Bio-Identical Hormone Pellet Therapy

Bio-Identical Hormone Pellet Therapy

What is it?

Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy with pellets is a natural alternative to synthetic hormone replacement therapies. With bio-identical hormones, the structure of the hormone – testosterone, estrogen or both – is customized to each patient’s needs. Bio-identical hormones are natural, plant-based substances that metabolize in our bodies, the way nature intended.

How does it work?

Composed of either estradiol or testosterone, bio-identical hormone pellets are larger than a grain of rice and smaller than a Tic Tac. During the procedure, the practitioner applies a local anesthetic, makes a small incision, then inserts the pellets into fatty tissue under the skin, typically in the flank or upper buttocks. The incision is then closed without any need for stitches.

The pellets release testosterone or estrogen into the bloodstream based on cardiac output, in other words, due to increased physical activity or emotional stress (good or bad). This steady stream of hormones helps keep symptoms such as mood and energy fluctuations at bay.

Subcutaneous (under the skin) pellets have been used to treat hormone imbalance since the 1930s, and research consistently shows bio-identical hormone replacement therapy with pellet implants is the superior method to deliver hormones in both men and women.

How soon will I feel the effects?

Most female patients begin to “feel better” within 48-72 hours, though it may take a week or two for some women to notice a difference. ­Men can expect to experience the benefits of their pellet implants within 1-2 weeks. To achieve optimal health, living a healthy lifestyle – balanced diet and regular exercise – goes hand-in-hand with hormone balance.

Common Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance in Men

Testosterone imbalance can lead to:

  • Fatigue, lethargy and lack of motivation
  • Mood swings, anxiety and depression
  • Decline in general well-being, feeling burned out
  • Inability to focus and remember things
  • Insomnia
  • Stubborn weight gain, belly fat and food cravings
  • Frequent illnesses
  • Hair loss
  • Saggy, dry, aging skin
  • Aches, joint pain and longer recovery time from injuries
  • Loss of libido and inability to achieve or maintain an erection

Common Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance in Women

Estrogen, testosterone and progesterone imbalance can lead to:

  • Fatigue, lethargy and lack of motivation
  • Inability to focus and remember things
  • Mood swings, anxiety and depression
  • Insomnia and night sweats
  • Stubborn weight gain, belly fat and food cravings
  • Frequent illnesses
  • Muscle loss and weakness
  • Hair loss
  • Saggy, dry, aging skin
  • Aches, joint pain and longer recovery time from injuries
  • Loss of libido, difficulty achieving arousal and orgasm
  • Painful intercourse
  • Frequent urinary tract infections (UTIs)
  • Hot flashes, vaginal dryness and night sweats
  • Infrequent menstrual cycles – or lack of menstrual cycle – prior to menopause

Get your old life back!

Our experienced team can help you decide if bio-identical hormone pellet therapy is right for you.


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