Bioidentical Hormones: An Alternative to Synthetics

In this month’s newsletter we said, “At Protea we believe your health comes before our bottom line.” That statement couldn’t be more true. That statement is the seed idea behind certain big choices we make. E.g., we don’t treat people with synthetic hormones, instead, we use bioidentical hormones.

Bioidentical hormones are identical in molecular structure to the hormones women make in their bodies. Technically speaking, the body can’t tell the difference between bioidentical hormones from the ones produced by a woman’s ovaries. Meanwhile, synthetic hormones have a different molecular structure than what is produced in the body. Bioidentical hormones are synthesized, from a plant chemical extracted from yams and soy.

The main reason we don’t use synthetic hormones is they can cause cancer in patients. Specifically, synthetic progesterone can lead to breast cancer in patients. Meanwhile, natural progesterone cannot cause breast cancer. In fact, it kills cells that cause breast cancer. Another key factor we look at is that synthetic hormones can be patented — this is a hallmark of something that is created. Bioidentical hormones, however, cannot be patented because they occur naturally. And “natural” is what we’re about at Protea.

Hormone therapy is not something to trifle with. We want to make sure our patients receive the best and safest treatment possible. This is why we are a natural medical practice. We are dedicated to advancing your health safely and naturally.

Contact us to learn more about bioidentical hormones and how we can help you.