The BioIdentical Hormone Option
for Menopause

Women Can Benefit from Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Done Correctly

Although conventional patent medicine Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) was originally developed to relieve hot flushes and other unpleasant symptoms related to menopause, for decades it has been sold to women and their doctors as the only treatment of its kind while being highly promoted. As pharmaceutical interests began to appreciate the money to be made in the hormone replacement arena, alleged benefits of patented HRT products were touted extensively, while downplaying the known risks. At the same time, a discrediting attempt was made to eliminate a valuable, identical-to-nature, but generally unpatentable alternative known as “bio-identical human hormones”. While studies like the Womens Health Initiative (WHI) and many others proved that patented HRT had fewer benefits and more risks than previously thought, many other studies – some old and others very recent – have shown bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) to be remarkably safe and effective for eliminating common symptoms of menopause, as well as for warding off such long-term effects of menopausal hormone decline as heart disease, osteoporosis, memory loss, urinary incontinence, and others.

Why Is BioIdentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Superior?

As you’ve probably heard, conventional patented HRT employs estrogens derived from horse urine. For a number of years, millions of women swallowed pills containing hormones concentrated from pregnant mare’s urine (Premarin®) which unfortunately are not bio-identical to humans, and because of that caused an enormous amount of trouble before “modern medicine” decided to research it thoroughly.

In contrast, bio-identical human hormones are precisely identical biochemically to those the female human body produces on a daily basis. Synthesized from Mexicam yam and/or soy plants, its chemical profile remains a bit incomplete with regards to the full spectrum of human hormones, however it is far safer and more effective than horse estrogens and patent-medicine medroxyprogesterone (Premarin® + Provera) which has been sold for decades as menopausal hormone replacement therapy.

Not surprisingly, when tested in scientific study after scientific study, bio-identical human hormones virtually always turn out to be safer, more tolerable, and more effective than conventional, FDA-“approved” horse hormone-based HRT regimes.

In the 1997 release “Natural Hormone Replacement for Women Over 45”, by Dr. Jonathan V. Wright and Dr. Lane Lenard, the benefits of bio-identical hormone replacement therapy are summarized:

  • Reducing hot flushes, night sweats, and vaginal dryness and thining
  • Preventing osteoporosis and restoring bone strength
  • Maintaining greater muscle mass and strength
  • Protecting against heart attacks and strokes
  • Maintaining the health and integrity of the urinary system
  • Improving blood lipid (cholesterol) levels
  • Reducing the risks of uterine and breast cancer
  • Reducing the risk of depression
  • Improving sleep, mood, concentration, and memory

Additionally, many users of BHRT report they maintain a more youthful appearance than their peers, more obvious with age and use of BHRT as you will see in the section devoted to “testimonials from users”.
Excerpted from Dr. Jonathan Wright’s and Dr. Lane Lenard’s “Stay Young and Sexy with Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy”.

We invite you to view photos and testimonials from actual users of Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy below. 

I really don’t know what kind of person I would be without BHRT.  I see how other women cope, or not really, who do not use BHRT.  I have been using BHRT about 9 years, and am currently 60 years old.  I run my own business and I know if I wasn’t on BHRT I would not have the business acumen, mental sharpness or energy level I need to continue to run this business and be productive.  I also know I would not look as good as I do, feel as good and would not have the sex drive I have, all thanks to BHRT!  Amen to BHRT!

C.S., Maple Shade, NJ 

I am 83 years old, and have taken compounded bio-identical hormones through Women’s International Pharmacy for over 12 years at the suggestion of my primary physician.

C.W., Santa Fe, NM

I have been on BHRT for the last 10 years and I thought you may like to have this photograph.  I’m always hearing how much younger I look than my 67 years and have also been asked to show I.D. to receive my senior benefits.  The photo was taken last month in July, 2012 at a family gathering.  My gynecologist, Dr. Billie Jean Pace, at my annual exam in 2010 told me to consider donating my cells to science, since she seems to think I don’t age!

L.M., Orlando, FL

I turned 72 years old last April and I hear almost constantly that I do not look my age.  I go to the gym 5-6 days a week and went on a 2-hour horseback ride on vacation this year—and wasn’t sore.  I consistently see that I have more energy and look younger than other women my age.  I have had no cosmetic surgery of any kind.  I do yard work for other women my age.  I can’t remember exactly when I started on bio-identical hormones, but it has been around 10-15 years.  I have followed Suzanne Somers as well as Dr. Jonathan Wright’s information.  I’ve been singing praises for natural hormones ever since I started.  The doctor doesn’t seem to know when I should stop, so I’m not going to.  You’d have to drag me away from them!

A.H., Eagle, ID

I started to use a natural wild yam extract body cream in 1996 for osteoporosis.  My recent report showed that my bone density increased, and I am not osteoporotic 16 years later.  Two years ago I had problems with vaginal dryness and started using estriol.  Problem solved!  I am a healthy, active and happy 79-year-young woman.  I never knew BHRT could help so many health problems!

M.M., Fayetteville, PA

I’ve been using bio-identical hormones since 2003.  Nobody ever guesses my actual age, 60.  My 40-year-old son is often mistaken for my younger brother.  The benefits of BHRT for me go beyond my appearance, it helps me to control my menopause symptoms and more. 

L.W., Cordova Tennessee

I started some form of bio-identical hormones in the year 2000.  I also use bio-identical estrogen and progesterone.  My husband and I both started using testosterone in 2006.  I am currently 75, and my husband is 78. I hope it will help others understand that bio-identical hormones really do help you to live a longer and more productive life.

M.F., Dayton, OH

I have eaten only whole, natural, and mostly organic for 28 years. I’ve used BHRT for 23 years and topical microdose facial hormones for 10-15 years. Also, I’ve been fortunate to know about and use facial cell rejuvenation therapy, a non-surgical procedure using injected skin cell growth factors. I’m 74 years young! (This photo was taken when I was 73.)

H.H., Seattle, Washington