Vitamin B6 may be of benefit for the relief of premenstrual symptoms such as cramps, breast tenderness, fluid retention, irritability and mood swings.
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Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is the term used to describe a number of recurrent symptoms that occur in the 7 to 14 days before menstruation. These symptoms can include breast tenderness, mood changes, fluid retention, fatigue, nervous tension, irritability and backache.
Studies have indicated that supplementation with vitamin B6 is beneficial in dealing with many of the symptoms associated with PMS. As vitamin B6 is involved in a multitude of biochemical pathways there have been many explanations proposed to explain its effectiveness in PMS.
As the active form of vitamin B6 is a co-factor in the formation of the neurotransmitters dopamine, serotonin and GABA, it has been suggested that deficiencies in vitamin B6 may be implicated in symptoms such as premenstrual mood imbalances and fluid retention.
Dosage: Adults - Take 1 tablet a day, with a meal, or as professionally prescribed.
Children under 12 years - Only as professionally prescribed.
Cautions: WARNING: This product contains pyridoxine hydrochloride, which may be dangerous when used in large amounts or for a long time. Pyridoxine-induced peripheral neuropathy is most commonly reported with doses of 1 g or more daily, taken for 2 months to 3 years.
Always read the label. Use only as directed.
If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional.
Active Ingredients Per Tablet:
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine hydrochloride)
equiv. pyridoxine 197 mg
Medicine Interactions: Vitamin B6 may interfere with certain other medications you may be taking. Refer to www.blackmores.com.au for more information.
Warnings: This food is not a sole source of nutrition and should be used in conjunction with a nutritious diet and with an appropriate physical training or exercise program. This food is not suitable for children under the age of 15 or pregnant women. It should only be used under medical or dietetic supervision. Keep out of reach of children.