Menstrual cramps are one of the most common PMS symptoms. In some cases, cramps can hold you back from your normal routine. Thankfully, natural remedies like IV therapy can help alleviate menstrual cramps so that you can return to your favorite activities.
What Causes Menstrual Cramps?
During menstruation, the uterus contracts to shed the uterine lining. These contractions are triggered by prostaglandins, chemicals that act like hormones in the body. Prostaglandins are involved in the body’s inflammatory response and contribute to menstrual cramps. Nutrient deficiencies can also exacerbate menstrual cramps.
How Can IV Therapy Help with Menstrual Cramps?
Menstrual cramp treatments have previously been limited to over-the-counter pain medications and heating pads. Now, patients have access to IV therapy as a natural, drug-free treatment option for cramps.
IV therapy delivers a blend of nutrients straight to the bloodstream for fast results. The nutrients that can benefit menstrual cramps include:
Glutathione consists of amino acids including glycine, cysteine, and glutamic acid. It offers antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits that may help with the inflammation associated with menstrual cramps.
Magnesium is a mineral that promotes muscle relaxation. Clinical research has found that it can help alleviate menstrual cramps and other PMS symptoms.
- Vitamin B12
Vitamin B12 aids in red blood cell formation, which is particularly important as you lose blood during menstruation. It also supports energy production and nerve function, which can help you overcome PMS symptoms.
- Vitamin B Complex
Low levels of B vitamins have been associated with muscle cramps, including uterine cramps. B vitamins also support energy production, helping to offset PMS symptoms like fatigue.
IV therapy is a safe treatment option for uncomfortable menstrual cramps. Reach out to the team at The Center for Natural & Integrative Medicine to learn if IV therapy could work for you!