Premenstrual breast pain, also known as cyclic mastalgia, is a condition commonly characterized by swelling, feelings of fullness or heaviness, and sometimes formation of cysts in the breasts. It occurs most often before and during menstruation. Cyclic mastalgia is not a disease, but it can cause mild to severe discomfort.
These symptoms can all be linked to an imbalance of fatty acids in the body from the natural shift in hormone levels before and during menstruation––specifically, low levels of GLA.
GLA produces prostaglandin, a messenger compound that normally prevents such physiological complications from occurring. Maintaining desirable levels of GLA may be just what you need to relieve discomfort. A typical daily supplement level ranges from 400 mg to 800 mg of GLA.