Thompson's Vitex 1000 One-A-Day
Thompson's One-A-Day Vitex 1000 may assist in maintaining healthy hormone levels and may aid in the relief of premenstrual and menstrual symptoms including cramping, breast tenderness, fluid retention, bloating and headaches. Vitex has also been shown to be effective in assisting in the relief of nervous tension, moodiness and irritability associated with PMT. It may also assist in the management of mild to moderate acne.
Historically, the berries were used to ’check violent sexual desires’ in monasteries and leaves of the chaste tree were worn by vestal virgins in ancient Rome as a symbol of chastity.
Mechanism of Action:
Vitex Agnus-Castus, or Chaste Tree, shows hormone type activity but is itself not a hormone. It helps to regulate the menstrual cycle and may assist in the symptomatic relief of irregular periods. Its effects derive from its ability to maintain a normal balance of oestrogen and progesterone in the body.
Adults - take one capsule daily upon rising or as professionally prescribed.
Recommended to be taken as a single dose before breakfast as this protocol may improve hormonal regulation by the pituitary gland.
Most trials show that treatment for at least three menstrual cycles may be required before symptom relief is experience in PMT. Several clinical studies have been conducted involving women taking oral contraceptives that have confirmed the herb still reduces PMT symptoms and does not affect the oral contraceptive pill.
In cases of irregular menstruation, investigation for serious pathology should be undertaken before use of this herb.
Not to be taken in pregnancy unless prescribed by a health practitioner.