Vitex Berry is a best-selling supplement traditionally used for a healthy hormone balance, regular menstrual cycle, as well as a natural support during the transition into menopause. It contains organic Chaste Tree berry extract, sourced from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina.
Vitex Berry is a flowering plant native to the Mediterranean region. It is used in alternative medicine as a tonic for improving fertility, reducing PMS symptoms and balancing hormones.
Vitex is also known as Chaste Tree due to the fact that it was believed the herb is an anaphrodisiac, meaning it can blunt the libido. It was used by Athenian women who left their husbands during the time of Thesmophoria – an ancient Greek religious festival held in the honour of the goddess Demeter and her daughter Persephone.
The plant is commonly used to relief PMS symptoms, menopause and hot flushes, infertility issues and other conditions related to women’s reproductive system. In Turkish folk medicine it is revered a digestive and is also used for anxiety, as well as for fungal and bacterial infections.
A small study showed that women who took Chaste Tree during PMS and while menstruating, experienced a decrease in cravings, anxiety and depression. Researchers also believe that the reason why it is such a beneficial plant to women is due to the fact that it decreases the hormone prolactin. This in turn helps rebalance other hormones and promote a sense of overall well-being and improved mood.
Other studies have found that Vitex may help regulate the menstrual cycle, which in turn can increase the fertility and help women in planning a pregnancy. Irregular periods can significantly reduce the chance of conceiving and vitex shows promise in improving the cycle regularity.
Vitex Berry usage and ingredients
Adults take 2 capsules daily in the morning. Best results obtained with long-term use.
Please consult with your doctor if you have a medical condition or take medication. Not suitable for use during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
- Organic Chaste Tree (Vitex agnus-castus) berry extract
- Vegetable glycerin
- Vegan capsule (hypromellose)
Each 2-capsule serving delivers 3 mg agnuside.