What is Birth Control Syndrome (BCS)?
Birth Control Syndrome (BCS) consists of a wide array of symptoms that women on hormonal birth control experience. To put it simply, birth control is a wonderful scientific advancement that helps millions of women every day. However, hormonal birth control use also comes at a physical price. Birth control often leads to hormonal imbalance and the stress of having to deal with challenging (and sometimes debilitating) side-effects, which are also known as Birth Control Syndrome! To combat BCS effectively, it’s important to understand what the most common symptoms are and why they occur.
The most common symptoms of Birth Control Syndrome resulting from hormone imbalances include:
- Mood swings
- Hormonal acne
- New or worsening anxiety/depression
- Not feeling like ‘yourself’
- Weight gain
- PMS symptoms (cramps, breast tenderness, irritability)
- Migraine headaches
- Low libido (decreased sex drive)
- Brain fog or lower cognitive function
- Reduced thyroid function (brittle and dry hair, nails and skin, low energy, constipation)
Who does Birth Control Syndrome affect?
Anyone taking hormonal birth control can experience BCS. Millions of women experience Birth Control Syndrome in their lifetime, but few really know what it is or how it manifests. BCS arises as hormonal birth control begins to impact your nutrient, antioxidant and probiotic levels in your body. Over time, these key nutrient depletions lead to side effects. Sometimes they appear at the onset of taking birth control and other times new side effects develop after being on hormonal birth control for a few years.
If you’ve ever taken birth control and experienced any of the above symptoms, you’ve experienced Birth Control Syndrome.
Now for the good news! Despite what you’ve heard from most women around you, you don’t need to suffer from Birth Control Syndrome! We are solving this problem for the millions of women living in a state of survival mode from BCS by addressing the root cause of the symptoms. Ladies, it’s time to shift from a state of surviving to thriving.
Hello.Me’s Top Up Tonic is a once-a-day vegan capsule containing the 18 key nutrients, antioxidants and probiotics that your body needs to stay balanced and firing on all cylinders while on hormonal birth control (including all forms such as The Pill, Patch, IUD, Injections). After one to three months of daily use, Top Up Tonic will give you back everything birth control has stripped away so you can ditch BCS for good!
Causes of Birth Control Syndrome:
The true known cause of Birth Control Syndrome is nutrient depletion. When taking hormonal birth control your body has a decreased ability to absorb specific nutrients, which contributes to hormonal imbalance. Birth control disrupts your system and throws you off of your game so that you no longer feel like ‘yourself’. Nutrients such as Folate & B12, Zinc, and Selenium aren’t absorbed as efficiently, leaving your body depleted and feeling burnt out. Other key nutrients, like Vitamin C, get depleted due to higher levels of copper. As a result, the depletion throws off your body’s ability to boost progesterone levels, adequately support your immune system and enhance detoxification pathways.
When these nutrients are depleted and/or not absorbed efficiently over time, your body experiences side effects. BCS side effects are known all too well to women around the world. These hormone imbalance side effects include weight gain, bloating, fatigue, mood swings, lowered immunity, anxiety, depression, irritability, hormonal acne, migraine headaches, lowered sex drive/libido, PMS symptoms, low thyroid symptoms (brittle or dry hair, skin and nails, low energy, low mood, and constipation).
Is there a Solution to Birth Control Syndrome?
The best treatment for BCS is replenishing your body with the nutrients hormonal birth control strips away. Hello.Me’s daily Top Up Tonic is proven to combat these birth control side-effects and chronic symptoms of Birth Control Syndrome (BCS). With a once-a-day formula specially created for women with BCS, your body will bioaccumulate all of the nutrients, antioxidants and probiotics it needs. Noticeable differences begin to become apparent as early as two weeks, specifically less fatigue and headaches. After 8 to 12 weeks, women report feeling like the best possible version of themselves. Top Up Tonic helps you take control of your hormones, alleviate BCS and get you back to looking and feeling like the radiant woman you are meant to be.