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What are Bio-Identical Hormones?

There 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.

Here’s 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 lifespan.
  • 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.
  • T3 or T4 – Active thyroid hormones for energy and increased metabolism.
  • 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 patterns.

These and other bio-identical (not synthetic) hormones may be prescribed by our well trained anti-aging medical doctors to improve your health and longevity.

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