Estrogen-DHEA To Boost Estrogen & Testosterone
Estrogen, testosterone and DHEA naturally decline as women age, reaching their lowest levels after menopause. Estradiol is the strongest of the body’s three estrogens and the main female sex hormone. Estrogen is mainly responsible for female secondary sex characteristics. DHEA is an androgen sex hormone made by the adrenal glands. It transforms into estrogen or testosterone. DHEA is especially important because it is responsible for the creation of all estrogen in women.
How Can HRT With DHEA Help Me?
Studies show DHEA Bioidentical Hormone Replacement therapy (BRT) in women is effective in helping support regrowth of epithelial cells that make up the vaginal lining. Vaginal delivery of DHEA may also offer special benefits for women who need or want to keep their systemic estrogen levels down.1 However, only a physician can make the recommendation.
Clinical trials with DHEA hormone replacement therapy in women have shown DHEA increases protein Insulin Growth Factor (IGF-1) and helps metabolize fat in women.2
The belief is that direct DHEA absorption into the vagina is transformed into estradiol without raising the body’s systemic estrogen.3
- DHEA treatment can reduce pain during sex by rejuvenating the vaginal walls. 4
- Topically applied DHEA has been shown to help boost skin cell growth in women over 60.5
- Studies show DHEA replacement can elevate women’s moods to relieve depression.6
Testosterone is essential to women. It supports growth, repair of reproductive tissues and drives female libido. Low testosterone in women can also cause low energy, low libido and interfere with the ability to concentrate.7 Boosting testosterone indirectly with DHEA may help improve those symptoms.
Bioidentical Hormones vs Phytohormones
There is a lot of “talk” about phytohormones for HRT. Phytohormones are plant-based compounds that are similar to endogenous hormones produced by the body. One of the most well-known phytohormones is phytoestrogen. Well-known sources for phytoestrogens are soy and kava kava.
Bioidentical hormones are also plant-based, but offer a significant advantage.
Phytohormones are sold as supplements and do not require a prescription. Using these products without expert medical guidance may, and in some cases, has caused more harm than good. Without monitoring of hormone levels, you run the risk of exacerbating hormonal imbalance.
Advantages of BRT:
- Bioidentical hormones are exact replicas of the body’s endogenous hormones.
- The body does not distinguish bioidentical hormones from its own and processes them the same.
- Bioidentical hormones are plant-based.
- US FDA law requires that bioidentical hormones must all come from one specific plant.
- Bioidentical hormones require a prescription which provides the added benefit of ongoing medical care. Make sure your physician has expertise in BRT and offers continuous lab testing.
- HRT goals are more easily controlled with bioidentical hormones.
Whether you chose to use phytoestrogens or not for HRT, is your choice, but it is important to make an educated decision.
Where Do Bioidentical Hormones Come From?
They are created from diosgenin, a chemical extracted from with wild yam or soy. The diosgenin must undergo a 3-step chemical process done in a lab to produce the estrogen.
What Is Compounded Medicine?
Compounded medications are made by experts who develop recipes specifically for each patient based on their medical condition and needs. They are prepared in small batches and do not require commercial fillers and preservatives that industrial pharmaceuticals require for a long shelf life
Another bonus: Custom-compounded medications may cost up to 50% to 75% less than commercial prescriptions.
Mint Pharmacy’s expert compounding pharmacists create customized prescriptions from scratch using the same active ingredients found in commercially available prescriptions and obtains medications from FDA-approved sources.
Why Should I Buy From GoodPill Rx?
With the benefit of personalized medicine at affordable prices, MinRx’s solutions provide relief for your mind as well as your body. Private, free shipping with the convenience of auto refills and online medical consultations help you continue your HRT.
1Seaman, Andrew. DHEA vaginal suppository good alternative to estrogen creams. Health News. Reuters. Jan. 5, 2016. Online: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-menopause-dhea/dhea-vaginal-suppository-good-alternative-to-estrogen-creams-idUSKBN0UJ0B720160105. Last visited Oct. 10, 2019.
2 DHEA Makes the fat go away. Harvard Health Publishing. March 2014. Online: https://www.health.harvard.edu/newsletter_article/DHEA_makes_the_fat_go_away
3,4 Seaman, Andrew. DHEA vaginal suppository good alternative to estrogen creams. Health News. Reuters. Jan. 5, 2016. Online: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-menopause-dhea/dhea-vaginal-suppository-good-alternative-to-estrogen-creams-idUSKBN0UJ0B720160105. Last visited Oct. 10, 2019.
5,6 DHEA: MedLinePlus, U.S. National Library of Medicine, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services National Institutes of Health. Online: https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/natural/331.html Last visited Oct. 10. 2019.
7 Testosterone for Women. Women’s Health Concern, British Menopause Society. Online: https://www.womens-health-concern.org/help-and-advice/factsheets/testosterone-for-women/. Last visited Oct. 10, 2019.
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