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Super Nutrients for that Time of the Month!
More than 80% of women of child bearing age tend to be affected by menstrual health issues such as pain, cramps, bloating and many other issues. These menstrual health concerns can be due to many factors such as their health condition, diet genetics and environmental factors. Thanks to science and years of research as well as wisdom from our ancestors via their usage of ancient herbs, we have figured out certain ingredients which can aid menstrual health and reduce unwanted issues!
Ingredients such as cranberries, chaste berry and Angelica root have proven to be quite effective in aiding menstrual health! Chasteberry has been used since ancient Greece for menstrual health while Angelica root has been in use since ancient China.
It might be difficult to include all these nutrients in your routine due to these ingredients not being available everywhere. Well, you’re in luck as Superhuman offers period care vitamin gummies with all of these nutrients.
These nutrients offer a variety of benefits along with period care. Here are some of them:
1. Helps ease PMS symptoms
Magnesium is an essential nutrient required for many bodily functions such as for maintaining the health of your bones and muscles. Being deficient in this mineral can cause muscle cramps. Since cranberries have plenty of magnesium, it may help ease muscle cramps which are a symptom of PMS. (2).Magnesium has shown to be effective in other areas associated with PMS such as anxiety, depression, lower back pain and breast tenderness. (1). The ability of Chasteberry to relieve PMS symptoms is well researched. Scientists have concluded that chaste berry reduces the level of prolactin hormone. Reduction in prolactin helps improve and maintain balance between other hormones like estrogen and progesterone which helps alleviate PMS symptoms (3). Studies which measure PMS symptoms post supplementation with chaste berry show reduction in depression, anxiety, mood swings, irritability, headaches, breast fullness as well as cyclic mastalgia, a type of breast pain linked to menstruation (4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10). There is a definite requirement for more good quality studies to give better conclusions on reliability of chasteberry but the findings so far are promising.
2. Aids in preventing UTI
A urinary tract infection (UTI) is an infection occurring in your urinary system. There is a certain type of nutrients called D-mannose and proanthocyanidins found in cranberries which prevents bacteria like E. coli from attaching itself to your urinary tract. (11, 12, 13). This is one of the main reasons why cranberries can be helpful in preventing UTIs as the proanthocyanidins prevent bacteria from multiplying. However, relying on just cranberries for curing a severe UTI is not recommended as you will require antibiotics for treatment. Angelica root also contains antimicrobial properties which have shown to eliminate bacteria like Staphylococcus aureus and Escherichia coli (14).
3. Improve Postmenopausal health
Effects of these nutrients are applicable in the post menopausal period as well! Certain animal studies have shown that cranberries may support postmenopausal health!(15). Chaste berries hormone balancing effects have shown to improve menopausal symptoms in most women such as better sleep; lesser night sweats, hot flashes and better mood. Some of these women in the study also started getting their periods again! (16). More studies are required which will use chaste berry or Vitex exclusively to avoid any add on benefits of other nutrients used in the supplements.
While menstrual health issues can be due to varying factors, these nutrients can help aid some or most symptoms. Combining these nutrients along with a healthier lifestyle will help in reducing all or most of these symptoms. Let’s End the Cramp Wars with Superhuman Period Care gummies rich in cranberries, chasteberry and angelica root to tackle all your concerns with ease!
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