Ever wondered if there are any natural supplements that you can take to relieve breast soreness during your period?
Well, there are and we are going to talk about four of them in this article today.
The great thing about supplements is that they can fill in the gaps that result from our diets. Nobody eats a diet that contains 100% of the vitamins and minerals that they need each and every day.
A good supplement can make up for those inevitable shortages and ensure that you maintain proper vitamin and mineral levels, which are essential for reducing and even eliminating PMS breast soreness.
The truth is vitamin and mineral shortages are the cause of a number of PMS symptoms, for example ever had heavy bleeding during your period? If so, that could be an indication that you were low in iron and needed a supplement containing iron. It’s the same with sore breasts, cramps and other PMS symptoms – there’s often an underlying vitamin or mineral deficiency that is causing them.
So let’s look at four supplements that can help combat breast soreness:
1. Progesterone Supplement
These supplements can be taken orally and as an ointment which can be rubbed on the skin. In either case, you will need to visit a doctor and get a prescription. Why progesterone? Because it prevents excess estrogen which can be a cause of PMS breast soreness.
2. Iron Supplements
Iron is a common deficiency among women on their period because of the loss of blood that is experienced. If you have an excessive flow this can be an indication that you are low in iron. Other symptoms of iron deficiency can include hair loss, fatigue, pale skin and shortness of breath. Actually, if symptoms worsen iron deficiency can even lead to death. In this latter scenario where the iron deficiency worsens blood transfusions may be needed. However, what we are talking about here is the early stages of iron deficiency where a supplement or dietary changes are all that are needed. Foods that are high in iron include: spinach, eggs, liver, beef, lamb, and bison.
Please note: if you are low in iron you should also get more Vitamin C as this is needed to enable your body to absorb the iron. You can get Vitamin C from lemons, oranges, grapefruit or other citrus fruits.
3. Natural Herbal Supplement
Herbal supplements can be a great way to treat and prevent breast soreness. Herbs have been used to treat a variety of conditions successfully for centuries and there are many herbs that are good for breast soreness. Just follow the directions on the label to start feeling better.
4. A Period Vitamin
A period vitamin can be a great way to get rid of PMS breast tenderness as it will be filled with vitamins and minerals that are especially important during your period. Remember, deficiencies in vitamins and minerals are a leading cause of breast soreness. A period vitamin will ensure your levels remain high, which in turn can prevent breast soreness from occurring. Look for a period vitamin that contains a lot of different vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin B6, which in deficient levels can cause swelling and soreness.