What Is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Pellet Therapy?
Bioidentical hormone replacement pellet therapy is a personalized approach to hormone replacement. It allows a patient’s body to absorb the right level of hormones at the right time using a delivery method the body can process efficiently.
Pellets are small capsules (about the size of a grain of rice) that contain bioidentical hormones like testosterone or estrogen. A bioidentical hormone is the exact molecular structure of hormones the body produces naturally.
They are inserted under the skin, where hormones enter the bloodstream as they dissolve over several months. Our studies show that patients may see the effects of hormone optimization up to four weeks after a pellet insertion. Everyone is unique and some people may feel the effects immediately, while others may take up to two or more pellet insertions before they feel full effects.
Hormones delivered by pellet therapy bypass the liver, do not affect clotting factors, do not increase the risk of thrombosis, and avoid the fluctuations of hormone levels some patients may experience. Biote bioidentical hormone pellets are made from soy or the yam plant to create estradiol and/or testosterone molecules, unlike synthetic hormones, which are made from animal parts or urine and have a different molecular structure than what the body produces.
How Can a Patient Get Started With BHRT?
First, a patient can find a Biote® Certified Provider near them. If their healthcare provider is not listed, they can nominate a provider to become certified. Next, they schedule an office visit to test their current hormone levels. Based on a comprehensive consultation and extensive lab work, providers will determine candidacy for the Biote® Method. Patients will schedule a quick follow-up appointment to review their results and, when appropriate, for pellet therapy insertion.
What Can a Patient Expect From BHRT?
As each patient’s symptoms are unique, so is each patient’s path to hormone optimization. Some patients report some relief in as soon as four weeks, but full hormone optimization may take up to six months. Many report feeling more benefits after the second insertion. The Biote Method of hormone optimization therapy will be customized to balance each patient’s hormones and fit their specific needs.
Thousands of certified providers across the U.S. offer bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) and hormone optimization in the form of subcutaneous pellets. With more than 2.5 million hormone pellet insertions performed in the company’s history in over a decade, we’ve seen thousands of lives changed with the Biote® Method of pellet therapy. If any of the symptoms mentioned above sound familiar, use our find a provider tool to begin the journey toward hormone balance today.