HRT is short for hormone replacement therapy. This is a therapy in which we use prescription hormones to bring the body into optimal hormonal balance. HRT is prescribed to individuals who, for one reason or another, are unable to produce optimal hormone levels naturally. This can be due to age, poor gut health, chronic high stress, or even cases of long term birth control usage in women. HRT can include Testosterone, DHEA, Estrogen, Progesterone, HGH, and Thyroid.

Decades of research have shown that when hormones are in their optimal ranges and balanced, there are little to no increased health risks. We must remember, the goal of HRT is to get your body’s hormone levels into an optimal, yet still natural range. When hormones are too low, or too high, health risks increase. When hormones are optimal, your body feels and performs its best!

The short answer is no. The goal of performance enhancement drugs is to bring androgen levels high above natural ranges to essentially make someone “super-natural”. This of course leads to expedited muscle growth, recovery, and fat loss. But of course, it also leads to increased health risks. The goal with HRT is to keep patients within the healthy natural range – so they can still have optimal performance, but not risk their health in doing so.

When dosed properly, and guided by skilled professionals, medical research shows HRT can be utilized safely for the duration of one’s entire lifespan. The synthetic hormones themselves do not hold any risk, rather, just improper dosing and imbalanced levels.

The hormone levels will begin improving almost immediately upon starting HRT. However, depending on your starting point, and how many areas were out of balance, it could take up to a few weeks to feel the full effects of optimal hormones.

Your sex hormones play key roles in your body’s metabolic function. Without optimal hormones,
both muscle growth and fat loss can be difficult. We have helped hundreds of patients see significant success in their weight loss journey’s by getting their hormones optimized with HRT.

Testosterone, DHEA and Estrogen levels play key roles in both male and female sex drive. Bringing all these hormones into optimal balance can significantly help with lost libido, but there can also be outside factors contributing to the lack of sex drive such as high stress, poor gut health, hypothyroidism, etc. We make sure each patient gets comprehensive lab work so we can provide the highest level of service and get them into an optimal state of being!

Medical research has shown that the hormone medications themselves do not lead to cancer, but rather, elevated levels of Testosterone, Estrogen, and HGH beyond the healthy natural ranges, can potentially increase cancer risks. Which is why it is so important to work with experienced specialists and get routine labs done throughout treatment.

We are proud to say we have some of the lowest HRT price points on the internet! Our male TRT packages start at only $75 per month and our female TRT packages start at only $65 per month.

Testosterone levels naturally decline in both men and women as we age. And the symptoms of low testosterone can be pretty distinct. If you are above the age of 30, or feeling any of the symptoms listed below, it may be worth getting comprehensive lab work done and doing a consultation with one of our specialists:

  • Low sex drive
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Poor Sleep
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Low energy 
  • Low motivation
  • Infertility
  • Brain fog
  • Weight gain/difficulty losing weight
  • High blood sugar
  • High blood pressure

Healthy testosterone levels are equally important in both men and women. Women with low testosterone can experience low sex drive, low energy, low motivation, difficulty climaxing, and a slower metabolism. Women with low T can also be at higher risk for cardiovascular issues and premature muscle and bone degradation.

As a functional medicine clinic, our first step is always taking the time to ask patients the right questions via their medical intake forms, as well as getting comprehensive lab work. This ensures that our specialists can give the best consultation possible, helping address the root cause of dysfunction. If HRT is needed, we have several options available for both men and women in the forms of injectables, creams, or troche (dissolvable lozenges).

When the decision to deploy hormone replacement therapy has been made by our specialists, it is because both the specialist and patient have come to the conclusion that their natural levels are incapable of returning to an optimal state. This can be based on age, symptoms, and history of dysfunction. Because your body is unwilling to produce optimal levels of hormones naturally, it is wise to continue the HRT treatment long term. If you were to stop, your levels would go back down to your original baseline and your symptoms will most likely return.

We have several options including peptides and medications that support healthy fat loss, recovery, as well as strength and muscle development.

Peptides are amino acid chains that are naturally occurring in our body. They have no toxicity or health risks. There are several peptide options for many different goals and purposes. Ranging from pain and inflammation management, recovery, detoxification and vitality, fat loss, and gym performance.

Yes, we have several options with regards to growth hormone. You can choose between recumbent growth hormone or growth hormone secretagogues. Growth Hormone secretagogues are peptides that stimulate the pituitary gland to produce increased levels of natural growth hormone and IGF. This helps with recovery, fat loss, and muscle growth. Because these peptides stimulate natural production, they have been proven to have little to no short term or long term health risks.

Yes! Both skin and hair complications can be attributed to common hormone imbalances women face in modern society. When our specialist looks over your intake forms and lab work, they will be able to explain any potential reasons for the skin and hair complications and find the best treatment plan possible to improve your symptoms.

Functional medicine looks to treat the root cause of dysfunction, rather than just focusing on one ailment or symptom. We utilize revolutionary testing applications such as Precision Dynamics Dutch testing, Diagnostic Solutions GI Mapping and a large array of bloodwork to paint a clear picture of what’s going on inside your body. We then proceed by asking key questions through our thorough questionnaires to accurately compare symptoms and lab results. Our team has helped thousands of people get to the root of metabolic and gut dysfunction that traditional western medicine couldn’t seem to identify or treat.

Yes we can! Our functional medicine specialists have helped thousands of patients reverse their GI dysfunction. Recent research has shown that the majority of the common GI complications we hear about in society (IBS, IBD, GERD.  Gastritis, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s) are all symptoms of bacterial overgrowths in our upper and lower GI tract. Through comprehensive testing, we are able to single out these bacterial infections and address them through medical or holistic means. 

Gut dysbiosis is the situation where a patient has developed imbalanced levels of good and bad bacteria in our gut. This can lead to GI symptoms such as heartburn, reflux, constipation, diarrhea, food sensitivities and bloating. 

Leaky gut is also known as intestinal permeability. It is a situation where, for one reason or another, we have developed small tears in our stomach lining. This allows bacteria to escape our gut microbiome and enter the bloodstream, traveling anywhere through the body. This then leads to a cascade of systemic inflammation and symptoms including joint pain, skin and hair issues, bloating, food sensitivities, as well as hypothyroidism and sex hormone dysfunction. Leaky gut is also the leading cause of autoimmune disorders. 

Yes we can! Hashimoto’s is an autoimmune disease of the thyroid gland. Both medical and anecdotal research has shown a direct correlation between Hashimoto’s and individuals with chronic high stress, toxic exposure, and gut bacteria infections. Inflammation and toxic exposure are the main drivers of an overactive immune system, and in the case of Hashimoto’s, the immune system’s antibodies accidentally attack the thyroid gland, rather than attacking the foreign invaders.
Our home office is in North Carolina, however, we are proud to say that we service all 50 states around the US via telemedicine.
Yes we do! We have several options ranging from lifestyle coaching and nutritional services to peptides and medications proven to support healthy fat loss.

Yes, we have GLP-1 Agonist medications to help combat insulin resistance, diabetes and support healthy weight loss in individuals who struggle with metabolic dysfunction.