What is PMS?
Premenstrual syndrome or PMS refers to set of physical and emotional symptoms that occur one to two weeks before a woman starts having her period. The syndrome affects women of menstruating age & usually starts around the age of 18 years1.
Worldwide approximately 40% of women in reproductive age experience this syndrome while 3% to 5% of women experience severe form of this syndrome2.
What happens in PMS?
The phase of a women’s menstrual cycle which starts when the egg is released from the ovary till the start of menses gives rise to variety of symptoms which are physical as well as emotional3. This is probably due to the abnormal sensitivity to normal amounts of hormone Prolactin2. The most frequent mood-related symptoms reported are anger and irritability, anxiety, tension, depression, crying, oversensitivity and mood swings2. The most common physical symptoms reported are fatigue, bloating, breast tenderness and pain, acne, sleep disturbances and appetite changes2.
How does Symtone help?
Symtone is a capsule of Evening Primrose Oil (EPO) 500 mg & Tocotrienols 15 mg & is a supportive therapy for managing symptoms of PMS. EPO is a rich source of Essential Fatty Acids especially Gamma Linoleic Acid (GLA) & is derived from the oil of Evening Primrose Flower2. GLA supplementation helps Prostaglandin production which helps modulate the affect of circulating hormones in PMS2. It also helps modulate breast pain, sadness, depression & mood swings4.
Tocotrienols which are a form of Vitamin E are found in the seeds of plants such as wheat, rice and barley and are found in rich quantities in palm oil5. Tocotrienols help by reducing the harmful effects of circulating hormones on breast tissue as well as improving the efficacy of EPO by reducing its metabolism6.
What is unique about Symtone?
1. 100% natural ingredients
2. Vegetarian formulation.
1. Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Sciences 2015: 2(1): 20-26 2. Evening Primrose Oil or other essential fatty acids for the treatment of pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS), The Cochrane Library 2009, Issue 1 3. Khajehei, J Pain Relief 2015, 4:4 4. IAJPS 2018, 05 (01), 390-394 5. Mol Aspects Med. 2007 ; 28(5-6): 692–728 6. The Malaysian journal of nursing Vol 9 (2), October 2017.
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