Agnucaston – Physical And Emotional Relief
PMS is often treated by addressing symptoms individually and with an emphasis on the physical symptoms. For example pain is treated with analgesics, fluid retention with diuretics etc.
In a double-blind, placebo controlled study there was significant relief of breast tenderness in a large trial. In Germany Female gynaecologists and doctors participated in a survey to record their own experience when using Agnucaston® to assess relief of symptoms. Although relief was experienced after the first cycle of taking Agnucaston®, best results were seen by Cycle 3. (91% of the doctors experienced relief of symptoms or were symptom free.)
Agnucaston is a dopamine agonist (stimulates dopamine) which results in a reduction in prolactin levels, thereby reducing breast tenderness. It also assists in harmonising the menstrual cycle.
In fact, for the first time, Agnucaston® actually deals with the complaints and causes of PMS, and not just suppressing the symptoms. It restores the hormonal balance, thus the rhythm of the cycle can be harmonised. Too short or too long cycles can be corrected to within the normal 28 day cycle.
Symptoms such as pain, stress, swelling and a feeling of heaviness in the breasts are relieved, irritability subsides, water retention reduces, digestive problems and headaches occur less often.