SIMPLY CHASTE BERRY
Simply Chaste Berry - Vitex (Agnus castus) from Organic Mediterranean Crops.
All natural vegetal capsules. 250 mg 180 Capsules
Simply Chaste Berry Hormonal Boost is a handmade preparation of pure Mediterranean organic grown chaste berries. Our Herbalist & Alchemist Grinds the berries coarsely, and places the ground berries in vegan capsules. Made in France.
Each bottle sold individually and contains 180 capsules (6 per day). It is recommended to use Simply Chaste Berry for a minimum of 3 months for effective treatment.
INSTRUCTIONS: Treatment should last 3 - 6 months and be halted for a period of 3 months before resuming again. Take a five-day break from the herb every month, following your natural cycle. If you have regular periods, take five days off from the first day of your period. If you don't have regular periods, dose as follows: take for 25 days, then five days off, then 25 days on again resuming again.
While some doctors and naturopath may recommend use while pregnant, We do not recommend use While Pregnant or Breast Feeding - Always consult with your GP or OBGYN before using. Must be 18 or older to use.
Not recommended for Patients with a history of breast cancer.
Simply Chaste Berry can be used in tandem with the contraceptive pill but may diminish the potency of the contraceptive effects. If you are taking the pill for other hormonal issues, it is ok to take Simply Chaste Berry in combination with the pill. If you are worried about getting pregnant, the use of condoms is recommended even if you are on the pill.
Simply Chaste Berry is safe to use if you are using an IUD.
To stop using the contraceptive pill please consult with your gynecologist.
Benefits of Simply Chaste Berry
A woman with low body weight, exceptionally lean body composition, or who has dieting extensively for an extended period of time may develop amenorrhea (loss of menstruation).
However, an overweight woman is more likely to develop polycystic ovarian syndrome. Nevertheless, not every hormone disruption is age or body-type specific.
CORTISOL The effect of stress on ovarian hormone balance is not age related. The cycle goes something like this: Most women have stress on a daily basis, and prolonged stress can lead to chronically elevated cortisol levels. Cortisol is a stress hormone that balances your body’s physiology during time of stress - it is what turns on our fight or flight survival sense.
In an attempt to control cortisol production, the body converts progesterone to cortisol, this leaves estrogen and progesterone out of balance. Unfortunately, this is increasingly common as a source of hormonal disruption for all ages of women. Simply Chaste Berry may contribute to re-balancing hormones and leveling your cortisol.
How do we stabilize an imbalance? Natural Herbs such as vitex are considered hormone therapy and are utilized to stabilize mood and endocrinal balance. It can be used in combination with ASHWAGANDA, also an adaptogenic herb (non-toxic substance that helps the body resist the damaging effects of stress). It helps the adrenal gland to stabilize to a normal level, activating the parasympathetic nervous system, which in turn allows the body to produce cortisol at a normal, gradually rising level upon waking - instead of a sharp spike. Chaste berry stabilizes the estrogen/progesterone ratio and can help balance stress hormones (cortisol, adrenaline, norepinephrine, etc.) that can lead to feelings of chronic anxiety.
Treatment of hormone imbalance should be individualized. What is the safest and most effective fit for you? Talk to your physician first, and if the answers are still not convincing, or you are hesitating to go on bio-identical hormone therapy as a first option, then Simply Chaste Berry is for you.
When balancing female hormones through natural therapies, it important to remove any obstacles affecting hormone secretion, metabolism, and function. Consider stress, body weight, nutrition, and exposure to estrogen mimickers (Stevia, Truvia, Soy Lecithin, certain BPA containing plastics, and other processed food additives.) Avoid Xenoestrogens (synthetic hormones that imitate estrogen and tend to have negative effects on hormone balance and increase disease risk. Common sources include most plastics, BPA, PCBs, and phthalates.)
Furthermore, search for and address other hormone imbalances like thyroid and adrenal concerns. Every organ system is separate within the body; however, each plays a part of the elaborate dance that goes on within.
Mind your work-out regimen: Avoid extreme workouts, such as HIIT, excessive cardio, heavy weight lifting, Boot Camps etc.
Simply Chaste Berry within the Body
THYROID: Vitex agnus castus is very useful for balancing sex hormones that are thrown off kilter due to thyroid dysfunction. In combination with Simply Inulin it will help restore gut biome balance & with a balanced diet containing adequate fatty acids, it will help with thyroid hormone production and conversion.
HYPOTHYROIDISM: The thyroid gland is a small butterfly-shaped gland in the neck, just in front of the windpipe (trachea).
One of its main functions is to produce the hormones that help regulate the body's metabolism (the process that turns food into energy.) These hormones are called triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). Many of the body's functions slow down when the thyroid does not produce enough of these hormones. Simply Chaste Berry may improve thyroid function and production.
PERIMENOPAUSE & MENOPAUSE: May reduce menopause symptoms. The hormone-balancing effects of Vitex agnus-castus may also help relieve symptoms of menopause
Chaste Berry or Vitex has been shown to help balance of estrogen and progesterone during the menstrual cycle and may alleviate PMS symptoms and their drastic swings.
Vitex may regulate your cycle. It may aid in lengthening a short cycle into a longer one (for example from 22 days to 28 days), or may aid shorten a very long cycle into a normal one. It will not lengthen an already lengthy cycle. You may experience spotting during the first 3 months of taking Vitex.
Ingrid's personal experience with Simply Chase Berry has been incredible. She suffered several miscarriages due to two 1.5 cm fibroids. In the course of 2 months of treatment both fibroids diminished and then were naturally flushed out during the menstrual cycle. Vitex often shrinks small fibroids within two months. Prevention is achieved from long-term use - up to two years.
Ovulation - Hormonal Balance
Chaste Berry has been shown to help re-establish normal balance of estrogen and progesterone during the menstrual cycle. Vitex also blocks prolactin secretion in women with excessive levels of this hormone; excessive levels of prolactin can lead to breast tenderness and failure to ovulate.
Vitex has been shown to improve fertility, particularly for women with luteal phase defect, it should be discontinued once a woman becomes pregnant.
Fibrocystic Breast Disease
Agnus castus has been shown in some studies to reduce breast tenderness.
Acne Vulgaris and Premenstruation
Research suggests that vitex might help clear premenstrual and hormonal cystic acne, possibly by regulating hormonal influences. (see pictures below)
In herbal medicine, vitex, also known as chaste tree, is sometimes used to treat amenorrhea. Research suggests it may regulate hormones related to menstruation and fertility.
Seek medical advice prior: Vitex agnus castus is one of the best-recognized herbs in Europe for promoting lactation. It should not be used during pregnancy.
Clinical reports from Germany and France have suggested that vitex may help relieve different menstrual abnormalities associated with premenstrual syndrome, including dysmenorrhea.
Vitex is recommended either alone or in combination with other herbs, such as dandelion root, prickly ash, and motherwort, by some doctors to treat endometriosis symptoms.
Among women taking vitex, menorrhagia has reportedly improved after taking the herb for several months.
Peri Menopause & Menopause Simply Chaste berry has numerous uses in traditional medicine, and primary studies have demonstrated its effectiveness in decreasing menopausal & peri menopausal complications. It will alleviate many menopausal complaints.
Pregnancy and Postpartum Support
Always consult with your physician or medical provider regarding usage.
Vitex is one of the best recognized herbs in Europe for promoting lactation. One trial found that vitex could increase the amount of milk produced by mothers with or without pregnancy complications
Leptin, a hormone released after eating to a natural point of satiety, has been widely studied in recent years, and has been shown in to aid in weight loss by assisting in regulating the leptin hormone signal that is often missed for individuals with insulin resistance. Research has found that Chaste Berry could aid regulating the Leptin Hormone to be felt at a natural state of satiety and assist in correcting insulin resistance.
Hormonal Cystic Acne
Savannah (Ingrid's Daughter) is 19 years old. Her cycle was irregular, between 18 and 23 days, and some months with missed periods. She developed Cystic Hormonal Acne, and when seeking medical advice, her dermatologists offered to treat the acne with Accutane, and her Gynecologist with the contraceptive pill. Ingrid & Savannah chose to treat her with Simply Chaste Berry for 3 months, using only Fucking Beautiful Rose Oil as a topical treatment & Simply Inulin as a prebiotic.
Within the 3rd months, her skin cleared up and her cycle regulated to a perfect 28 day cycle. Her menstrual symptoms completely alleviated.
Results may vary. Seek the advice of a medical specialist for the guidance in utilizing Chaste Berry as an option for hormonal cystic acne.