Synthetic hormones are hormones which are not biologically identical to human hormones and thus are recognized by the body as “foreign.” For example, Premarin® a drug commonly used in estrogen replacement therapy, is derived from pregnant mares’ urine. In fact, there are more than 50 horse estrogens in Premarin® Because horse estrogen is foreign to the human body, women lack the enzymes and cofactors to metabolize it safely. Foreign estrogens, like those in Premarin® are called xeno-estrogens. With potentially dangerous side effects, they are also found in insecticides and plastic bottles. Synthetic progesterone (progestins, like ProveraTM, which is medroxyprogesterone acetate or MPA) can have negative side effects including possible blood clots, an increased risk of heart disease, headaches, fluid retention, weight gain, mood swings, and breakthrough bleeding. In addition, other chemicals that may produce adverse side effects must be added to the synthetic hormones to facilitate absorption and utilization by the body. Once considered the “cure” for menopausal symptoms, many experts believe that synthetic hormones may do more harm than good. A portion of the widely publicized Women’ Health Initiative (WHI) Study on BHRT was stopped early when it concluded that risks including increased breast cancer, heart attacks, strokes, and blood clots exceed the benefits. According to the California Healthspan Institute, synthetic HRT “is not really true hormone replacement therapy since to be categorized as a ‘hormone’ the substance must naturally exist in the human body.” Plus, if every woman’s and man’s body is different, common sense would dictate that a standardized dose could not be the appropriate treatment for an individual woman or man.
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