Hormonal imbalances occur when there is too much or too little of a hormone in the bloodstream. Because of their essential role in the body, even the smallest hormonal imbalance can cause side effects throughout the body.
There are a variety of symptoms of hormone imbalance in women, including:
A low level of testosterone in a man means more than just a low sex drive. Hormones are important for regulating most major bodily processes. Symptoms consistent with low testosterone and other cases of male hormonal imbalance include:
The primary goal of Biote is to help balance hormones through bioidentical hormone replacement therapy using pellets. Hormone balance is crucial to leading a better life, and that’s why the mission of Biote is to help people live better, longer.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) may offer relief for many common and debilitating symptoms that medical providers often overlook. Some of these symptoms include exhaustion, stress, foggy thinking, weight gain, sleep disturbances, and so much more. Often, people with symptoms like these are suffering from hormonal imbalance. These ailments may be managed by getting to the root cause of these complex conditions and returning the patient to a state of hormone balance. BHRT may be a simple method for correcting these complex issues through hormone optimization.
Bioidentical hormone replacement pellet therapy is a personalized, natural approach to hormone replacement. It allows a patient’s body to absorb the right level of hormones at the right time using a delivery Method the body can process efficiently.
Pellets are small capsules (about the size of a grain of rice) that contain bioidentical hormones. A bioidentical hormone is the exact molecular structure of hormones the body produces naturally.
They are inserted under the skin, where the hormones enter the bloodstream as they dissolve over several months. Our studies show that patients may see the effects of hormone optimization four weeks after a pellet insertion.
Hormones delivered by pellet therapy bypass the liver, do not affect clotting factors, do not increase the risk of thrombosis, and avoid the fluctuations of hormone levels some patients may experience. Biote bioidentical hormone pellets are made from soy or the yam plant to create estradiol and/or testosterone molecules. Unlike synthetic hormones, which are made from animal parts or urine and have a different molecular structure than what the body produces.
First, call our office to test current hormone levels. Based on a comprehensive consultation and extensive lab work, our health care provider will determine candidacy through the Biote Method. Patients will schedule a quick follow-up appointment to review their results and, when appropriate, for pellet therapy insertion.
As each patient’s symptoms are unique, so is each patient’s path to hormone optimization. Some patients report some relief in as little as four weeks, but full hormone optimization may take up to six months. The Biote Method of hormone optimization therapy will be customized to balance each patient’s hormones and fit their specific needs.
There are thousands of certified providers across the U.S. offering bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) and hormone optimization in the form of subcutaneous pellets. With more than 2.5 million hormone pellet insertions performed in the company’s history, we’ve seen thousands of lives changed with the Biote Method of pellet therapy. If any of the symptoms mentioned above sound familiar, please contact our office to begin the journey toward hormone balance today.
When it comes to bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) pellets, the Biote Method of pellet therapy is the preferred choice among more than 4,700 + physicians. When a patient decides to start the Biote Method of pellet therapy, they may receive as few as two subcutaneous pellet insertions per year—and any needed hormone will be readily available when the body requires it. The BHRT pellets that Biote Certified Providers use may allow for the natural administration of the necessary hormones.
Age healthier, live happier with the Biote Method. Using our subcutaneous pellet approach to bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, some patients report feeling symptom relief in as little as four weeks, but full hormone optimization may take up to six months. Biote Certified Providers customize each dose of pellet therapy to the patient’s needs. The BHRT pellets that Biote Certified Providers use are made to replicate the hormones men and women lose as they age. Contact a Biote Certified Provider to learn more.
Our research has shown that the Biote Method of pellet therapy has helped thousands of people feel their best and achieve hormonal balance. Biote Method uses bioidentical hormone pellets which contain bioidentical testosterone or estrogen. The pellets are placed subcutaneously in the body and release a continuous stream of bioidentical hormones. Hormone replacement pellets dissolve and are absorbed into the body. With more than 2.5 million pellet insertions in our company’s history, our Biote Certified Providers customize each dose based on extensive lab work.
A Biote Certified Provider helps guide patients through the entire bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) process. We understand that seeking medical care can be intimidating or overwhelming, but Biote’s Method is simple and easy.
The first step to BHRT is contacting our office. Our Provider will determine if patients are eligible for BHRT after an in-office appointment and extensive lab work. If the patient is a candidate for BHRT using pellets, they are ready for a pellet insertion.
During an in-office visit, a patient is brought into the exam room, and the insertion site, usually somewhere around the upper buttocks, is numbed. A small incision is made, and the hormone pellet is inserted. After, the insertion site is covered with a small bandage. The pellet dissolves, and the body absorbs the contents, leaving nothing behind. All patient’s symptoms are unique, so each journey is customized to fit your needs. Some patients report seeing improvement in as little as four weeks, but full optimization can take up to six months.
After the pellet-insertion process is complete, it’s best to eliminate lower body exercise for a short period of time. Walking is fine, but more strenuous exercise is not recommended. Showers are permitted, but bathtubs, hot tubs, and swimming should be avoided. After the bandage is removed, you can resume normal exercise and swimming routines. We deserve to feel better no matter what our age. If you are tired of dealing with the symptoms of hormone imbalance and want to take action, you should our office today.
We understand that making important decisions about health can be intimidating and worrying, but our friendly Biote Certified Providers are here to address any concerns patients may have. What is the process Biote Certified Providers use to help patients? Read our FAQs to learn more.
No fasting is required in advance of the insertion.
Biote Certified Providers require extensive lab work while considering a patient’s candidacy for BHRT using pellets. A provider will discuss the results with a patient before moving forward with pellet therapy
During the in-office visit, which only takes a few minutes, patients are brought into the exam room, and the insertion site is numbed. The most common site of insertion is the upper buttocks. A small incision is then made for pellet insertion.Once the pellet is inserted, the insertion site is covered with a small bandage
As each patient’s symptoms are unique, so is each patient’s path to hormone optimization. The Biote Method is customized to fit a patient’s specific needs appens to Pellets After Insertion?Since pellets are bioidentical and contain hormones like those our body produces, pellets are completely dissolved and absorbed, leaving nothing behind.
Estrogen is a hormone that possesses many functions and occurs in the bodies of both men and women. In women, estrogen is most commonly associated with reproduction—it prompts the menstrual cycle and develops the female body’s secondary sex characteristics. However, in both sexes, estrogen is responsible for many facets of bone health, cholesterol metabolism, and the thickness and collagen content of the skin.
In women, estrogen levels are reduced as they get older. Hormone levels in women drop most dramatically during perimenopause (immediately before menopause) and during menopause. In fact, after female menopause, many men may have higher estrogen levels than women. If a woman has had a radical hysterectomy involving the removal of both ovaries, her estrogen levels will struggle significantly, as the ovaries’ primary responsibility is estrogen production. Although adrenal glands produce some estrogen, as does fat tissue, this is often not enough to effectively balance and maintain women’s hormone levels.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, or BHRT, is a form of hormone therapy that has existed in the U.S. for many decades and uses hormones that are structurally similar to those found within the human body.
Estrogen pellets are primarily used to combat the effects of menopause. Studies have shown that estrogen may also help relieve some symptoms associated with mood, poor bone density, and poor heart health.
Biote Certified Providers receive training on bioidentical hormone replacement therapy in the form of subcutaneous pellets. These pellets are inserted into the upper buttocks area during an in-office visit after testing has been done to determine the exact quantity of the hormone the patient requires. Every dose is customized based on a consultation and extensive lab work to ensure that a p Bioidentical hormones, such as the ones used in training by Biote, work with the chemistry of the body because they replicate the molecular structure of the hormones that normally occur within the body.
Pellets last three to six months depending on gender, weight, absorption rates, and the amount of deficiency or surplus of hormones present within the patient at the time of insertion. Pellets are reinserted between two to four times per year to help keep hormones optimized and balanced patient receives the exact concentration of hormones needed.
Bioidentical hormones, such as the ones used by Biote, work with the body’s chemistry because they closely replicate the molecular structure of the hormones that normally occur within the body.
Yes, there are two major pellet therapy types: estrogen pellets and testosterone pellets.
Estrogen pellets are small cylinders that are custom compounded and composed of estradiol, a form of estrogen. Estrogen pellets may relieve emotional, reproductive, and non-reproductive symptoms. The most common administration for estrogen pellets is to help address the uncomfortable symptoms of aging in women.
Testosterone is a hormone normally found in both men and women that is responsible for many critical body processes. Testosterone is produced in the testes and ovaries, and deficiencies can occur in men and women as the body ages.
Testosterone pellets are composed of powdered testosterone fused into a pellet using stearic acid as a binding agent. The compounding pharmacies used by Biote provide high-quality pellets with ingredients that are meticulously tested. This testing process gives pharmacists, Biote Certified Providers, and patients confidence in the pellets’ quality.
Testosterone has been shown to relieve a wide range of reproductive, emotional, and non-reproductive conditions. Some of these include low energy, sexual dysfunction, mood swings, irritability, and many others.