Compounded hormones are plant-derived and are biologically identical to the hormones that are produced by the human body. These hormones supplement deficiencies to mimic the body’s natural processes.
To alleviate the symptoms associated with perimenopause and menopause, most physicians will prescribe commercially available hormone repalcement therapy. A disadvantage of commercially available hormones is that many are synthetic. Synthetic hormones in chemical structure from those produced by the human body are much more potent. These differences often lead to unwanted side effects. Another disadvantage to commercially available hormone therapy is their limited dosage strengths and forms.