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I have been searching the interenet trynig to find out if there is a Hormone Replacement Therapy that is safe for vegans............and I have yet to find anything.<br><br><br><br>
I have made an appt. with my doctor to discuss my options...........but I'd like to be able to see him, knowing more about HRT that is safe for vegans.<br><br><br><br>
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susan
 

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Are you looking for a plant-based one, or one that has not gelatin in it in addition to not coming from animals?<br><br><br><br>
This may be a good question to ask a pharmacist. I know we usually think of them as the guy who counts pills, but they actually know much more about drugs than doctors do.
 

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I'm not sure if there is such a thing as a "vegan safe" HRT, amongst traditional pharmaceuticals. Even those that have vegan ingredients would have been tested on animals. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("><br><br><br><br>
That said, I think there are some plant-based remedies, as Thalia mentioned, along with some alternative therapies for many conditions for which HRT is prescribed.<br><br><br><br>
Are you interested in HRT as a remedy to menopausal symptoms?
 

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i do not know about HRTs or replacements.<br><br><br><br>
but, you might be interested in the materials by <a href="http://susunweed.com" target="_blank">Susun Weed</a> in regards to Menopause Metamorphosis if this is about menopausal symptoms.
 

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Arbonne International has a great balancing cream. It is a progesterone cream that brings us back to balance. (Estrogen dominate society!)<br><br><br><br>
Arbonne doesn't test on animals or have animal by-products in there products. They are certified vegan.<br><br><br><br>
My mom doesn't have hot flashes anymore after using this. She doesn't use HRTs anymore either.<br><br><br><br>
If you want more info please email me at <a href="mailto:[email protected]">[email protected]</a><br><br><br><br>
I love telling women about this product. It really does make a difference!<br><br>
Thanks,<br><br>
Teresa
 

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Vegetarian HRT options

Thank you Teresa for the info on Arbonne! I'll discuss this with my doctor.

I recently had a complete hysterectomy including both ovaries, which threw me immediately into full-blown menopause. So I'm also looking for a Vegan option to HRT...
 

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Hello, I have been looking for a vegan option for inter-vaginal use for a patient of mine experiencing vaginal atrophy post-menopause. She was prescribed Vagifem which turns out to contain oestradiol, of which is sourced from pregnant mare urine, unfortunately. I have found an intravaginal cream called Ovestin is synthetically sourced and not an animal byproduct. Below is the email from Aspen, the manufacturer:


Thank you for your recent enquiry regarding OVESTIN (estriol) products which was forwarded to Aspen Australia by our Global Medical Information Team.

I understand you would like to know whether estriol used in Ovestin products comes from a synthetic, animal, or plant origin.

With respect to Ovestin Ovula (estriol 0.5mg pessary), I can confirm that the estriol is of chemical origin, and the hard fat in the pessary is from a vegetable origin.

With respect to Ovestin Cream (estriol 1mg/g cream), I can confirm that the estriol is of chemical origin, and all excipients used in the cream are from vegetable origin or obtained by chemical synthesis.
 
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