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If i start taking maca root will it effect my birth control

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If i start taking maca root will it effect my birth control that im currently taking
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Cameron replied 5 years ago.
Well, it is not entirely known how maca root will affect birth control pills, but the consensus is NOT to take it if you are taking birth control pills.
It is a lot of estrogen which can cause increase in blood clots, breakthrough bleeding and may even render the birth control pills ineffective.
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