Have you heard of VITEX?
This is the VERY nutrient that sparked a real interest in hormone health for me. It’s worth taking the time to read this case study, you’ll learn just how well it works.
To see the joy in her eyes and the appreciation she felt, it really inspired me to learn everything I can about female hormone balance and fertility. I was hungry to help more people and get that feeling of satisfaction knowing you can truly make a difference. me knowledge.
The lady was explaining how she was getting VERY moody and emotional with her kids and husband about 5 days before a period. She wanted to eat every bit of chocolate in the house and the cramping and headaches were as if she was being punished for crimes in a past life.
I had learnt about how amazing vitex was for PMS and fertility in one of my textbooks but had never used it before.
I pulled out the textbook and read the monographs again with the lady beside me. She was keen to give Vitex a go. ‘Sounds good to me, if I don’t do something my family might leave me’ she joked.
It was a bit like an experiment for both of us.
3 months later the lady excitedly returned to inform me she was pregnant, and that the two months prior the PMS symptoms were almost non-existent. She was so thankful. She said not only were the symptoms mostly gone, she felt more motivated, confident and there was still chocolate left in the fridge.
Admittedly I didn’t expect things to work that well, and that quickly. After years in Pharmacy, I’d been conditioned to think only pharmaceuticals would work that quickly and profoundly. I was pleasantly wrong.
To see the joy in her eyes, and the appreciation she felt, it really inspired me to learn everything I can about female hormone balance and fertility. I was hungry to help more people, and get that feeling of satisfaction knowing you can truly make a difference.
So what are the cool things Vitex can help with?
• Symptoms of estrogen dominance
• Frequent periods, luteal phase defect
• Mood swings, anxiety, depression, irritability
• Hot flashes, night sweats
• Headaches, migraines
• Breast tenderness, fibrocystic breasts
• Vaginal dryness
• Sleep disturbance
Vitex works by suppressing prolactin (lactating hormone), to allow progesterone to rise. Low progesterone is a common and debilitating problem. I’m seeing this becoe more and more common, but knowing Vitex is a cheap and easy fix for many women is a huge win.
Two words of warning.
Not all Vitex is created equally. Over the years I’ve discovered where the vitex is sourced from makes a huge difference.
This is not suitable for anyone breastfeeding – as its mode of action is to suppress prolactin, it will dry up breast milk.
P.S. If you’re struggling with period problems, acne, mood swings, or feeling like your hormones need some serious love, please be sure to check out some of our other posts, give us a call, make a booking to get help or visit us in store.
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