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Natural remedies to alleviate premenstrual syndrome

Write the 21/10/2022 by Santarome Bio

The figures are impressive: 20 to 50% of women in France suffer from premenstrual syndrome, or PMS.
And in 5% of cases, the syndrome presents serious forms: it then results in cases very comparable to symptoms of major depression. We will then talk about premenstrual dysphoric disorder.

Stomach aches, mood disturbances, fatigue... Premenstrual syndrome is very annoying on a daily basis: some women have difficulty living a normal daily life during this period which generally lasts between two and three days per month.

Good news: in the majority of cases, premenstrual syndrome is not inevitable. Find out everything you need to know about these typically feminine problems, and how to relieve them, in particular thanks to natural food supplements and Mon Cycle Bio gummies .

What is premenstrual syndrome?

Premenstrual syndrome is linked to the female cycle: it starts a few days before the period and ends as soon as it begins. Very unpleasant on a daily basis, even really painful, premenstrual syndrome varies in intensity depending on the women concerned.

It is due to a hormonal change: in fact, during a cycle, estrogen and progesterone tend to vary significantly. The progesterone level weakens considerably, while the estrogen level is comparatively very high. This is called relative hyperestrogenism.

This fluctuation has a physical impact on some women.

In addition, hormonal changes also influence the production of serotonin, the hormone that allows hormones to communicate and regulates mood.

Finally, changes in the concentration of estrogens and progesterone induce a difference in regulation between salt and water in the body. This modification would explain sensations of swelling.

Note that in the months preceding menopause (perimenopause), a much greater number of women complain of premenstrual syndromes.

Menstrual cycle

What are the most common PMS symptoms?

The symptoms of premenstrual syndrome vary greatly from one woman to another. However, there are some fairly widespread symptoms. :

  1. Stomach: Before menstruation, the uterus contracts to prepare to release blood as well as fragments of mucous membranes (called the endometrium). These contractions of the uterus generate very unpleasant cramping sensations. When these cramps are particularly painful, we speak of dysmenorrhea. It is then advisable to consult a specialist.
  2. At the same time, abdominal contractions are reinforced because before menstruation the body produces large quantities of hormones which trigger contractions: prostaglandins.
  3. Lower back: Contractions of the uterus sometimes cut off the oxygen supply to nearby muscles, particularly those of the back, which causes lower back pain.
  4. Mood changes: As we have seen, female hormones fluctuate during the cycle and particularly influence the production of serotonin. However, this hormone has a considerable influence on general mood. It should also be noted that hormonal fluctuations during the cycle directly influence a woman's mood. During the first phase of the cycle, estrogen increases and dominates progesterone. Then as the cycle progresses, progesterone becomes more and more important, generating fatigue and stress.

If you experience these symptoms in a very debilitating and painful way, if they prevent you from living a normal daily life and if you suffer a lot, we invite you to consult a doctor quickly. He can help you find a solution to your problem.

Premenstrual syndrome

What natural remedies for premenstrual syndrome?

Some natural techniques can provide significant relief in cases of premenstrual syndrome.

  1. If you suffer from back and stomach pain during your premenstrual periods, a massage can do you a lot of good. We recommend a massage with rosemary verbenone essential oil.

  2. Do not hesitate to do a few stretching and/or yoga sessions to relieve yourself, and take a leisurely walk to exercise your back muscles without straining. Avoid all physical exercises that are too demanding.

  3. Heat sources on your stomach (hot water bottle, etc.) can also temporarily relieve the discomfort linked to premenstrual syndrome.

  4. Certain foods also help to relieve the discomfort of premenstrual syndrome, notably foods rich in vitamins B6 and E. In particular, it is recommended to consume more starchy foods, cooked vegetables and vegetable oils. Limit your consumption of refined sugar, tobacco and alcohol for a few days.

Santarome Bio food supplements 🌱

The organic menstrual spray helps to improve women's comfort during premenstrual syndrome and during periods.

It is made from 100% organic plants:

  1. Lingonberry acts on hormones and provides an immediate feeling of relief
  2. Raspberry has antispasmodic and toning properties
  3. Oak also has a visible influence on feelings of discomfort linked to cycle variations.

It is a natural, organic and vegan food supplement, very easy to use: spray four to ten times a day.

Santarome's Mon Cycle Bio Gummies are also composed of plants and buds to relieve period pain and premenstrual syndrome. These are small chewing gums. They are to be taken one week before and during your period. They are Organic, vegan, Cruelty Free, made in France.

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