Top 10 Natural Remedies for PMS Relief

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4. Calcium and vitamin D

When you don’t get enough calcium and vitamin D, the hormones that regulate your calcium have a negative reaction to your estrogen and puts that PMS in high gear. It’s almost impossible to get enough vitamin D and calcium through your food along, so be sure to take a supplement with calcium and vitamin D. Your multivitamin might not give you enough calcium, and probably even less vitamin D, so take another supplement if you can’t get enough through your multivitamin.

 

5. Try aromatherapy

Sometimes it’s the things you think of last that will give you what you are looking for. No, we aren’t talking about husbands; we are talking about using aroma therapy for relief from PMS symptoms! To help fight the exhaustion that often comes with PMS, try putting a few drops of rosemary, lemon balm, or lavender in a diffuser, turn down the lights, and breathe deep. Try just a few minutes of meditation to relieve stress. This sounds too simple to work, but the simple things in life are often the best. Give it a try.

 

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6. Light exercise

Don’t roll your eyes, this works for many women. Yes, when you are tired and crabby the last thing you might want to do is some exercise but doing some light aerobics can improve circulation and release endorphins, which can make you, feel better. Try some yoga or a nice walk for 20 minutes and see if this doesn’t make you feel like a million bucks.

 

7. B vitamins

More vitamin talk! If you are taking birth control pills, it can drain folic acid and B6 from your body, which causes fatigue as well as depression. B6 is not made by the body, so it’s imperative that you get enough of this important vitamin. B6 is responsible for red blood cell metabolism, proper functioning of your immune system, your nervous system, and the regulation of your blood sugar levels. A lack of this vitamin is what gives you those cravings for sugar and fat. Be sure your multivitamin has all the B vitamins in it, if not, take a B vitamin supplement. Natural food sources that are high in B6 include sweet potatoes, spinach, tuna, garlic, cabbage, bok choy, bananas, sunflower seeds, and green peas.

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