Calcium for PMS

Premenstrual syndrome affects millions of women and can last up to two weeks before menses.

In this study, 66 female college students, average age 21, diagnosed with PMS, took a placebo or 500 mg of calcium per day. Doctors measured symptoms before and two months after taking calcium. Symptoms were similar in both groups before taking calcium, but after one and two monthly cycles, anxiety, depression, emotional changes, water retention and other body changes improved for the women taking calcium. Doctors concluded calcium is a low-cost, effective treatment for reducing symptoms of PMS.

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