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How can vitamins and minerals treat menstrual problems?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner

Vitamin and mineral supplements may help relieve the symptoms of some menstrual problems. For example, calcium, magnesium, and vitamin B complex - particularly vitamin B6 - may ease the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). If you suffer from menstrual cramps, some research shows that omega-3, thiamin, and vitamin E supplements can help. Ask your doctor before taking a supplement, as you can damage your body if you take too much.

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