Bioidentical Hormones have this exact Chemical Composition, Structure, and 3-D shape, just like the one you make in your body. If you put a Bioidentical Hormone side by side with the same hormone your body makes - you would not be able to tell the difference between the two. They are identical.
Pharmaceutical “look-a-like” hormones are created with add-on additional "side chains" to the originalhormone. They may also have altered chemical bonds.
And pharmaceutical “look-a-like” hormones sometimes even have different numbers of Carbons, Hydrogens or Oxygens, changing essentially everything about the chemical structure and function of the original hormone.
These alterations are created by Pharmaceutical companies on purpose in order to create a “look-a-like” hormone that is stronger than the body’s own hormone.
And thus, this stronger synthetic “look-a-like” will send abnormal messages to the organs and cells of the body such as preventing ovulation, (and thus pregnancy), terminating a pregnancy, inducing endometrial shedding, and even increasing a child’s size and growth.
These abnormal changes of the hormone’s chemical structure and function, results in unwanted side effects. Our body simply doesn't know what to do with the altered hormone structure.
Pharmaceutical companies market these synthetic altered hormones as hormones which act a lot like the body’s own Bioidentical Hormones. But the side effects that occur with these synthetic altered hormone “look-a-likes” can cause horrendously dangerous side effects.
For instance, ProgesTINS, such as Medroxyprogesterone, Levonorgestrel, and Norethindrone are the “look-a-like” imitations for Bioidentical ProgesterONE. ALL Hormone Replacement therapies that have more than just Estrogen in them, and ALL birth control pills, are made with ProgesTINS.
The side effects of these Bioidentical Progesterone “look-a-likes” include increasing the risk of breast cancer, stroke, heart disease and blood clots.
On the other hand, Bioidentical ProgesterONE, causes NONE of these side effects, and in fact are believed to decrease the risk of breast cancer, and lower blood pressure which helps protect against high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke and many other serious medical conditions.