Best Testosterone Pellet Therapy for Men and Women in Denver
Testosterone pellet therapy for men and women in Denver has been a proven and favored method of hormone optimization for over 80 years. Our favored providers at Integrative Health and Rehabilitation are proud to offer testosterone pellets to both men and women.
As we age, our bodies slow testosterone production. Conversely, the male version of this is often called “Andropause” and some of the symptoms are comparable to the symptoms women experience while going through menopause.
Beginning in their 30s, testosterone production in men will drop 1% to 3% per year. Women can lose up to 50% of their testosterone production by the time they reach menopause.
In published studies, pellet therapy (aka BHRT) has been proven superior for these conditions:
- Relief of menopausal symptoms
- Maintenance of bone density
- Restoration of sleep patterns
- Enhanced sex drive
- Increased sexual response and performance
- All with no to minimal side effects.
What Are Testosterone Pellets?
Pellet therapy is an effective, natural form of hormone optimization that has been safely used for over 80 years. Pellets can be used in place of testosterone shots for both testosterone and estrogen therapy in men and women.
In many peer-reviewed studies pellet therapy has been shown to be superior to shots for relief of menopausal symptoms, maintenance of bone density, better sleep patterns, and improvement in sex drive, libido, sexual response, and performance, all with minimal side effects.
Biote testosterone pellets are produced in certified 503 B compounding pharmacies that undergo rigorous third-party testing for sterility, potency (strength), efficacy, and impurities. Biote providers will only use Biote pellets, which are manufactured with more stringent requirements than many other testosterone pellet brands.
Testosterone and Estrogen pellets are available in a wide range of strengths that allow your provider to create a very specific, individually optimized dose of hormones for your specific needs. After being inserted, these plant-based hormones are released at an even level that mimics your body’s own endocrine system. Once implanted, the therapy works with your body for anywhere from 3-4 months (for most women) and 5-7 months (for most men). Patients often begin to feel the effects of their pellet therapy within the first one to 3 days and with full results experienced in just 2 to 3 weeks.
Pellets are “bio-identical” to the hormones produced in our bodies. Hence, after your specific dosage is calculated from your extensive blood tests, the rice-sized pellets will be implanted just beneath the skin. They are usually placed in the upper buttocks. The incision is very small and requires only a band-aid.
Custom Testosterone Pellet Strengths
Your pellets come in a wide range of strengths which allows your doctor to provide a very specific, personalized dosage. This helps optimize your hormone levels to fit your specific needs. When it comes to hormone therapy, it is extremely important to tailor your treatment to your unique needs. Hormone optimization should never use a “one size fits all” approach.
Once implanted, the pellets will release a steady, consistent level of bio-identical hormones into the body. This closely imitates the body’s own natural endocrine system, fluctuating throughout the day in correlation to your activity levels. Just like your endocrine system does with your naturally produced hormones.
Where Does the Testosterone in Pellets Come From?
Derived from yams, testosterone pellets are biologically identical to the human form of testosterone. Unlike synthetic testosterone (testosterone cypionate or propionate), This prevents your body from having to go through the process of breaking them down and “rebuilding” them in a form your body can use.
Pellets are also completely biodegradable which allows them to be absorbed without leaving any potentially irritating byproducts. Because of their steady, time-release dosing, there are minimal side effects from testosterone pellet therapy. Pellets are an easy and convenient form of hormone replacement therapy. Patients often begin to feel the effects of the pellet implants within the first 24 – 72 hours with full results occurring in less than three weeks.
Why is Testosterone Pellet Therapy Prescribed Over Other Hormone Therapies?
Unlike other forms of hormone therapy, pellets simulate our bodies natural rhythms of releasing hormones into our systems. The slower diffusion of the pellets that also matches conditions like increased exercise or activity, helps avoid the “roller coaster” effect of daily or weekly injections, topical applications, or oral treatments. They are also bioidentical to human hormones which reduces the incidence of some unwanted side effects like blood clots.
What are the Symptoms of Low Testosterone?
Testosterone regulates or helps regulate many of the body’s key functions. By comparison, low testosterone symptoms in men and women include:
- Extreme fatigue
- Mood swings
- Lack of sleep
- Memory loss
- Lack of focus
- Brain fog
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Weight gain
- Joint pain
- Bladder symptoms
- Decreased sex drive
Men dealing with low testosterone can experience erectile dysfunction stemming from low desire. However, this type of ED does not respond well to the most common ED medications like Viagra or Cialis. Men with low testosterone levels are also at increased risk of developing:
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Cardiovascular disease
- Prostate cancer
- Diabetes mellitus (DM)
- Sarcopenia (muscle loss)
Studies have found that low testosterone levels in women can see an increased risk of:
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Cardiovascular disease
- Diabetes mellitus (DM)
- Possibly breast cancer
In fact, one in seven premenopausal women will die of heart disease while in postmenopausal women, this number rises to one in three.
How Does Testosterone Pellet Therapy Work?
Testosterone pellet therapy for men and women in Denver uses pellets of a specific, personalized dosage, inserted under the skin just 2 to 4 times per year. The benefits of pellet therapy include fewer treatments to achieve superior results and because the hormones are released slowly over time, there is no “roller coaster” effect that occurs when large amounts of hormones are delivered all at once which is what causes most side effects.
Conversely, Testosterone pellet therapy in women DOES NOT cause:
- Deepening or changes in the voice
- Increased aggression
- Increased risk of breast cancer
Therefore, Testosterone pellet therapy in men has been shown to:
- Improved erectile ability
- Prostate protection
- Cardiovascular protection
- Lower cholesterol and increased HDL
- Increased energy
- Improved feeling of overall well-being
- Reduced body fat
- Increased muscle mass
- Reduced anxiety and irritability
- Cognitive clarity
In women, testosterone pellet therapy has been shown to:
- Protection of key tissues such as bone, brain, heart, breasts, etc.
- Enhanced libido
- Heart protection
- Lower cholesterol and LDL
- Increased energy
- Enhanced sleep
- Greater feeling of overall well-being
- Reduced body fat
- Reduced “brain fog”
In both men and women, testosterone treatment can provide:
- Depression relief
- Anxiety relief
- Improved cognitive clarity
- Increased bone strength
- Increased muscle strength
How Long Does the Best Testosterone Pellet Therapy for Men and Women in Denver Last?
Pellets typically last from 3-4 months in women, and 4-5 months in men. The pellets completely and naturally dissolve on their own; so there is never any need to have them removed.
How Long Does it Take to Feel the Effects of Testosterone Pellets?
Patients often feel the initial effects of the pellets within the first 24-72 hours, with full results within 3 weeks. Because the benefits of BHRT depend largely on the diet, lifestyle, and stress levels of the patient, it’s important to do more than just supplement your Testosterone levels.
Are Testosterone Pellets Safe?
Providing hormone therapy that is safe is the number one priority for the hormone specialists at Integrative Health and Rehabilitation. Their staff takes every precaution to ensure you receive the best hormone optimization available.
What are the Side Effects of the Best Testosterone Pellet Therapy for Men and Women in Denver?
Because of their plant-based and bioidentical nature, pellet therapy has very few ill effects. Breast discomfort or tenderness in the nipples can occur but usually disappears in just a few weeks. Very rarely the site of the pellet insertion can become inflamed or mildly irritated. There is an occasional increase in facial hair or mild acne, which can be easily managed with minor adjustments to your dosage.
By comparison, the possible side effects of testosterone therapy can include:
- Increased risk of blood clots
- Nipple sensitivity
- Increased aggression and mood swings
How Are Hormone Levels Monitored During Testosterone Pellet Therapy?
Your hormone levels will tested before beginning therapy as well as 4 to 6 weeks after beginning therapy. Tests typically include, but are not limited to, PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) in men, Testosterone, LH (luteinizing hormone), blood count, liver profile, Thyroid hormones (TSH), Vitamin D, DHEA, Vitamin B-12 and Estrodial. Testing in women may also include FSH (follicle-stimulating hormone), and Progesterone.
Because of your specific needs, the frequency of your hormone testing may vary. Your practitioner will ensure that your hormone levels are kept at optimal levels for you.
Because PSA levels are used to monitor prostate function, men should maintain a regular schedule of yearly prostate exams. Women should continue to undergo their annual mammogram and PAP smear testing under the direction of their gynecologist. Women should also continue their monthly breast self-exams.
Will insurance cover pellet treatment?
Some insurance companies cover the cost of treatment while others do not. If you choose to use your insurance to pay for your pellet therapy, be aware that you may not see the same benefits as someone paying for their therapy themselves. This is because insurance companies can limit you to specific pellet manufacturers (some are better than others) and they may limit the amount of testosterone you receive, regardless of your doctor’s wishes.
How Do I Start the Best Testosterone Pellet Therapy for Men and Women in Denver?
In brief, starting pellet therapy in Arvada, Denver, or Wheat Ridge, Colorado couldn’t be simpler. First, take a quick online survey (Click HERE for the men’s survey and HERE for the women’s) and then, schedule a simple blood test at Integrative Health and Rehabilitation, our preferred Denver provider for testosterone pellet therapy.