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4 Nutrients to Support PMS Symptoms

09 June 2020
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Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) generally occurs in the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle (just before a woman gets her period). During this time, you may experience some unpleasant symptoms, both emotionally and physically. These symptoms usually subside by the onset of your period, or during menstruation. You may experience symptoms of irritability, low energy, fatigue, headaches, stomach cramps, sore breasts, pain in your lower back and even low motivation. These symptoms are common, but not normal.

So today I’m sharing some ways you can best support your body through these times, and manage these symptoms so you can continue feeling your best during an important phase of your cycle!

1. Magnesium 

Magnesium plays a vital role in calming your nervous system, helping you feel relaxed. This is very important during the time, as many can feel uneasy, irritable and moody. And guess what? You can find Magnesium in choccy, if you need another reason to have some for dessert! I love adding cacao to smoothies, yoghurt, oats or almond milk hot chocolates. Greens are also a fantastic source of Magnesium!

2. Omega-3 

Omega-3 fatty acids help support your body through PMS, thanks to their anti-inflammatory properties. These nutrients can help with symptoms such as abdominal pain and cramps, lower back pain and headaches. Focus on foods like oily fish (salmon, mackerel, sardines), eggs, and plant-based foods like walnuts, chia seeds, flaxseeds and extra virgin olive oil to get those healthy fats in.

3. Fruit

The antioxidant powers of fruit help protect your body during PMS. Stress can lead to increased toxins in your body, which can then further contribute to PMS symptoms. So, eat your fruit, ladies!! Try making a smoothie, a fruit platter or grab a piece of fruit as you run out the door. 

4. The JSHealth Hormone + PMS Support formula

My Hormone + PMS formula contains herbs such as Chaste Tree and Dong Quai to support your reproductive hormones, and relieve symptoms of premenstrual tension and menstrual irregularity. It also contains B Vitamins to support your energy production and the function of the nervous system, and Magnesium to support muscle relaxation and stabilise your blood sugars. Finally, it contains adaptogenic herbs such as Ashwagandha to help the body to adapt to stressful situations and ultimately reduce your cortisol levels. When we let cortisol rise too high, it can affect the rest of our hormones.

Basically, this formula is designed to help you feel your best during all phases of your cycle, minimise mood fluctuations, and banish those pesky PMS symptoms! We’re hearing the most incredible results from women using the vitamin, so if PMS is something you struggle with, this may just be your dream come true!

I hope this helps angels, I know how important it is to nourish and nurture your body during this time of your cycle! Try including these nutrients in your diet, and I hope you see the most wonderful results!

Sending love,

Jess

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