PMS can ruin women’s lives, but it turns out, there might be something out there that really can helps to ease symptoms.
Healthista’s nutritional director, Rick Hay, says that magnesium is a “proven fix” for lowering stress levels, anxiety, reducing headaches and muscle cramping. Around 75 per cent of women suffer from PMS symptoms at some point in their lives and many of us have just had to grin and bear it.
“If you suffer with PMS try taking magnesium daily. This will relieve stress levels and anxiety as well as help with headaches and muscle cramping,” Rick told Healthista.
Magnesium is an essential mineral which plays a role in more than 300 enzymatic reactions within the body – including metabolising food, creating fatty acids and proteins, and transmitting nerve impulses.
It’s important for healthy bone formation, heart health, glucose metabolism (so having enough is important in lowering your risk of type 2 diabetes) and mental health.