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Is menest (esterified estrogens) a bioidentical hormone?
13 doctors weighed in

Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
Gynecology
10 doctors agree
In brief: No
Menest (esterified estrogens) consists of esterified Estrogens such as sodium estrone sulfate and sodium equilin sulfate.
Bioidentical estrogen would be pricipally estradiol, as well as estrone and estriol.

In brief: No
Menest (esterified estrogens) consists of esterified Estrogens such as sodium estrone sulfate and sodium equilin sulfate.
Bioidentical estrogen would be pricipally estradiol, as well as estrone and estriol.
Dr. Lee Ann Roberts
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Dr. Samuel Becker
Estrone is the estrogen increased in elderly women and estriol is increased in pregnant women. Estradiol is the estrogen of a young woman and has supportive literature for benefits of estrogen-is great for much more then just hot flashes.
Dr. Eva Pickler
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Menest (esterified estrogens)
Menest (esterified estrogens) is NOT a bio-identical hormone.
It is a combination of estrogenic substances derived primarily from pregnant mare urine. Bio-identical estrogen is chemically identical to what is produced by a human female, which Menest (esterified estrogens) is not.

In brief: Menest (esterified estrogens)
Menest (esterified estrogens) is NOT a bio-identical hormone.
It is a combination of estrogenic substances derived primarily from pregnant mare urine. Bio-identical estrogen is chemically identical to what is produced by a human female, which Menest (esterified estrogens) is not.
Dr. Eva Pickler
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Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Menest (esterified estrogens) is, however, plant based and relatively inexpensive compared to other synthetic hormone replacement regimens.
Like most HRT estrogens, it is converted into estrone in the liver. Estrone is the estrogen produced in peripheral body fat of postmenopausal women. Obese women have higher rates of breast, colon & uterine cancer. Estrone may be the cancerogenic estrogen everyone talks about.

In brief: No
Menest (esterified estrogens) is, however, plant based and relatively inexpensive compared to other synthetic hormone replacement regimens.
Like most HRT estrogens, it is converted into estrone in the liver. Estrone is the estrogen produced in peripheral body fat of postmenopausal women. Obese women have higher rates of breast, colon & uterine cancer. Estrone may be the cancerogenic estrogen everyone talks about.
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