Life Extension Suggestions
Women who suffer from PMS are encouraged to reduce stress if possible. Methods might include massage or cutting back on activities whenever PMS arises. Daily exercise and weight loss (if necessary) might also help. In addition, the following supplements are suggested for women suffering from PMS:
- Magnesium: 160 mg of magnesium (as magnesium citrate) two times daily. The last dose should be taken at bedtime.
- Calcium: 700 – 1200 mg daily
- Vitamin D: 2000 – 8000 IU daily - individualize dosing based on results of Vitamin D testing
- Zinc: 30 mg daily
- Vitamin E: 400 IU daily, including at least 200 mg gamma tocopherols
- Progesterone cream: 20 – 30 mg twice daily, starting on day 12 of the menstrual cycle and continuing up to day 28
- Melatonin: 300 mcg nightly is suggested, increasing to 10 mg if necessary
- Soy isoflavones: 135 mg once to twice daily, standardized to contain 40% isoflavones, including genistein, daidzein and glycitein
- GLA: 299 – 598 mg daily
- EPA/DHA: 1400 mg EPA and 1000 mg DHA daily
- Vitex berry extract: 500 – 1000 mg full spectrum extract, each dose standardized to 625 mcg agnusides
- Ginkgo biloba extract: 120 mg daily standardized to 28% ginkgo flavone glycosides, 7% terpene lactones and <1 ppm ginkgolic acid
- Theanine: 100 – 400 mg daily
- Tryptophan: 500 – 1500 mg daily on an empty stomach
- St. John’s wort: 300 – 600 mg, each dose standardized to 0.3% hypericin
In addition, the following blood testing resources may be helpful:
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