Pellet Therapy

Learn about the two types of pellet therapy and how to get started with subcutaneous pellets using bio-identical hormone replacement therapy in BioTE® Medical's Frequently Asked Questions!


What is pellet therapy?

BioTE Medical offers bio-identical hormone replacement therapy in the form of subcutaneous pellets. We offer two kinds of pellets: both estradiol pellets and testosterone pellets. These pellets are inserted into the hip area during an in-office visit after testing has been done to determine the exact quantity of the hormone each patient requires. Every dose is custom created based on your tests to ensure uou have the exact number of hormones needed over time.

It is said that bio-identical hormones, such as the ones used by BioTE Medical, work better with the natural chemistry of the body because they most closely replicate the molecular structure of the hormones that naturally occur within the body.

How long do pellets last?

Pellets last between 3 and 6 months depending on gender, weight, absorption rates and the amount of deficiency or surplus of hormones present within the patient at the time of administration. Pellets are reinserted between 2 and 4 times per year to help keep hormones optimized and balanced.

What is the primary advantage to BHRT pellet therapy?

Pellet therapy differs from pills and creams in that it allows for consistent dosing throughout the day. Other administrations of hormones can create a rollercoaster effect for the user as the pills and creams do not release consistent amounts of the hormone throughout the day.

What is the advantage to bio-identical hormones over synthetic hormones?

It is said that bio-identical hormones, such as the ones used by BioTE Medical work better with the natural chemistry of the body because they most closely replicate the molecular structure of the hormones that naturally occur within the body.

Is there more than one type of pellet?

Yes, there are two major pellet therapy types: Estrogen Pellets and Testosterone Pellets.

What are estrogen pellets?

Estrogen pellets are small cylinders composed of estradiol, a form of estrogen. Estrogen pellets treat emotional, reproductive and non-reproductive symptoms. The most common administration for estrogen pellets is to treat the uncomfortable symptoms of aging in women though they can also be used as a preventative treatment of other conditions and to balance hormones of men and women at any age. Talk to your BioTE Medical provider about how pellet therapy may be able to help you live your best life today.

What are testosterone pellets?

Testosterone pellets are small cylinders made of custom compounded testosterone. The testosterone pellets can be used to treat a variety of conditions including emotional symptoms, reproductive symptoms and non-reproductive symptoms. There are also conditions that may be treated preventatively by testosterone pellets. Talk to your BioTE Medical provider about how pellet therapy may be able to help you live your best life today.

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Hormone Wellness

Hormone Wellness

The Wellness Quiz will help gather your symptoms and connect you with a BioTE® Medical Certified Provider to help you understand what BioTE Medical can do for you.

Are your hormones balanced?

A simpler question is how do you know if your hormones aren't balanced? You will likely feel unwell and not be able to figure out why. The practitioners certified by BioTE® Medical have seen the life-changing results time and time again; balanced hormones can change your life.

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Why are balanced hormones important?

Studies have shown that balanced hormones are necessary for good health and disease prevention for women and men throughout the entire life cycle. However, balanced hormones become even more critical for health as we grow older and more susceptible to disease.

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What is hormone optimization?

BioTE® Medical optimizes hormone levels with bio-identical hormone pellets. Hormone optimization is a process by which levels of hormones throughout the body are equalized through continual absorption of BHRT pellets, leading to peak levels of health and wellbeing.

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How do BHRT Hormone Pellets work?

Hormone pellets release bio-identical hormones into the bloodstream continuously. These are tiny pellets just under the skin, typically placed in the upper hip. BHRT pellets are smaller than a grain of rice and are consistently effective for between 3 and 6 months.

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Age Healthier, Live Happier - The Book

Age Healthier, Live Happier - The Book

The CEO and founder of BioTE® Medical, Gary Donovitz M.D., wrote Age Healthier Live Happier which is a book about his clinical experience treating patients with bio-identical hormone replacement subcutaneous pellet therapy—commonly known as pellets.

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