- Bioidentical hormones replicate the same chemical structure as those in your body. Dr. Carpenter prefers to call them “human identical hormones.” These bioidentical or human identical hormones, such as estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone are dramatically different from the counterfeit hormones frequently used in medical practices. The two most widely used counterfeit hormones are Premarin and Provera.
- Human identical hormones are safer and more effective than the counterfeit hormones because our bodies recognize them as something familiar and natural. Counterfeit hormones are similar to a poison and should not be used. They may cause many side effects such as cancer, heart attacks, strokes, and blood clots.
- Pharmaceutical companies spread the message that bioidentical hormones and the counterfeit ones are interchangeable, but this is absolutely wrong. Their motivation for hiding the truth is their desire for the high profits that come from their patentable counterfeit hormones. For this reason, it is essential to consult with a hormone doctor before beginning any hormone therapy.
- Because human identical hormones are specifically formulated to match your body’s needs, there is no one-size-fits-all approach. Each human being is biologically unique and Dr. Carpenter designs the amount, dosages, and frequency to correctly match your needs.