Study-proven trick to prevent cramps

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Study-proven trick to prevent cramps

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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 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 MyHormonology.com/28-days-fundraiser.

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