Subscribe to Dr. Meschino’s Free Newsletters

Subscribe Now

Premenstrual Syndrome

“Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) is a recurrent, variable cluster of troublesome physical and emotional symptoms that develop during the 7-14 days before the onset of menses and subside when menstruation occurs. Symptoms can be classified as: 1. Behavioral (nervousness, anxiety, irritability, mood swings, fatigue, lethargy, depression) 2. Gastrointestinal (abdominal bloating, diarrhea and/or constipation, appetite changes with cravings for such things as sugar, salt or chocolate) 3. Reproductive Tissue (breast tenderness and swelling, uterine cramping, altered libido) 4. Other (headache, backache, acne, ankle and finger swelling) One of the underlying factors linked to PMS is an elevated estrogen to progesterone ratio five to ten days prior to menses. A number of dietary, lifestyle and supplementation practices have been shown to improve the estrogen to progesterone ratio and provide relief to women who suffer from PMS. ”

 

Supplement Considerations

Female Support Nutrients

A female support nutrient should contain natural agents that have been shown in clinical studies to effectively manage PMS and painful menstruation (dysmenorrheal).

 

Essential Fatty Acids

An essential fatty acid should contain the perfect blend of essential oils shown to reduce the inflammation associated with breast tenderness and other symptoms of PMS.

 

High Potency Multiple Vitamin and Mineral

A high potency multiple vitamin & mineral should contain the dosages of Vitamin E, Magnesium and B-vitamins that have shown positive results in managing PMS in clinical trials. The nutrients in this product also enhance the anti-inflammatory and anti-proliferative effects of Adëeva Nature’s Essential Oils in the management of PMS.

Additional Supplement Considerations

Ground Flaxseeds

Ground Flaxseeds give rise to unique lignans that have been shown to help tone down the over stimulation of estrogen on reproductive tissue, in the management of various female hormonal imbalance problems. It also contains a type of fiber that helps the body more effectively eliminate excess estrogen from the body

 

Chasteberry

Chasteberry contains bioactive compounds that have also shown success in managing PMS. Use this supplement in conjunction with the above-noted strategies if PMS is not resolved satisfactorily with the primary supplements listed above. The sual daily dosage is 175-225 mg (std. to 0.5 percent agnuside content)

 

Facebook Comments
Please wait...

Sign Up Dr. Meschino’s Newsletters

Want to be notified when our article is published? Enter your email address and name below to be the first to know.