Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Specialist

Integrative Medica

Naturopathic Doctors & Functional and Holistic Medicine located in SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Hormonal imbalance often brings a flurry of unexpected and disruptive symptoms, from fatigue and pain to depression and sexual dysfunction. Naturopathic physician Jake Schmutz, NMD, provides bioidentical hormone therapy to restore hormonal balance and give you symptom relief at Integrative Medica in Salt Lake City, Utah. Dr. Schmutz and the team can help you restore and regulate your hormone levels and get you feeling and functioning better as quickly as possible. Learn about bioidentical hormones and find out if it’s the right solution for you. Click or call Integrative Medica today.

Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Q & A

What is hormone therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy is designed to supplement the hormones your body is no longer producing in sufficient amounts. Hormone therapy can diminish or eliminate any associated symptoms and restore hormonal balance.

Bioidentical hormone therapy is a type of hormone therapy that works to restore male or female reproductive hormones. You receive bioidentical hormones as an implant. The implant is usually a pellet Dr. Schmutz places in the fatty layer under your skin in your upper buttocks during a quick in-office procedure. The pellets release the necessary hormones, and over time, the hormones are absorbed into your bloodstream.

What are bioidentical hormones?

At Integrative Medica, Dr. Schmutz offers bioidentical hormone therapy involving hormones that are identical in molecular structure to the ones your body naturally produces.

Some hormone therapies involve hormones that are synthesized in a lab or derived from horse urine. Bioidentical hormones are a more natural and safer option compared to traditional synthetic hormones. Bioidentical hormones are derived from natural plant compounds, such as wild yams, and the hormones function in the same way as your natural hormones.

With bioidentical hormone therapy, Dr. Schmutz uses a simple blood test to accurately measure your total reproductive hormone levels, including the hormones your body makes and the bioidentical hormones you’ve taken.

What causes hormone imbalance?

You might have hormonal imbalance as a result of certain medications and diseases, aging, and many other factors.

Women go through menopause where the female reproductive hormones naturally decline, often bringing symptoms like hot flushes, vaginal dryness, fatigue, low libido, headaches, brain fog, and depression.

Men go through andropause where the male reproductive hormones naturally decline, often resulting in symptoms, such as fatigue, depression, headaches, low libido, brain fog, and sexual dysfunction.

Hormone therapy may not be right for everyone, as the risks may outweigh the benefits for some people, but Dr. Schmutz’s careful consultation can help you determine the best solution to both relieve your symptoms and protect your long-term health.

What are the advantages of bioidentical hormone therapy?

Bioidentical hormone therapy offers many advantages, such as:

  • Protection from arthritis, osteoporosis, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s disease
  • Increased bone density
  • Protective qualities for uterine, ovarian, breast, and prostate cancer
  • Improved cardiovascular health
  • Symptom relief


Unlike the injections, creams, or gels, the pellets provide more consistent individualized hormone levels over longer periods of time.

Pellets deliver healthy levels of hormones for around four to five months in men and around three to four months in women.

Bioidentical pellets are a more natural choice and can provide relief from the symptoms of andropause or menopause and improve sleep quality, libido, sexual performance, bone density, and more.

Unveil the many benefits of bioidentical hormone therapy and click or call Integrative Medica.