Hormone Optimization

We are a Biote Certified Provider in Columbia, South Carolina. Biote is the nation’s largest hormone optimization company and has been in business for over 12 years. Biote has translated more than 80 years of scientific insight into the foundation of the Biote Method, which identifies and aims to help with the earliest signs of aging. We at Abundant Life Concierge Medicine have chosen to partner with Biote because we believe our patients deserve the best – Biote is one of the only hormone optimization companies actively contributing to furthering the science behind hormone optimization. We work with each of our patients on an ongoing basis to analyze their symptoms and lab results using customized dosing to develop a unique, personalized treatment plan for each patient.

Hormone Replacement & Optimization

Pellet Therapy

Biote Nutraceuticals

 Biote products are carefully crafted with high-quality nutritional ingredients, selected for superior absorption and utilization and backed by scientific research.

Increase Energy*

Balanced Mood*

Improved Sleep*

Restored Libido*

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Biote Hormone Replacement F.A.Q'S

As we age, our bodies naturally start to reduce the amount of hormones like testosterone and estrogen they produce.

Hormones such as these are incredibly important to how many areas of your body function – such as your brain, heart, bones, reproductive organs, and more.

When these hormones are out of balance, people can experience a number of different symptoms.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is a method of restoring the balance of your hormones and aiming to relieve these symptoms, using compounded hormones that are identical in structure to those your body naturally produces. That way, your body recognizes and uses these replacement hormones in exactly the same way it would hormones it produces naturally.

The Biote Method of hormone optimization is the result of condensing over 80 years of scientific research into a program that may help with the earliest signs of aging.

The Biote Method uses pellets, which are about the size of a grain of rice, for hormone optimization. Your provider at Abundant Life Concierge Medicine inserts these tiny pellets under the skin during a simple, in-office procedure.

The pellets will then dissolve slowly over time – they only need to be re-administered approximately every 3-5 months, depending on the patient.

As the pellets dissolve, they release a steady stream of hormones into your bloodstream, and will ultimately be completely absorbed, leaving nothing behind.

Most women see a significant drop in estrogen and testosterone during menopause, while many men may experience a similar phenomenon relating to testosterone, known as andropause.

Hormonal imbalances occur when there is too much or too little of a hormone in the bloodstream.

Hormones are important for regulating most major bodily processes. Because of their essential role in the body, even the smallest hormonal imbalance can cause side effects throughout the body.

The Biote Method uses pellets, which are about the size of a grain of rice, for hormone optimization. Your provider at Abundant Life Concierge Medicine inserts these tiny pellets under the skin during a simple, in-office procedure.

The pellets will then dissolve slowly over time – they only need to be re-administered approximately every 3-5 months, depending on the patient.

As the pellets dissolve, they release a steady stream of hormones into your bloodstream, and will ultimately be completely absorbed, leaving nothing behind.

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Hormone Imbalance Symptoms for Women:

  • Fatigue*
  • Night sweats*
  • Hot flashes or flushes*
  • Decreased sex drive*
  • Weight gain*
  • Trouble sleeping*
  • Irritability*
  • Anxiousness*
  • Mood swings*
  • Low mood*
  • Discomfort during intercourse* 
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Hormone Imbalance Symptoms for Men:

  • Low sex drive*
  • Fatigue*
  • Loss of muscle mass*
  • Increased body fat (especially in the waist area) *
  • Decreased bone mass*
  • Mood changes*
  • Low mood*
  • Irritability*
  • Brain fog*
  • Elevated blood sugar*
  • Stress*
  • Anxiousness*
  • High cholesterol*

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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Our Process

My approach is holistic and integrative, recognizing the impact of mind, body, spirit, family, community, and environment on health status.

01. Schedule an Appointment

Contact us today to discuss if you may be a good candidate for hormone optimization – you will fill out a simple health assessment and schedule bloodwork to evaluate your current hormone levels.

02. Get Labs and Personalized Plan

Your Abundant Life Concierge Medicine Biote Certified Provider will review your lab results with you and develop a personalized care plan based on your results and health goals.

03. See Results

Most people see results after their first round of pellets, however it many take up to two pellet insertions before experiencing their desired results.