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Premenstrual syndrome is a set of physical and emotional symptoms that relate to a woman's menstrual cycle. Many women (of child-bearing age) experience physical symptoms such as as breast tenderness and feeling bloated - yet these symptoms are consistent with healthy ovulatory function. The emotional symptoms reported are mainly irritability, tension and unhappiness. PMS appears as a pattern of emotional and physical symptoms occurring during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle and described by sufferers as being of "sufficient severity to interfere with some aspects of life".
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Premenstrual syndrome  is a set of physical and emotional symptoms that relate to a woman's menstrual cycle. Many women (of child-bearing age) experience physical symptoms such as breast tenderness and feeling bloated - yet these symptoms are consistent with healthy ovulatory function. The emotional symptoms reported are mainly irritability, tension and unhappiness. PMS appears as a pattern of emotional and physical symptoms occurring during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle and described by sufferers as being of "sufficient severity to interfere with some aspects of life". 

PMS is sometimes referred to as premenstrual tension or PMT

Emotional and physical symptoms of PMS vary from woman to woman, yet each woman's pattern of symptoms is predictable, and occurs during the ten days prior to menstruation, and finishes either shortly before or shortly after the beginning of menstrual flow.

More than 200 different symptoms have been associated with PMS so it is very difficult establishing a diagnosis. Other emotional symptoms include stress, anxiety, insomnia, headache, fatigue, mood swings, increased emotional sensitivity, and changes in libido. 

Exact symptoms and intensity vary from woman to woman, and even from cycle to cycle. Most women with premenstrual syndrome experience only a few of the possible symptoms, in a relatively predictable pattern.

Each woman with PMS has her own personal pattern of symptoms. 

There are natural health products which may help alleviate some symptoms of PMS.

5-hydroxytryptophan, the direct precursor to serotonin, may help relieve symptoms by increasing the serotonin production. It is the intermediate step between tryptophan and serotonin.

Supplementing with fatty acids can maximize the production of anti-inflammatory hormone messengers (prostaglandins E1 and E3) while suppressing pro-inflammatory hormones. Clinical studies with omega-3 fatty acids reduced some symptoms associated with PMS, including physical symptoms like cramps. Fish oil is a good source of omega-3 and also flax seed oil, from linseed, as it contains a lot of alpha-linolenic acid which the body converts to eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) - which is what omega-3 is metabolised as. 

Ginkgo biloba may be effective at reducing symptoms of anxiety and headaches. Vitamin E may also confer benefits as it is a powerful antioxidant and scavenges free radicals, hereby protecting the integrity of your cell membranes.

Theanine, an amino acid found in most teas, can decrease the effects of PMS. In some studies sufferers reported effects that were comparable to “having a massage” or “taking a hot bath”. 

Supplementing with Vitamin B6, zinc and magnesium can also alleviate the symptoms associated with PMS.

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  • Hate to be without it!

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    I really benefit from taking one capsule every day with breakfast all month & increasing to a second capsule with lunch/or dinner for the week before my period. Have had huge PMS issues since getting my period at age 12 (32 Years ago!), and have always taken EPO & tried many other natural products, but this is definately the best I've found!

    Once when HealthPost was out of stock, I was amazed to find every other Retail outlet I tried in HB had run out too! I eventually found out the NZ Wholesale Supplier had run out - this shows how good this product is & how many NZ women rely on it!! (I always try to keep two week's supply on hand). If you suffer pre-menstrual cramps, bloating, breast-tenderness, irratibility or lack of sleep - just TRY IT for a couple of months!

    Jenny

    16/05/17

  • Thumbs up

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    Excellent product and very effective. I've been using it for years.

    carmen

    11/05/17

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    I have been on these for just over 3 months & l can honestly say they saved my marriage. I had no energy, was irritable, had no sex drive & just was a horrible version of me, now l am happy, have heaps of energy, sex life is awesome & my husband is loving the new me. They only took a couple of weeks to start working & a full 2 cycles to feel the full effects. I have changed so many things since l started like my diet which is healthy, l go to the gym nearly everyday & my life is happier cause l am a happier person now. My kids have seen a big difference in me & l love the energy l have to spend with them. Best thing l have ever done for me & worth every cent. Thank you for giving me my life back.

    Jodie

    2/05/17

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