are Bio-Identical Hormones?
are several important hormones you may receive while an Anti-Aging
& Vitality Center patient. At AVC our physicians
prescribe, bio-identical hormones. These are essentially molecule
for molecule identical to your own hormones. They cannot be purchased
from a regular pharmacy or produced by a pharmaceutical company
because they cannot be patented. Most of them are compounded specifically
for each individual in a special pharmacy and only on the prescription
of a medical doctor.
just a little information about each:
- DHEA – The most abundant hormone in the human body serves many
different roles. It is important to make other hormones like testosterone,
estrogen, and progesterone. It can boost the immune system and
may be beneficial in autoimmune disease. There are many more suspected
benefits from DHEA. While it can be purchased over the counter,
be sure you know the purity and strength of the product you are
buying. It can vary greatly. Ask us any specific questions you
may have on DHEA.
- Estrogen – Estrogen, the female sex hormone, is actually three hormones.
It is produced in the ovaries until menopause. Low levels of estrogen
have been linked to osteoporosis, arteriosclerosis, and declining
cognitive functions. Estrogen’s anti-aging benefits includes
stronger bones, decreased heart attacks and strokes; improved
memory thicker skin and improved mucous membranes, and increased
- HGH - Human Growth Hormone (HGH) causes growth
and repair of muscles, skin, kidneys and more. HGH levels naturally
rise sharply throughout puberty, peak at about age 20, and then
slowly decrease. HGH’s anti-aging benefits are believed
to be increased vitality and energy, reduced fat, increased muscle
mass, thickening of your skin, improved sleep, enhanced bone growth
and maintenance and increased lifespan.
or T4 – Active thyroid hormones for energy and
- Testosterone – The male sex hormone is
found in men and women. A sharp testosterone decline is serious.
It is associated with impotency and libido problems. Anti-aging
benefits from testosterone therapy may include increased libido
and sexual potency, improved erections, improved mood and feelings
of well-being, decreased fatigue, more red blood cells, reduced
cholesterol, and stronger bones.
- Melatonin – Melatonin is a hormone that plays a major role in setting
the body’s internal clock. Melatonin’s anti-aging
benefits may include improved sleep, a stronger immune system,
more positive response to stress and enhanced well being.
- Pregnenolone - Pregnenolone is used by your body to produce DHEA, progesterone,
testosterone, and estrogen. Proper levels of Pregnenolone are
important to cognitive ability. Anti-aging benefits may include
reduction of stress and arthritic inflammation, maintenance of
memory, improved mood, enhanced well-being and improved sleep
and other bio-identical (not synthetic) hormones may be prescribed
by our well trained anti-aging medical doctors to improve your health
where you are in the aging process. Anti-Aging
& Vitality Centers can assist you in slowing,
stopping and even reversing many of the negative effects
of aging and truly regain your Health from the Inside
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