Info: 50 ml (1.7 fl oz)
Vitex agnus-castus has long been recognized for its effects on sexual and reproductive health; indeed, its presence in medical literature goes back as far as the classical physicians Galen and Hippocrates. Notably, one of its traditional uses was in treating menstrual issues, and this is precisely how many contemporary women use this natural supplement. Are you tired of pumping chemicals into your body in attempts to control your cycles and the unpleasant effects of PMS? Why not try the more natural way - with A. Vogel's Vitex.
Though scientists have not yet fully explained how it works, Vitex seems to affect progesterone production through its effects on the pituitary gland, and this in turn can be helpful in dealing with irregularities in menstrual cycles, as well as a variety of symptoms of PMS. Indeed, in one study organized around four predominant symptoms of PMS (depression, anxiety, cravings, and hyperhydration), 93% of participants reported improvement in symptoms after treatment with Vitex.
Each ml (33 drops) contains:
Vitex agnus-castus (Chaste berry, fruit) 1X
Non-medicinal ingredient: 0.69 ml alcohol (ethanol)
The adult daily dose corresponds to 1,084 mg of ripe Chaste tree berries tincture.
Adults: Take 15 to 20 drops, 2 times daily with water, 15 minutes before meals. (Dropper is included.) Salivate before swallowing. In acute conditions, use single dosage recommendation every 15 to 60 minutes up to 12 times daily, or until improvement of symptoms. Then resume general dosing.
Keep out of reach of children. Do not use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Avoid taking in case of known allergy to any of the ingredients in the product. Consult a healthcare practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen. In some rare cases (less than 2% of users), nausea, gastric irritation and skin troubles (acne and rash) have been reported.
Because of the possible effect on dopamine receptors (in vitro), it is also suggested that you avoid taking Chaste tree when using medication for Parkinson's disease or medications like metoclopramide (Maxeran or Reglan).
Health Canada Natural Product Number: 80020866.