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How can vitamins and minerals treat menstrual problems?

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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