Vitex is a phytochemical-rich herbal supplement extracted from the chaste tree leaves and berries .
Let me provide some context for my review -- I recently had cycle day 3 lab-work done by my Dr. and it came back with slightly elevated LH levels, all other hormones were normal, so she recommended this to me as a possible option to consider though she did say she knew less about Vitex compared to other supplements. I am still awaiting an antral follicle count, but have no other symptoms of PCOS at all. I was under the impression that this supplement simply supports healthy ovulation and ovarian health. I tend to experience a lot of cramping during my period, so was glad to know these could help with PMS symptoms as well. I read many suggestions from people to begin these on cycle day 1, so I did. I only took these for 2 days and my period suddenly stopped. I have a very regular, predictable cycle. I'm concerned for what the remainder of my cycle will look like and am hoping my body will rebalance after this. I understand that the suggestion is that it can take a few months to notice changes, but most reviews I've read say they noticed a change immediately, as I did. I've been ttc for a year and I was absolutely not prepared for this supplement to mess me up. I've read further information on this supplement and it appears it suppresses estrogen/FSH and elevates progesterone/LH, so if you don't have a hormone imbalance reflecting that I would not recommend you take this product.
Maybe it was luck, maybe it was the supplements, or maybe it was both but I was having lots of luteal phase spotting and was worried about a hormone imbalance preventing me from getting pregnant. Took these for my most recent cycle and found out I was pregnant just last week!
I bought these supplements to help with my periods. I was on birth control for 6 years and recently stopped. Usually my periods are very painful to the point where I’m vomiting. On these, my periods are so much more bearable and it actually makes it shorter.
I have had PCOS for 8 years and have been looking for an alternative to birth control and metformin with no luck. I hadn't had a period in 4 months, my skin was breaking out, and I had incredibly low energy. I have been taking this with the Zinc and Myo-Inositol D3 for two months and it kickstarted my cycle within two weeks, cleared up my skin, and I have a ton of energy. My cramps and back pain have been mild and my mood swings only lasted a day and a half vs the usual 4 days, I am so thankful to have found this product!
Vitex (Chaste Tree Berry)