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Causing the symptoms of PMS
As the GLA deficiency seems to be a cause of PMS, researchers claim that supplementation with GLA or evening primrose oil (rich in GLA) can significantly reduce the symptoms of PMS.
In several double-blind studies, evening primrose oil has proven to be very beneficial.
Many doctors recommend evening primrose oil in the treatment of PMS. The usual recommended amount is 3 to 4 grams per day. Studies indicate that evening primrose oil works best after using several menstrual cycles,
Women with PMS have a greater tendency to be deficient in magnesium.
Supplementing with magnesium may help reduce symptoms.
In a double-blind study using 200 mg of magnesium daily for two months was reported a significant reduction in PMS symptoms (fluid retention, weight gain, bloating ends, tenderness and bloating the six). Studies indicate that magnesium is also effective in reducing symptoms of headaches related to PMS.
The optimal amount of magnesium remains to be determined. However, many doctors recommend 400 mg per day. The effects of magnesium may begin to appear after two to three months.
A double-blind study showed that ginkgo balboa extract when taken daily from day 16 of a menstrual cycle until the 5th day of the next menstrual cycle alleviates the congestive symptoms of PMS and psychological. The experiment used 80 mg of Ginkgo balboa extract twice a day.
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