Structural differences exist between human, synthetic and animal hormones. In order for a replacement hormone to fully replicate the function of hormones which were originally naturally produced and present in the human body, the chemical structure must exactly match the original. There are significant differences between hormones that are natural to humans and synthetic or horse preparations. Side chains can be added to a naturally-occurring hormone to create a synthetic drug that can be patented by a manufacturer. 

Your compounding pharmacist can tell you that hormone replacement therapy isn’t just for women – many men can benefit from it too! Recent research has identified a number of common physical and emotional symptoms experienced by men as they age, including: decreased libido, muscle mass, strength, and stamina; impotence; osteoporosis’ heart disease’ sleep disorders’ depression and anxiety. Many of these men might be diagnosed properly with “andropause” or “male menopause,” a condition related to decrease levels of testosterone or increasing levels of estrogen. 

Your natural balance may be restored though supplementation of the hormone testosterone, which has been shown to relive the symptoms of andropause. Of course, not all men are the same – different men may need different amounts of testosterone to help address their individual symptoms. The value of hormone replacement through pharmacy compounding is its ability to fit your unique body and hormone levels, resulting in