Can I take something to alleviate premenstrual symptoms?

PMS cramps can be alleviated or even eliminated with the following:

An approach to mitigate PMS pain would be:

  • Regularly eat fatty fish (wild salmon, herring, sardines, atlantic mackeral, shrimp, krill). If unable to eat enough, take Fish Oil supplementation.

  • Consider taking ZMA.


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