If we are using for low progesterone-high estrogen problem, this product is fantastic. However, there will be a time when things get normal based completely on the person's body / metabolism/ health. Now when this happens, the "excess" progesterone problem will manifest in the form of deep depression, very dark moods, generalized pain and oh yeah weight gain! Gain may be 3-4 lbs however it will be like dragging a water reservoir while walking! Please take this review seriously and use this product with the help of a doctor only. I am still giving this product 5 stars as it can 'quickly' repair low progesterone issues.
Posted by iHerb Customer on December 10 2009 | Verified Purchase
This is a good-quality product, but I have learned recently that Vitex is not for everyone. It effects levels of dopamine in your system, and can interfere with drugs that treat schizophrenia and parkinson's disease. It's also a bad choice if you're on antidepressants such as wellbutrin which also effect dopamine. I wish it weren't so...I had a remarkable improvement in my PMDD symptoms while I was taking it.
Posted by iHerb Customer on July 25 2011 | Verified Purchase
I am taking Vitex to help lengthen my luteal cycle which is quite short, about seven or eight days. I haven't been through a whole new cycle yet so hard to know if it is having an effect yet. However I have noticed an increase in libido so it is possible this is from taking Vitex.
Posted by iHerb Customer on September 28 2015 | Verified Purchase
I have PCOS with very irregular and sometimes absent periods. Vitex gives me periods but it didn't regulate the cycles or made me ovulate. Used 1 capsule per day because I'm very sensitive to all things that affect hormone balance. Good thing is that Vitex probably made me slim down a few kilos and made me less hairy. My weight is already within normal range. With 1 capsule I didn't notice any side effects whatsoever. Vitex is cheap to try to IF you have time and patience.
Posted by iHerb Customer on November 10 2011 | Verified Purchase
I've been using this product few months now and I've been mostly pleased. I have not had menstrual pains, mood swings or break outs anymore. One minus there is... This product shortened my circulation from 30 days to 24 days. I will buy again.
Posted by iHerb Customer on November 2 2012 | Verified Purchase
I went off depo-provera but didn't get my period for months and I was terribly sick, bloated and PMS. Someone mentioned on a forum that vitex will help. I started taking it and two weeks later, I finally got my period and it balanced my cycles. I continued and noticed that I become more forgettable and it affected my job so I stopped taking it and my memory returned.
Posted by username161 on June 29 2012 | Verified Purchase
These worked really well for the PMT, however by the second month I started spotting and then I read that these can lessen the efficacy of the contraceptive pill! Stink one, cause they were helping! So if you're on the pill beware this may happen, but def worth a try if you're not because if they do help they're an affordable way to get relief!
Posted by iHerb Customer on September 10 2009 | Verified Purchase
I have only been taking this product for 3 weeks and have yet to wait for the positive results. I have not had my period in over a year and according to this product it should help regulate it. I have not had any negative side-effects so far.
Posted by iHerb Customer on December 26 2008 | Verified Purchase
I have not been taking this long enough to see the results as some have claimed. I am happy with how fast I got it . I will give it more time to write a accurate review. I have noticed my breast have gotten firmer. Also, the pills are easy to take and have no after taste.
Posted by iHerb Customer on April 4 2008 | Verified Purchase
I have only been taking vitex for about two weeks now (that's why I only gave it three stars), but so far I can say that my skin has improved and that I feel better over all. The service was excellent - I received my order within a few days and the prices are *very* reasonable. I would definitely buy from iherb again - they are my first choice now when it comes to herbal treatment.
Posted by iHerb Customer on April 7 2018 | Verified Purchase
I have not really tried them yet!