Today, many women continue to use these herbal ingredients in supplement form. Meadowsweet, ginger, vitex, wild yam, black cohosh, dandelion, cramp bark and lobelia are some of the herbs found in PMS and menstruation supplements in this product selection. Often, products contain more than one key ingredient and may provide multiple herbs or a combination of vitamins and herbs.
A number of vitamins play a role in regulating the menstrual cycle and in women's overall sexual health, and there is some evidence to suggest that increasing intake of these nutrients may alleviate unpleasant symptoms of menstruation and PMS. Some supplements provide doses of these essential vitamins and make it easy to add more of the nutrients to your diet. Vitamins commonly taken for PMS and menstruation may include vitamin B12, thiamin, riboflavin and vitamin B6.
As you shop for PMS and menstruation supplements, keep your specific needs in mind. Some products in this selection offer general support for women's health. Others may help some symptoms, such as mood swings, cramps or body aches. You can read the product descriptions to find out more about the potential benefits of the supplements in this selection and to learn what ingredients they contain. To find the right supplement, compare the types of ingredients, their strengths and the forms of the products.
While many women rely on supplements to ease symptoms of menstruation and PMS, there is not enough evidence to prove that any product or ingredient will be beneficial for everyone who takes it. Natural supplements can trigger side effects, drug interactions and allergic reactions in some women. As a result, you should consult your medical provider before using any new supplement product. Always follow the directions for use printed on the packaging unless your health-care provider gives you other advice.