Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and vitamin B5

Premenstrual syndrome affects more than 70% to 90% of premenopausal women in the US and less for women in Southeast Asia due to their difference in lifestyle and social structure. The incidence of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) has more than doubled in the past 50 years due to its acceptance as a medical condition caused by an unhealthy diet high in saturated foods. Premenstrual syndrome is defined as a faulty function of the ovaries related to the woman’s menstrual cycle, it affects a woman’s physical and emotional state and sometimes disrupts daily activities due to hormone fluctuations. The syndrome occurs one to two weeks before menstruation and then subsides when menstruation begins. In this article, we discuss how vitamin B5 helps treat PMS…

I. Definition

Vitamin B5 is a water-soluble vitamin, also known as pantothenic acid, it has a proven track record of treating stress by improving the function of the adrenal gland.

II. How vitamin B5 affects women with PMS

1. Energy

a) Vitamin B5 works with other vitamin B complexes to improve the function of carbohydrate and glucose metabolism, converting them into energy needed by the body’s cells, resulting in a reduction in the risk of tiredness and fatigue.

b) it also helps improve liver function in carbohydrate synthesis and regulates the levels of insulin produced by the pancreas in the body, resulting in a reduction in the risk of food cravings or diabetes.

2. Tension

Vitamin B5 is an enhancer of neurotransmitters, it helps improve the function of nerve cells in transporting information to each other, resulting in increasing adrenal gland function in hormone secretion, reducing the risk of nervous disorders, including stress.

3. Cortisone

Cortisone is one of the main hormones released by the body in response to stress, raising blood pressure and preparing the body for a fight or fighting response. Vitamin B5 is vital in regulating cortisone levels, resulting in improving the immune system and reducing the risk of nervous tension for some women with PMS.

4. Abdominal pain

Vitamin is also important in regulating the muscle movements in the body, including the abdominal muscle. A deficiency of vitamin B5 causes abnormal function of the uterine muscles, resulting in menstrual pain and cramps.

5. Sleep Disorders and Insomnia

As we know, vitamin B5 is an enhancer of neurotransmitters. A deficiency in vitamin B5 causes irregular or overactive brain cells, resulting in an increased risk of sleep disturbances and insomnia.