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Supplements for Your Menstrual Cycle

Did you know there are some amazing, even game changing, supplements that could positively impact your menstrual cycle?

Maybe you’re already taking some of them! 

**This is a post to bring you awareness to supplements you could consider taking. Please do your due diligence and research them on your own before deciding to take them. If you’re pregnant or nursing, on HRT or birth control, have a hormone related condition, or have or had breast cancer please consult your doctor before taking ANY of these!**

Chasteberry

This is one of Coach Shawna’s ‘go to” supplements to help with everything from mood swings to heavy bleeding. Chasteberry has been used for centuries dating back to ancient Greece. It’s been shown to help with PMS and PMDD, estrogen and testosterone support, as well as balancing libido.

Holy Basil

Also known as Tulsi, Holy Basil has been used in the Hindu culture for thousands of years. It has proven immunity boosting and antioxidant benefits, as well as has been shown to help regulate blood sugar. It is also highly regarded to help manage stress. 

Moringa 

Moringa is an amazing tree that grows in abundance in India and some parts of Africa. The tree is used in these countries for a multitude of purposes, including its roots, leaves, and fruit pods being eaten as a highly nutritious food source. Consuming Moringa can naturally increase estrogen levels which can help with hormone imbalances during PMS week as well as women diagnosed with PCOS.

Evening Primrose Oil

The oil from evening primrose oil contains high levels of Omega 6 fatty acids, specifically Gamma-Linoleic-Acid, which promotes prostaglandin synthesis. Prostaglandins are part of the inflammation response, but also participate in vasodilation (relaxing of blood vessels). Evening Primrose Oil is often touted as an effective remedy for PMS symptoms (including breast tenderness) and symptoms of menopause.

Do you have other supplements you take and notice they help with regulating your menstrual cycle and or alleviating symptoms? Let us know! 

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