BioTE Hormone Replacement
Trinity Doctors Group
Originally developed in 1939 for women who underwent radical hysterectomies. Widely used in Europe and Australia, they are the longest studied form of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to date.
Bioidentical hormones can be introduced into the body and go directly to the receptor and be recognized, unlike synthetic hormones that must be changed prior to the body being able to absorb them.
They are similar to the size of a large grain of rice.
The estradiol and testosterone in the BioTE pellet are FDA approved, but the pellet itself is not.
However, the manufacturing of BioTE pellets are under strict regulations by the FDA due to being made in a 503B facility.
For women, usually anywhere from 3 to 6 months, depending on age, activity and stress level. For men, around 4 to 6 months. The more the patient moves, the better and faster the pellets will be absorbed.
Pellets are bioidentical and therefore readily absorbed in the body.
They are metabolized through the kidneys—not the liver—so byproducts are minimal. Pellets also bypass the stomach, so you absorb more of what you are given rather than losing some of the hormone through the “first pass effect” that you get with oral hormones.
Most insurance providers will cover the lab work and consultation.