A Natural Way to Treat PMS and Reduce Menstrual Pain

Many women experience menstrual difficulties including premenstrual syndrome (PMS), painful cramping known as dysmenorrhea, and significant mood swings. These and other menstrual issues can occur at such frequency and intensity that those affected by them may be unable to perform everyday tasks. Women often turn to pain-relieving NSAIDs such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen to alleviate menstrual troubles. However, even though these medications offer some degree of menstrual relief they are often accompanied by other potentially dangerous effects. Fortunately, a more effective and safer alternative may be available in HoltraCeuticals’ Cycle Restore

What Is Cycle Restore?

Cycle Restore is a supplemental product produced by HoltraCeuticals that helps alleviate menstrual irregularities and PMS. The primary use of Cycle Restore is to stabilize hormone balance during the menstrual cycle to alleviate PMS symptoms such as fatigue, irritability, cramping, mood swings, and others. The powerful effects of Cycle Restore are made possible through the natural ingredients it contains. Studies show that chasteberry, dong quai, and ginger, all of which can be found in Cycle Restore, are some of the most effective natural ingredients for treating common menstrual problems and symptoms of PMS.

Chasteberry

Chasteberry or vitex, is a natural herb that is widely used in the treatment of premenstrual symptoms. One of the most common symptoms of PMS is premenstrual mastaglia, typified by tenderness in the breast. It is estimated that between 50 and 80 percent of women experience mastaglia at some point in their life. Increased prevalence of prolactin, which is often triggered by elevated stress levels, contributes to mastaglia and may promote other symptoms of PMS. Research suggests that chasteberry inhibits prolactin release, which allows for notable relief of mastaglia and other menstrual pains.

Chasteberry may also significantly alleviate mood disruptions commonly associated with menstrual irregularities. One study composed of 1634 patients suffering from premenstrual symptoms including depression, anxiety, cravings, and hyperhydration, found that 93 percent of patients treated with chasteberry extract reported a decrease in the quantity of symptoms and in some cases complete cessation of PMS woes. Both observing doctors and active participants found that treatment with chasteberry was highly effective and noted a significant improvement of symptoms after treatment. Furthermore, 94 percent of patients exhibited good or very good tolerance to vitex treatment. This exemplifies the low risk of toxicity and adverse side effects associated with chasteberry treatment and supplementation.

Dong Quai

Dong quai belongs to the same family of botanicals as carrots, parsley, dill, and celery. This natural herb has been used as a home remedy for thousands of years to combat fatigue, pelvic pain, and menstrual irregularities. Studies now confirm that dong quai has pain relieving, anti-inflammatory, and muscle relaxing attributes that do indeed alleviate common symptoms of PMS. It is believed that dong quai may also reduce menopausal symptoms by regulating estrogen production. However, studies have not yet confirmed the estrogenic influence of dong quai.

A notable element of dong quai is its ability to reduce hot flashes. One study composed of 55 postmenopausal women showed that taking dong quai extract in the form of Climex, a combination of dong quai and chamomile, reduced hot flash frequency and intensity. After taking the drug over a 12-week period 90 to 96 percent of the study participants experienced a notable decrease in hot flash regularity and severity compared to the placebo group who saw a drop between 15 to 25 percent.

In addition to treating menopausal symptoms, dong quai may alleviate symptoms and conditions including allergies, constipation, fibroids, headache, high blood pressure, nasal and/or sinus congestion, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. Taking dong quai, which can be found in Cycle Restore, is a powerful method of improving various symptoms and normalizing menstruation.

Ginger Root

Ginger is a widely utilized spice for its unique flavor. But it also offers many health benefits. This natural root is well recognized for its anti-inflammatory attributes. Several irregular menstrual symptoms may also be greatly improved through supplementing with ginger or increasing ginger intake. Taking ginger can alleviate dysmenorrhea or pain caused by having a period, improve brain function, reduce nausea, alleviate muscle pain and soreness through analgesic and anti-inflammatory action, and also reduce intestinal inflammation.

One study published in 2009 found that taking ginger can reduce dysmenorrhea severity. When compared to other common treatments including mefenamic acid and ibuprofen, frequently used NSAIDs, ginger was as effective at relieving pain associated with dysmenorrhea. One study found that after five days of treatment with ginger, participants experienced a notable reduction in symptom intensity and duration. Initial findings suggest that ginger is an effective method at treating PMS symptoms, but further research is required.

Ginger may also be beneficial for long-term wellness. Multiple studies have shown that ginger has cancer preventing qualities, reduces the severity of chemotherapy induced nausea, limits nausea and vomiting after surgeries, and protects against osteoarthritis. It is believed that these benefits are due to ginger’s inhibitory action on certain inflammatory substances, which reduce prostaglandin synthesis. In excess, these hormone-mimicking fatty acids can contribute to cancer risk and recurrent infections. You can acquire the many menstrual-supporting and wellness boosting benefits of ginger by using Cycle Restore.

Relieve PMS and Menstrual Irregularities with Cycle Restore

Many women suffer from menstrual irregularities and unwanted pain. The most common approach to resolving these discomforts is through the use of pain relievers and NSAIDs. However, a more effective and safer approach to alleviating menstrual difficulties is through the use of natural substances such as chasteberry, dong quai, and ginger root. These herbs have powerful pain relieving, anti-inflammatory, and PMS calming qualities. You can attain these benefits by using HoltraCeuticals’ Cycle Restore. This supplemental product offers all the positive elements of chasteberry, dong quai, and ginger root as well as a supporting cast of other natural ingredients to help alleviate symptoms of PMS and restore healthy menstruation.

Resources

1. Schellenberg R. “Treatment for the premenstrual syndrome with agnus castus fruit extract: prospective, randomised, placebo controlled study.” BMJ. 2001;322(7279):134-7.
2. Bonnie J. Tesch, MD. “Herbs commonly used by women: An evidence-based review.” AJOG. May 2003, Volume 188, Issue 5, Supplement, Pages S44–S55.
3. Ernst-Gerhard Loch, et al. “Treatment of Premenstrual Syndrome with a Phytopharmaceutical Formulation Containing Vitex agnus castus.” Journal of Women’s Health & Gender-Based MedicineVol. 9, No. 3.
4. Carmichael AR. “Can Vitex Agnus Castus be Used for the Treatment of Mastalgia? What is the Current Evidence?” Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2007;5(3):247-50.
5. W. Wuttke, et al. “Chaste tree (Vitex agnus-castus) – Pharmacology and clinical indications.” Phytomedicine, Volume 10, Issue 4, 2003, Pages 348-357.
6. Barbara Chopin Lucks, RA. “Vitex agnus castus essential oil and menopausal balance: a research update [Complementary Therapies in Nursing and Midwifery 8].” Complementary Therapies in Nursing and Midwifery, Volume 9, Issue 3, August 2003, Pages 157-160.
7. Arentz, Susan et al. “Herbal medicine for the management of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and associated oligo/amenorrhoea and hyperandrogenism; a review of the laboratory evidence for effects with corroborative clinical findings.” BMC complementary and alternative medicine vol. 14 511. 18 Dec. 2014.
8. Carmela Rotem, Boris Kaplan “Phyto-Female Complex for the relief of hot flushes, night sweats and quality of sleep: Randomized, controlled, double-blind pilot study.” https://doi.org/10.1080/09513590701200900
9. Cappelli V. et al. “Evaluation of the efficacy of a new nutraceutical product in the treatment of postmenopausal symptoms.” Minerva Ginecologica 2015 December;67(6):515-21.
10. Kupfersztain C. et al. “The immediate effect of natural plant extract, Angelica sinensis and Matricaria chamomilla (Climex) for the treatment of hot flushes during menopause. A preliminary report.” Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol. 2003;30(4):203-6.
11. Lau CB. et al. “Use of Dong Quai (Angelica Sinensis) to Treat Peri- or Postmenopausal Symptoms in Women With Breast Cancer: Is It Appropriate?” Menopause. 2005 Nov-Dec;12(6):734-40.
12. Lete, Iñaki and José Allué. “The Effectiveness of Ginger in the Prevention of Nausea and Vomiting during Pregnancy and Chemotherapy.” Integrative medicine insights vol. 11 11-7. 31 Mar. 2016.
13. Rahnama, Parvin et al. “Zingiber officinale Improves Cognitive Function of the Middle-Aged Healthy Women.” Evidence-based complementary and alternative medicine : eCAM vol. 2012 (2011): 383062.
14. Saenghong, Naritsara et al. “Effect of Zingiber officinale R. rhizomes (ginger) on pain relief in primary dysmenorrhea: a placebo randomized trial.” BMC complementary and alternative medicine vol. 12 92. 10 Jul. 2012.
15. Giti Ozgoli et al. “Comparison of Effects of Ginger, Mefenamic Acid, and Ibuprofen on Pain in Women with Primary Dysmenorrhea.” The Journal of Alternative and Complementary MedicineVol. 15, No. 2.

Leave a Reply

  Subscribe  
Notify of