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Menstium

 

Description

Progressive Health’s Menstium is an all-natural, comprehensive formula designed to relieve the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and support hormonal balance. Menstium contains clinically proven nutrients shown to help PMS such as vitex (chasteberry), dong quai (angelica sinensis), licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra), L-theanine and a potent blend of vitamins and minerals. Menstium is a natural alternative to hormone therapy, diuretics and antidepressants, formulated to effectively deal with the physical and emotional symptoms associated with PMS.

PMS is a recurring condition marked by specific physical and emotional symptoms occurring during the second half of the menstrual cycle. The symptoms generally resolve with the onset of menstrual flow. PMS appears to be related to hormonal fluctuations, including the estrogen-progesterone balance. Other factors associated with PMS are diet, obesity, and vitamin and mineral deficiencies. The most common symptoms of PMS include irritability, depression, food cravings, mood swings, cramps, breast pain and tenderness, bloating, diarrhea, constipation and fatigue.

Research indicates that vitamins and minerals such as B6, E, and magnesium are essential for the production and utilization of regulatory hormones responsible for the menstrual cycle. These nutrients are often deficient in women who suffer from PMS. Numerous studies suggest that supplementing with these vitamins and minerals can help relieve PMS symptoms. One double-blind, placebo-controlled study published in the Journal of Reproductive Medicine, found that women with PMS who supplemented with vitamin E for three months showed significant improvement in the physical and emotional symptoms of PMS.

Other studies have found that supplementation with the medicinal plants
vitex, dong quai, licorice and L-theanine (an extract from green tea) can
effectively treat a full spectrum of PMS symptoms. One clinical study, published in the Journal of Women’s Health & Gender-Based Medicine, found that 93 percent of women with PMS who supplemented with vitex for three months reported reduced or complete cessation of PMS symptoms.


Pros


Drug treatments for PMS including hormone therapy, diuretics and antidepressants are frequently associated with negative effects. Menstium offers an all-natural, clinically proven alternative for PMS relief.

Progressive Health guarantees a full refund within 180 days if desired results are not attained.

The nutrients in Menstium have the following benefits:
  • Relieves emotional PMS symptoms such as irritability, depression, food cravings and mood swings.
  • Alleviates physical PMS symptoms including cramps, breast pain and tenderness, bloating,
  • diarrhea and constipation.
  • Supports hormonal balance.
  • Safe and effective


Cons


Certain people may experience mild stomach upset and skin rash when using vitex. People regularly taking dong quai should limit prolonged exposure to the sun due to increased sensitivity to sunlight. Licorice products that include glycyrrhizin may increase blood pressure and water retention.

Pregnant or lactating women, women on hormone therapy, people with pre-existing medical conditions including liver and kidney disorders, or those taking medications should consult a physician before taking Menstium.

Be aware that some drugs may interact with the nutrients in Menstium including:

  • Aspirin
  • Digoxin
  • Etodolac
  • Heparin
  • Ibuprofen
  • Interferon
  • Isoniazid
  • Loop Diuretics
  • Nabumetone
  • Naproxen
  • Oral Corticosteroids
  • Oxaprozin
  • Risperidone
  • Thiazide Diuretics
  • Ticlopidine
  • Topical Corticosteroids



Is it for you?


If you suffer from PMS and want to relieve symptoms and support hormonal balance, then Menstium is for you.

However, pregnant or lactating women, women on hormone therapy, people with pre-existing medical conditions including liver and kidney disorders, or those taking medications should consult a physician before taking Menstium.



Dosage and Directions


Take 2 capsules per day with an 8 oz glass of water.

For best results, combine with a healthy diet and light to moderate exercise.


Menstium Supplement Facts


Serving Size: 2 Capsules
Servings Per Container: 30
  Amount Per Serving Daily Value
Chaste Berry Extract (Agnus castus) (fruit) 75 mg *
Dong Quai Extract (root) Angelica Sinensis 25 mg *
L-Threonine 100 mg *
Licorice Extract (Glycyrrhiza glabra) (root) 500 mcg *
Magnesium (as Magnesium Oxide) 350 mg 88%
Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine HCL) 75 mg 3750%
Vitamin E (as d-Alpha Tocopheryl Succinate) 200 IU 667%
* Daily Value not established


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Written by Cassia  | View all my reviews
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Thursday, 06 May 2010
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This is a very effective product. I did experience some slight stomach upset the first day of taking it, but that could have been coincidental. It noticeably improved my mood, and I didn't have cramps whatsoever. I definitely recommend trying it out.