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Chaste Tree: 30 Days In

You may call it Vitex, Vitex Berry, or Chaste Tree. So, what exactly is Chaste Tree? It's supposed to be the mother of all herbs for female hormonal balance. Which is why I chose to add it to help manage my PCOS. You can read how it made me feel after two weeks here, but this is how I feel after 1 month of usage.
Vitex itself doesn't contain any hormones, but it is nutritive to the hormonal feedback loop. Before I take any new supplement, I always scour the internet for testimonies on the usage and side effects. Everything in my PCOS journey and management is stemmed from here. According to Hethir (whom I love! 💓) here are some benefits from using Vitex:
  • Increases Progesterone
  • May help prevent miscarriage 
  • Relieves PMS
  • Helps Amenorrhea (no period)
  • Uterine Cysts
  • Acne

Vitex takes time in order to see any results. That being said: I have seen no results 30 days in. I've been spotting the entire time I've been taking it. EVERY.SINGLE.DAY. Which is annoying, but I'm rolling with the punches. I ordered 2 batches of Mama Cloth panty liners, so I'm good! 👌👍😎

I originally ordered a 1 ounce bottle, just to get the ball rolling. This is an herb that is best taken long term, and can take 3-6 months before I see results. So I ordered a 4 ounce bottle that I expect to last 4 months. I take it everyday in the morning on an empty stomach. I don't mix it with water or juice, I take it directly under the tongue. It's bitter and gross, but most herbs are. I only take Herb Pharm brand tinctures. Brand does matter! Hopefully at my next check in I will be able to share some results. 

Have you ever tried Vitex? In what form? 


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