12 Mar Bioidentical Hormones, Anti-Aging and Vitality!
Bioidentical hormones are the new buzz word in anti-aging and youthfulness today. These compounded hormones can restore levels of hormones for men and women to help feel younger and energized like they were when in their 20’s and 30’s.
Supplementing these hormones not only helps individuals feel great again and they have many important health benefits. They can be protective and preventative medicine. Let’s take a deeper look into the benefits of bioidentical hormones and see how they may benefit you!
What are bioidentical hormones?
Bioidentical hormones are plant derived, typically from soy and yams, but they also mimic the hormones our bodies produce naturally and therefore can be used properly. Synthetic hormones do not have the same benefits, have increased unwanted side effects and do not mimic the body’s own endogenous hormones.
What are the benefits?
Men and women have estrogen, progesterone, testosterone and thyroid hormones in their bodies. For example, estrogen has over 400 functions in the body. Hormones allow our bodies to function optimally and protect our bones and organs. They protect the brain, heart, colon and can be preventative therapy for osteoporosis and cancer. Patients can experience improved cognitive function, memory, mood, and better quality, more restful sleep.
How are these hormones associated with anti-aging and vitality?
Restoring the hormones in men and women to a more youthful state allows for dramatic changes in their physical and mental health. Patients report their sex drive improved, mood improved along with the quality of their skin, nails and hair. There is improved exercise tolerance, the ability to gain and maintain lean muscle mass, increased metabolism and weight loss with dramatic fat reduction.
What are the signs and symptoms associated with imbalanced hormones?
Most common signs and symptoms are: fatigue and decreased energy, changes in skin and hair, changes in menstrual cycle, decreased libido, erectile dysfunction, weight gain, increase in headaches, mood changes, achy joints, difficulty sleeping, decreased exercise tolerance, increase in fat on the body, difficulty losing weight, increase in total cholesterol levels, sagging skin and poor skin tone.
If you experience several of these signs and symptoms you should inquire about hormone testing via salivary analysis or blood collection to see if you are a candidate for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.