Most men and women on hormone replacement are taking hormones foreign to the human body, whether synthetic or derived from pregnant horses (Premarin). We believe it is important to take natural-derived hormones that are identical to ones that are supposed to be in your system. In addition, too many people are taking excessive amounts of hormones and this now becomes the major cause of their symptoms. Not only do we work with compounding pharmacists to provide a hormone and dosage matched to your needs, but we monitor very closely with saliva hormone levels to ensure balance is achieved. Too many patients are relying on blood testing and it seems the body can accommodate very high levels of total body hormones before it shows up elevated in blood.