Bioidentical Testosterone Hormone Replacement Therapy: T by Couri

Our hormones change as we age. Testosterone, the most critical hormone the male body produces, decreases around age 40 and continues to decline by about 1% each year.  A normal part of aging, low Testosterone (Low-T) can significantly impact the quality of life.  The good news is that our safe, simple pellet therapy can reduce these undesirable symptoms.


  • Decreased sex drive, erectile dysfunction
  • Sleep disorders such as insomnia
  • Loss of strength and muscle mass
  • Increased body fat
  • Decreased bone density
  • Low energy levels, fatigue
  • Depression/anxiety
  • Loss of self-confidence, loss of vitality
  • Trouble focusing, memory issues
  • Irritability/moodiness
  • Loss of facial or body hair

If you experience any of these undesirable symptoms, it’s easy to get your hormone levels checked. Take control of performing your best life with our simple, proven bioidentical pellet therapy.  Call the Couri Center 309-692-6838.



What is Bioidentical Testosterone (T by Couri) Pellet Therapy?

An individualized approach to hormone replacement therapy, using biologically identical testosterone pinpoints a man’s exact hormone levels and what hormones are needed to balance their hormone deficiency. The differences between synthetic and biologically identical hormones are in their chemical structures and functionality. Biologically identical hormones are plant-based compounds that have the same chemical structure as the hormones created naturally in the human body.

What is a pellet?

The testosterone hormone we use comes from natural plant sources—yam. They exactly match human hormones. Synthetic pharmaceutical hormones do not. The hormones are pressed into tiny pellets the size of a grain of rice.

What is the procedure like?

When the body is in need of testosterone, tiny pellets placed under the skin consistently releases small doses of hormones. Pellet insertion is a relatively simple in-office procedure done under local anesthesia. The pellets are inserted under the skin in the upper buttocks/hip area through a tiny incision. The incision is then closed with stitches. Patients typically cannot feel the implants under their skin. Once inserted, a steady, low dose of natural testosterone flows directly into the blood stream whenever the body needs it. The body can then control the release of the hormone.

How long do my testosterone pellets last?

Every individual’s body chemistry is unique. Typically, we administer pellets every 4 to 6 months, depending on how rapidly the hormones are metabolized. The pellets do not need to be removed. They are completely dissolved by the body.

When does it start working?

Most patients report that it takes anywhere from 24 to 72 hours from the time of insertion.

Are there any side-effects?

Generally, there are minimal side-effects associated with the pellet implant procedure. Complications include: minor bleeding, bruising, infection, and pellet extrusion. Other than slight bruising, the other complications are very rare. Hormone related side-effects vary and should be discussed with your healthcare practitioner.

To schedule a consultation or Telehealth virtual visit, call 309-692-6838