increased muscle mass, thickening of your skin, improved sleepand immunity, enhanced bone growth and maintenance and increased lifespan.
T3 or T4- Active thyroid hormones for energy and increased metabolism and immune function.
Melatonin- A hormone that plays a major role in setting the body’s internal clock. Melatonin’s anti-aging benefits may include improved sleep, a stronger immune system, more postivie response to stress and enhanced well-being.
Pregnenolone- This hormone is used by your body to produce DHEA, progesterone, testosterone, and estrogen. Proper levels of Pregnenolone are important to cognitive ability. Anti-aging benefits may include reduction of stress and arthritic inflammation, maintenance of memory, improved mood, enhanced well-being and improved sleep patterns.