Synthetic Sex Steroids
Synthetic Sex Steroids
“Frankenstein version of natural hormones”
Follow the money!
The drug industry changes a natural hormone molecule to make it
patentable – since, bioidentical hormones are not a patentable product, the
drug industry chemically alters the
natural homrones to make unnatural, but patentable and multi-billion dollar
profitable substances E.g.
Provera birth control (medroxyprogesterone acetate), to replace bio-identical
PROGESTERONE, Premarin for HRT (conjugated
estrogens) to replace bio-identical estrogens .
If hormone formulation
can’t be patented, don’t expect your doctor to offer bio-identical hormones -
companies can not patent/make money on a hormone naturally produced in the body,
explaining why mainstream medicine commonly offers non-bioidentical forms.
Sometimes delivery methods
can be patented –
and companies may
then offer bioidentical hormones in such as transdermal skin patches. E.g.
Vivelle, Estraderm, and Climara.
A variety of synthetic steroids and sterols have
been contrived -
Most synthetic hormones are steroids,
but some non-steroidal molecules can interact with the steroid receptors because
of their similarity in shape. Some examples of synthetic steroid hormones:
nandrolone (also known as
miscarriage/banned in 1971); ethinylestradiol (used today in almost all oral
What’s the problem with Synthetic hormones?
Some synthetic steroids have a weaker effect on
receptors, and some much stronger than the natural steroids whose receptors they
Synthetic hormones cause many serious health problems -
The 2002 Women’s Health Initiative report
showed very clearly that synthetic hormones made by pharmaceutical companies
caused many serious health problems in women.
Some of the known side effects are:
Increased risk of abortion and congenital
abnormalities if taken by pregnant women
Cardiac and renal dysfunction
Drop in PROGESTERONE
The Woman’s Health Initiative (WHI)
study demonstrated that a combination of Premarin (synthetic estrogen) and
26% increase in invasive breast cancer;
29% increase in heart attack risk or CHD death;
41% increase in stroke risk
200% increase in risk of blood clots.
These and other synthetic hormones should be banned,
but the Wyeth company,
for example, has been accustomed to making annual sales of 1 billion dollars on
the sale of Premarin and Prempro, and so it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to
figure why they’re still on the market!
for the Women's Health Initiative Investigators.
Risks and benefits of estrogen plus progestin
in healthy postmenopausal women: principal results From the Women's Health
Initiative randomized controlled trial.
2002 Jul 17;288(3):321-33
de Vathaire F,
replacement therapy and risk of breast cancer in a French cohort study of 3175
2002 Dec;5(4):332-40. PubMed
risk in relation to different types of hormone replacement therapy in the
Int J Cancer.
2005 Apr 10;114(3):448-54. PubMed
Natural/Bio-identical sex hormones are available
The sex hormones most often supplemented are all
available in bio-identical form by prescription
Many bioidentical hormones are also
available OTC in the U.S. – however,
ESTRADIOL (E2) is still not available
Estrogens: ESTRONE (E1) and ESTRIOL(E3);
(as 2% cream)
DHEA (in low doses) - an adrenal precursor
information on specific bio-identical hormones, follow links at right.
You can legally
purchase a prescription drug for your own personal use without a prescription – most people are unaware that U.S. Code 21, Section 331 allows you to
legally import around a 2-3 month/50 dose supply of any prescription drug for
your own personal use, without
a prescription. On request, your local U.S. Customs office will send you a free
copy of document CF4790
“Know Before You Go” (page 28 and 29)”.