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What supplements relieve the symptoms of pms?

What supplements relieve the symptoms of pms?

Supplements/ diet: Omega 3 fatty acid and magnesium supplementation can be beneficial. Try black cohosh with dr ok. Sipping chamomile can dissipate pain. Avoid excessive sugar and low quality carbohydrate intake. Don’t add extra salt to your food and avoid processed foods containing extra salt. Reduce caffeine and alcohol use. Stay physically active. Consider acupuncture. ...Read more

Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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What are the best supplements for PMS symptoms?

What are the best supplements for PMS symptoms?

Supplements for PMS: in my experience that have been helpful are calcium, magnesium, vitamin D, Vitamin E and B6. Much of this can be found in eating a healthy diet full of dark, green leafy vegetables, low in sugar and saturated fat. Also, drink plenty of water and exercise during this time when you probably feel least like exercising! Make sure you get enough sleep at this time, too! ...Read more

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What natural supplements are the best to take to help with PMS symptoms?

What natural supplements are the best to take to help with PMS symptoms?

Several sugestions: 1) watch what you eat - reduce sugar and salt intake. Increase foods rich in potassium. Eliminate caffeine. Avoid alcohol.
2) exercise - regular aerobic exercise such as brisk walking, jogging, swimming, or cycling has been shown to reduce pms symptoms.
3) relax - breathing exercises, meditation, aromatherapy, and yoga help to reduce depression, mood swings and anxiety
4) calcium and magnesium. ...Read more

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Which health supplements are considered the best for PMS symptoms?

Which health supplements are considered the best for PMS symptoms?

To reduce PMS sx's: There are a # of things you can help with PMS. Omega 3 fatty acid, magnesium, evening primrose oil, chasteberry. Magnesium,or black cohosh can help. Sipping chamomile can dissipate pain. Consider calcium, vit. B 6, or vit. E. Avoid excessive sugar & low quality carbohydrate intake. Don’t add extra salt to your food & avoid processed foods. Reduce caffeine & alcohol use. Stay physically active. ...Read more

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What kind of herbal supplements are good for controlling PMS mood swings?

None: None of the "herbal" supplements have been studied scientifically, although there are occ. Small reports of some mild improvement. The problem is you don't know what's in the supplement no matter what it says on the label, you don't know how much to take, and you don't know if there's going to be an adverse reaction or an interaction with other medication. Don't get your medical info from internet. ...Read more

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Can evening primrose oil supplement actually help with mood swings/pms?

Can evening primrose oil supplement actually help with mood swings/pms?

No, but: No, but it can be toxic. Why put stuff in your body when you don't know what it is or what it's supposed to do or how much to take -- or anything. Stop getting your health info from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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Just found out I have a vit D deficiency. I suffer with numb/painful/weak legs and severe PMS. Could all be related and will supplements cure all?

Just found out I have a vit D deficiency. I suffer with numb/painful/weak legs and severe PMS. Could all be related and will supplements cure all?

Might help: If you have vitamin D deficiency,it's likely you have other vitamin deficiencies as well,especially B vitamins,mag,iron.Take your recommended vitamin D dose but make sure it is D3 (not D2).Also,take a B-complex,magnesium,get plenty of iron rich foods in your diet or take a mild iron supplement.Have your levels checked again in 2-3 months to be sure you are taking enough. Then see if symptoms ok. ...Read more

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Can I take any supplements to help my premenstrual syndrome?

Can I take any supplements to help my premenstrual syndrome?

Supplement?: I am not aware of any supplement u can take for that . However, if u see your PCP he can provide u with medication for that. ...Read more

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What supplements are good for my overall nutritional requirements?

What supplements are good for my overall nutritional requirements?

Supplements: Overall nutritional requirements should come from a healthy balanced diet of fruits, nuts, veggies, protein, & healthy fats. Beyond that, consider starting with a purified omega and coq 10 ubiquinol. ...Read more

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What nutritional supplements are good for children?

What  nutritional supplements are good for children?

Balanced diet: If the child is consuming a well balanced diet, no supplements are needed in an otherwise normal child. If the child has any health issues that may require supplements, that should be discussed with her/his doctor. ...Read more

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Which is better: comprehensive nutritional supplements pills or liquids?

Which is better: comprehensive nutritional supplements pills or liquids?

Better than what?: Whole food trumps supplements virtually every time. Don't buy into the hoax that vegetables, fruits, nuts, beans, seeds, whole grains, and wild fish like salmon isn't superior in almost every situation to taking a supplement. Food is the best. ...Read more

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What nutritional supplements should my child take to help her grow taller?

What nutritional supplements should my child take to help her grow taller?

Common question: The best way to assure a kid reaches their tallest height includes proper nutrition (balanced diet), proper rest, exercise and good health.There is no supplement, stretches,exercises, etc. that makes you taller than your genes let you grow. The expected final height is the average of her parents less 2.5 inches. (+/-)Once girls hit 16-17 their growth centers close & linear growth ends. ...Read more

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What is the best nutritional supplement shake for idiopathic gastroparesis?

What is the best nutritional supplement shake for idiopathic gastroparesis?

NO SPECIFIC DIET: In gastroparesis the underlying issue is not the type of food, it‘s the slow emptying of the stomach. There are two commonly use medications that stimulate gastric (stomach) emptying: Reglan (metoclopramide) & tetracycline. Talk to your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Please tell me if there are any nutritional supplements for increasing the imagination?

Please tell me if there are any nutritional supplements for increasing the imagination?

If you are speaking: of increasing your creativity, perhaps for writing or other arts, you would likely do better by going to a licensed mental health professional trained in clinical hypnosis and learn some self hypnosis. This is also good for stress management. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is moringa oleifera nutritional supplement by zija really worth it? Does it really benefit to take it? When i read what's in it, doesn't seem much

Is moringa oleifera nutritional supplement by zija really worth it? Does it really benefit to take it? When i read what's in it, doesn't seem much

studies support it: Moringa oleifera: impressive range of medicinal uses . Parts of this plant contain minerals, and are a good source of protein, , vitamins, β-carotene Amino Acids and various phenolics. Various parts of this plant act as cardiac and circulatory stimulants, possess antitumor, antipyretic, anti epileptic, anti inflammatory anti ulcer antispasmodic, diuretic, antihypertensive, and multiple other rx. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter medication/vitamin for pms?

Vitex/chasteberry: The herb vitex aka chasteberry does have some research support in improving pms symptoms:

http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/11129515

calcium may also be helpful:

http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/10763903. ...Read more

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What can I do, or what medications can I take to help me with my anger and temper? I feel like i always have pms. I can be happy one second and a small little issue will make me extremely angry even if its just a minor issue. I have a tendency to stay ang

What can I do, or what medications can I take to help me with my anger and temper? I feel like i always have pms. I can be happy one second and a small little issue will make me extremely angry even if its just a minor issue. I have a tendency to stay ang

If : If you haven't talked to your primary care doctor about this, please do so. There are a number of different causes for these types of symptoms. You need to be evaluated before a medication recommendation can be made. It sounds like your mood fluctuations and your feelings of anger and irritation are very hard on you. Your doctor may recommend a consultation with a psychiatrist, a psychologist or another type of behavioral health provider. This could lead to helpful medications and talking therapy. Good luck getting the help that you need. ...Read more

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Is baby food good as nutritional supplement?

Is baby food good as nutritional supplement?

Baby food in adults: The amount of nutrients in baby food is suited for infants, and although not harmful, would not be the best choice for supplementing an adult diet. Multivitamins made from whole food, available at health food stores, would be more appropriate. ...Read more

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I'm of age 17...plz tell me my nutritional supplements?

Supplements: At your age with a good diet and regular exercise supplementation is not usually necessary however if you want one to take something I was just suggest a one a day vitamins ...Read more

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How can I encourage my child to take nutritional supplements?

How can I encourage my child to take nutritional supplements?

Do Not: Why should they. These are unnecessary in a healthy child. I would never use them without consulting your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Anyone know of a nutritional supplement to treat the symptoms of add?

Anyone know of a nutritional supplement to treat the symptoms of add?

None: Physicians use medications that have demonstrated efficacy in double blind placebo controlled studies. There are no nutritional supplements that have shown efficacy in such studies. However, patients with add tend to do better if there is sufficient protein in the diet, especially at breakfast. You can also go to www.Amenclinics.Com for a list of "helpful" supplements. ...Read more

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Please answer! what nutritional supplements can you theoretically live off of?

Restricted diet: A diet of supplements alone would be insufficient to support all body systems. Over time, this would be dangerous. Choose a high quality, minimally processed, balanced diet instead. ...Read more

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Can I meet all my nutritional needs on a plant based diet with a b12 supplement?

Can I meet all my nutritional needs on a plant based diet with a b12 supplement?

Also need D and...: All vegans need B12, ideally as methylcobalamin.
Everyone in North America (except the deep South), vegan or not, needs Vit D in fall and winter, at least 5000 iu/day;most is from sheep wool but vegan forms available (though the sheep aren't harmed). Many need EPA/DHA; some folks can make it from hemp/flax oil but many can't; vegan sources available. I advise everyone take a multivit.-see comment: ...Read more

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Which nutritional supplements should my child take to grow taller?

Which nutritional supplements should my child take to grow taller?

Well balanced diet: For most people, your potential height is genetically predetermined and cannot be positively affected by diet. However, malnutrition can certainly affect growth negatively. Most experts (mds, nutritionists, etc) recommend a well balanced diet, with adequate protein, carbs, fats, vitamins and minerals. Fad diets and expensive supplements are not necessary and may be harmful. ...Read more

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Are there any adverse reactions from boost nutritional supplement?

None that I am aware: I use boost for my young patients who have trouble with their weight secondary to use of stimulants. Kids either love it or hate it, but I have not seen any adverse reactions. ...Read more

Pms (Definition)

Collection of emotional symptoms, with or without physical symptoms, related to the menstrual cycles. Common symptoms are irritability, tension & dysphoria, also insomnia, headaches, fatigue, mood swings, ...Read more