Female Freedom & The Pill

Multiple packs of Levlen contraceptive pill on a green background

The creation of the pill in the 1950’s was nothing short of revolutionary for female reproductive freedom!  Now almost 70 years later, the pill is the most commonly prescribed form of contraception for ladies. 

The hormones oestrogen and progesterone play a key role in our mood, energy levels, libido, metabolism and the health of our skin, brains and bones.  Phew, they are seriously hard-working!

The flip-side of this hard work, is that taking the pill impacts on the levels of important vitamins and minerals which are in our body.  The World Health Organisation has noted deficiencies of the following nutrients while women take the pill – Vitamin B (especially B2, B6, B9 and B12), Vitamin E, magnesium, selenium and zinc.

Now, it’s also important to recognise the hard job that the liver does when presented with hormones in the pill.  It basically processes all incoming goods so that there are no nasty surprises through the detoxification process.  If you are looking for a liver support while taking the pill, DIM or di-indolylmethane is super-helpful.  DIM is found in cruciferous vegetables such as cauliflower, broccoli, kale, radish, bok choy and brussel sprouts.

BePure’s Eve range has a specially formulated supplement which helps to replenish the nutrients and antioxidants that the pill depletes.  It’s even got a funky name: Take Me With The Pill.  Take Me With The Pill helps your body ease the transition if you decide to come off the pill.  But mainly it is designed to mitigate any impact the oral contraceptive pill may have on your nutrient stores so your health doesn’t take a back seat.  Come and talk to our pharmacists, we are here to help.