Vitex 750 is a high dose standardized vitex extract and is fortified with vitex essential oil for improved clinical effect. Vitex is helpful for women who have issues with ovulation or infertility.
Vitex has the ability to stimulate greater production of progesterone by the corpus luteum, which results in a shift in the ratio of estrogen to progesterone in favor of progesterone. One common characteristic of PCOS is a lack of progesterone.
This mechanism of action accounts for its effectiveness in correcting irregular menses, premenstrual menses, heavy menses, lack of ovulation, and even infertility.
In one study, 18 women with abnormally low progesterone levels were given vitex daily. After 3 months of treatment, 13 showed increases in progesterone and 2 became pregnant.
Vitex also tends to normalize the secretion of prolactin from the pituitary gland and can actually inhibit prolactin release by the pituitary gland, particularly under stress. Women with PCOS tend to have high levels of prolactin, which inhibits fertility.
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Each capsule contains:
Chastetree Berry Extract (Vitex agnus-castus) (750 mg)
Chastetree Berry & Leaf Essential Oil (Vitex agnus-castus) (7.5 mg)
Suggested Dosage: 1 - 2 capsules daily, or as directed by your doctor. Take first thing in the morning.
Gelatin capsule. May contain ascorbyl palmitate and/or silica. Independently tested by certified laboratories for authenticity, potency, solvent residue, stability and bacteria, yeast and mold counts. Free of gluten or soy.
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