Compounded bioidentical hormones cannot be patented because their molecular structure is the same as they occur in nature. There are several exceptions where bioidentical hormones are used in patented pharmaceuticals (., Prometrium, Estrace) because they have a novel delivery system or some quality that made them unique and ‘patentable’. Unfortunately, these medicines can contain additives, preservatives, dyes and other potential allergens, which make them an unacceptable option for many people. They are also only available in certain doses. Compounded bioidentical hormones are free of undesirable chemicals and doses can be tailored for each individual. In addition, compounded hormones are available in many forms – oral, sublingual, topical, vaginal – whichever works best for each patient.
Others purchase HGH products -- or products that claim to increase your body's own production of HGH -- in the form of pills and sprays. Companies that market these products on TV infomercials or online claim they turn back your body's biological clock, reducing fat, building muscle, restoring hair growth and color, strengthening the immune system, normalizing blood sugar , increasing energy and improving sex life, sleep quality, vision , and memory. However, the Federal Trade Commission has seen no reliable evidence to support the claim that these products have the same effects as prescription HGH, which is always given by injection. Taken orally, HGH is digested by the stomach before it can be absorbed into the body.