Omega-3s relieve symptoms of PMS
Improvement in anxiety, depression, nervousness and more with omega-3s
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