Supplement May Help Ease PMS Symptoms
Women suffering every month from premenstrual syndrome may now find relief in a krill oil supplement. A recent study suggests that a supplement of krill oil, vitamins B1, B2, B6, soy isoflavones, and rosemary extract may significantly reduce symptoms of PMS.
Participants in the study included 29 women who took a daily supplement containing the above listed nutrients for three months. Symptoms decreased as the trial progressed, and the researchers noted maximum benefit from the supplement at the end of the research period.
Specific results included a decrease in overall anxiety by 70%, bloating by 69%, breast tenderness by 81%, skin outbreaks by 69%, cravings by 59%, fatigue by 60%, forgetfulness by 77%, insomnia by 62% and headaches by 70%.
PMS symptoms returned after the supplementation period was over.
Researchers from the School of Cancer Sciences at the University of Birmingham and Lifespan Essential Ltd. conducted the study. It was published on September 27, 2013, in Nutrition and Dietary Supplements.
Krill oil is rich in omega-3s, which have been linked to improved joint mobility, aiding your immune system, and helping with age-related macular degeneration. B vitamins have also been linked to numerous health benefits, including reducing breast cancer risk, nervous system function, red blood cell formation, and hormone function. Studies have also suggested that B vitamins may reduce the risk of hearing loss, and birth defects
Soy isoflavones may result in the widening of blood vessels and improvement in artery function. Additionally, soy isoflavones have been associated with reduced menopause symptoms, reduced bone loss, decreased risk of prostate cancer, improved bone health, cancer prevention and slowing down the aging process.