Study-proven trick to prevent cramps

/Study-proven trick to prevent cramps

Study-proven trick to prevent cramps


If you dread the pain and aches of menstrual cramps, there’s a simple and study-proven way to significantly less them or prevent them altogether: On the three days leading up to your period (you can guesstimate), take one ibuprofen (such as Advil or Motrin) every 8 hours till you get your period. If you can’t take ibuprofen or prefer a natural approach, take one gram of fish oil daily on the three days leading up to your period. If you’re a vegetarian, take DHA-rich micro-algae supplements like this one on the three days leading up to your period.
How do they work? Ibuprofen and the omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil and microalgae prevent the build-up of prostaglandins–hormone-like chemicals behind period pain. No prostaglandins=less cramp discomfort or, for many, no pain at all!

About the Author:

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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