Bio-identical Hormones–The issue with our hormones is not as simple as bio-identical or not!
First of all, there are hundreds of human hormones. There are endocrine, exocrine, anti-stress, stress creating, blood sugar controlling, energy giving, energy depleting, muscle or vaso-constricting [Vaso=blood vessel], muscle or vaso-relaxing, growth hormone, masculinizing, feminizing, weight loss, weight gain hormones, bone de-mineralizing/losing, and bone re-mineralizing/building. Most hormones are not correctly classified as a sex hormone, and those that are have more significant attributes than feminizing or masculinizing—as in what they do they do in both sexes to allow a certain function to occur.
Both sexes have almost all the same hormones; they just have them in relatively different amounts. The balance between hormones is critical to health but is pretty darn complicated to understand. And mathematical concepts/measurements are required! Medical doctors are taught a very limited and very skewed amount about the hormones we would consider the male and female hormones, in favor of selling pharmaceutical drugs in the forms of estrogens, progestins, and testosterone.
I cannot recommend any form of prescriptive hormone because no prescription will obtain a bio-identical i.e.-truly human form of the hormone. By definition, needing a prescription to access the hormone, means that it is not bio-identical! Bio-identical substances can’t be patented, and so cannot be sold by prescription. Without the prescription, the pricing cannot be marked up to create the profits the pharmaceutical companies require! So there is no profit to the pharm company to sell them.