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Hormones

We don’t prescribe hormones here at VIGEO Health.  Our expertise lies elsewhere. But they are so important that we have a page on our website dedicated to explaining them. Are you doing all the right things with health, nutrition, exercise ,and sleep, yet feel something still isn’t right? Hormones may be the missing link. We highly encourage you to find a clinic near you that specializes in hormones, and get on a dose that is right for your body.


We recommend PR Aesthetics in Draper, UT.  They provide bioidentical hormone therapy and are able to prescribe to all 50 states. If you are on the fence about whether hormones are right for you, talk with Stephanie Smith, NP, at PR Aesthetics to see if they can help!




Hormones function as chemical messengers throughout the body and are crucial for growth and development, sexual health, reproduction, metabolism and multiple other body functions. A few examples of factors affecting hormones include genetics, puberty, pregnancy, environmental factors, medications, supplements, aging, and illness.


Confused with the terms used to describe hormones? 

Here’s a short description of the differences. 


Natural hormones are substances which are found in nature, but aren’t necessarily Bioidentical to what we produce in our bodies.   This includes the hormone PREMARIN, which is made of PREgnant MARe urINe.  It might be natural hormones for a pregnant horse, but it doesn’t have a place in the human body. Say no to the blister pack of contraceptive pills.


Synthetic hormones are made in a compounding pharmacy to replicate the exact hormones that we produce in our bodies.  This is a much more cost-effective way of reproducing them, and our bodies cannot tell the difference.


Bioidentical hormones have the same molecular or chemical structure as the hormones produced in your body. They can be made by a compounding pharmacy, or commercially available from pharmaceutical companies. VIGEO Health advocates for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.


There are many different routes to administer hormones. A few include injection, pellets, creams, transdermal (through the skin/under the tongue), and oral tablets or capsules. The goal of a good hormone replacement therapy regimen is to provide stable blood levels, which is why we at VIGEO recommend a daily dose. Your hormone specialist can help you determine the best route for your goals and lifestyle.

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