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February 29th, 2012 posted by Paul Rega, MD, FACEP February 29, 2012 @ 1:56 am

Vitamin D & Dysmenorrhea

Vitamin D Eases Menstrual Cramps

Primary source:

Archives of Internal Medicine
Source reference:
Lasco A, et al “Improvement of primary dysmenorrhea caused by a single oral dose of vitamin D: Results of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study” Arch Intern Med 2012; 172: 366-367.

Additional source: Archives of Internal Medicine
Source reference:
Bertone-Johnson E, et al “Vitamin D for menstrual and pain-related disorders in women” Arch Intern Med 2012; 172: 367-369.

By John Gever, Senior Editor, MedPage TodayPublished: February 27, 2012″Women with a history of severe menstrual cramps reported significantly less pain when they took an ultra-high dose of vitamin D five days before their next expected period, according to results of a small randomized trial.Of 20 women taking the 300,000-IU dose of vitamin D, 15 reported pain scores at least two points lower than their average over a four-cycle baseline period, on a standard 10-point visual analog scale……”


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