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It amazed me to learn that a whoppin’ 15% of women don’t get PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome) symptoms!

According to WomensHealth.gov,

  • PMS mostly affects women who are in their late 20’s and early 40’s.
  • PMS occurs more often in women who have at least 1 child.
  • 85% of women suffer at least 1 PMS symptom.

So, the 15% of women who don’t get symptoms are lucky because to put it plainly, PMS STINKS!

I suffer with the symptom of irritability myself. Sometimes my husband even warns my 2 little boys that “mama’s monster” is about to come out so they better watch out… 🙂

But thankfully there are some things that the 85% of us who do suffer can do! The first thing would be to consult a healthcare practitioner who can get to the bottom of why you’re having PMS.  It can mean your hormone levels are out of balance and it’s much more involved than most people realize. A functional medicine practitioner can help. In the meantime there are other things you can do!

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Natural Healthy Concepts offers a great selection of PMS supplements to help support PMS symptoms.

Here are a few that are listed in the graphic above:

Black Cohosh 20 Mg

60 Tablets, Enzymatic Therapy

Price: $5.55

 

Chasteberry Plus

60 Tablets, Metagenics

Price: $22.50

 

 

 

Evening Primrose Oil 1300 Mg

90 Softgels, Ortho Molecular

Price: $26.60

 

 

You will also find a large selection of vitamins and minerals to choose from or even women’s multivitamins specifically for women!

There’s probably a good 120 days of the year that us women have to deal with PMS symptoms. Whatever symptoms you and your body have to suffer through every month, just remember you’re not alone and there are many things you can do to make it bearable for you… and for the men in your life! 😉

Have you found something that works especially well for you that you can share with the rest of us? Leave a comment below!

+Ashley Steinbrinck writes regularly about natural health and happiness for Natural Healthy Concepts. Visit the site today to browse a wide selection of herbal nutritional supplements, natural skin care and homeopathic medicine.

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3 Responses to Help! I have PMS…Infographic

  1. Zara July 18, 2012 at 2:59 pm #

    I think it’s worth noting that women may want to think twice about some of those herbs, and evening primrose oil if they are trying/planning to get pregnant. Ditto to red raspberry leaf, another tried and true herbal remedy for women. Epsom salt baths can help relieve/reduce cramping similar to taking a magnesium supplement… and have the added benefits of quiet relaxation :).

  2. Lindsay July 19, 2012 at 9:58 am #

    Yoga, meditation and just generally taking the time to be in your body – tuning in and listening to what it needs….all very helpful in living with the monster! 🙂

  3. Ashley Steinbrinck July 19, 2012 at 1:02 pm #

    Great advice, Lindsay!

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