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The Best Vitamins for PMS

by
author image Jessica Bruso
Based in Massachusetts, Jessica Bruso has been writing since 2008. She holds a master of science degree in food policy and applied nutrition and a bachelor of arts degree in international relations, both from Tufts University.
The Best Vitamins for PMS
Add more foods containing vitamin B-6 to your diet, such as chickpeas and salmon. Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Stockbyte/Getty Images

Women with premenstrual syndrome may experience symptoms such as irritability, insomnia, headaches, bloating, abdominal pain, skin problems and food cravings. Dietary changes, such as eating less red meat, avoiding caffeine, limiting salt and increasing calcium can help limit these symptoms. Certain vitamins may also be beneficial for those with PMS.

Potentially Helpful Vitamins

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services notes that three vitamins may be beneficial for limiting premenstrual symptoms: folic acid, vitamin B-6 and vitamin E. These three vitamins may help you feel less depressed, and vitamin E may also help you feel less anxious and minimize food cravings. Vitamin B-6 could help limit breast pain that comes along with getting your period, notes MedlinePlus. It is always best to get your vitamins from whole foods when possible, but taking supplements may also help. Additionally, a study published in "The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition" in February 2011 found that women with higher intakes of riboflavin and thiamine from food were less likely to experience PMS than those who had lower intakes of these B vitamins.

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