PMS: PREMENSTRUAL SYNDROME

PMS is short for premenstrual syndrome. Specifically, it refers to a reoccurring complex of discomfort experienced by many women during the luteal phase, the second half of their menstrual cycle. Around a third to half of all women, who are able to conceive, experience PMS symptoms.

PMS symptoms are experienced from puberty onwards, but tend to increase from the age of thirty. A woman may only begin to experience symptoms after pregnancy, even though she has never experienced premenstrual syndrome before.

PMS symptoms

The extend of the emotional and physical symptoms varies strongly between individuals. Affected women tend of experience the following symptoms most frequently:

  • irritability
  • tension
  • loss of appetite and abdominal cramps
  • swelling or tenderness in the breasts
  • loss of energy
  • headaches, back pain
  • mood swings, dysphoria (unhappiness), depression
  • hot flushes
  • fatigue and lack of motivation
  • restlessness and insomnia

The extend of the symptoms varies to a large extend. Approximately one quarter of women experience strong and five percent partuclarly intense symptoms also referred to as Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD).

Causes of PMS

The causes of premenstrual syndrome are not conclusively understood despite numerous comprehensive studies. Only the link between ovulation and the occurrence of PMS has been established with certainty. The female body produces the hormone progesterone in the second half of the menstrual cycle whilst reducing the production of oestrogen at the same time.

These hormone shifts during the second half of the cycle are thought to promote PMS symptoms and can lead to PMDD in extreme cases. Water retention in the breast increases during this second, luteal phase, which is one of the main causes for the painful swelling of tissue inside the breast (mastodynia).

Certain parameters promote the severity of PMS and should therefore be minimised in order to reduce PMS symptoms:

  • Environmental toxins
  • Overconsumption of caffeine
  • nicotine
  • Insufficient sleep or insomnia
  • Psychological and emotional stress, as well as
  • Insufficient physical exercise

In summary, you should avoid alcohol, caffeine and nicotine and attempt to get as much rest, sleep and exercise as you can in order to support the nutritional effect of PMS Redux most effectively!

Reduce PMS symptoms

PMS Symptoms can be effectively and naturally reduced by essential fatty acids from the Starflower plant (Borago Officinalis). A large study showed that many women were positively surprised about the effect of the micronutrients provided by it.

Now you can look forward to amitamin® PMS Redux – because you can finally reduce PMS symptoms naturally with plant-based micronutrients.

Vitamin B Komplex in amitamin® PMS Redux

Vitamin B Complex included in amitamin® PMS Redux. A range of B vitamins supports the efficacy amitamin PMS Redux further. Vitamin B1 (thiamine) can contribute to the normal functioning of nerves and the management of the energy metabolism inside the body. Vitamin B6 helps to regulate several hormones and can reduce fatigue. Vitamin B12, pantothenic acid (B5) und folic acid (B9) also contribute to a normal functioning of the nervous system.

Folic acid is an especially well known vitamin recommended as a supplement by many gynaecologists independently of PMS.

Finally, amitamin PMS Redux also includes herbs, which are traditionally consumed to treat the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome.