How are vi­ta­mins af­fected by the pill?

Central Otago Mirror - - OUT & ABOUT - I have to stay on the pill for health rea­sons but I’ve heard that it in­ter­feres with cer­tain vi­ta­mins. Which ones do I need ex­tra of to be re­ally healthy? Thank you, Lynette.

Hi Lynette. It is true that the oral con­tra­cep­tive pill (OCP) can de­plete nu­mer­ous vi­ta­mins and min­er­als in the body. So it’s im­por­tant to know how to best sup­port your body. Here’s a list of all the vi­ta­mins and min­er­als that can be af­fected in vary­ing lev­els and how to make sure you’re get­ting what you need. lead to heavy men­strual bleed­ing and cer­vi­cal prob­lems. Be­tac­arotene rich foods in­clude sweet po­tato, car­rots, dark leafy greens such as kale and retinol rich foods in­clude liver.

Dark leafy greens like kale can help re­store vi­ta­mins

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