Bio-Identical Sex Hormones: the Estrogens, Progesterone, and Testosterone
As men and especially women age, the amount of sex hormones that they can produce declines.
Some might say these declines are a natural part of aging, others might claim that because of exposure to man made toxins, living a modern life in constant stress, inheriting poor genes or living 40 years longer than one did just 200 years ago, that the body needs help. Normally, nutrition alone will not deliver enough help. Bio-Identical hormone supplements provide that needed help. As long as one does not abuse that help by over dosing, Baby Boomers can live their mature years feeling vibrant, strong, and sexy without serious side effects.
A person’s hormones work within a complex network of other hormones and metabolic mediators. Almost every person was able to produce the correct amounts of the different hormones when they were young and maintain their hormones in the proper balance for health and vitality. Utilizing saliva and blood test results, a provider will prescribe a customized Symphony Regimen to return hormone levels to their younger years.
The FDA has approved both synthetic and bio-identical hormones for use. Symphony Theory only uses FDA approved bio-identical components, but because each Regimen delivers customized amounts of hormones based upon the individual’s test results, the FDA cannot approve a specific customized dose for every patient. State Pharmacy Boards regulate compounding pharmacies.
Pharmaceutical produced Bio-Identical sex hormones have been around for 50 years. They are exactly the same molecular shape as the hormones produced by one’s body and exactly fit the receptors in the cells so that they correctly activate the receptors. From studies of petrochemical xenohormones, one learns that synthetic hormones differ in their activity at the receptors and might even block these receptors because they have a slightly different molecular shape. Pharmaceutical companies develop synthetic hormones because they can patent them and charge more money for these patented drugs. Pharmaceutical companies cannot patent bio-identical hormones, because although they are synthesized from plants, they are still the exact same shape as the hormones produced by your body.
Proper hormone levels in the tissues drive a person’s health and well being. Transdermal application of crèmes twice a day delivers appropriate tissue levels with minimum dosage amounts. As little as 10% of orally delivered hormones reach the cells in tissues. Why use supra-dose oral pills which the liver will react against when transdermal application will achieve the target bioavailable hormone levels? Symphony Theory’s customized crèmes come in pump bottles of premeasured minimal doses, not syringes.
Pharmaceutical companies sell bio-identical hormones, but they cannot deliver customized doses for each participant like compounding pharmacies. MD’s are starting to come around to bio-identical customized dosing because their patients are demanding it.
A Symphony Regimem will achieve the correct bio-available tissue levels of these hormones without over dosing.