It’s All About Balance: What to Know About Hormone Pellet Therapy
Improper hormone levels can have a significant impact on mood, strength, performance, and recovery. Hormones are critical to athletic adaptation, and low levels can negatively affect muscle growth, endurance, and how long it takes the body to recover after even a moderate workout.
While balancing nutrition, training load, and recovery can help both casual and serious athletes maintain an optimal hormonal response, sometimes individuals require medical intervention to restore hormones such as estrogen and testosterone to appropriate levels.
Hormone Pellet Therapy: A Consistent, Convenient Solution
Estrogen replacement therapy and testosterone therapy have long been used as a means of rebalancing hormone levels. But creams, pills, and injections can result in inconsistent hormone delivery – often resulting in skyrocketing levels that quickly drop off. Their efficacy also relies on individuals administering them at precise times and in a precise manner. Mood and energy fluctuations are the result – and can significantly impact day-to-day activities as well as training and recovery.
In contrast, Hormone Pellet Therapy involves the insertion of a hormone-filled pellet beneath the skin. The pellet releases small and regular amounts of a hormone into the body, keeping hormone levels consistent and making it much easier for athletes to set training and recovery goals. Pellets release hormones based on your cardio output, ensuring that your hormone levels remain stable no matter your stress or activity levels.
The benefits of Hormone Pellet Therapy include:
- Consistent training results
- Improved endurance
- Increased strength
- Improved sleep cycles
- Easier weight management
- Improved focus
- Faster recovery
Hormone Pellet Therapy: When to Consider It
Hormone Pellet Therapy can be an effective solution for:
- Women going through menopause
- Men with low testosterone levels
- Men and women whose hormone levels show an imbalance
- Men and women seeking improved training outcomes
Individuals can keep an eye out for the signs and symptoms of a hormone imbalance, and bring it to the attention of their trainer, doctor, or other medical expert.
Symptoms of hormonal imbalance or low estrogen in women include:
- Hot flashes and night sweats
- Cold hands and feet
- Breast tenderness
- Mood swings, including irritability and depression
- Sleep issues and fatigue
- Brittle nails and hair
- Loss of bone density
- Lack of sex drive
Symptoms of hormonal imbalance or low testosterone in men include:
- Muscle loss and weight gain
- Reduced strength and endurance gains in the gym
- Mood changes, including irritability and depression
- Poor concentration and brain fog
- Sleep issues and fatigue
- ED problems
If you are experiencing some or all of these symptoms, Hormone Pellet Therapy could be an effective solution for you.
Hormone Pellet Therapy: What to Expect
Hormone Pellet Therapy is simple and convenient to administer and is done in-office by a physician or physician’s assistant. A local anesthetic is applied to the hip area, and the pellet is inserted via a small incision. The pellet begins acting immediately, and patients will begin feeling improvements in training and recovery outcomes in as little as one to two weeks. Depending on your needs, the pellet is replaced 2-4 times a year – a significant contrast to the daily or every other-day application of creams and oils. At Optimum Human, we use Hormone Pellet Therapy from EvexiPEL.
Because a physician’s assistant or doctor must administer hormone pellets, Optimum Human will direct interested parties to our on-site sister company, Southwest Women’s Oncology and Health. SWWO is a highly recognized, state-of-the-art treatment center providing oncological and health services and treatments in a warm, hospitality-inspired environment and works closely with Optimum Human to ensure exceptional outcomes.
For more information about how Hormone Pellet Therapy can improve your training and performance outcomes, or for a consultation to assess your hormone levels, contact the team at Optimum Human today!