Don't Let PMS Control Your Mood
Don't let PMS control your mood: tips to control irritability
We all go through those days of the month when we are particularly sensitive. We cry over anything or explode for no reason. Yes, those physical and emotional symptoms that almost all of us (90% of women) experience at some point in our lives have a name: Pre Monthly Syndrome (PMS).
PMS can be a combination of physical, emotional and behavioral changes that occur in women -of any age- a few days before the period and includes anything from tender breasts, pain in the lower abdomen, changes in appetite, fluid retention, even rapid changes in mood.
That "emotional roller coaster" can occur every month, one or two weeks before menstruation; but it is also true that for approximately 40% of women (at some point) they can become very severe symptoms that affect their day to day and for 5% it is so severe that it completely disables them every time the period approaches .
Are you one of them?
It's not the moon, it's the hormones
The exact cause of premenstrual syndrome is unknown, but there are several theories, one indicates that it is related to hormonal changes that occur during the menstrual cycle and others with micronutrient deficiency. Levels of hormones such as estrogen and progesterone rise and fall dramatically, and these fluctuations can affect neurotransmitters in the brain, causing changes in mood.
Other factors that can contribute to irritability, among other PMS symptoms, are stress, lack of sleep, inadequate diet, and a sedentary lifestyle. If you're experiencing severe PMS symptoms, it's important to see your doctor to rule out other complications.
Take control of your body
There are habits, routines and practices that can help you control discomfort during those days. We share some tips:
Exercise regularly: Moving and exercising have been shown to do wonders for our mental health and reduce stress. Try to do at least 30 minutes of moderate exercise most days of the week and incorporate into your routine training your pelvic floor because this improves the release of endorphins (we recommend our Vagiyoga to strengthen the area).
Get enough sleep : A good night's sleep and rest can improve our overall health and well-being. Sleeping between 7 and 8 hours each night, we assure you, can improve your mood significantly.
Eat a healthy diet : Eating a balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein can help control PMS symptoms. If you cut back on caffeine, sugar, and alcohol during those days, better yet, these substances are stimulants that can exacerbate sudden mood swings.
Reduce stress: Try some relaxation techniques, such as meditation and/or deep breathing to reduce stress. If you're worried, overwhelmed, or tense, doing some stress management practice can help you avoid sudden mood swings.
Add nutritional supplements to your diet : Some studies suggest that supplementing with certain nutrients, such as calcium, vitamin B6, vitamin E, and magnesium, may help alleviate PMS symptoms. Those nutrients help our brain efficiently produce the neurotransmitters that allow us to control anxiety, sleep, and overall mood.
If you haven't tried Zenzsual's Menstrual Zen yet, a nutritional supplement that includes vitamin B6, B1 and magnesium glutamate among other natural ingredients, it's time to incorporate it into your routine. A capsule of Menstrual Zen daily can help prevent colic, regulates hormones, helps reduce inflammation and improves the release of serotonin that helps with the emotional part.
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CBD drops for PMS?
CBD is a naturally occurring compound found in the hemp plant and has been used to treat a variety of medical conditions, including anxiety, chronic pain, and sleep disorders. Some studies suggest that CBD extract may have anti-inflammatory, analgesic, and anti-anxiety effects, which can certainly help alleviate some of the symptoms.
In a 2019 study published in the Journal of Women's Health, CBD was found to significantly improve the physical and emotional symptoms of PMS, including abdominal pain, bloating, irritability, and depression. Another 2020 study published in the same journal found that CBD reduced the intensity of menstrual pain in women with primary dysmenorrhea.
Our full-spectrum CBD Zen tincture is a CBD extract dropper that can help you find your balance in a natural way, controlling episodes of anxiety, irritability, pain, and inflammation.
We know that going through those days prior to menstruation each month can be a difficult time for many women, but there are routines and natural remedies that can help us spend them calm and relaxed.
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Remember that taking nutritional supplements, as well as any other treatment, should be discussed with a doctor beforehand to ensure that it is safe and appropriate for your particular case.