Hormones play a vital role in a person’s overall body weight and body composition. When a person’s hormones become imbalanced, they can experience weight gain due to having lower energy levels and increased fat deposits. Adversely, people who become overweight can also experience hormone fluctuations as a result of suffering from symptoms related to metabolic syndrome.
Hormones and your weight
In the human body, testosterone helps keep men and women energized, and promotes the building of lean muscle mass. Although testosterone is generally produced more heavily in males, the hormone is still vital to women and their reproductive systems.
Since testosterone is associated with having higher energy levels, those who suffer from low testosterone levels will normally tend to exhibit more sedentary lifestyle habits such as lack of exercise and poor eating habits — both of which can contribute to weight gain.
Additionally, since testosterone helps the body convert food into energy and lean muscle mass, those with testosterone imbalances will gain weight as a result of having food converted into fat deposits instead of into lean muscle.
The role of pellet therapy in weight loss
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) in the form of pellets can help those with hormone imbalances lose weight by replenishing hormones with those that are naturally-occurring. Compared to BHRT pills, pellet therapy can release hormones within the body all throughout the day as needed.
In addition to estrogen and testosterone, hormone pellets contain nutrients such as iodine and vitamin D, as well as thyroid hormones that can help regulate body weight. In addition to battling weight gain, hormone pellets can improve your mood, enhance your sexual libido, boost your energy, and relieve all other symptoms related to hormone imbalances.
Rock Creek Wellness currently offers BioTE hormone pellet therapy — a BHRT treatment that uses hormones derived from natural plant sources to replicate the body’s normal hormonal levels. Request a free consultation today to learn more about how BHRT can enhance your life, slow down the aging process, and help you lose weight.