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What are Testopel Pellets?
Pellets are made up of either estradiol or testosterone. The hormones are pressed or fused into
very small solid cylinders. Pellets are larger than a grain of rice and smaller than a „Tic Tac‟. In
the United States, the majority of pellets are made by compounding pharmacists and delivered in
sterile glass vials. There is an ‟FDA approved‟ 75 mg testosterone pellet (Testopel® ).
Pellets deliver consistent, healthy levels of hormones for 3-5 months in women and 4-6 months in men. They avoid the fluctuations, or ups and downs, of hormone levels seen with other methods of delivery. Estrogen delivered by subcutaneous pellets maintains the normal ratio of estradiol to estrone. This is important for optimal health and disease prevention. Pellets do not increase the risk of blood clots like conventional (oral) or synthetic estrogen replacement therapy.
In studies, when compared to conventional hormone replacement therapy, pellets have been
shown to be superior for relief of menopausal symptoms, maintenance of bone density,
restoration of sleep patterns, and improvement in sex drive, libido, sexual response and
Testosterone delivered by pellet implant, has been used to treat migraine and menstrual
headaches. It also helps with vaginal dryness, incontinence, urinary urgency and frequency. In
both men and women, testosterone has been shown to increase energy, relieve depression,
increase sense of well being, relieve anxiety and improve memory and concentration.
Testosterone pellets increase lean body mass (muscle strength, bone density) and decrease fat
mass. Men and women need adequate levels of testosterone for optimal mental and physical
health and for the prevention of chronic illnesses like Alzheimer‟s and Parkinson‟s disease, which
are associated with low testosterone levels.
Even patients who have failed other types of hormone therapy have a very high success rate with
pellets. There is no other method of hormone delivery that is as convenient for the patient as
pellet implants. Pellets have been used in both men and women since the late 1930‟s.