Can I take something to alleviate premenstrual symptoms?

Our evidence-based analysis features 8 unique references to scientific papers.

Written by Kamal Patel
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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.

References

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  3. ^ a b c Horrobin DF. The role of essential fatty acids and prostaglandins in the premenstrual syndrome. J Reprod Med. (1983)
  4. ^ Walker AF, et al. Magnesium supplementation alleviates premenstrual symptoms of fluid retention. J Womens Health. (1998)
  5. ^ Facchinetti F, et al. Oral magnesium successfully relieves premenstrual mood changes. Obstet Gynecol. (1991)
  6. ^ Harel Z, et al. Supplementation with omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in the management of dysmenorrhea in adolescents. Am J Obstet Gynecol. (1996)
  7. ^ Deutch B. Menstrual pain in Danish women correlated with low n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid intake. Eur J Clin Nutr. (1995)
  8. ^ Saldeen P, Saldeen T. Women and omega-3 Fatty acids. Obstet Gynecol Surv. (2004)