10 Nutraceutical Supplements To Alleviate PMS

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Nutraceuticals are products derived from food sources that have additional benefits to boost your health, what has become clear is that nutritional therapy plays a vital role in the management of PMS.

 

In the old days it was running to the GP and being told ‘it’s part of life’, and whilst this may be true, there are ways in which supplementation can vastly improve the way PMS affects your life. It is a simple and effective approach in comparison to traditional medicine, and has the added benefit of no side effects. All supplementation should be prescribed and monitored by your Health Care Doctor.

 

Here are the 10 Nutraceutical supplements we recommend:

1. ‘Natural’ progesterones derived from yams can be substituted with the synthetic progestin versions. These are considered safer alternatives with good reduction of PMS symptoms.

2. Calcium and vitamin D3 , when used in combination, have shown to cause a reduction in PMS related symptoms in over 48% of cases.

3. Magnesium: A magnesium deficiency may be a possible cause of premenstrual symptoms, the supplementation with magnesium will alleviate the symptoms.

4. Zinc: Women suffering with PMS have found to have lower than normal levels of Zinc during the luteal phase, supplementation is helpful to normalize levels.

5. Vitamin B6 is found to be particularly helpful for those suffering with mood related premenstrual symptoms.

6. Ginkgo biloba: This supplement has shown great results in reducing anxiety, headaches and fluid retention symptoms associated with PMS.

7. Vitamin E: This vitamin is a powerful antioxidant and free radical scavenger, it also yields significant improvement in physical symptoms of PMS.

8. Theanine: This is a unique amino acid found in tea, and can lessen the effects of PMS. It is found in high quantities in green tea and may increase dopamine levels in the brain, which causes relaxation without drowsiness, thus relieving anxiety and stress.

9. St John’s Wort is another natural antidepressant which has shown promise in managing more mood related symptoms of PMS.

10. Omega 3 fatty acids: These fatty acids are mainly found in fish products, they are particularly helpful to increasing the amount of anti-inflammatory prostaglandins while suppressing the pro-inflammatory one and is particularly helpful with alleviating cramping associated with PMS.

 

There are many natural alternatives that can assist in managing PMS, book an appointment with your Health Care Doctor and get the best recommendations to assist with your bodies symptoms .

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