Birth control & depression - gut health, gut-brain axis, mood

Yep, it can be a problem, especially when not managed.

While depression is complex and not well understood, what is shown (Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences Journal) is that there is a significant association between oral contraceptive use and depression.

Birth control is not likely to go away any time soon. How might one manage the possible side effects of birth control? Saffron, l-theanine, etc.

Yes, these would need to be used daily.

Yes, these options would take between 6-8 weeks to take full effect (similar to an anti-depressant).

Yes, our team is researching the most current options to help with hormone balance.

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