Bio-identical hormones are made from plant based material and are identical to the hormones produced in the human body, on the molecular level. They are used to treat the symptoms of peri-menopause, menopause, and post-menopause. Benefits of BHRT include: protect against osteoporosis, reduced risk of breast cancer, improved mood and sleep, prevention of Alzheimer's Disease and improved libido. Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy can be formulated at compounding pharmacies at specific levels tailored to each patient. Individual hormones can be purchased at set amounts and mixed as instructed. Most bio-identical hormone treatments come in creams, suppositories, oral form or injections. Often the amount used will fluctuate depending on the monthly female reproductive cycle. Studies show traditional treatment with synthetic hormones has dangerous side-effects. Recent research indicates BHRT is preferred by patients, has less side-effects and is more effective than the synthetic treatments of the past. We encourage you to read the data and decide if synthetic or natural compounds is a better fit for you.