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Suffering from PMS? There’s a pill for that

Period Tips, Help and Advice / posted 2 years ago / Jayne Cherrington-Cook

Suffering from PMS? There’s a pill for that

You can pop a painkiller if you have stomach cramps, but wouldn’t it be nice if you could take a pill to cure your other PMS symptoms as well? We’ve been testing some pills to see what works best for our symptoms – and here’s our results.

If you’re feeling tired: Vitabiotics Feroglobin B12

Women with heavy periods are much more likely to suffer from anaemia, which causes tiredness and a lack of energy. An iron supplement has been shown to improve symptoms. Regardless of whether you suffer from heavy periods, this supplement could be your friend come period time. It contains a mixture of iron vitamins, B12 and folic acid, which can contribute to a reduction in tiredness and fatigue, plus unlike some supplements, it’s also gentle on your stomach.

If you’re suffering from headaches: Magnesium Oil Original spray, £12.20

Many of us don’t consume enough magnesium and this can cause particular problems when it’s your time of the month. During the second half of your cycle, magnesium naturally plummets, causing spasms in your brain and creating those awful pre-period headaches. Magnesium can also help with period pain. This spray is great if you don’t like tablets!

If you’ve got sugar cravings: Bio-Chromium, £13.95

We’ve all got our specific craving before our period hits and for most of us it’s sugar!  Chromium could be the answer for all sugar-aholics. A trace mineral, it helps to regulate metabolism and balance out blood sugars, reducing those sugar ‘highs’ and ‘lows’ and also curbing cravings.

If you’re feeling bloated: Bio-Kult, £8.99

Just before your period, levels of progesterone rise which slow down movement in your tummy. This means that your food is passing more slowly through your body, leading to bloating, constipation and that dreaded excessive wind. Taking a probiotic can improve digestion, rebalancing beneficial bacterial levels, which also helps reduce that embarrassing gas!

If you’ve got sore boobs: Evening Primrose Oil, £19.95

If wearing an underwear bra feels like torture in the run-up to your period, you need some Evening Primrose Oil in your life. Around three quarters of women who suffer from such pain found this natural supplement to be effective. You will need to take them every day and it can take up to 3 months for the effects to be felt. Just avoid if you’re trying to get pregnant or if you have epilepsy – your GP can prescribe something else to help with the tenderness.

If you’re suffering from mood swings: Kira PMS Relief, £9.19

The main ingredient of this supplement is agnus castus, a herb that has been used for years to manage PMS symptoms such as mood swings. Studies have found that 4 out of 5 women taking the herb felt better and saw a marked improvement in their PMS symptoms.

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  1. Sandy says:

    WONDERFUL Post.thanks for share..extra wait .. …


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