WHAT IS IT FOR?
REA is a combination of three ingredients that help reduce premenstrual symptoms. It is currently estimated that 30-40% of women have premenstrual syndrome. Of this percentage, approximately 20% see some of the symptoms affect their daily activities.
REA is indicated to treat both physical symptoms (chest pain, tiredness, fatigue, insomnia) and mood swings. By acting by different mechanisms, it is a supplement that helps in the whole spectrum of symptoms in this phase of the menstrual cycle, in addition to being in support in other problems at a gynecological level.
Vitex agnus (also known as chasteberry ) is a plant used to treat menstrual disorders for several centuries. This plant presents different compounds such as vitexin, agnusides or casticin that have a beneficial effect on the fluctuations that occur during the menstrual cycle. Today, we know that part of the premenstrual symptoms is due to elevated prolactin levels (hyperprolactinemia).
Vitex helps reduce prolactin levels, relieving these symptoms (especially chest pain). In addition, some studies show that they have activity on dopamine (neurotransmitter) receptors and help regulate the ratio of luteinizing hormone:follicle-stimulating hormone (LH:FSH), acting on estrogen and progesterone levels. In this way, the active compounds of vitex would not only act at the premenstrual level, but would also help with other gynecological problems.
Magnesium deficiency is one of the causes that accentuate premenstrual syndrome. Thus, it has been observed that the levels of magnesium in blood cells (erythrocytes) and cells of the immune system (leukocytes) are lower in women with premenstrual syndrome than in women without discomfort.
On the other hand, we can also find alterations in magnesium metabolism in some cases of migraine or even in neuropsychiatric disorders. Therefore, magnesium supplementation can help alleviate certain premenstrual symptoms as it influences muscle contraction and even the activity of some neurotransmitters such as serotonin.
Saffron (crocus sativus)
Crocus sativus, better known as saffron, has flavonoids and other active compounds that have antibacterial, immunomodulatory, antioxidant and even antidepressant activity. As far as the menstrual cycle is concerned, it has been observed that it helps to improve mood due to its action on serotonin metabolism, being one of the few supplements that shows benefits on premenstrual dysphoric syndrome (PMDD), a severe mood disorder that affects 8% of women.
In addition, recently published reviews show benefits on pathologies such as Alzheimer's and cardiovascular pathologies, which opens the door to other benefits.
- Reduces breast pain (mastalgia).
- Improves mood
- Reduces premenstrual symptoms
- Helps rest
- Reduces premenstrual dysphoric syndrome symptoms
- Helps reduce pain
- Improves the immune system
- Potent antioxidant effect
- Lower cardiovascular risk
- If you are receiving any type of medication consult with your doctor before use.
- If you are suffering from a diagnosed pathology, consult your doctor before use.
- Due to the precautionary principle, it is recommended to avoid the consumption of this supplement in pregnant women.
WHAT DOSAGE TO TAKE?
Take 2 capsules at breakfast and 2 capsules at dinner.