Not all hormones are created equal. In fact, the difference between bioidentical and synthetic hormones is dual fold. Unlike bioidentical hormones, synthetic hormones may be patented by pharmaceutical companies; therefore dosage varies only by milligrams dictated by your doctor, while the molecular structure of the prescribed hormone is the same for every single person on that drug. Additionally, synthetic hormones are not created structurally the same as human hormones, which often leads uncomfortable side effects. While synthetic hormones can mimic the effects of hormones usually produced by the body, they rarely offer the same effectiveness at a deeper, molecular level.
Because bioidentical hormones are exact structural replicas of what your body produces on its own, negative side effects are rare. The added benefit of bioidentical hormones is that each dose is tailored specifically for your needs.