Abundant patient data shows compounded hormones work

Compounded hormones are not new science. Patients have taken them for decades and the data shows they work.


Millions of women suffer significant, debilitating symptoms from perimenopause and menopause, and not all can take the available manufactured hormones designed to treat those symptoms. Compounded hormones help give those patients their lives back.

Compounded hormones help more than just menopausal women, of course. Men and transgender persons also rely on compounded hormones to live normally. 

Over the years, numerous studies of patient outcomes have demonstrated that cBHT works for millions of people. The NASEM committee chose to ignore the vast quantity of data and as a result of their omission, their report is neither an accurate nor a complete representation of the available data on cBHT.

Studies have demonstrated perimenopausal women who produce high levels of estrogen typically have the cardiovascular health of men who are 10 to 20 years younger. However, rates of heart disease increase dramatically when estrogen levels decrease after menopause. By replacing the natural estrogen lost during menopause, compounded hormones could enable women to regain the cardiovascular benefits of estrogen. 

There have been numerous patient-outcome studies on compounded hormones, thousands of legal documents (e.g., federal and state cases, federal bills, law reviews) related to compounded hormones, as well as dozens of dissertations/theses that could have informed the Committee’s recommendations.

Instead, they relied on 13 studies, or less than one percent of the available data. 

Even more telling, the majority of those 13 studies did not relate at all to the most commonly prescribed hormones. The Committee failed to consider any studies on estrone, estradiol cypionate, pregnenolone, testosterone cypionate or testosterone propionate at all — and yet the Committee recommended that each of those important hormones should be added to the FDA’s “Difficult to Compound” list, effectively removing them as an option for most patients.

"I started cBHT therapy at 36 years of age due to severe brain fog and mood swings. It helped me to think more clearly and to be more stable emotionally. I have used it for 28 years now. My gynecologist asked me to stop, so I weaned myself off over 8 months. I could not keep from sleeping 12 hours a day and thought my mono had returned. This was for weeks as I waited to see my primary care physician.

My PCP said to take my hormones that night to see if it was the reason. I did and I woke up again, returned to my life as normal. These compounded hormones are made for just me and can be adjusted as I need them.

I tried regular hormones before and I gained incredible water weight (became anorexic to stop weight gain). When I was so sick, I quit them and lost 15 pounds in a week or 2. I was very ill. I need compounded, made-for-me hormones. Please do not take them from me."

Jill P.
Chattanooga, Tennessee



Source Material

The foundation of this website is an independent analysis of the original NASEM report, The Panel Put Policy-Making  Before Patient Need, written and published by The Berkeley Research Group. You can download the analysis here. 


Hear their stories, in their own words. Protect their access to compounded hormones.

On this page, we can only touch on the data that demonstrates the importance of compounded hormones to the lives of millions of women in this country. While the decision to take this vital therapy from patients and physicians might be profitable for the big pharmaceutical companies, it will be disastrous for the millions of patients that those same pharmaceutical companies cannot serve!

We encourage the appropriate committees in both the House and Senate to hold hearings on this critical issue.

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