Bioidentical progesterone and synthetic progestins are two different types of hormones used to treat a variety of conditions. Bioidentical progesterone is structurally identical to the progesterone hormone that is naturally produced by the body, while synthetic progestins are chemically modified versions of progesterone.
Here are some advantages of taking bioidentical progesterone over synthetic progestins:
- Bioidentical progesterone has a more natural molecular structure that is identical to the hormone produced by the body, which may result in fewer side effects and a more favorable safety profile compared to synthetic progestins.
- Bioidentical progesterone has been shown to be effective in reducing menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes and night sweats, while also providing protection against osteoporosis and breast cancer. Synthetic progestins have been associated with an increased risk of breast cancer.
- Bioidentical progesterone has a shorter half-life in the body, which means it is metabolized more quickly and is less likely to accumulate in the body, potentially reducing the risk of adverse effects.
- Bioidentical progesterone can be customized to an individual’s unique needs and can be made in a variety of delivery methods, such as creams, gels, pills, and injections. Synthetic progestins are limited to certain delivery methods, which may not be suitable for all patients.
- Bioidentical progesterone may offer benefits beyond the treatment of menopausal symptoms, such as improving mood, sleep, and libido, while also reducing anxiety and depression.
Our compounding pharmacy uses ultra-micronized progesterone when compounding progesterone into capsules, creams, and lozenges. Making them better absorb by mouth and hence more bioavailable than once made in other pharmacies. For questions about compounded progesterone and other bioidentical hormones, call our pharmacy