Relief of premenstrual symptoms.
What's It For?
May be of benefit for the relief of premenstrual symptoms such as breast tenderness, mood swings and fluid retention.
Active Ingredients Per Tablet:
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine hydrochloride) 240 mg.
Special Features and Benefits:
Sustained release, high potency supplement supplies nutrients gradually over a 8 hour period.
Convenient one a day dosage.
Mode of Action:
Vitamin B6 helps to maintain the body's water balance by suppressing aldosterone which may be implicated in the fluid retention often associated with premenstrual syndrome. It is also involved in the utilisation of magnesium, (deficiency of which may lead to menstrual cramping) and helps linoleic acid function better in the body (disruption of this essential fatty acid is a contributing factor in premenstrual syndrome). A higher intake of B6 is advisable whilst on long-term oral contraceptive therapy.
The sustained release system used by Blackmores is based on a unique plant gum matrix, using guar gum from the seeds of a legume. The sustained release principle involves the leaching of vitamins and minerals from the tablet `core' as it passes through the gastrointestinal tract.
Contraindications and Cautions:
This product contains pyridoxine hydrochloride, which may cause peripheral neuropathy (nerve damage) when used in large amounts or for a long time.
Always read the label. Use only as directed.
If symptoms persist, see your healthcare professional.
None noted in the literature at the recommended dosage.
Consult your healthcare professional before use if taking (KEYWORD REMOVED) or phenobarbitone, or think you may be. Pyridoxine may decrease the plasma levels of these medications.
A cream, medium oval shaped tablet with opaque coating.
Adults - Take one tablet daily with a meal, or as professionally prescribed.
Children - For children under 12 years - only as professionally prescribed.
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