Why pellet therapy?
The BioTE hormone replacement pellet therapy method is both safe and effective. It offers protection to the brain, bones, heart, and breasts. Within 24 hours of insertion, the body starts building capillaries around the pellets. As blood flows by the pellet, the blood absorbs the hormones and they are released 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Pellets enable the patient to avoid the “roller coaster effect” often found with hormone replacement creams, patches, gels, or orals.
How are pellets different from shots?
Pellets maintain a steady stream of hormones in your bloodstream. By contrast, shots provide an initial surge of hormones immediately following the injection and then a drop following absorption, leading to a “roller coaster effect.” In addition, pellets are bio-identical, derived from plant sources, and metabolized in the kidneys while shots are synthetic and are metabolized through the liver.
How often do pellets need to be replaced?
The average female needs replacement every 3-4 months.
How soon will I see an improvement in my symptoms?
Most women will notice symptom relief anywhere from 3-5 months depending on symptom severity, activity, and stress level. Some patients have reported symptom relief in as early as 24 hours or up to 3 weeks after pellet insertion.
How big are the pellets?
The pellets are about the size of a large grain of rice.
What is the pellet made of?
BioTE pellets are made by utilizing the steroid ring of the soy or yam plant, compounded with stearic acid, a binding agent. Because of the way the hormones are extracted, there is no cross allergy between pellets and soy allergic patients. Stearic acid has been used as a binding agent for decades in many common medications, including aspirin.
For your convenience and information, bioTE has produced 25 informational videos, including testimonials, about BHRT pellet therapy, which you can find here.
For further reading about hormone imbalance, and bioidentical pellet therapy, visit bioTE’s website or contact our office to set up a consultation.