Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

biote hormone pellets BHRT

ThrIVe Wheeling is a
BioTE Certified Provider
in Wheeling, WV

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 ThriVe Wheeling 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.

What are Patients Saying?

  • Increased energy levels
  • Restored interest in life
  • Increased sexual drive
  • Consistency in moods
  • Relief from anxiety and depression
  • Increased mental clarity and ability to FOCUS
  • Decreased body fat
  • Greater capacity for getting the body in shape
biote hormone pellets BHRT

Female Self-assessment:

BHRT Female Hormone Imbalance, Menopause, Mood Swings, Fatigue, Low Libido, Brain Fog, Vaginal Dryness, Sleep Problems, Hot Flashes

Male Self-assessment:

BHRT Male Hormone Imbalance, Andropause, Hair Loss, Fatigue, Low Libido, Brain Fog, Erectile Dysfunction, Sleep Problems, Weight Gain, Low Testosterone

We have so many hormones doing so many jobs in our bodies, it’s no wonder things can go haywire when hormones aren’t optimized. We have bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) that restores that feeling of “normal” you’re looking for.

How does hormone optimization work?

Hormones are chemicals in the body that rule most of your bodily functions, from things like energy levels and mood to reproduction and libido. When hormone levels begin to drop due to age or underlying health conditions, all of these bodily functions can start to suffer. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) works to supplement your body with the hormones you require — testosterone or estrogen — using wholly natural hormone replacements that are identical to those found in the human body.

BioTE hormone pellets are roughly the size of a grain of rice and are inserted just below the skin’s surface to seamlessly deliver the hormone you need for months before being safely absorbed by the body. BHRT can also be administered via injections or a topical gel depending on your preference. As every patient’s symptoms and hormone levels will differ, so will their hormone optimization treatment plan. BioTE hormone pellets can last anywhere from three to six months in the body before another insertion is needed. Within several weeks or months of starting your pellet therapy, you’ll observe noticeable improvements to your symptoms and an improved sense of health and well-being.

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.
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Look GREAT. Feel GREAT. Feel young again with BioTE!™

BioTE™ Pellet Hormone therapy:

The BioTE Pellet is created by fusing the estrogen or testosterone into a tiny cylinder that is implanted into the fatty tissue under the skin, releasing the necessary hormones to mimic hormone release from healthy ovaries or testicles into the bloodstream.

Using a thorough bloodwork analysis, we will determine the proper hormone levels customized to what your body needs.

The pellets release hormones into the body seven days a week, 24 hours a day for up to 5 months.

At ThrIVe Wheeling, we are happy to help you find balance with your hormones naturally.

Schedule an appointment with us today to learn if this is the right treatment for you.

Hormone therapy can help with symptoms like:
  • Mood swings
  • Irritability
  • Low libido
  • Memory loss
  • Confusion
  • Joint pain
  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Extreme fatigue

5 reasons to choose BioTE™

1. You’re having symptoms associated with hormonal imbalances

Common symptoms of estrogen and testosterone imbalance include loss of libido, moodiness,

irritability, depression, problems with memory and concentration, thinning hair, loss of muscle

mass, weight gain (especially in the belly area), and fatigue. Estrogen decline is also associated

with night sweats, hot flashes, facial hair growth, painful intercourse, vaginal dryness and an

increased risk of urinary incontinence. Low levels of testosterone can also cause erectile

dysfunction, including problems getting and maintaining an erection.

2. You want a natural therapy

As noted, BioTE uses bioidentical hormones, which are more like natural hormones. And unlike

other hormone replacement products, such as rings, gels, patches, creams, gels and pills, BioTE

pellets don’t use any synthetic or artificial fillers, and they dissolve completely over time.

3. You don’t want to deal with messy gels or creams or remember to take pills

Because the BioTE HRT system uses pellets that are implanted under your skin, hormone

release and delivery happens automatically, without any intervention on your part. All you need

to do is remember to have the pellets replaced every few months, according to a schedule your

doctor will establish for you, based on your specific needs, symptoms and medical history.

4. You want to minimize your risk of side effects

HRT can be a boon to lots of women and men suffering from all sorts of symptoms associated

with a decrease in hormones, but there are some risks, depending on the type of therapy you

select. BioTE minimizes side effects in two important ways: First, because it uses bioidentical

hormones, and second, because it releases hormones slowly, over time — just the way your

body releases natural hormones. That means you don’t have to worry about the “peaks and

valleys” associated with pills and some other therapies. And unlike creams or gels, the

hormones are delivered right to your bloodstream, so they can effectively address a whole

array of symptoms.

5. You’ve tried — and rejected — other hormone replacement products

Maybe you’ve tried HRT in the past, and it just hasn’t worked. Or maybe you wound up

experiencing side effects as a result of your therapy. Because of the way BioTE works, many

people who’ve had unpleasant experiences with HRT in the past find they get the results they

want with BioTE pellets.

If you’re dealing with symptoms associated with hormonal decline, BioTE hormone therapy

could be a great option for helping you feel better.

FAQs about BioTE!™

  • 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.

Low hormone levels can cause you to feel uncomfortable, unbalanced, or even feel like there is something wrong with your body because you are uneasy. Our testosterone and estrogen replacement therapy allows you to relieve your symptoms. With age, men and women alike experience a decrease in their hormone production; trust our professionals to provide the necessary advice.

BHRT (bio-identical hormone replacement therapy) is designed to replace what the body can no longer produce.
The body can gradually slow or stop its production of key hormones which may profoundly affect energy levels, libido, and feelings of emotional well-being.

Bio-identical hormone pellet therapy is an innovative science that re-introduces the body’s missing hormones in the form of time-released, plant-based hormone pellets that are identical to your own hormones, placed in an inconspicuous area just below the skin’s surface. The treatment is quick and painless. Soon you’ll be re-energized, feeling younger, shedding stored body fat and regaining your life!
BioTE® Medical Hormone Pellet Therapy is the only method of hormone therapy that provides sustained hormone levels throughout the day, for up to 4 to 6 months, without any “roller coaster” effect. Pellet Therapy is ideal for patients wanting the benefits of a natural hormone, without the drawbacks of a synthetic.

BioTE Hormone Replacement Therapy utilizes pellet therapy using pellets derived to replicate the body’s normal range of hormone levels. We will perform bloodwork to determine the precise dosing customized for your needs.

Not bad at all! Our clients all report that it was “no big deal!”

If you want to see a quick video of the insertion, watch this video:

The BioTE pellet is implanted into the fatty tissue under the skin. Dosing is determined based on the needs of each patient, and the proper dose is delivered into the bloodstream seven days a week, 24 hours per day for 3-5 months. 

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Men and women struggling with the symptoms caused by hormone imbalance are candidates for this treatment. Symptoms can include mood swings, extreme fatigue, hot flashes, inability to sleep, low libido, confusion, or joint pain. 

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

*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.

  • 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*

*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.

FATIGUE, sleep loss, memory loss, mental fog, confusion, depression, irritability, anxiety and mood swing. There are thousands of receptors for testosterone in the areas of the brain responsible for mood, mental clarity and memory that are affected as testosterone levels decline with age.

Other symptoms of low testosterone:
Women: Night sweats, joint pain, bladder symptoms, headaches, low libido, decreased vaginal lubrication, and weight gain.
Men: Decreased ability to maintain and sustain erection in men, and weight gain.

Hot flashes, vaginal wall thinning and skin related changes such as collagen loss. Symptoms can begin as early as 30 years of age and are often mis-diagnosed and mis-treated with anti-depressants, anti-anxiety medications, sleeping pills, adult ADD medications and others.

Consultation $50 (+ tax)

Lab Fee – $250 (+ tax)

Women: 1st Round of Pellets + 6 week Lab Follow-Up – $550 (+ tax)
Men: 1st Round of Pellets + 6 week Lab Follow-Up – $850 (+tax) 

Repeat Pellets – Women: $500 (+ tax)
Repeat Pellets – Men: $800 (+ tax)

You will need BioTe pellets every 3-5 months for women and 4-6 months for men.
It can take between 72 hours and three weeks to see BioTe pellet hormone therapy results.

YOUR individual dosing is calculated using BioTE’s dosing algorithm (more than 6,000,000+ patient dosing and growing). Your medical history, medications, symptoms, and extensive blood lab work are keyed into the dosing site, to guide us on appropriate dosing for you!

We are not surprised at your provider’s response. BioTE (brand) pellet therapy is not technology that’s been available in our area, so providers are unaware AND skeptical. We expect that.

Our BioTE pellets are compounded and are bioidentical. The stink around hormones are from synthetic shots, patches and creams.

Ours do not cause blood clots. Optimized hormones protect the brain from Alzheimer’s, protects the heart from cardiac events, protects women from getting breast cancer, protects men from getting prostate cancer.

This is a new for our area. In the big cities, it’s been going for a long time and is the preferred method for hormone replacement. BioTE is 12 years old, but pellet therapy started in 1947. So NEW for our area, but NOT new.

We understand if these conflicting opinions make you nervous. We’re happy to send you a additional information to consider, and we strongly encourage you to spend time on BioTE’s website. Their site  provides many, many studies, both from them and from independent studies. The old thinking is just that. In 5-10 years, we expect that local providers will be singing a different tune….hopefully, even sooner than that. Let us know if we can help you.

Also important to remember – these are NOT customized compounded pellets – that’s a WHOLE DIFFERENT STYLE of business.

These are standardized, tested pellets, each registered with the DEA. We assign each pellet to YOU (after insertion) in our DEA registry. The DOSE is customized for you, by pulling the standardized pellets you need. So DOSE is customized, pellets are NOT.

YOUR individual dosing is calculated using BioTE’s dosing algorithm (more than 6,000,000+ patient dosing and growing). Your medical history, medications, symptoms, and extensive blood lab work are keyed into the dosing site, to guide us on appropriate dosing for you!


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Biote Nutraceuticals are a line of dietary supplements that have been developed to assist patients who have various vitamin and mineral deficiencies, which may cause low energy, mood swings, poor sleep, and other symptoms.

  • ADK 5 & 10 include essential vitamins A, D3, and K2 to support immunity and cardiovascular health. ADK 10 has a full 10,000 IU of vitamin D3 for those who have extra need for this key vitamin.*

  • Arterosil® HP supports arterial health, particularly of the endothelial glycocalyx – which is the protective “non-stick” lining of our blood vessels.*

  • Bacillus Coagulans contains a well-researched probiotic strain that can survive harsh stomach acid. Used to promote healthy bacterial balance and immune health in the colon, while also helping gut discomfort, bloating, and stool frequency.*

  • Best Night Sleep blends calming and relaxing plant ingredients with melatonin, to lessen stress, calm agitation and ease mind and body into restful sleep. It contains no addictive ingredients or sedatives, so that you can expect to wake up refreshed without that groggy feeling.*

  • BPC-157 is short for “Body-Protecting Compounds”, this peptide may support recovery of your muscles, tissues, and joints. It also may help reduce occasional inflammation.*

  • CURCUMIN-SF helps promote healthy inflammatory balance in our joints and other tissues. It also promotes healthy immunity. Curcumin-SF is a premier nutraceutical for healthy aging.*

  • DIM SGS+ is a combination of diindolylmethane (DIM), sulforaphane glucosinolate (SGS), and pomegranate that may help promotes healthy balance of the body’s hormone systems and detoxification defenses.*

  • IODINE+ combines iodine with zinc and selenium to help support thyroid health, antioxidant defense, and immune health.*METHYL FACTORS+ helps promote circulatory health and maintaining positive mood, while also playing an important support role in the healthy functioning of your body.*

  • MULTI-STRAIN PROBIOTIC 20B contains a blend of 4 bacterial strains with 20 billion live probiotics per capsule. It supports regularity, healthy microbiome balance, and stool firmness during antibiotic use.*

  • NMN COMPLEX combines NMN (nicotinamide mononucleotide) with the vitamin niacinamide and the powerful antioxidants resveratrol and pterostilbene. Together, these ingredients can help give your body the building blocks needed to produce NAD+, which is a key nutrient for healthy cell maintenance.*

  • OMEGA 3 + CoQ10 combines omega-3 EPA and DHA purified from fish oil, along with Coenzyme Q10 (“CoQ”), a vital energy nutrient and antioxidant. It helps promote heart and circulatory health, brain health including positive mood, and healthy inflammatory balance.*

  • SENOLYTIC COMPLEX provides 5 plant polyphenols that help protect the aging body against functional decline. It helps promote a healthy inflammatory balance and healthy aging.*

  • SERENE contains a potent extract derived from magnolia tree bark, dihydrohonokiol-B (DHH-B), that can help provide on-demand mood support while helping reduce feelings of worry and unease.*

  • UROX®+ is crafted from a proprietary blend of three gentle herbals: the stem of the horsetail plant, Lindera aggregate root, and CratevoxTM Three-Leaf Caper. These ingredients combine to help minimize feelings of urgency, reduce the frequency of urination, and even lessen or end leaks and other accidents by improving bladder tone and pelvic floor muscles. It’s a great option for postpartum women, young women who do intense physical exercise, and menopausal or postmenopausal women. In addition, UROX®+ can benefit men with bladder problems, many of which are inaccurately assumed to result from prostate problems.*

*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.

  • ADK 5 & 10: May support bone health and the immune system with essential Vitamins A, D3, & K2*

  • DIM SGS+: May encourage hormone balance, control appetite, and promote detoxification*

  • Methyl Factors+: May support heart health and encourage energy and focus*

  • Multi-Strain Probiotic 20B: May help promote digestive health and supports the immune system*

  • Omega 3 + CoQ10: May support cardiovascular health, cholesterol levels, and cognitive health*

    Together, these 5 nutraceuticals help support key processes in the body for overall whole-body health.