Age Management, Bio-Identical Hormones

Where do these bioidentical hormones come from?

June 29, 2012

Bioidentical estrogen and progesterone

is found and manufactured from wild yams, the same

hormones

in a woman’s body.

Estrogen

should NEVER be taken by mouth because of the changes that occur with direct pass into the liver. This is the same reason

testosterone therapy

should never be given orally. Progesterone can be given orally because there is no dangerous conversion with first past through the liver. The only adverse reaction by taking progesterone orally is the mild sleepiness, which is the reason bioidentical progesterone is taken before bed. Many menopausal women have

insomnia

, which is because they lack progesterone, once replaced they sleep like they did in their youth.

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