Drug induced nutrient depletions are almost never discussed. Birth control in particular is associated with increased risk of depression, suicide and more.
Nutrition and depression are undeniably linked. The depression associated with birth control may be attributed to the many depletions it causes in the body, which include vitamin C, folate, zinc, magnesium, selenium, B1, B2, B3, B6 and B12. .
Many of you may be making an effort to eat a balanced diet, but will still experience nutrient depletions from many over looked causes such as; medications, the way food is grown, genetic variants and more. Although suboptimal nutrient levels may start out as vague symptoms such as fatigue, over time, these depletions can lead to more serious symptoms and conditions. Talk to your functional doctor about how you can address this to promote optimal wellness in your body.