What is Biest?
Biest is a treatment used in bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) for menopausal symptoms and anti-aging treatment. Biest is the combination of estradiol (E2) and estriol (E3). Estradiol is a fairly strong form of estrogen and estriol is a very gentle form of estrogen. Because Estriol is a gentle form of estrogen, it can balance the strong effects of estradiol.
Estradiol treatment by itself can cause breast tenderness, further exacerbate fibrocystic breast disease, weight gain in the stomach, increase risk for uterine cancers by increasing the endometrial proliferation/lining and moodiness.
Estriol treatment alone is too weak for most women’s menopausal symptoms. Which is why by treating with Biest, the estriol can reduce the powerful effects of estradiol but still achieve successful menopausal relief and anti-aging.
Biest treatment comes in many forms such as capsules, gels, creams, sublingual, troche, suppositories. Biest also can come in any ratio of estriol to estradiol that your physician feels is most necessary for your hormone treatment.
The most common form of Biest is an 80:20 ratio; with estriol encompassing 80% of the dose and estradiol 20%. The flexibility of Biest for treatment creates many individual options in treating menopause and anti-aging.