Here’s another myth about the birth control pill for you today.
The myth: Birth control pills contain hormones that are naturally produced in a our body.
The truth: Birth control pills contain chemically produced synthetic steroids.
Even though taking the pill can feel like we’re taking a hormone supplement that our body needs and wants…
It actually switches off the body’s natural estradiol and progesterone and replaces them with Frankenstein, pseudo-hormone, synthetic steroids like ethinyl estradiol and different kinds of progestins.
They do not have the same molecular structure as human hormones and that small difference makes a BIG difference in your body.
Our body’s natural progesterone promotes hair growth but the progestin levonorgestrel (lee-von-nor-ges-tril) causes hair loss.
Our progesterone improves brain health and cognition. But the synthetic version drospirenone (draw-sper-known) causes depression.
Estradiol improves insulin sensitivity but ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel cause insulin resistance.
…you get the point…
It’s like you’re building a puzzle with foreign pieces and while they manage to squeeze into place, the picture isn’t the same.
See you tomorrow for your next myth!