FAQs About Biote

Biodentical Hormone Replacement Therapy in Denver

FAQs About Biote

FAQs about Biote (and Bioidentical Hormone Replacement) abound! While BHRT has been safely used for almost 100 years, some people haven’t heard about it before, and others have questions.

Q: What can I expect bio-identical hormones to do for me?

A: Behind “Is BHRT Safe”? Questions about the benefits of BHRT are the most commonly asked “FAQs about Biote”. Bio-identical hormone therapy can provide the following benefits:

  • Increased energy levels
  • Consistency in moods
  • Relief from anxiety or depression
  • Increased mental clarity and focus

Q: I’ve lost my sex drive, can BioTE therapy do anything to help with that?
A: Optimizing your hormone levels can significantly improve your libido.

Q: I get horrible headaches, can BioTE help me?

A: Yes! Bio-identical therapy has had great success with hormone-related headaches.

Q: If I am a woman, do I still need estrogen?

A: BioTE bio-identical estrogen is the essential hormone for a woman to protect her against heart attack, stroke, osteoporosis, and Alzheimer’s. Synthetic estrogen taken orally does not offer the same essential benefits.

Side Effects of Biote

Q: Can I grow unwanted hair from BioTE testosterone therapy?

A: There is less chance of hair growth with bio-identical hormones than synthetic treatments. Unlike creams, gels, and injections, there are very few side effects to BioTe pellet therapy. About 2% of BioTE patients experience mild acne or facial hair, and less than 1% experience hair thinning. All of these side effects are mild and easily treatable.  One of the reasons BioTe pellet therapy side effects are so minimal is because Biote pellet therapy delivers consistent amounts of hormones 24 hours a day for 4 to 6 months.

FAQs About Biote “Pellets”

Q: What is hormone pellet therapy?

A: Pellet therapy involves implanting small, plant-based pellets beneath the skin.  These pellets slowly enter the bloodstream at a rate driven by “cardiac output.”  As your heart rate increases (exercise, physical labor, etc.), more bio-identical hormones are released into the bloodstream. When you are resting or relaxing, the hormones enter the body more slowly.

Q: Will I need other medications?

A: Some women may need progesterone to protect the uterine lining unless the uterus has been removed (hysterectomy).

Q: What’s the difference between bio-identical hormone pellets and creams?

A: There are several ways that hormone pellet therapy differs from bio-identical creams. BioTE pellet therapy involves implanting tiny pellets beneath the skin, eliminating the “roller coaster” effect that often comes with using bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) creams.

Q: Are the pellets different for women and men?

A: A very popular “FAQs about Biote” question. Yes, the pellets are specially formulated to optimize the hormone levels of both men and women.

How Much Does Biote Therapy Cost?

Q: How much does Biote therapy cost?

A: Biote pellet therapy costs are generally similar to other hormone therapy delivery methods. Integrative Health and Rehabilitation charges $349 for female pellets, which typically last between 4-6 months (that breaks down to less than $3 a day). The male charge for pellet therapy is $699 and typically lasts six months (breaking down to less than $4 a day). Of course, the cost of hormone pellet therapy can differ based on your individual treatment plan and needs. Please also note this is the charge for the pellet insertion, not for any pre or post-pellet appointments.

Is Biote therapy safe?

Q: What if my primary care physician says there is ‘no data’ to support pellet implants? And is it safe?

A: Developed in the U.S. and first used in 1939, there are over 80 years of research to prove the safety and effectiveness of bio-identical hormone replacement therapy.  Safely used in 5 continents, studies have also shown and have been studied for eight decades, not only looking at safety and efficacy but the prevention of disease states such as breast cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s dementia, Type 2 diabetes, and much more.  There are hundreds of studies available to practitioners about hormone pellet therapy. Unfortunately, most do not know where to find them nor take or have the time to research the studies.

Q: How Do I Start Biote Therapy?

A: Your first step to starting Biote therapy is to take our simple, Free Hormone Imbalance Quiz. You can take the Men’s quiz HERE, and the Women’s HERE. Next, schedule a simple blood test with our preferred Denver Biote Provider.

Need More Answers to “FAQs About Biote”?

 If this doesn’t answer all of the FAQs about Biote, if you are in Arvada, Denver, or Wheat Ridge and have questions about Biote therapy, call our office at (303) 424-7171 or email us at info@IHRDenver.com. We are happy to answer any of your questions or schedule a simple test blood draw to determine if Biote Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy is for you.