Your solution to your health issues

Your solution to your health issues

Your solution to your health issues

Morning after pil


In the morning after pill is the hormone progestogen. This suppresses ovulation, so that fertilisation cannot take place. However, if ovulation has already occurred, it can also prevent the implantation of a fertilised egg. Once implantation has taken place, it is no longer effective.

Side effects

The most common symptoms after taking the morning after pill are nausea, abdominal pain and irregular bleeding.

No 100% guarantee

The sooner the morning after pill is taken, the more reliable it is, but remember: there is no 100% guarantee. If your “risk contact” is more than 72 hours ago, then the morning after pill no longer works. If you are afraid that you have run a lot of risk, there is another morning after pill available on prescription of a doctor, which can also prevent a pregnancy on the 4th and 5th day.

Morningafter spiral

Up to 5 days after the risk contact you can have a copper IUD placed. This gives an almost 100% guarantee that you will not become pregnant. Of course, you will have to see a doctor for this.


A morning after pill is much less reliable than a regular contraceptive pill. It is therefore not suitable for use as a contraceptive. It is really an ’emergency’ drug.

Would the morning after dispenser now also appear in the Netherlands? Not yet, but fortunately the morning after pill is available without a prescription at the drugstore.

Multivitamin: a substitute for fruit and vegetables?

To get straight to the point, most people don’t need extra vitamin pills because of a varied diet. A multivitamin (food supplement) is also no substitute for healthy eating. By eating different kinds of fruit and vegetables on a daily basis, you get all the important nutrients you need. Some vitamins or minerals are even harmful when (too much) use over a long period of time.

Fruit and vegetables

Fruit and vegetables provide relatively few calories and many vitamins, minerals and dietary fibres. It is also a source of carbohydrates. In addition, fruit and vegetables contain a large number of so-called bio-active substances. These are: carotenoids, lycopenes and flavonoids. It also contains a lot of water and dietary fibres, which gives it a full feeling.
Increase resistance

It has not been shown that swallowing vitamin tablets in the winter months helps to increase your resistance and / or less likely to become ill.
Children and the elderly

For a number of groups of people it is advisable to take extra vitamins.

Advice to take vitamin D every day applies to:

Children up to 4 years
Pregnant women and women over 50 years old
Older people and people with dark skin

And beyond that:

Vegans: vitamin B12
Women who want to become pregnant: extra folic acid
When breastfeeding: give the baby a vitamin K supplement for 3 months. This also applies to babies who drink less than 500 ml of artificial food per day

What is a food supplement?

Supplements usually contain synthetic or industrially produced vitamins, minerals or bioactive substances. They work in the same way as natural vitamins in food. A difference is that your body absorbs the nutrients contained in pills more easily than those from eating.

Food supplements come in many forms: pills, powders, drops, capsules or drinks. They are used as a supplement to the daily diet. On average there are 3 types:

Supplements with only 1 vitamin or mineral
Multisupplements: combination of vitamins or of vitamins and minerals (think of a multivitamin tablet or vitamin B-complex)
Nutraceuticals: these are bioactive substances in the form of a food supplement.

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