Birth control pill: the right advice to follow based on age!
According to statistics, the contraceptive pill in Italy is used by 24.3% of women, and is second - as a contraceptive method - only to condoms. Despite this, Italy is in the last places among the European industrialized countries, where the use of the pill is much more widespread.
What is it that keeps most of us away from the contraceptive pill? First of all, lack of information and prejudice, but also ethical problems and insufficient sex education. The side effects of the pill continue to scare us, even though the latest generation ones have been specially formulated to reduce them.
Are you worried that you may suffer from problems such as water retention, weight gain, migraines, fatigue, skin, nail and hair changes due to the pill? Don't worry: here are our tips for under and over 30s that can help you minimize any side effects of the birth control pill.
Birth control pill: advice for all under 30!
Among the most common problems for under 30s who use the pill as a contraceptive system there is certainly water retention, with the consequent onset of cellulite. There may also be a weakening of nails and hair or skin problems, as well as cases of fatigue. more or less chronic and fatigue.
To reduce all the possible effects mentioned, it can be very useful to take specific supplements such as Zyxelle®. Easily available in pharmacies, it is a food supplement based on vitamins (folic acid, vitamin C, E, B2-B6-B12), minerals (magnesium, zinc, selenium) and Centella Asiatica, useful for counteracting the imperfections of cellulite, improve skin, nails and hair and reduce fatigue.
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Against water retention, the main cause of orange peel skin, a valid solution (in addition to drinking at least two liters of water a day!) Is to practice a nice DIY anti-cellulite massage, at least 3 times a week. With a little effort, you will be able to learn the most useful maneuvers and gestures so that this massage, lasting at least twenty minutes, bears fruit.
Start massaging from the bottom, starting from the sole of the foot, making circular movements and then go up towards the ankle. Then move to the leg, wrapping it with your hands and proceeding upwards exerting an ever increasing pressure. Concentrate on the calf by pinching all the muscle with small pinches and then caress it in all its length. For the inner and outer thigh, proceed by working with the thumbs, rising from the knee to the buttock and then from the knee to the groin. You can also help yourself with a massage oil.
To improve hair health, however, it can be very useful to prepare a nourishing mask, strictly homemade and 100% organic. In the video below we offer you a natural recipe that is very easy to prepare. Just mix a tablespoon of white clay with a little apple cider vinegar in a container, then add a few drops of linseed oil and cinnamon essential oil.
After mixing the mixture well, apply it to wet hair along the entire length. The mask must be done at least once a week in order to obtain a good result.
To protect and nourish your nails, on the other hand, an excellent solution can be found directly in your kitchen! Let's talk about olive oil, an ingredient with incredible moisturizing and strengthening properties, perfect for giving new vigor to nails weakened by the use of the pill. .
Prepare fresh orange juice in a cup along with a little shredded garlic and dip your nails in the mixture for about ten minutes and then in another bowl with olive oil for a quarter of an hour. The treatment must be repeated at least twice a week.
Over 30: tips to minimize the side effects of the pill
In addition to the problems already mentioned for the under 30s, for women over the age of 30 there is also a possible slowing of the metabolism (with consequent weight gain) and the onset of bone problems.
Also in this case, to reduce the risk of these effects occurring, the ideal help comes from the use of a specific supplement. Lo.Li. Pharma has come up with a specific "pill pill" for over 30s, Zyxelle® Plus. This food supplement based on vitamins (folic acid, vitamin C, E, B2-B6-B12, Vitamin D, biotin), minerals (magnesium, zinc, selenium) and Centella Asiatica is specially designed for girls over the age of 30 who take the contraceptive pill. Its intake helps to regulate the metabolism of macronutrients (carbohydrates, fats and proteins) and helps improve bone health.
Do not forget that, to avoid slowing down the metabolism, proper nutrition is essential. Then choose the right foods that can help you speed it up, avoiding gaining weight.
First, remember to get more high-quality proteins, such as those found in white meat or fish. Reduce carbohydrates: consume less pasta, potato bread, without eliminating them completely. Balance is the key word for a correct diet!
Among the most suitable foods to help you accelerate your metabolism are eggs (rich in proteins and beneficial fats), oily fish (rich in Omega 3), spices such as ginger and cinnamon (real fat burners), fruit dry and seeds (they represent a healthy and not too caloric snack), legumes and hummus (ideal for keeping blood sugar levels under control). Find out here the other recommended foods:
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Regular physical activity is also essential to help metabolism. Then take the opportunity to choose a sport that can also help you strengthen bones and prevent problems such as osteoporosis.
Therefore, the practice of running (or fast walking) is recommended: the impact on the foot and leg favors bone density. Green light also for training in the gym. They would also have a positive effect on the bones also oriental practices such as Tai Chi (which allows to work on strengthening the musculoskeletal system) and Yoga.
To learn more about the contraceptive pill, you can visit the Humanitas Health website.
In collaboration with Zyxelle®