Bioidentical hormone preparations or creams are made at special pharmacies called compounding pharmacies, which make the preparations on a case-by-case basis for each patient.
Natural human hormones are manufactured by a biochemist in a chemical laboratory or drug company. The biochemist extracts the base molecule from soybeans or yams, then adds the necessary carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen atoms to the base molecule. The resulting molecule is bio-identical to the human molecule.
Compounding Pharmacies are able to customize their delivery form (oral, sublingual, transdermal cream), their components and can add or subtract any of these components that might not be working well, (with the help of a Bioidentical Hormone Specialist). A compounding pharmacy can change dosage amounts of particular hormones within your prescription.
Hormone replacement is not one size fits all, we are all individuals with our own unique chemistry and physiological makeup.
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