What is Pelleting Therapy?
Hormone Pelleting has been around for some time and many patients love its simplicity. These are Bio-Identical Hormones that are identical to the ones your own body produced before you experienced Menopause or Andropause. They are actually not Drugs or Pharmaceuticals but Herbal Extracts – they come from Yams!
Why is BHRT important?
The importance of Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement (BHRT) is that it not only eliminates symptoms of Menopause and Andropause, but it also helps to slow aging and many disease processes and actually decreases the risk of death.
How does it do that?
Your genes do one thing – they carry the code to make your proteins. They are your Architects – they have the plans for how your body works. Your proteins, made from your genes, get all the work of your cells, tissues, organs & body done. They are your Contractors. Sex hormones are Anabolic – they support protein. Testosterone is the most Anabolic. As we age, all of our Anabolic hormones decrease and our Catabolic hormones – ones that break down proteins – tend to increase. So during Menopause and Andropause, you are no longer supporting your Contractors. Bio-Identical hormone replacement improves your contractors and has a profound Anti-Aging effect. The research on this is clear.
At St. Petersburg Health & Wellness, we use BHRT pellets for both men and women. Your individual dose is calculated based on your symptoms, your hormone levels, and your Anabolic/Catabolic balance. This hormonal balancing both relieves your symptoms but also improves your health and has significant anti-aging effects. Estrogen has over 400 beneficial effects and testosterone has shown to reduce death compared to those with lower levels of testosterone.
Who should have BHRT pelleting?
If you have any symptoms associated with Menopause or Andropause, if your hormone levels are imbalanced, and if your Anabolic/Catabolic balance is shifted toward Catabolism, you are a candidate. If you are 35 or older even if you have not reached