How Long Should I Take Vitex for Fertility?

on May 17, 2013

by Brittany Null

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How Long Should I Take Vitex for Fertility?

While Vitex can start working as soon as ten days after beginning treatment, sometimes the full benefits are not realized until six months or more into treatment.

What Is Vitex?

Vitex is one of the most popular fertility herbs out there. It has been used for thousands of years to help women with their fertility and gynecological issues. Vitex does not contain its own hormones, it just supports the body’s natural hormones, and it is a very gentle herb. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here

Vitex Benefits

Vitex has so many different benefits. It can increase the amount of luteinizing hormone in the body, as well as lengthen a short luteal phase. Vitex has also been shown to increase progesterone levels, and it can also keep endometriosis symptoms from getting worse. Some experts think that Vitex might even help to prevent miscarriage, relieve pms, reducing uterine cysts, and it can even help to stimulate milk production in new moms.

How To Take Vitex

Most experts agree that in order for Vitex to work at its best, it should be taken long term. While Vitex can start working as soon as ten days after beginning treatment, sometimes the full benefits are not realized until six months or more into treatment. Depending on how severe the hormonal imbalance issues are, it can even take more than year. Some doctors recommend that you take Vitex every single day, unless you get pregnant, and other doctors say that you should take Vitex for the entire month besides the week of your period.

Vitex Dosage

Vitex comes in all sorts of different forms. There are capsules, loose tea, powders, and even tincture. Most doctors recommend that you take Vitex first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. If you are taking capsules, you should aim for somewhere between 900-1000 mg per day. If you are using the tincture, you should aim for somewhere around 60-90 drops per day. While there are several different forms of Vitex, the most easy to control forms for dosage purposes are capsules and tincture. If you are going to make a Vitex tea, you will probably have to mix it with some other herbs, because it has a very bitter taste.

Is Vitex Safe?

Vitex is very safe. In fact, it is one of the safest herbal supplements out there. As in, over 2000 years with no real side effects reported. How’s that for safe? In most studies, somewhere around one or two percent of women experience very mild side effects like headaches or nausea in some cases. You shouldn’t use Vitex while taking birth control pills, simply to make sure that nothing interferes with your birth control. Also, there might be a shift in your menstrual cycle when you first begin Vitex. Your cycle might get shorter or longer, but this is just your body’s way of “resetting” once you begin using Vitex. It will even out and get back to what it is supposed to be very quickly.

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Brittany lives in Kansas City, where she and her husband Austin are the proud parents of a newborn baby girl. You can subscribe to their lively and entertaining YouTube Channel to follow along on their journey.

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  • Djsmommy

    I just started taking Vitex. My periods have been really irregular ever since I had my paragard iud removed. I hope that it works for me !

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  • amoe3109

    Hello I was wondering if vitex in the concieve easy package or can I just get the conceive easy pk and buy vitex to add to it.

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  • molly

    I have been taking vitex dong quai for 3 months and got my cycle for the first two n this month I didn’t get it at all is it normal ?

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  • NessaZ

    Has it worked for you. This is only day 2 of me being on it.

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  • candiceluck

    I recently started taking vitex a few days ago. I was spotting, my period is very irregular, sometimes I go 3 months with no cycle, I started taking them. I went off the next day. A couple days later I started bleeding after sex, thought it was my cycle, but I’m right back with no blood. I take geritol and vitex daily. How when I know when is my real period? When will I need to stop taking them after my bfp?

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  • Siya Ndlovu

    Hie l have irregular periods and am trying to get pregnant. Where can l buy Vitex in Zimbabwe?

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  • Ashley Nichole Deckard

    I have taken vitex for 5 days now, and started my period on the 2nd day of taking it! I am on 400 mg (2 in the am, 2 at bedtime). I hadn’t had my period for 105 days!!!

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