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How Can I Change Painful Menstruation?

90% of women will experience discomfort during menstruation, and many believe that this is the norm, you just need to adapt and get through this time. But this is not so; normally there should be no pain, either in the first days or on the eve of menstruation.
What does soreness mean, and how can cedar products help? Useful information from our nutritionist Elena Garagulya.

Painful menstruation occurs as a result of spasm of the uterine vessels and a violation of the outflow of blood, which begins to accumulate in the uterine cavity, causing strong contractions, which leads to pain. There are three components that play the greatest role in this process.


Prostaglandins are responsible for the formation of pain in all organs and tissues – these are tissue hormones that regulate inflammation, increasing pain or, conversely, reducing it. Prostaglandins are synthesized from Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, having mutually opposite effects.

Prostaglandins F2a are formed from Omega-6 fatty acids and contribute to the constriction of blood vessels, increasing the activity of the uterus, they cause symptoms of painful menstruation. Prostaglandins E2 are formed from Omega-3 fatty acids and, on the contrary, have vasodilatory properties and prevent painful spasm of the muscle cells of the uterus.
Prostaglandins F2a and E2 are antagonists; they are responsible for uterine contractions, accumulate in the endometrium and, when the cells of the lining layer of the uterus are destroyed, are released.

The normal functioning of the uterus depends on the ratio of the number of prostaglandins of this pair. You can regulate the synthesis of “good” prostaglandins E2 by increasing your intake of Omega-3 fats.

Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids are not synthesized in the body and must be constantly supplied with food in an optimal ratio (1:3). With regular use of cedar nut oil,  one teaspoon 3 times a day before meals, the synthesis of prostaglandins will always be balanced, since cedar nut oil has the most optimal ratio of Omega-3 and Omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids, preventing the negative painful effects of menstruation.


Vitamin E in combination with magnesium ions helps relax blood vessels, improving the outflow and inflow of blood into the myometrium of the uterus. With the modern way of eating, unless you specifically plan for it, the body does not receive enough magnesium and vitamin E, and its tendency to painful spasms increases. This is caused by frequent consumption of dishes made from wheat flour, white rice, and sweets.

A rich source of vitamin E is also cedar oil with sea buckthorn , recommended intake is 1 teaspoon 3-4 times a day before meals.


Excess estradiol in the body can stimulate the synthesis and release of prostaglandin F2a, which causes spasm of blood vessels and the uterus, as well as hypertension and migraine attacks, affecting the blood vessels of the brain. In women with mild dysmenorrhea, sex steroid hormones are in a normal ratio; a severe form of the disease is characterized by an increase in estradiol levels. Normally, the liver transforms estradiol into estriol, a safe form of female hormones, and with normal bile flow it is excreted with bile through the intestines.

Cedar oil with the addition of cedar and mumiyo elixir contains increased amounts of magnesium, selenium (which, together with vitamin E tocopherol, participates in the transformation of estrogens in the liver) and zinc, necessary for detoxification and regulation of hormones. And cedar cake contains a significant amount of the amino acid methionine, which is necessary for the normal transformation of the hormone estradiol into estriol in the liver. Preventative regular intake of cedar cake at the end of a meal or between meals protects the body from the accumulation of excess estradiol and prevents menstrual pain.

If you regularly experience period pain, don’t rush into pills and try to help your body naturally regulate hormones, vitamins and prostaglandins.

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