A new randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study confirms that Essential Fatty Acids do significantly reduce the symptoms associated with Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS). And just like the researchers in this study, make sure that the supplements you use are high quality pharmaceutical grade, and that they are free from impurities.
The researchers recruited 120 women with PMS and were divided into 3 groups that received either 1 or 2 grams of the supplement or placebo for six months using the Prospective Record of the Impact and Severity of Menstruation (PRISM) calendar. The results were the group treated with 2 grams of supplement experienced the most significant reduction in the PRISM score the next significant reduction was in the group taking 1 gram of supplement. The placebo group experienced the least reduction in PRISM score. There were no statistically significant differences in prolactin or total cholesterol levels after six months of treatment.
In conclusion the authors stated “The difference between the groups using the supplements and the placebo group with respect to the improvement in symptomatology appears to indicate the effectiveness of the supplement mixture. Improvement in symptoms was higher when the 2-gram dose was used. This medication was not associated with any changes in prolactin or total cholesterol levels in these women.”