HORMONOLOGY TIP: The vitamin that eases menstrual cramps and lightens bleeding

/HORMONOLOGY TIP: The vitamin that eases menstrual cramps and lightens bleeding

HORMONOLOGY TIP: The vitamin that eases menstrual cramps and lightens bleeding

My HormonologyThere’s a vitamin so mighty, it can take on two of the worst aspects of your monthly period: menstrual cramps and heavy bleeding. It’s vitamin E! A study in the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology found that women who took 200 IU of vitamin E twice per day on the two days leading up to menstruation and continuing through the first three days of their period experienced less pain and bleeding than those who didn’t take the supplement. As the researchers explain, vitamin E works like the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug ibuprofen to block the production of prostaglandins—chemicals that cause cramp pain and bleeding by triggering uterine spasms. This is a great alternative for women who can’t take ibuprofen or who prefer natural remedies.

By | 2017-04-22T09:39:06+00:00 May 5th, 2013|hormonology tip|0 Comments

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Gabrielle Lichterman, founder of Hormonology® and a longtime women’s health journalist, pioneered the growing movement among women to live in sync with their menstrual cycles and know more about all the ways their hormones impact their moods, health and behavior. This movement was launched in 2005 with Gabrielle's groundbreaking book, 28 Days: What Your Cycle Reveals about Your Love Life, Moods and Potential, and her creation of Hormonology®. She offers a variety of tools--including her popular free Hormone Horoscope® app, eBooks, infographics, videos and tips--to share vital information about hormones.

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