Bioidentical Hormone Replacement
Our bioidentical hormone pellet method is one of the most widely studied, effective, and safest methods of natural hormone replacement therapy available.
Hormone pellet implants are a non-synthetic, plant-based, hormone that is biologically identical to human hormone. The majority of symptoms that are associated with age related hormone loss are due primarily to testosterone deficiency in both Men & Women.
What is Hormone Pellet Therapy?
Pellet therapy uses hormones derived from natural plant sources to replicate the body’s normal hormonal levels. Patients have found that bio-identical hormone replacement therapy with pellet implants is extremely effective. Implants, placed under the skin, consistently release small, physiologic doses of hormones that provide optimal therapy.
Unlike typical oral and transdermal forms of therapy — which produce “roller coaster” hormone levels, resulting in mood and energy fluctuations for the patient —Hormone Pellet Therapy is the only method of hormone therapy that provides sustained hormone levels throughout the day for up to three to five months without any “roller coaster” effect.
Because the hormones used are completely natural, pellet therapy is ideal for patients who want the benefits of a natural hormone without the drawbacks of a synthetic.
Ready to feel like your healthy, vibrant self again? You’ve come to the right place. Here’s where you’ll learn the connection between your overall well-being and Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT). You’ll see how to achieve optimal health, feel revitalized, and discover A NEW WAY TO AGE. As men and women grow older, we experience a decline in hormone production. Hormones play a key role in regulating continuous activity in our body and brain, essential to maintaining health and energy. A decrease in one or more hormones can result in a hormonal imbalance and can be the cause of many symptoms that we experience as we age, such as a slowing metabolism, a loss of vital energy, reduced bone strength, emotional and physical distress, a lack of sexual libido, and a decreased sense of overall well-being. To replenish your hormones and help avoid these health issues, you now have an amazing alternative — BHRT.
What are Hormone Pellets?
Pellets contain a natural plant source of estrogen and testosterone. A compounding pharmacist, using strict federal guidelines, compounds the estrogen and testosterone used in the pellets.
These pellets, which are smaller than a grain of rice, are placed in the fatty tissue underneath the skin and most closely mimic the actions of healthy ovaries and testicles with regard to hormone release into the bloodstream. The hormone pellet implantation procedure is easily performed in the office.
Precise Dosing is Key.
Proper hormone levels are determined by a comprehensive bloodwork analysis. Unique dosing is generated for each individual patient, so dosing is customized for what your body needs. Pellets deliver pure, bio-identical hormones directly into the bloodstream 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for up to 5 months. Pills, patches, creams and shots cannot provide a steady delivery of hormones 24/7. Pellets provide a constant supply of hormones that your body recognizes as its own, which significantly reduces the chance of adverse side effects.
Biote – Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)
What is Biote?
Biote is a natural hormone replacement therapy with the use of pellets that are plant-based compounds. Pellets have been used with great success in the United States, Europe and Australia since 1939 prior to commercial products being available from pharmaceutical companies.
Hormone pellets are identical to your own hormones, they are not synthetic. Therefore, pharmaceutical companies have not created these type of pellets. Biote Pellets are created for you when your blood work is done on your initial visit to us.
Pellet therapy uses bio-identical, all natural estrogen and testosterone delivered in rice size pellets under the skin. The pellets are absorbed depending on your activity level and your body requirements thereby delivering a consistent level of hormone distribution. Unlike creams, patches and oils there are no side effects with Biote.*
Pellet therapy is only performed by a trained Biote provider who is an expert in hormone therapy.
Dr. Virginia Beaton FNP-BC has been treating women and men with natural hormone therapy for 20 years. Her choice to use Biote is due to its quality and consistency of delivering hormones.
What Can You Expect?
Your quality of life will improve along with an increased energy level and restore or increase your interest in sex. The mood swings that you experience in midlife will be gone along with a decrease in anxiety and depression. Dr. Beaton’s experience with pellet therapy has many patients decrease the use of anti-depressants anti-anxiety medications. The increase in your mental clarity and focus will be notable along with getting your body back into shape.*
The Key to well-being is BALANCE
When your hormones are out of balance you do not feel like yourself. Many men and women are plagued with symptoms from their early 30’s. The longer women go without estrogen in their 40s and beyond the potential to develop serious health problems exist such as Osteoporosis, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Cancers, Impaired Vision and Alzheimer’s disease. In Addition after 5 years of being menopausal women lose 30% of their collagen causing wrinkles, dry and sagging skin.*
Men and Women both benefit from bio-identical testosterone replacement therapy. Both will experience increased mental clarity, increased libido, a decrease in body fat and an increase in muscle tone and mass. The increased energy will cause less fatigue, decreased irritability, and mood swings.*
Frequently Asked Questions
How often will I need pellets?
For women every 3-6 months and Men every 5-6 months.
Why are pellets better than patches, shots or pills?
Pellets are pure hormones that are not metabolized into byproducts by going through the liver, stomach or skin. This delivery system allows your body to use the right amount of hormone from the pellets as the blood flow surrounding the pellets are needed.
Where do the pellets go?
Because they are pure hormones without synthetic fillers or synthetic ingredients they completely dissolve.
How long will it take for my body to get back to lean normal?
That depends on how much you exercise and work out with weights, as well as your age. Testosterone decreases fat and increases muscle and lean body mass. Testosterone also increases your natural growth hormone and therefore will improve your stamina to work out and increase muscle mass.
Are there any side effects and/or complications?
There are fewer side effects than synthetic or topical hormone therapy.*
How long will it take for the pellets to get into my system and work?
24-72 hours. Optimal effect occurs three weeks after insertion.*
I have no libido – what will this do for that, if anything?
Good hormone balance will greatly improve your libido; the addition of testosterone in pellet form will change everything for the better!*
Specifically for Women:
I get headaches – will they help me?
Yes! We have had great success, especially with women who have menstrual migraines and new migraines that appear after age 35.*
Do I need to take other medication?
If you still have a uterus, you will need to be on natural progesterone as well.
Why do I need estrogen?
Estrogen is the most important hormone for a woman. It protects her against heart attack, stroke, osteoporosis, and Alzheimer’s
Why do I need testosterone?
Testosterone is the third female hormone and is as essential as estrogen and progesterone. We need this hormone to keep our thought process quick and our libido healthy. It improves bone density, muscle mass, strength and prevents some types of depression. It is also the source of energy and solid sleep!
Will I grow unwanted hair from testosterone?
There is less of a chance of excess hair growth with natural testosterone than with synthetic hormones. Facial hair will grow with testosterone pellets but normally not worse than when you were in your thirties.*
Specifically for Men;
Does testosterone cause prostate cancer?
No, Metabolites of testosterone, Dihydrotestosterone and estrone cause prostate enlargement and contribute to prostate cancer. Estrone increases and testosterone decreases as men age and as men gain belly fat. Testosterone pellets are the only replacement that reverses that trend.*
How do I take testosterone pellets and not convert them to Dihydrotestosterone and estrone?
Your blood levels of estrone and DHT are checked after treatment to see if they are elevated. Some men still convert to these metabolites even on testosterone pellets. If they are converting we troubleshoot with natural supplements such as DIM and Saw Palmetto or an aromatase inhibitor prescription.*
What if I have prostate enlargement already?
Testosterone pellets will make it better, if you do not convert it to DHT; we will treat you if that happens.
Will my testicles shrink while I take the testosterone pellets?
Yes, they will. Testicles are suppressed by taking any kind of testosterone and they will not make as much testosterone while the pellets are working. This is not permanent and the testicle retains its ability to produce testosterone.
*The information on this website is not an alternative to medical advice from your regular physician. Our health advice is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment; consult your regular physician. This site is for educational purposes only, and does not replace the need for a formal consultation with your doctor before receiving treatment. The content/images on this website are not a guarantee of individual results. Individual results may vary.