Vitex is a supplement derived from Chasteberries, the fruit of the Vitex Agnus-Castus plant which has been used to support women’s reproductive health for centuries. If you’ve struggled with PMS, infertility, or painful and irregular menstruation Vitex may be the supplement for you.
How Vitex Works
The secret of Vitex’s potency is the unique way that it interacts with the Pituitary Gland. There are two aspects of this interaction that are particularly important for those that benefit from Vitex:
- An increase in Progesterone, the top hormone associated with building of the uterine lining and menstrual cycle function.
- A decrease in the ovulation-suppressing hormone Prolactin. Prolactin discourages successful ovulation, and when levels are too high menstruation can be complicated. Lowering these levels can make a big difference.
Together, these changes have a powerful impact, and are capable of correcting many common menstrual issues.
Regular Symptom-Free Menstruation
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) and the even-more-severe Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder can make the monthly menstrual cycle much more painful and destabilizing. By encouraging progesterone production and normal, healthy ovulation, Vitex can greatly reduce common cycle-related symptoms including:
- Mood Swings
- Painful Cramping
- Breast Tenderness
- Premenstrual Acne
Resetting After Birth Control
Because of the hormone-related promotion of fertility, Vitex should not be used while on birth control medication.
Vitex is, however, often used to reset normal menstrual cycle function following the extended use of birth control. For those that have difficulty regaining their normal monthly cycle after the use of this common contraception method, Vitex can be the exact jump start needed to achieve regular, healthy menstrual cycles.
Menstruation often becomes irregular during the early stages of menopause. It is not uncommon for the timing of the cycle to become irregular, or for variations in pain and discomfort to occur.
For women who have previously experienced reliable, and relatively symptom-free menstrual cycles, these changes can be frustrating and difficult. And because menopause typically lasts for years, the frustration can endure. Many women use the cycle-regulating power of Vitex to regain flagging menstrual normalcy during these stages of menopause.
When Not To Take Vitex
Because of the potency of Vitex, there are situations in which it should not be used. Do not use Vitex if you are:
- Taking Fertility/IVF Medication
- Under 18 Years Old
- Breast Feeding
- Currently on Birth Control
600mg of Chasteberry (Agnus Caticus) 0.5% Extract yielding 3mg of Agnuside, 2.5mg of BioPerine *Other Ingredients:
OrganiFlow (Organic Brown Rice Concentrate), Vegetarian Capsule (vegetable cellulose and water)
Take one capsule a day with a meal or as directed by a healthcare professional.
90 Capsules (Three month supply)