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Pregnant because of vitamin supplement?

No matter how tempting, you should NEVER self prescribe nutritional supplements.  Television and radio commercials are very clever and make you want to go out and buy that fabulous product!  But Beware!

I recently saw an advert on TV for a Hair Skin & Nail formula by a wellknown brand.  This product contains a considerable dose of St Mary’s Thistle (Silybum marianum) which is a well known liver stimulant.  When taken at the same as the Oral Contraceptive Pill it can speed up the liver and negate the contraceptive affect of the Pill. 

Ladies beware – never take St Mary’s Thistle at the same time as your OCP. 

This is just another reason why you should see a qualified natural health practitioner before taking any supplements.