Research Publications on Vitamin B1 for Menstrual Health

The research highlights Vitamin B1's significant role in mitigating premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms, demonstrating that supplementation can substantially reduce both mental and physical aspects of PMS.

This finding is supported by broader nutritional studies indicating that higher dietary intake of thiamin (Vitamin B1) and riboflavin is linked to a reduced risk of developing PMS. Together, these studies suggest that Vitamin B1, along with other B vitamins, could be a safe and effective approach for managing PMS symptoms, offering an alternative to those seeking non-pharmacological treatment options.

The Effects of Vitamin B1 on Ameliorating the Premenstrual Syndrome Symptoms; Glob J Health Sci., 2014; Link

This study investigated the impact of Vitamin B1 on premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms among students at Jahrom University of Medical Sciences dormitories in 2013. In this double-blind placebo-controlled trial, 80 students were divided into Vitamin B1 and placebo groups. Symptoms of PMS were recorded before and during the intervention. Results showed that Vitamin B1 significantly reduced both mental (35.08%) and physical (21.2%) symptoms of PMS, with notable improvements compared to the placebo group. The study concludes that Vitamin B1 effectively alleviates mental and physical symptoms of PMS, suggesting it as a viable, side-effect-free treatment option for managing PMS symptoms. 

Micronutrient Intake and Premenstrual Syndrome; Dissertation, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2011; Link

This study found that high thiamin and high riboflavin intake from food sources were associated with lower risk of PMS.