Why Hormone Health Matters
Too many people underestimate the influence of hormones on our lives.
Hormones are the chemicals that keep the entire body in sync. Our trillions of individual cells work in concert, and our hormones do the directing. Literally every tissue of our bodies takes direction from the hormones produced by the endocrine system.
So when hormone levels get out of whack, it can bring us down in a hurry.
Maybe you know what we're talking about. In fact, almost all of us will suffer to one degree or another with the difficulties of hormone imbalance. The shifts of menopause carry a whole host of symptoms including hot flashes, night sweats, fatigue, weight gain, loss of libido and more. Even before menopause, certain deficiencies cause many women to suffer with PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) and Estrogen Dominance.
Hormone imbalances are the source of persistent, chronic acne for millions of women and men. And we all see certain declines in energy, performance, or mental aptitude as the years accumulate, many of which are the result of declining hormone levels.
How It Pays To Monitor Hormone Health
Just a few decades ago, no solutions existed for hormone imbalances. So knowing about them wouldn't mean much in terms of improving our lives. But that's all changed.
Today people have options, and we’re not just talking about hairstyles and handbags…
If you’ve felt the simmer of a hot flash, suffered with poor skin, or lost a step mentally, odds are good that you have at least a passing familiarity with hormone supplementation.
The notion of hormone balance and supplementation began in earnest in the 1950’s with the mainstream introduction of Estrogen Replacement Therapy for menopause. For the first time, we were able to impact hormone levels and make a tangible difference in our quality of life.
For decades, supplementing the hormonal declines of menopause has been the exclusive purview of the pharmaceutical industry. In order to restore estrogen and progesterone levels, menopausal women only had the option of these synthetic supplements. The same was true of hormone supplements in general for a variety of ailments.
But today the hormone-conscious person has options. The introduction of Bio-identical Hormone Replacement has changed the landscape.
What Does Bio-identical Mean?
Put simply, the term “Bio-identical” means that the hormone content found in these supplements is structurally identical to the hormone that the body produces naturally. This distinction is important because even minor variations in chemical composition can radically alter the way that a hormone interacts with the our cells.
But why is this term necessary? Aren’t all hormone supplements the same as what our bodies produce?
Unfortunately not. When pharmaceutical companies create their hormone supplements, the structure of the hormones is manipulated. This manipulation allows drug companies to tweak the properties of the supplement, as well as obtain patents. The result is a structurally altered, and typically more potent form of the hormone being supplemented.
This is what makes Bio-identical options so exciting. With Bio-identical Hormone Replacement, we can supplement deficient levels with the same hormone that our bodies produce naturally
Where do bio-identical hormones come from?
While the term “bio-identical” technically refers to the chemical structure of a hormone supplement, the vast majority of bio-identicals are also naturally derived. The estrogen and progesterone used in bio-identical supplements are typically culled from wild yams.
Extracting the hormones from wild yams means that these supplements can be made efficiently, and affordably, while also being an exact chemical match.
Why supplement with bio-identical hormones?
The main reason for bio-identical hormone replacement is the same as hormone replacement in general: You're tired of suffering from imbalance, and are ready to do something about it.
But why go with bio-identicals in particular?
The #1 reason that bio-identical hormone replacement has skyrocketed in popularity is the fact that it allows you to supplement without exposing yourself to altered pharmaceutical hormone variations. The synthetic variations found in prescription hormone supplements have gotten a bad wrap with many of us, and that's not without good reason.
There are risks associated with prescription supplements. And while more research needs to be done, it stands to reason that altering the chemical composition of our bodies messenger chemicals would naturally have its drawbacks.
Another reason that so many of us have turned to bio-identicals is the unbelievable convenience and affordability. Because bio-identical hormone supplements are available without a prescription, there's no need to schedule a half dozen doctor's appointments before getting the supplements that you need.
And because there's no patents, prescriptions, or insurance-fueled cost inflation, bio-identical supplements are ridiculously affordable. That's the way we like it too. We think that everyone should have access to affordable hormone-balancing products that agree with their bodies!
What Do The Experts Say?
"As hormones shift, it's an unlevel playing field for you."
"Every woman needs to be armed with this information..."
"Women across the board are suffering every kind of bad side effect imaginable, and it's so unnecessary."
*The videos and statements above are for informational purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice or endorsements of a particular brand or product.
Where Do I Start?
The first step in any supplementation program should always be education. If you believe that you're struggling from any of the hormone imbalances below, click to learn more.
We'll walk you through what your symptoms mean, and what options are available to put control back in your hands. Our top priority is giving you the confidence you need to take control of your hormonal health.
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