Complaining of pain during the menstrual period is very common among women. This was even the topic of conversation at lunch that we had a group of friends yesterday. Gynecologists recommend that if the pain is very persistent, intense and accompanied by heavy bleeding, go to a specialist for a series of tests. Remember that you could have a condition such as fibroids, cysts or endometriosis.
However, if the pain that afflicts you is less or more controllable, a study carried out in Italy indicates that the consumption of vitamin D could have an effect on cramps and menstrual pain. Inclusively, the women who participated in the study stated that after consuming 300 IU per day, pain decreased on a 2.3 point scale from 1 to 10.
The intake of this supplement should be moderate. Check the exact amount with your gynecologist. This, because if you consume too high a dose you could be at risk of having calcium in the blood, states the note published by Reuters in which the study is reviewed. Doctors in the United States recommend 600 IU of vitamin D daily if you are 19 to 50 years old. Always remember to consult your doctor.