8 best natural supplements for PMS Symptoms

8 best natural supplements for PMS Symptoms

There’s no polite way to say it, so we’re just going to say it: PMS really sucks. Solutions like painkillers can be harsh on the stomach, and still don’t address all your symptoms. That’s why, here at Key we’ve meticulously researched the best natural supplements to help fight PMS symptoms.

According to the US Department of Health & Human Services, over 90% of women report having some symptoms of PMS, from bloating and cramping to headaches and mood changes. For some women, it’s so uncomfortable and disruptive that they have to miss work, or change their daily routines; for others, symptoms are manageable but still less than ideal. But there are things you can do to help, like taking vitamins for PMS.

Key Natural Supplements For PMS

At Key, we don’t feel that PMS is something that should just be managed. We believe women should have access to the tools, education and nutrients that help them take control of their cycle and actively reduce PMS symptoms. Key for Menstrual (link) is designed as a single solution to give your body everything it needs to help balance hormones, improve your overall health, and mitigate the symptoms of PMS — and all the other symptoms of your cycle, too.

We’ve worked with nutritionists and formulation experts to create six nutrient and herbal blends that are specifically designed to support you throughout your cycle, and combat symptoms of PMS. Say goodbye to information overwhelm, or trying to juggle six different vitamin bottles to help you feel better — Key is an all-in-one solution that not only helps mitigate PMS symptoms, but supports your overall health, too. You’ll be amazed by the extra space in your medicine cabinet!

Here are the 8 Best Natural Supplements For PMS

Let’s take a look at the best vitamins included in Key for Menstrual that specifically combat PMS.

1. Vitamin A ( As beta carotene)

Vitamin A comes in two forms. The retinol form comes from animal products — but to make Key accessible for vegan diets, we’ve used the beta carotene version, which is derived from plant sources and converted into Vitamin A in your body.

Why your body needs it

Vitamin A is a real powerhouse when it comes to balancing your menstrual health. It may play a role in the reduction of PMS symptoms such as fatigue and acne breakouts, along with yeast infections around the menstrual cycle. On top of that, it provides antioxidant protection and supports growth, immune function, skin health, eye health, thyroid function, bone metabolism, reproduction, skin and cellular health. Vitamin A is found in the Key Essentials Blend.

2. Vitamin B6

Vitamin B6 is one of eight B vitamins, and is essential to hormonal regulation. Vitamin B6 is found in the Key Essentials Blend.

Why your body needs it

Research shows it can help address a range of period symptoms including breast tenderness and helps restore important nutrition lost in menstrual blood. Several small studies have found that taking a daily vitamin B6 supplement may help with many of the psychological symptoms of PMS, including moodiness, irritability, breast tenderness and anxiety. https://www.aafp.org/afp/2016/0801/p236.html

3. Vitamin D3

Vitamin D3 is one component of Vitamin D, or the “sunshine vitamin”. Our bodies produce it naturally when exposed to sun, but in winter months and northern climates, it can be harder to come by.

Why your body needs it:

Vitamin D may help regulate your cycle, relieve muscle pains and improve moods. It also supports many areas of health including the immune system, healthy bones, teeth and muscles.

4. French Maritime Pine Bark

This extract is taken from the bark of Maritime pine trees, which grow in the southwest of France. It’s found in our Don’t Cramp My Style Complex*, which is formulated to reduce cramps and promote hormonal balance.

Why your body needs it

Maritime pine bark can help regulate a normal menstrual cycle, and may help soothe menstrual cramps. It also may lower the requirement for the use of anti-inflammatories.

5. Shatavari

This adaptogenic herb, also known as Asparagus racemosus, is actually part of the asparagus family! Adaptogenic herbs are said to be a natural remedy for physical and emotional stress, and shatavari is a staple in ayurvedic medicine. It’s found in our Don’t Cramp My Style Complex*, as part of your Remedy Blend.

Why your body needs it

As a general health tonic, it is said to have a range of health benefits, particularly for the female reproductive system.

Shatavari is believed to bring balance to your menstrual cycle and help ease cramps. Racemofuran, which is found in Shatavari, is said to have significant anti-inflammatory capabilities which can help soothe the inflammation you may experience during menstruation.

6. Ashwagandha Root

This evergreen shrub grows in Asia and Africa, and has been traditionally used as a stress-reliever. If you experience mood changes or irritability as part of PMS, Ashwagandha Root is a good support.  Ashwagandha Root Don’t Tell Me To Calm Down* complex for menstruation.

Why your body needs it

Ashwagandha Root contains chemicals that may help reduce cortisol levels, reduce swelling and inflammation, and lower blood pressure, which all contribute to reduced feelings of stress and uncomfortability during menstruation. It also promotes restful sleep, and may help regulate hormones.

Multivitamin Supplement For PMS

Our Key Remedy blends contain six different complexes, made from high-quality herbals and botanicals sourced from across the world. These complexes are formulated specifically to give your body what it needs throughout your menstrual cycle. Want to learn more about our Key Remedy Complexes for menstruation? Check it out here.

Hormonal shifts during menstruation can cause uncomfortable feelings and changes in your body, but assuming something is ‘just your period’ can leave you vulnerable to other medical issues. Always consult with your doctor with any health concerns. The information on Keyforher.com is never meant to replace advice or care from your healthcare provider.

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