I’ve been getting a lot of emails recently asking about my personal thoughts on bio identical hormones – but before I get into that, I should probably explain what “bio identical hormones” are.
The term “bio identical” means the hormones manufactured are chemically identical and have the same molecular structure to those your body produces.
These hormones come from plant or animal sources, where as synthetic hormones synthesized in a lab.
So are bio identical hormones safer than synthetics?
I personally believe that bio identical hormones are safer than synthetics (since they share the same molecular structure, one would likely experience less side effects), although many of these products still need to be commercially processed to become bio identical (which is why sourcing is critical).
I also believe that hormone therapy should be a final course of action.
Before getting on any type of hormone replacement therapy, I think it is very important to try rebalancing your hormones with nutrition, supplements and lifestyle changes.