Omega-3s relieve symptoms of PMS
by Newsletter Editor
In this pilot study, researchers measured the severity and duration of PMS in 124 women complaining of symptoms. The women took 2,000 mg of omega-3s per day, or a placebo. After 45 days, while the placebo group had not improved, those in the omega-3 group reported less severe symptoms of depression, lower levels of anxiety, better concentration, and less bloating.
After 90 days, while the placebo group still reported no improvement, the omega-3 group continued to report improvement in all the previous symptoms, plus improvements in feelings of nervousness, less frequent or less severe headache, and less breast tenderness.
Reference: Complementary Therapies in Medicine; 2013, Vol. 21, No. 3, 141-6