Many women experience both physical and emotional symptoms around that dreaded time of the month. However, when these symptoms are severe it can lead to a lower quality of life and interfere with relationships and everyday normal activities! If this resonates with you then don’t lose hope because you’re not alone! Firstly… what is PMS?! Well, according to the NHS it is:
“The name given to the physical, psychological and behavioral symptoms that can occur in the two weeks before a woman's monthly period. It's also known as premenstrual tension (PMT).”*
Here at Cleanmarine we want to empower women and help ease these symptoms! We conducted some research to assess the true impact of our Cleanmarine for women omega 3 supplements.
The results have shown that Cleanmarine for women successfully reduced PMS symptoms by 69%.
Have you ever wondered if you fall onto the PMS spectrum? So, what’s normal?...
We’ve all been there; when you’re trying to say something but it’s just coming out wrong, when shouting feels so good yet gets you absolutely no where!
PMS can make you feel like you’re going tear your hair out crazy, don’t worry you are certainly not alone… Don’t take our word for it, read these reviews and hear about the experiences of other women in the same boat!
Feeling heavy and bloated could be classed as one of the more unpleasant side effects of PMS and is the result of water retention or gas. There are many ways to beat the bloat alongside taking specific PMS krill tablets.
- Ensure protein is included in your diet. Protein acts as a diuretic and can help absorb some of that water!
2. Avoid large quantities of food especially fatty food and foods high in carbohydrates (although this may make you feel better in the short term it won’t help beat the bloat!)
3. Drink lots of water to help promote a smoother digestion.
4. Avoid all carbonated drinks and gum (even sugar-free ones!) as they are well known for causing discomfort.
5. Avoid salty foods as they can help promote that nasty water retention we want to avoid!
Experiencing cramps is another perfectly normal yet extremely debilitating side effect of PMS. It is recommended by the team to lie on the sofa with a hot water bottle and binge-watch your favourite series on Netflix!
Anxiety and headaches
It may comfort you to know that there are many psychological symptoms of PMS. The hormones that affect your menstrual cycle not only affect your body but they also affect your mind so it is perfectly normal to experience periods of anxiety during the weeks or days before your period is due.
Anxiety is defined by the NHS as the “feeling of unease, such as worry or fear, that can be mild or severe”. It is recommended to exercise regularly and avoid smoking and alcohol during these periods.
A study on the impact of Krill oil and PMS found that participants taking Krill oil tablets found that both anxiety and headaches reduced by 70%.
Cleanmarine’s Top 10 Tips for Beating PMS:
- Invest in a hot water bottle to alleviate cramps and back pain.
- Exercise daily.
- Meditate. Mindfulness and relaxing exercises such as yoga and Pilates may be effective in relieving cramps and pain. Look out for an upcoming post on how Pilates can alleviate PMS symptoms.
- Enjoy an Epsom salt bath. Epsom salt is high in magnesium which can help combat water retention.
- Sleep! Good quality sleep is vital to help regulate hormones and gives you greatest chance to make good food decisions the following day.
- Identify food tolerances: Cutting out certain foods your body can’t digest properly is likely to help ease bloating, fatigue and abdominal pain.
- Balance sugar levels: It is recommended to eat little and often whilst including protein with each meal.
- Pamper yourself: It is important to look after yourself when suffering with PMS. Looking your best will lead to improved confidence so you have our permission to go ahead and book that SPA day!
- Track your symptoms: Tracking your symptoms is a great way to understand what is considered normal for you and your body.
- Open up about PMS. It feels great to talk so don’t be shy and open up to your GP, family or friends.
Have a great day from us at Cleanmarine!
*Disclaimer: The following information is based on individual experiences.
For more information on PMS/PMT please visit: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/premenstrual-syndrome/Pages/Introduction.aspx