Supplements are widely being used to help with period and hormonal symptoms, but with so many on the market it can be hard to know which ones to get. In this blog post I will be sharing my top supplements for calming a grumpy uterus! The supplements listed in this blog post are beneficial to all hormonal issues regardless of whether you are struggling with painful periods, PCOS or PMS. However, if you are struggling with a medical condition you may benefit from seeking advice from a nutritionist, so that your supplements can be tailored to your unique situation.

Curcumin

There’s a lot of science behind Curcumin! It’s a natural anti-inflammatory compound and can help fight chronic inflammation. Which makes it very useful in treating any inflammation during your period. Curcumin is so powerful that it is also used in the treatment of cancer and studies have shown it has incredible benefits against depression. It is worth noting that Curcumin is fat soluble so best to take the supplement with a meal with plenty of healthy fats.

Magnesium 

Magnesium is the number one supplement any woman with hormonal issues should have in her medicine cabinet!  Not only is it a building block for making hormones but this mineral is also known to have positive effects on PMS symptoms and menstrual pain. Magnesium lowers levels of prostaglandins which is the inflammatory compound that causes menstrual cramps and helps to relax the smooth muscle of the uterus. Magnesium is also used in many processors in the body, such as the production of hormones and regulation of cortisol, the stress hormone. Adequate levels of magnesium are essential for a healthy endocrine system! Magnesium supports your thyroid, is a sleep aid, helps to regulate your blood sugar, and is also great if you suffer from migraines or depression.

DIM (diindolylmethane) 

DIM is a compound found in cruciferous vegetables like kale and broccoli. It supports liver function, helping to flush out excess oestrogen. It also helps to prevent or eliminate acne, as it’s a aromatase inhibitor, which means it prevents the conversion of testosterone into oestrogen. DIM is useful for many hormonal imbalances.

 

Do you use supplements? Let me know your favourite hormonal health boosting supplements in the comments.

* This blog post in noway should substitute advice from a medical professional, if you have any medical conditions or concerns you should seek advice from your doctor or a relevant medical professional. *