How does vitamin B6 help ease PMS symptoms?

Some studies suggest that vitamin B6 can ease the symptoms of PMS, or premenstrual syndrome, reducing symptoms like moodiness, anxiety, breast tenderness, forgetfulness and bloating. But more research is needed to be sure of that benefit.

If you want to try vitamin B6 for premenstrual symptoms, don't overdo it. Taking high levels of B6 supplements over time can cause severe nerve damage. Use the lowest dosage that works for you. According to the Institute of Medicine, the safe upper limit for teens ages 14 to 18 is 80 milligrams (mg), and the safe upper limit for adults is 100 mg.

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