Quick Navigation

Symptoms of PMS

Premenstrual symptom (PMS) appears to be affected by a few supplements, with continual usage of these supplements able to reduce the symptoms of PMS including bloat and emotional instability.

Research analysis led by Kamal Patel .
Reviewed by
Examine.com Team
Last Updated:

Get access to the latest nutrition research

By becoming an Examine Plus member, you'll have access to all of the latest nutrition research on over 300 supplements across over 500 different health goals, outcomes, conditions, and more.

Human Effect Matrix

The Human Effect Matrix looks at human studies (it excludes animal and in vitro studies) to tell you what supplements affect symptoms of pms.
Grade Level of Evidence
Robust research conducted with repeated double-blind clinical trials
Multiple studies where at least two are double-blind and placebo controlled
Single double-blind study or multiple cohort studies
Uncontrolled or observational studies only
Level of Evidence
? The amount of high quality evidence. The more evidence, the more we can trust the results.
Supplement Magnitude of effect
? The direction and size of the supplement's impact on each outcome. Some supplements can have an increasing effect, others have a decreasing effect, and others have no effect.
Consistency of research results
? Scientific research does not always agree. HIGH or VERY HIGH means that most of the scientific research agrees.
Notes
grade-b Strong Very High See all 11 studies
It appears to be quite potent in numerous placebo-controlled trials, and studies are overwhelmingly in agreement. However, the studies are generally at notable risk for bias, and publication bias was found in one meta-analysis from 2017, suggesting the possibility that its efficacy is inflated.
grade-c Notable Very High See all 4 studies
Studies are supportive a notable improvement in symptoms, largely psychological but even physical. However, the current research is of fairly low quality and largely conducted by many of the same authors, thus more research is needed.
grade-c Notable - See study
One study assessing saffron on PMS symptoms noted that supplementation caused 76% of the participants to have more than a halving of overall symptoms (placebo reaching 8%), suggesting relatively potent effects.

Become an Examine Plus member to view this information.

You can currently view 3 supplements as a non-member - becoming a member will give you access to 19 total supplements on symptoms of pms.

Already a member? Login now to access.

grade-c  
grade-c  
grade-c  
grade-c  
grade-c  
grade-c  
grade-c  
grade-c  
grade-d  
grade-d  
grade-d  
grade-d  
grade-d  
grade-d  
grade-d  
grade-d