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Birth Control Pills

These are known to deplete several important vitamins in the body - such as B6, folic acid and B12.

Prolonged use of these oral contraceptives can create typical deficiency symptoms of these nutrients such as allergies, anaemia, depression, fatigue, the loss of sex drive, oedema (water retention) and weight gain. To prevent such symptoms, long-term users of the pill would do well to supplement their diets with these vitamins.

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