The use of Bioidentical estrogen refers to the use of three main types of estrogens: Estrone (E1), Estradiol (E2), and Estriol (E3). Combinations of three main types of estrogens are customized by your compounding pharmacists to adress each woman’s particular needs. Bioidentical estrogen will also give protective benefits that were provided by your natural hormones.
Estrogen replacement therapy using bioidentical estrogen has been shown to have positive cardiovascular effect on postmenopausal women. Estrodiol reduces myocardial infarction by reducing oxygen demand by the heart through decreasing peripheral vascular resistance. Studies have also found that it has positive effects on lipid profile. When Estradiol was given orally or transdermally, LDL (‘bad cholesterol) was decreased and HDL (‘good cholesterol’) was increased. Estradiol has a positive effect on bone mineral density in oral and transdermal dosage forms. This can reduce bone loss, thus decreasing the risk of osteoporosis. Estradiol also can have positive effect on skin aging, lowering blood pressure, and controlling blood sugar level in patients with non-insulin dependent diabetes (Type 2 DM).