Is menest (esterified estrogens) a bioidentical hormone?

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.
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.
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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I have been trying to get my hormones balanced. How risky are drugs like menest (esterified estrogens)?

Not. Menest (esterified estrogens) is actually one of the pharmaceutical industry's plant based medications. For me, i test women at this age for perimenopause and ovarian dysfunction as well as thyroid and adrenal testing. All of these hormones play a role in how you feel. Read more...

Is estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) a biochemical hormone?

Yes... ...But perhaps you mean bioidentical. All hormones are biochemicals. Estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) is a combination of methyltestosteone, which is synthetic and not the same as your own testosterone, and mixed estrogen hormones which are excreted by pregnant mares in their urine. These hormones are similar to, but not identical to, natural human hormones. Read more...

Does anyone know if estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) for women works?

Yes for most women. The generic of Estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone) is called ee-mt (ethinyl Estradiol / methyl-testosterone). For many women this medication will decrease menopausal symptoms (hot flushes, night sweats, mood swings, etc}. It will also improve libido for many women as well. Long term benefits of hormone replacement therapy include decreased risk for stroke, mi, colon cancer, alzheimer's disease, and osteoporosis. Read more...

Any side effect from estratest (esterified estrogens and methylestosterone)?

Several. If you have metabolic syndrome (bad cholesterol/hdl, high bp, weight on the middle, not for you. If you are more pear shaped, no effects ecept improving libido. The principle adverse effects relate to the estrogen. Read more...