As we mentioned in the previous article, PMS is defined as defective ovarian function related to a woman’s menstrual cycle, affects a woman’s physical and emotional state, and sometimes interferes with daily activities as a result of hormonal fluctuation. The syndrome occurs one to two weeks before menstruation and then subsides when the period begins. In this article, we will discuss how seaweed helps treat PMS.
Algae are seaweed plants that belong to the Laminariales family and exist only in clean water coastline. It contains many nutrients and has been used as food for thousands of years by people living on the coast.
II. How Seaweed Affects Women With PMS
Kelp contains many vitamins, including vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B12, C, E, and K, which are necessary for the body to maintain overall health, as we mentioned in the previous article. Remember, for some reason, women with PMS have a higher vitamin deficiency.
a) Thyroid function
Iodine is vital for maintaining the normal function of the thyroid gland. Iodine deficiency increases the risk of hyperthyroidism, which results in a hormonal imbalance that causes fatigue, tiredness and depression and uncontrolled weight loss.
b) Immune system
In addition to boosting the immune system to protect our body against the formation of free radicals and preventing irregular cell growth, it also stimulates the immune response against infection and inflammation.
c) nervous system
It also helps inhibit the estrogen response through upregulation of proteins involved in estrogen metabolism, thus maintaining correct levels of estrogen and progesterone and lowering the risk of PMS symptoms caused by hormonal imbalance.
Alkaili is important in helping our body neutralize acid levels because most of our current diet contains a lot of acidogenic foods, such as meat and eggs, which cause acids to build up in the blood and lead to stress. nervous as fatigue, anorexia, insomnia, headache and uncontrolled joint pain.
In addition to helping to clean the plague in the arterial wall and making the arterial wall more elastic, chlorella helps improve liver function in the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and proteins, which reduces the risk of hormonal imbalance and fluctuation of insulin for some women with premenstrual syndrome.