Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) has actually been used in the United States since 1938. Bio-identical Hormones are all natural plant based products made from yams and a small amount of soy. These hormones have the same molecular structure as the hormones produced within our own bodies, hence the term ‘bio-identical’.
There are numerous studies worldwide that document the benefits and safety of BHRT. These studies also report a lower incidence of side effects when compared with prescription drugs.
BHRT should not be confused with “synthetic hormones” which are typically found in many creams, gels and injection therapies used for hormone replacement.