Premenstrual syndrome may be alleviated by essential oils

A study recently published in the journal Reproductive Health suggests that women who take a capsule containing antioxidant and omega fatty acid extracts may alleviate complications from premenstrual syndrome.

In a six-month trial involving 120 women, participants who consumed two grams daily of the supplement showed significantly improved symptoms compared to those who did not take the capsule. When compared with women who took a one-gram capsule daily, the participants who took the larger dose still showed improvement, though not as drastic.

“The negative effect of PMS on a woman’s routine activities and quality of life may be significant, in addition to the repercussions on economic costs resulting predominantly from a reduction in productivity. Essential oil capsules can now be said to show much promise as a treatment,” said lead researcher Rocha Filho.

Capsules used in the study contained a combination of vitamin E, gamma linolenic acid, oleic acid, linoleic acid and other polyunsaturated acids which make up essential omega fatty acids.

Results of the study suggest that women looking for ways to treat premenstrual syndrome without taking prescription or over-the-counter medications may benefit from nutritional supplements, like those offered by Dr. Newton’s Naturals.

OmegaKrill from Dr. Newton’s Naturals contains 65 grams of omega-3 fatty acids derived from krill, which is a more sustainable source than fish. Adding Vital B-100 to OmegaKrill intake could make for a powerful combination, as the supplement is packed with vitamin E and other B vitamins and antioxidants.

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