What are hormone pellets?

Published on February 5, 2016 by

Bio-Identical pellets

Bio-Identical are used in both men and women to treat hormone deficiencies and imbalances. Sterile pellets are small, about the size of a grain of rice, containing compressed bio-identical hormones. They are placed beneath the skin in the upper part of your buttocks area in the fat. It is a simple office procedure.

hormone diagram

This method of bio-identical hormone delivery allows the body to slowly draw out small, physiologic doses of the needed hormone, providing for a more consistent steady-state delivery. The pellets typically dissolve over a period of three to four months, sometimes lasting up to six months. The timing depends upon how fast your body uses up the hormones. After a few pellet insertions you will know how often to get re-pelleted/

Pellet hormone therapy has been used since the late 1930s and is often considered one of the most natural ways to deliver hormones to the body. The hormones are identical to the body’s own both structurally and biologically. Because the body does the work on its own once the pellets are inserted, many people find this type of hormone therapy easier than other forms.

Testosterone Pellets

Both men and women are prescribed testosterone pellets for a variety of reasons. They can be used in the treatment of conditions such as:

  • Menstrual headaches
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Night sweats
  • Migraine headaches
  • Urinary Problems
  • Low libido
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Weight gain
  • Difficulty gaining muscle
  • An inability to recover after exercise
  • Decreased memory or focus
  • Brain fog
  • Insomnia

Each pellet is custom-prepared to meet the patient’s specific needs and goals. Only the best available ingredients are used to provide a high quality, sterile pellet.

Women may also receive an Estrogen pellet if needed.


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