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Top 16 Common Side Effects of Birth Control
Starting a new birth control regimen? We all know the positives of birth control (no unwanted pregnancies! yes!), but what can we say about the negative ones? Hormonal birth control...READ MORE
Relieving Birth Control Breast Tenderness
Breasts. They can be big, small, and everything in between. But we all know what breast tenderness on the birth control pill feels like. It’s not the breast feeling. Does...READ MORE
Can’t motivate yourself to work out? Don’t blame yourself, blame your thyroid hormones. Low energy is often a sign they need help. When our thyroid hormones are dialed, we wake up feeling rested and can sustain our energy throughout the day. When they’re not, yoga pants feel aspirational.
If an elastic waistband feels like a gift from the heavens, you could be at the mercy of a hormone imbalance. Gas, bloating and constipation can be signs of an under-active thyroid gland. They can also be signs of an unhealthy gut microbiome. Top Up Tonic has you covered either way.
If keeping track of your keys, phone and wallet feels like a full-time job, your thyroid hormones might need some love. Low thyroid levels can impact mental focus and clarity. B complex vitamins can help.
Feeling as grounded as a transatlantic flight in turbulence? Hormonal fluctuations have a huge impact on our moods. (We’re looking at you, PMS!) Anxiety, depression and other not-so-good times are often directly linked to low thyroid levels. Balanced hormones = balanced moods.
Testosterone is not the exclusive domain of teenage boys and gym rats. Made in the adrenal glands and ovaries of XX individuals, testosterone influences sexual development and libido while helping bodies build bone density and muscle mass.
Released by our adrenal glands, androgens are sex hormones that make us feel anything but sexy when they’re unbalanced. Excessive androgens play a leading role in oily skin, acne and the kind of hair growth that happens everywhere but where you want it.
ONE ULTIMATE FORMULA
Treating birth control side effects can feel like a game of Whack-a-Mole, so we went straight to the source. Designed to prevent and treat hormonal imbalance at the cellular level, Top Up Tonic combines potent therapeutic doses of clean, bioavailable micronutrients, probiotics and antioxidants. Because, cringey as it sounds, wellness and beauty really are an inside job.
Vitamin B6 deficiency, common in birth control users, can contribute to low energy, mood swings, anxiety, depression, brain fog, nausea and headaches. Good times.
VITAMIN B12 + FOLATE
Vitamin B12 and Folate are a hormone balancing tag-team, working together to prevent mood swings, anxiety, depression, headaches and fatigue.
Selenium plays a critical role in thyroid function and metabolism. Birth control interferes with selenium absorption from food.
Commonly depleted by hormonal birth control, Magnesium is essential for hormone regulation and detoxification.
This essential vitamin helps boost your progesterone levels to balance hormonal disturbances commonly caused by birth control.
Involved in the production of key mood-regulating neurotransmitters and thyroid health, low Tyrosine can cause altered moods and food cravings.
Helping to regulate the immune system and skin regeneration, Zinc absorption is inhibited by—you guessed it—hormonal birth control.
Hormonal birth control users tend to have lower levels of CoQ10 which can contribute to migraine headaches and an increase in oxidative stress.
PREBIOTICS + PROBIOTICS
Hormonal contraceptives have been found to increase the risk of digestive issues like IBD (inflammatory bowel disease) by up to 5 times.
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