Mirena Detox Reviews

Mirena Detox Reviews

‘Mirena” is the name of a type of Intrauterine Device (IUD), very frequently used for the purpose of contraception. It is T-shaped and is made up of a soft, flexible plastic that can be placed inside the uterus in an outdoor meeting with your gynecologist, and safeguards from pregnancy for up to a period of five years.

Its easy placement, convenient removal and contraceptive efficacy of around 99% make it a favorite among young females wishing to avoid pregnancies.

Mirena works by the continuous secretion of a synthetic progesterone known as Levornogestrel inside the uterus. This makes the cervical mucus thick, thus hindering the movement of the sperm, as well as by making the lining of uterus unsuitable for implantation.


As with other contraceptive methods, Mirena also has a few side effects. These side effects include common and less serious side effects like headache, migraine, acne, loss of libido, depression, abdominal pain and changes in bleeding patterns like amenorrhea, intermenstrual bleeding or heavy bleeding.

Other serious and less frequently reported side effects include emergency conditions like Tubal Pregnancy, in which the fertilized zygote goes and implants in the fallopian tubes instead of in the uterus; and the impaction of the Mirena device in the wall of the uterus, which may even lead to perforation in the uterus (leading to an acute abdomen, a serious medical emergency).

Both of these conditions cause a severe abdominal pain and cramps, sweating, nausea, vomiting, heavy vaginal bleeding and fever. Therefore, immediate medical supervision is required as soon as any such symptoms are encountered.


A large number of women experience side effects on removal of the Mirena contraceptive device. These side effects are sometimes labeled as the ‘Mirena crash”. The side effects include physical effects like nausea, vomiting, bloating, sore throat, fatigue, fever and breast tenderness; and emotional disturbances like frequent mood swings, anxiety, depression, anger and sleep disturbances.

Not all women experience these side effects. Similarly, some women have mild side effects; others have severe and debilitating physical reactions. Usually these side effects are experienced one to two weeks after the removal of the Mirena.

The reason behind this ‘crash’ is a sudden hormonal imbalance brought about by the removal of the Mirena. While Mirena is present inside the uterus, the sustained release of progesterone from it causes the body to ‘slacken’ in its natural production of progesterone, as its requirements are already being met by the activity of mirena.

Therefore, when mirena is removed from the body, the body experiences a sudden drop in the progesterone levels and an unopposed upsurge in the estrogen levels that wrecks havoc with the emotional and physical aspects of the female body.


Mirena detox is the name given to the process of the natural detoxification of the hormonal imbalances in the body. This includes mainly a decrease in the surging levels of the estrogens and an opposing increase in the production of the natural progesterone by the body.

The mainstay of the mirena detox is that it involves the use of natural products like fruits, vegetables, herbs and spices to correct this hormonal imbalance. The salient features of the mirena detox are the following.

1. Decreasing the estrogen levels

The main reason behind the mirena crash is the unopposed high levels of estrogens in the body. High estrogen levels therefore need to be decreased, and this can be achieved via the following dietary products.

  • Citrus fruits like lemon, lime, mandarine and tangerine are very potent detoxifiers of estrogens.
  • Vitamin C rich berries like raspberries, strawberries, blackberries and Goji berries contain “betain”, which is a rapid methylator of the harmful estrogens, leading to a decrease in their levels.
  • Cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, radishes, cabbage and Brussels sprouts contain Indole-3-carbinol (I3C), which is a very potent detoxifier of estrogens.
  • Other natural products like grapes, olives, chamomile, passion flower, onions and apple skins contain natural compounds which decrease the conversion of the progesterone into estrogens, thus ultimately leading to a normalization of the hormonal levels.

2. Increasing the natural progesterone levels

The temporary cessation of the production of the natural progesterone by the female body is partially responsible for the side effects brought about by the prolonged placement of Mirena. Therefore, another objective of the mirena detox is to induce the body to restart producing the progesterone. The following natural products are thought to induce this hormone production.

  • Cholesterol is a natural precursor of progesterone. Therefore, cholesterol containing products like coconut oil, palm oil, ghee and fish oil should be added into the diet.
  • Rich sources of protein like quinoa, brown rice and hemp are also precursors for the formation of progesterone.
  • Natural herbs like Tulsi, Dong qaui, Ginseng, Pearl, Astralagus, Shatavari, Gynostemma, Eucommia and Red raspberry leaf are also thought to induce the natural production of progesterone.
  • Other products like royal jelly, vitex berries, fennel plants and cacao also increase the production of progesterone.

3. Other lifestyle changes

Other lifestyle changes can also be adapted to aid in the natural detoxification of the hormonal imbalances in the body. These include the following.

  • Exercise daily. This prevents the bloating up of the body as well as reduces the stress and emotional disturbances caused by the Mirena removal.
  • Drink loads of water.
  • Include leafy vegetables and fruits (especially berries and citrus fruits) in the routine diet.
  • Reduce sugar consumption.
  • Use saturated oils like coconut oil for cooking.


A large number of the products described above are used by females throughout the world for the relief from the mirena crash symptoms. They are available in markets as well as on online websites. A few popular products are briefly described below.

1. Nature’s Bounty Ginseng Complex Plus Royal Jelly 75 Caps

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This is a capsule which contains a popular herb known as “ginseng”, which is a potent inducer of progesterone in the female body. In addition, the combination of ginseng and Royal Jelly (which is also a powerful estrogen detoxifier) leads to a remarkable change in the physical and emotional aspects in the female body undergoing mirena crash.


2. Gaia Herbs Passionflower, 60 Liquid Phyto-Capsules

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These capsules contain extract of the herb Passion flower, which is renowned for its relaxing and calming properties. In females seeking to get relief from the anxiety, nervousness and sleeplessness from the mirena removal, these capsules have proven to be very beneficial.



3. Organic Virgin Coconut Oil (Glass Jar) Nutiva 23 oz Oil

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This product contains organic extra virgin coconut oil; oil highly recommended by nutritionists and physicians for the relief from the mirena removal symptoms. It can be used for cooking as well as taken wholly up to a quantity of 3 tablespoons. Coconut oil is a rich source of cholesterol, which is a precursor of progesterone, and thus helps restore the natural progesterone levels of the body.

4. Nature’s Way Vitex (Chaste Tree), 400 mg, 100 Capsules

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These capsules contain the vitex extract from the Chaste tree, which is a very potent detoxifier of estrogens. In addition to relieving the symptoms of mirena withdrawal, these capsules can also help females with other hormonal disorders, as vitex helps in maintaining the overall hormonal balance of the female body.


5. Dr. Tobias Optimum Omega 3 Fish oil

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Dr. Tobias fish oil capsules contain 2,000 mg Fish Oil with 1,400 mg Omega-3 Fatty Acids (600 mg DHA, 800 mg EPA) per serving (2 capsules). These capsules therefore contain not only the essential fish oil, but also two essential fatty acids, DHA and EPA. Together, these ingredients are highly desirable in females undergoing the mirena withdrawal symptoms. These ingredients help in maintaining the cholesterol levels, thus preventing bloating, and help in boosting the immune symptoms.

They are also thought to improve the overall emotional health of a person. An outer enteric coating of these capsules prevents the fishy aftertaste on capsule intake.

6. Lundberg Organic Long Grain Brown Rice

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These long grain brown rice are beneficial for women seeking a hormonal balance because of a number of reasons. Firstly, they are rich in fiber, thus preventing the bloating seen in women undergoing hormonal imbalances. Secondly, they have lesser glucose content, thus reducing the insulin resistance seen in females with hormonal disturbances. They are also gluten free, thus highly desirable for females with gluten enteropathies.