Internationally, bioidentical hormones information, like hormone therapy (HT) information, is being continually updated.

Meno Martha and Bioidentical Hormones, Natural or Not?

In The Issue With Bioidentical Hormones: Not-So Natural the (Australian) Jean Hailes for Women’s Health (JH) free monthly health article for June 2018, the JH elaborate on:

“Women who take bioidentical hormones often choose them over HRT/MHT because they believe they are made only from plant extracts and not synthesised in a laboratory. In reality though, just like vitamin supplements, these hormones are commercially processed”.

In The Issue With Bioidentical Hormones: Science and Safety the JH also note:

Meno Martha and Bioidentical Hormones, Natural or Not?

“Neither the Australasian Menopause Society, the International Menopause Society or the United States Endocrine Society support the use of bioidentical HRT”.

In Menopause: Did You Know? “Bio-identical” Hormones and Compounded “Bio-identical” Hormones, updated on 20 June 2018, the (United States) U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) elaborate on:

“Some hormones for menopause are called “bio-identical” by their sellers because they claim they are identical to hormones made in a woman’s body. These hormones are made from plant estrogens and are said to be a natural form of Menopause Hormone Therapy with fewer risks. These products have not been approved by FDA.

  • FDA is concerned that claims like these may mislead women and healthcare professionals. These claims may give them a false sense of assurance about using potentially dangerous hormone products
  • Be aware that natural doesn’t always mean safe”.

Meno Martha and Bioidentical Hormones, Natural or Not?In Bioridiculous, posted on the North American Menopause Society’s (NAMS’s) MenoPause Blog, the author includes the answer to the question:

“Why, then, do women turn to predatory, nonscientific methodologies for coping with this common life passage?”.

Meno Martha and Bioidentical Hormones, Natural or Not?In Bioidentical Compounded Hormone Products a video in the NAMS Video Series-2017, “natural”, “bioidentical” and “compounded just for me”, are discussed.

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