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Dysmenorrhea - calcium, vitamin d - 49819

Lower levels of dietary calcium (< 1 serving per day of dairy foods per day) and vitamin D insufficiency (vitamin D 10-19 ng/ml) were associated with severe and very severe dysmenorrhea. In one study 3 servings of dairy foods per day and more direct sunlight, or vitamin D normalization through supplementation, reduced dysmenorrhea significantly. [J Pediatr Adolesc Gyneco, 2014 Jan 6; [Epub ahead of print]. 49819 (3/2014)] Summary Interview PubMed

Dysmenorrhea - Eicosapentaenoic acid

Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) 1 gm and docosapentaenoic acid (DPA) 0.72 gm per day in 2 divided doses. [Am J Obstet Gynecol, April, 1996;174: 1335-8. 24741 (1996)] Summary Interview

Dysmenorrhea - Pycnogenol®

Pycnogenol® 30 mg b.i.d. after morning and evening meals. [J Reprod Med, 2008; 53(5): 338-46. 46418 (8/2008)] Summary Interview
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