J.Med.Food 2008;11(4):623-628. Does birth control affect fertility? 2011;2011:690518. J Med Food 2003;6:157-61. View abstract. A. and El-Tras, W. F. Anticandidal activity of pomegranate peel extract aerosol as an applicable sanitizing method. View abstract. 6-25-2009;123(3):369-377. Endocr.Res. Org.Biomol.Chem. Some medications are changed and broken down by the liver. Prostate Cancer Prostatic Dis 2014;17(2):180-6. Cardiovasc.Res 1-15-2007;73(2):414-423. Schwartz, E., Tzulker, R., Glazer, I., Bar-Ya'akov, I., Wiesman, Z., Tripler, E., Bar-Ilan, I., Fromm, H., Borochov-Neori, H., Holland, D., and Amir, R. Environmental conditions affect the color, taste, and antioxidant capacity of 11 pomegranate accessions' fruits. Hajimahmoodi, M. Oveisi M. R. Sadeghi N. Jannat B. and Nateghi M. Antioxidant capacity of plasma after pomegranate intake in human volunteers. Paller CJ, Ye X, Wozniak PJ, et al. View abstract. Fuhrman, B., Volkova, N., and Aviram, M. Pomegranate juice polyphenols increase recombinant paraoxonase-1 binding to high-density lipoprotein: studies in vitro and in diabetic patients. View abstract. J.Agric.Food Chem. Most other fruits like orange juice or cranberry juice are fine to eat or drink if you take birth control. Clin Pharmacol Ther 2012;92(5):651-7. Afaq, F., Zaid, M. A., Khan, N., Dreher, M., and Mukhtar, H. Protective effect of pomegranate-derived products on UVB-mediated damage in human reconstituted skin. Zhong.Yao Cai. Rhabdomyolysis associated with pomegranate juice consumption. Effects of pomegranate juice on human cytochrome P450 2C9 and tolbutamide pharmacokinetics in rats. Cuccioloni, M., Mozzicafreddo, M., Sparapani, L., Spina, M., Eleuteri, A. M., Fioretti, E., and Angeletti, M. Pomegranate fruit components modulate human thrombin. This might interfere with blood pressure control during and after surgery. 3 min read. Zahin, M., Aqil, F., and Ahmad, I. Rivara MB, Mehrotra R, Linke L, et al. Pande, G. and Akoh, C. C. Antioxidant capacity and lipid characterization of six Georgia-grown pomegranate cultivars. Pomegranate flower extract diminishes cardiac fibrosis in Zucker diabetic fatty rats: modulation of cardiac endothelin-1 and nuclear factor-kappaB pathways. 10-1-2010;10(8):634-644. Banihani SA, Makahleh SM, El-Akawi Z, et al. American-Eurasian Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Science 2010;9(3):273-281. Packaged snacks tend to lack nutrients and to be laden with fat, sodium, and calories. View abstract. View abstract. 2008;30(3):183-193. View abstract. Higiene Alimentar 2009;23(168/169):54-56. Gillis, T. Johnson G. King B. Wilson J. andDominguez J. Weisburg, J. H., Schuck, A. G., Silverman, M. S., Ovits-Levy, C. G., Solodokin, L. J., Zuckerbraun, H. L., and Babich, H. Pomegranate extract, a prooxidant with antiproliferative and proapoptotic activities preferentially towards carcinoma cells. Breast Cancer Res Treat 2002;71:203-17. cv.) Birth control pills contains a combination of female hormones that prevent pregnancy by stopping ovulation, the release of an egg from the ovaries. Nutr.Res. View abstract. BMC.Complement Altern Med 2009;9:27. Life Extension 2008;14(5):18. 8-15-2011;18(11):976-984. Br.J.Biomed.Sci. Nat.Prod.Res. 2011;17(2):113-115. Bagri, P., Ali, M., Sultana, S., and Aeri, V. New sterol esters from the flowers of Punica granatum Linn. Dietary Reference Intakes for Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Selenium, and Carotenoids. Mol.Cancer Ther. Beltz, J. McNeil C. Fisher M. Shaw P. Breece L. Sellers T. andBrown K. Investigation of the antihyperalgesic effects of the pomegranate extract ellagic acid. As you get older, your birth control needs and preferences might change. Int.J.Dermatol. International multidimensional authenticity specification (IMAS) algorithm for detection of commercial pomegranate juice adulteration. View abstract. Int.J.Oncol. Accessed June 1, 2016. (Phila) 2010;3(1):108-113. Wongwattanasathien, O., Kangsadalampai, K., and Tongyonk, L. Antimutagenicity of some flowers grown in Thailand. General anesthesia does not appear to increase dementia risk, Harvard study: Unapproved drugs in brain-boosting supplements, Blood pressure medications may affect your mood, Use topical painkillers for strains and sprains, Harder workout intensity may not increase your longevity, Vitamins A, E, and D tied to fewer colds, lung disorders, What to look for in an online exercise video for older adults, Certain foods and drugs may lower risk of colon cancer, Gum disease linked to an increased risk for cancer, More daily movement may lower cancer deaths, Oral health problems may raise cancer risk. 2010;20(1):55-62. View abstract. Bagri, P., Ali, M., Aeri, V., Bhowmik, M., and Sultana, S. Antidiabetic effect of Punica granatum flowers: effect on hyperlipidemia, pancreatic cells lipid peroxidation and antioxidant enzymes in experimental diabetes. Everything seemed more bright and colorful and I … Hormonal birth control releases the hormones estrogen and progesterone, typically produced by the ovaries, into the human body. 2010;12(5):R195. Because these reactions can be quite dangerous, it is important to know the possible signs and symptoms. Sahebkar A, Ferri C, Giorgini P, Bo S, Nachtigal P, Grassi D. Effects of pomegranate juice on blood pressure: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. While alcohol does not affect how the pill, patch, ring, shot, or other birth control methods work, it can have indirect effects on your chances of getting pregnant. 6-15-2008;11(12):1600-1604. 9-24-2008;56(18):8704-8713. Antioxidant activity of pomegranate juice and its relationship with phenolic composition and processing. Miami, FL. Newton, K. M., Reed, S. D., Grothaus, L., Ehrlich, K., Guiltinan, J., Ludman, E., and Lacroix, A. Allergy to lipid transfer proteins: cross-reactivity among pomegranate, hazelnut, and peanut. J Agric Food Chem 2009;57(16):7395-400. View abstract. Integr.Cancer Ther. Clin Ther 2011;33:246-52. View abstract. Choi, J. G., Kang, O. H., Lee, Y. S., Chae, H. S., Oh, Y. C., Brice, O. O., Kim, M. S., Sohn, D. H., Kim, H. S., Park, H., Shin, D. W., Rho, J. R., and Kwon, D. Y. Pomegranate has been used by various cultures for centuries, but most herbalists and medical experts believe it to be more of a historical curiosity than something that deserves to be listed among other birth control methods. 2010;75(7):C626-C632. Journal of Pharmacy Research 2010;3(12):2850-2852. Simsek, N. Karadeniz A. and Bayraktaroglu A. G. Effects of L-carnitine, royal jelly and pomegranate seed on peripheral blood cells in rats. Before taking pomegranate talk to your healthcare provider if you take any medications that are changed by the liver.Some medications that are changed by the liver include amitriptyline (Elavil), codeine, desipramine (Norpramin), flecainide (Tambocor), fluoxetine (Prozac), ondansetron (Zofran), tramadol (Ultram), and others. Birth control pills, patches and IUDs can all increase blood pressure, risk of blood-clotting problems and other heart issues. Artificially sweetened drinks: No heart health advantage? 7-8-2011;410(3):581-586. Early research shows that taking pomegranate extract might make cycling feel easier. Vidal A, Fallarero A, Pena BR, et al. How does birth control affect pregnancy? Toi, M., Bando, H., Ramachandran, C., Melnick, S. J., Imai, A., Fife, R. S., Carr, R. E., Oikawa, T., and Lansky, E. P. Preliminary studies on the anti-angiogenic potential of pomegranate fractions in vitro and in vivo. Sastravaha, G., Gassmann, G., Sangtherapitikul, P., and Grimm, W. D. Adjunctive periodontal treatment with Centella asiatica and Punica granatum extracts in supportive periodontal therapy. J AOAC Int 1996;79(5):1124-9. 2000;71(5):1062-1076. J Ethnopharmacol 2006;103:311-8. View abstract. Pacheco-Palencia, L. A., Noratto, G., Hingorani, L., Talcott, S. T., and Mertens-Talcott, S. U. View abstract. Banerjee, K., Dasgupta, S., Jadhav, M. R., Naik, D. G., Ligon, A. P., Oulkar, D. P., Savant, R. H., and Adsule, P. G. A fast, inexpensive, and safe method for residue analysis of meptyldinocap in different fruits by liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry. In a new book, Sarah E. Hill, Ph.D., an evolutionary psychologist at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, explores the ways birth control pills affect the brain. Evid.Based.Complement Alternat.Med. View abstract. Lansky, E. P. and Newman, R. A. Punica granatum (pomegranate) and its potential for prevention and treatment of inflammation and cancer. View abstract. Int.J Cosmet.Sci 2008;30(5):353-360. Bialonska, D., Kasimsetty, S. G., Khan, S. I., and Ferreira, D. Urolithins, intestinal microbial metabolites of Pomegranate ellagitannins, exhibit potent antioxidant activity in a cell-based assay. Kim ND, Mehta R, Yu W, et al. Hajimahmoodi, M., Shams-Ardakani, M., Saniee, P., Siavoshi, F., Mehrabani, M., Hosseinzadeh, H., Foroumadi, P., Safavi, M., Khanavi, M., Akbarzadeh, T., Shafiee, A., and Foroumadi, A. 2009;47(1):145-149. Orak, H. H. Evaluation of antioxidant activity, colour and some nutritional characteristics of pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) juice and its sour concentrate processed by conventional evaporation. Drugs Exp.Clin.Res. View abstract. limelight as a rich source of antioxidants, which are thought to View abstract. J Med Food 2004;7:305-8. Muscle soreness caused by exercise. View abstract. View abstract. Fitoterapia 2009;80(5):301-305. View abstract. Grossmann, M. E., Mizuno, N. K., Schuster, T., and Cleary, M. P. Punicic acid is an omega-5 fatty acid capable of inhibiting breast cancer proliferation. Rasheed, Z., Akhtar, N., Anbazhagan, A. N., Ramamurthy, S., Shukla, M., and Haqqi, T. M. Polyphenol-rich pomegranate fruit extract (POMx) suppresses PMACI-induced expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines by inhibiting the activation of MAP Kinases and NF-kappaB in human KU812 cells. I'm in the third pill of a new pack. View abstract. Total lipids content and fatty acid composition of seed oils from six pomegranate cultivars. View abstract. Leiva, K. P., Rubio, J., Peralta, F., and Gonzales, G. F. Effect of Punica granatum (pomegranate) on sperm production in male rats treated with lead acetate. The fertility clinic will ask you to come for a blood test and ultrasound between days 2 to 4. J.Investig.Allergol.Clin.Immunol. View abstract. View abstract. Med.Sci.Sports Exerc. PLoS.One. View abstract. Ibrahium, M. I. Birth control pills secondarily prevent pregnancy by changing the uterine lining and cervical mucus to make it harder for sperm to reach the uterus and for an embryo to implant. J.Pharm.Pharmacol. Parmar, H. S. and Kar, A. Antidiabetic potential of Citrus sinensis and Punica granatum peel extracts in alloxan treated male mice. View abstract. View abstract. Atherosclerosis 2006;187:363-71. The research that does exist points to essential oils having no contraindicating effects on contraceptives. View abstract. 3376 Share on Facebook. Xu, K. Z., Zhu, C., Kim, M. S., Yamahara, J., and Li, Y. Pomegranate flower ameliorates fatty liver in an animal model of type 2 diabetes and obesity. Eur J Clin Nutr 2006;60:245-53. are important because they counteract free radicals, which are View abstract. J Investig Allergol Clin Immunol 2008;18:491-2. for example your levels of hdl "good" cholesterol could go down. If you’re experiencing side effects from taking birth control, consider speaking with your doctor. Progesterone is beneficial to neurological and breast health. 2011;91(12):2160-2165. Saruwatari, A., Okamura, S., Nakajima, Y., Narukawa, Y., Takeda, T., and Tamura, H. Pomegranate juice inhibits sulfoconjugation in Caco-2 human colon carcinoma cells. Part 182 -- Substances Generally Recognized As Safe. Celik, I., Temur, A., and Isik, I. Hepatoprotective role and antioxidant capacity of pomegranate (Punica granatum) flowers infusion against trichloroacetic acid-exposed in rats. Z. View abstract. Adams, L. S., Seeram, N. P., Aggarwal, B. J.Agric.Food Chem. Adverse reaction to pomegranate ingestion. International Journal of Medical Sciences 2010;2(2):166-169. View abstract. And charcoal is so good at its job that, in certain circumstances, it really can absorb your birth control's active ingredients before your body gets a chance to. J Nutr Biochem 2005;16:360-7. Br.J.Nutr. View abstract. Vitamins and Supplements to Avoid with Hepatitis C, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). View abstract. This might increase the effects and side effects of rosuvastatin (Crestor). While this may seem inconvenient, it is important to have a regular checkup with your doctor when using the birth control pill. Most melanomas come in the form of a new spot on the skin, not changes to an existing mole. Kasai, K., Yoshimura, M., Koga, T., Arii, M., and Kawasaki, S. Effects of oral administration of ellagic acid-rich pomegranate extract on ultraviolet-induced pigmentation in the human skin. View abstract. Consumption of pomegranate decreases serum oxidative stress and reduces disease activity in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis: a pilot study. concerned. Screening of traditional Chinese medicinal plants for quorum-sensing inhibitors activity. Birth control has many side effects. View abstract. 2010;32(5):612-617. A lung disease that makes it harder to breathe (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD). View abstract. Early research in trained men shows that drinking pomegranate juice twice daily for 15 days reduces muscle soreness after exercising in the elbow but not the knee. J.Chromatogr.Sci. Stop taking pomegranate at least 2 weeks before a scheduled surgery. It can reduce the amount of time that it’s available to be absorbed. J Int Acad Periodontol 2003;5:106-15. George, J., Singh, M., Srivastava, A. K., Bhui, K., and Shukla, Y. Synergistic growth inhibition of mouse skin tumors by pomegranate fruit extract and diallyl sulfide: evidence for inhibition of activated MAPKs/NF-kappaB and reduced cell proliferation. Applying a gel containing pomegranate extract to the gums improves symptoms in people with thrush. Vasconcelos LC, Sampaio MC, Sampaio FC, Higino JS. View abstract. Pomegranate extract inhibits Staphylococcus aureus growth and subsequent enterotoxin production. A systematic literature review looked at women who discontinued oral contraceptives (aka. Miguel G, Dandlen S, Antunes D, et al. Birth control pills can deplete your body of several B vitamins (riboflavin, B6, B12, and folic acid), vitamin C, … I've heard that it can interfere with some medications, the way Ann N Y Acad Sci 2005;1056:311-27. View abstract. J.Agric.Food Chem. Medicinal values of fruit peels from Citrus sinensis, Punica granatum, and Musa paradisiaca with respect to alterations in tissue lipid peroxidation and serum concentration of glucose, insulin, and thyroid hormones. J.Agric.Food Chem. View abstract. View abstract. Acta Horticulturae 2009;818:265-270. Sundararajan, A., Ganapathy, R., Huan, L., Dunlap, J. R., Webby, R. J., Kotwal, G. J., and Sangster, M. Y. View abstract. Influenza virus variation in susceptibility to inactivation by pomegranate polyphenols is determined by envelope glycoproteins. View abstract. Bhadbhade, S. J., Acharya, A. Stowe, C. B. 6-9-2010;58(11):6804-6808. 3-30-2011;146(2):111-117. J Med Food 2004;7:274-83. Surgery: Pomegranate might affect blood pressure. For professional medical information on natural medicines, see Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database Professional Version.© Therapeutic Research Faculty . Zhao, G. Li G. Dong Z. and Liu X. View abstract. One small trial asked participants with mild age-associated memory complaints to drink 8oz of pomegranate juice daily, and found an improvement in verbal and visual tasks after four weeks. A. and Pérez-López A. J. Rosuvastatin (Crestor) is broken down by the body in the liver. 2001;78(1):85-87. View abstract. Growth Horm.IGF.Res. 2009;32(2):235-239. Some that you should avoid: St. John's wort. grapefruit juice can. Holetz FB, Pessini GL, Sanches NR, et al. Iqbal, B. Saeed M. K. Khalid B. Liaquat L. and Ahmad I. Nutritional Value and Antioxidant Activity of Various Extracts and Fractions of. Heber D, Seeram NP, Wyatt H, et al. What can we help you find? View abstract. So, does CBD affect birth control? Nutrition 2008;24(7-8):733-743. Title 21. Harikrishnan, R., Heo, J., Balasundaram, C., Kim, M. C., Kim, J. S., Han, Y. J., and Heo, M. S. Effect of Punica granatum solvent extracts on immune system and disease resistance in Paralichthys olivaceus against lymphocystis disease virus (LDV). Medications for high blood pressure (ACE inhibitors) interacts with POMEGRANATE. View abstract. J Ethnopharmacol 1-19-2007;109(2):177-206. There’s a lot of evidence supporting the multitude of therapeutic uses of CBD. Toxicol.Mech.Methods 2010;20(9):572-578. Specifically, birth control pills and other hormonal birth control methods, like the NuvaRing or the patch, that contain synthetic estrogen can affect your libido, your sex life, and even your actual clitoris. 2008;27(2):289-296. There’s even a FDA-approved CBD medication, Epidiolex, for epilepsy. View abstract. Kiefer, D. In the news, Pomegranate improves sperm quality. Kawaii, S. and Lansky, E. P. Differentiation-promoting activity of pomegranate (Punica granatum) fruit extracts in HL-60 human promyelocytic leukemia cells. Allergy to pomegranate (Punica granatum). 2010;67(5):511-516. Food Chem.Toxicol. Protective effects of standardized pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) polyphenolic extract in ultraviolet-irradiated human skin fibroblasts. J.Endourol. Kishore, R. K., Sudhakar, D., and Parthasarathy, P. R. Embryo protective effect of pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) fruit extract in adriamycin-induced oxidative stress. 5-25-2011;59(10):5325-5334. Health … Torregrosa-García A, Ávila-Gandía V, Luque-Rubia AJ, Abellán-Ruiz MS, Querol-Calderón M, López-Román FJ. But drinking pomegranate juice doesn't seem to prevent narrowing of blood vessels in the heart (stenosis). 2-12-2008;115(3):416-422. A pilot randomized crossover trial assessing the safety and short-term effects of pomegranate supplementation in hemodialysis patients. A. Pomegranate juice has stepped into the nutrition Das, A. K., Mandal, S. C., Banerjee, S. K., Sinha, S., Das, J., Saha, B. P., and Pal, M. Studies on antidiarrhoeal activity of Punica granatum seed extract in rats. Study Finds Birth Control Pills Affect “Love” Hormone Levels That Could Explain Mood Alterations. Azadzoi KM, Schulman RN, Aviram M, Siroky MB. Hofling, J. F., Anibal, P. C., Obando-Pereda, G. A., Peixoto, I. Voravuthikunchai SP, Kitpipit L. Activity of medicinal plant extracts against hospital isolates of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Shukla, M., Gupta, K., Rasheed, Z., Khan, K. A., and Haqqi, T. M. Consumption of hydrolyzable tannins-rich pomegranate extract suppresses inflammation and joint damage in rheumatoid arthritis. J.Ethnopharmacol. J Agric Food Chem 2002;50:166-71. National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Release 28. Taking pomegranate along with medications for high blood pressure might cause your blood pressure to go too low.Some medications for high blood pressure include captopril (Capoten), enalapril (Vasotec), losartan (Cozaar), valsartan (Diovan), diltiazem (Cardizem), Amlodipine (Norvasc), hydrochlorothiazide (HydroDIURIL), furosemide (Lasix), and many others. Day 1 of your period is the first day of your menstrual cycle. View abstract. Longtin R. The pomegranate: nature's power fruit? Newton, K. M., Reed, S. D., Grothaus, L., Ehrlich, K., Guiltinan, J., Ludman, E., and Lacroix, A. Antibiotics may cause diarrhea. Zahin, M., Hasan, S., Aqil, F., Khan, M. S., Husain, F. M., and Ahmad, I. 2009;8(3):242-253. Pomegranate might decrease how quickly the liver breaks down some medications. Sunburn. 2010;93(9):4280-4291. Chong, M. F., Macdonald, R., and Lovegrove, J. However, research by Elon University in North Carolina has found that taking 1,000 mg or more of this nutrient can boost your birth control side effects associated with estrogen, such as nausea, bloating, and headaches. Jurenka, J. S. Therapeutic applications of pomegranate (Punica granatum L.): a review. 2010;24 Suppl 2:S196-S203. View abstract. View abstract. Side effects like a headache, nausea, excessive hair growth and weight gain are widespread. Zhuang, H. Du J. and Wang Y. Antioxidant Capacity Changes of 3 Cultivar Chinese Pomegranate ( Punica granatum L.) Juices and Corresponding Wines. J Agric Food Chem 2000;48:4581-9. Sastravaha G, Yotnuengnit P, Booncong P, Sangtherapitikul P. Adjunctive periodontal treatment with Centella asiatica and Punica granatum extracts. Seeram NP, Adams LS, Henning SM, et al. View abstract. However, scientific research shows that drinking pomegranate juice probably does not cause an important interaction with medications. J Agric Food Chem 2007;55:10050-4. View abstract. A., van den Berg, S., Westbroek, I., Keizer, H., Gambelli, L., Hontecillas, R., Bassaganya-Riera, J., Zondag, G. C., Romijn, J. Nitric.Oxide. You took plenty of precaution and since you’ve been taking your birth control normally for 7 days, you should be protected. 2008;46(12):811-816. Atherosclerosis 2001;158:195-8. Noda Y, Kaneyuki T, Mori A, Packer L. Antioxidant activities of pomegranate fruit extract and its anthocyanidins: delphinidin, cyanidin, and pelargonidin. View abstract. 2000;70(3):309-314. Planta 2011;234(5):865-881. Can adopting a healthier diet help fight prostate cancer? 2011;49(6):1224-1228. Protective effect of pomegranate fruit juice against Aeromonas hydrophila-induced intestinal histopathological changes in mice. Morton J. Pomegranate. 2010;104(3):402-406. Progestin doesn’t appear to provide the same beneficial effect. 2008;91(6):1435-1445. Nope! Women are not often given the full story on what birth control does in their bodies. 5-28-2010;170(1-2):1-7. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab. View abstract. With that, there are a lot of questions about whether or not they are truly safe for women desiring to get pregnant in the future and whether or not they affect fertility. Pakistan Journal of Nutrition 2009;8(8):1251-1257. Effect of extract of pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) on glycated protein-iron chelate-induced toxicity: an in vitro study on human umbilical-vein endothelial cells. If you’re using birth control or know someone who is, it is worth it to know the facts. Hassanpour, Fard M., Ghule, A. E., Bodhankar, S. L., and Dikshit, M. Cardioprotective effect of whole fruit extract of pomegranate on doxorubicin-induced toxicity in rat. 12-21-2010;703(2):99-107. View abstract. Ren Fail. View abstract. 9-24-2008;56(18):8434-8441.