The vitamin that eases menstrual cramps and lightens bleeding

/The vitamin that eases menstrual cramps and lightens bleeding

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 | 2018-08-12T17:09:55+00:00 May 5th, 2013|hormonology tip|0 Comments

About the Author:

Gabrielle Lichterman is the founder of Hormonology, author of 28 Days: What Your Cycle Reveals about Your Love Life, Moods and Potential and creator of the popular Hormone Horoscope menstrual cycle tracker apps. In 2005, Gabrielle pioneered the growing movement among women to live in sync with their menstrual cycles and learn about the many ways their hormones impact their moods, health and behavior with the publication of her book, 28 Days. She's also a longtime women's health journalist whose articles have been published in major publications around the globe. Gabrielle's new updated and expanded version of 28 Days is due to be published December 2018. You can help get this book published by participating in her fundraiser at

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