According to Hotze Health & Wellness Center, when it comes to hormone imbalance, bioidentical hormones are the optimal solution. Because of the precise dosing, the quality of these hormones is vitally important. So, how do you know if the hormones you are taking are high quality? For starters, listen to your body.
Celia got natural relief for her menopausal symptoms using bioidentical hormones. However, when she decided to switch pharmacies in order to save money, her health slowly declined. The truth is that pharmacy quality standards can vary greatly depending on where you go. As an example, compounding pharmacies are legally granted up to a 10% variance in the weight from capsule to capsule. This means that you are not guaranteed your proper dosage when you go to fill your hormone prescription.
At Hotze Pharmacy, we strive for a weight variance of less than 1%, and if it’s more than a 3% variance, we throw it away. Weight testing is an internal measure that can indicate that the capsule ingredients have been distributed uniformly across the compounded batch. Beyond that, we also send samples of hormones each week to a 3rd party lab (the same lab used by the Texas State Board of Pharmacy) for potency testing. This is intended to verify that the correct amount of active ingredient, i.e. estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, etc., is contained within the capsule. The result? You can have peace of mind knowing that you’re getting exactly what the doctor ordered.
Watch Celia share with Dr. Hotze how much better she feels now that she switched back to high quality hormones.