Heed the Label Warnings!
If you are taking pharmaceutical HRT, you already know that it comes with a list of serious risks and warnings from the FDA1. Decades of research dating as far back as the early days of Premarin link conjugated and synthetic hormones with uterine cancer and other life-threatening diseases. One of the most notorious studies was the Women’s Health Initiative sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). The estrogen plus progestin vs placebo trial was abruptly halted in 2002 due to health safety issues. It was determined that women taking conjugated estrogen with a synthetic progesterone (progestin) were at greater risk of blood clots, strokes, heart attacks and breast cancer than those taking the placebo. The estrogen-only study was likewise terminated in 2004. As a result of these alarming events, millions of women stopped taking their pharmaceutical HRT.
A follow-up study, reported in the American Journal of Public Health in 2013, assessed the effects of that massive exodus. It was estimated that “over a 10-year span, starting in 2002, a minimum of 18, 601 and as many as 91, 610 postmenopausal women died prematurely because of the avoidance of estrogen therapy (ET).”2
The fact is your body needs its sex hormones to function properly no matter what age you are. Receptors for estradiol (a woman’s most important estrogen), testosterone and progesterone exist throughout your body performing many beneficial roles beyond sexual function, including protecting your bone, cardiovascular, breast and brain health.
But, if synthetic HRT is dangerous and your body still needs hormones, what’s the answer?
Bioidentical Hormones Are Healthier and Safer Alternatives
The grip that pharmaceutical companies have on the HRT industry remains formidable. Despite positive evidence of the benefits of using bioidenticals, many mainstream doctors still prescribe standard-dose synthetics.
Even so, did you realize that bioidentical hormones have been widely used around the world since the 1930s? In addition, a great deal of medical literature attests to the fact that they are safer and more effective than their synthetic counterparts.3,4 This is because bioidentical hormones are exact molecular matches for those your body makes. And it takes an exact hormone match (whether estrogen—specifically estradiol–progesterone or testosterone) in a precise amount to fully communicate with and command receptor cells. The body recognizes bioidentical hormones in totality and works with them to perform many body functions beyond symptom relief. Synthetics, on the other hand, do not match human hormones and that’s where the trouble begins.
Do Your Homework
Replacing only your estrogen will not result in hormonal balance. You need to find an expert who understands what it takes to achieve that internal balance. One who provides a safe and effective treatment that can restore your hormones to beneficial levels without the health risks, guesswork or trial and error. (Too much of a good thing is still too much, and too little will do little.)
We are all of the above. SottoPelle® is recognized around the world as a leader and expert in science-based, cutting-edge BHRT. Join thousands of other men and women who are enjoying life again. Experience for yourself the SottoPelle® difference!