Pellet Therapy 101: What Are Pellets?


Methods of Hormone Therapy


Despite images of hamster food that the word “pellet” may conjure, Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) via pellet therapy is one of the most effective methods to optimize your hormones. BHRT is available in three forms: oral, topical, and pellets. We specialize in pellet therapy because we have found that pellets provide the most consistent dosing of customized hormones over a 90-day period for women and 180-day period for men.


What’s in a Pellet?


Your first visit to LoveJoy Clinic will involve blood work to learn more about your hormone levels and help us create the right combination for your treatment. Once we know what your body needs, we use specific pellets that are compounded with estradiol or testosterone in several dose strength. Pellet therapy is a targeted way to supply your body with age-related declines in hormones. Using LoveJoy established protocols, we ensure that the right dosage is applied for your needs.


Why We Prefer Pellet Therapy


As you can see from the photo, pellets are approximately the size of a grain of rice. They are inserted just underneath the skin to provide a more direct supply of BHRT. In contrast to  other methods such as creams or oral treatments, pellet therapy provides direct access to your bloodstream and increases efficacy. Your body is then able to access what it needs and you don’t have to worry about daily or weekly reminders to take supplements.


Owned and operated by Nurse Practitioners, our combined decades of experience working with men and women to achieve optimal hormones has given us the firsthand opportunity to observe the benefits of this method. We would love the opportunity to answer your questions and support your health goals.

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