How to Buy Bioidentical Hormones Online

By Beth Richards

Bioidentical hormones are different from traditional synthetic hormones in that bioidentical hormones look and act on a molecular level like the ones our bodies make. Bioidentical hormones are made from plants and sometimes animals, and are changed in a lab so that the molecules are similar to human hormones. To buy bioidentical hormones online, you have to know which ones you need and what kind of delivery system you want to use.

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Bioidentical hormones are different from traditional synthetic hormones in that bioidentical hormones look and act on a molecular level like the ones our bodies make. Bioidentical hormones are made from plants and sometimes animals, and are changed in a lab so that the molecules are similar to human hormones. To buy bioidentical hormones online, you have to know which ones you need and what kind of delivery system you want to use.

Learn all you can about bioidentical hormones and how they pertain to your individual needs. Visit informative websites like www.johnleemd.com, designed by the late Dr. John Lee, international authority on hormones and author of the book "What Your Doctor May Not Tell You about Menopause."

Test yourself. Many sites like www.safemenopausesolutions.com offer home kits that help you to determine your specific hormone replacement needs. Sites that sell test kits usually offer or link to ways to purchase bioidentical hormones online.

Decide which type of bioidentical hormone you want to try. Natural and bioidentical hormones are available as supplements, creams, gels, lozenges and suppositories. Lotions and gels are the preferred delivery system for many people because the transdermal method allows hormones to be readily absorbed.

Check out online compounding pharmacies like www.pharmacyspecialties.com. These sites are excellent resources for consultations on hormone replacement as well as a place to buy bioidentical hormones online.

Explore local options to find online resources. Locate a health care practitioner who prescribes bioidentical hormones. Physicians who use bioidentical often work with online compounding pharmacies that will fill your prescription. Online pharmacies can also sell you bioidentical hormones without a prescription.

Tip

Hormone therapy is not an exact science. Individuals respond differently to types and amounts. If the kind of bioidentical hormone you first choose isn't working, try another method or source.

Warning

Always check with your health care provider before using bioidentical hormones. The terms bioidentical hormones and natural hormones are sometimes interchangeable, but both are still considered to be medicinal and can have side effects or when combined with other medications.

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About the Author

Beth Richards, a freelance writer since 2002, writes about health and draws from her 25 years as a licensed dispensing optician. She has authored several books, writes for national magazines including "Country Living" and "Organic Family" and is a health and wellness features writer for several publications. She is earning a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Maryland.

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