Birth Control Depletes What?

Several studies have looked into birth control’s impact on a person’s nutrient levels. Most were focused on Oral Contraceptive in the form of the pill, but even implants and creams/patches were shown to have an impact on several important nutrients.

There are also links to increased risk of a type of blood clot called thromboembolism. Low B12 is linked to anemia and high homocysteine, which also increase blood clot risk.

The pill is essentially burning up important components of methylation. Depending on a person’s gene status, nutritional intake, activity level, etc, some or all of these nutrients may run out sooner than they would have without the influence of the pill.

By nurturing our body with these and other nutrients, we can give it the building blocks it needs to get back to it’s usual self.

Nutrients Depleted by Birth Control:

  • Magnesium
  • Selenium
  • Zinc
  • Folate
  • CoQ10
  • B2
  • B6
  • B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E

Potential Symptoms Involved:

B1 Thiamin https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/528156/

The World Health Organization (WHO) checks out influences of nutrient requirements for anyone consuming OCs(Oral Contraceptives). – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23852908

Young women using OCP had significantly lower serum vitamin B12 concentrations. – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24067390

Effects of oral, vaginal, and transdermal hormonal contraception on serum levels of coenzyme q(10), vitamin e, and total antioxidant activity. – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15013271

The median levels of vitamin B6 and B12 were significantly lower in OC users than in non-users. – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15013271

Last updated 02/13/2020