The hormonal balancing effects of chasteberry affect the body’s pituitary gland, low blood pressure, and improved heart functioning, giving it the following health benefits for women:
- Reduces the symptoms of PMS, including cramps, breast tenderness & breakouts
- Helps to ease the anxiety, tension & mood changes that accompany PMS or menopause
- Stimulates & balances the production of oestrogen & progesterone
- Helps to curb the excessive production of testosterone
- Reduces the excessive production of prolactin, a hormone produced by the pituitary gland during ovulation
- Helps to regulate excessively long or short menstrual cycles
- Helps to normalise excessively heavy periods
- Helps to combat infertility by lengthening the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle & normalising low progesterone levels
Did You Know? Premenstrual Syndrome is typically caused by hormonal imbalances that occur during the luteal phase of a woman’s menstrual cycle (after the egg is released from the ovary). During this time, the body may produce inadequate oestrogen and progesterone, or excessive testosterone. By working to rebalance these hormones, Vitex Agnus Castus helps to relieve the unpleasant physical and emotional effects of PMS.
The antimicrobial and antifungal activity of chasteberry also helps to combat organisms like staphylococcus aureus, salmonella, E. coli and candida albicans.
Please Note: If you are taking antidepressant medication, birth control pills or hormonal supplements (oestrogen or progesterone), please consult your health care practitioner before taking Vitex Agnus Castus. This is a herbal medicine that affects your hormones in a real way, and taking it correctly and at the right time in your cycle can make a big difference in it working the way it is meant to, and will help you avoid any unwanted side effects. It is best to check with your Natural Health Practitioner, especially if you are trying to fall pregant.
Take one to three capsules per day with food or as directed by a healthcare practitioner.
It is common practice for agnus castus to be taken as a single dose each morning (throughout the cycle) before food to assist with hormonal regulation. May be used long term within normal dosage range.
- Not suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding women.
- Not suitable for anaemic women.
Each vegetarian capsule provides:
- Chastetree berry extract 4:1 (Vitex agnus castus) 200mg
- Chastetree powder (Vitex agnus castus) 200mg
Other ingredients: Cellulose vegi-capsule, vegetarian magnesium stearate
83 out of 86 people would recommend this product26/10/2020, By ThasmineLove this product26/10/2020, By CherylFantastic25/10/2020, By TracyBrilliant supplement23/10/2020, By ChloeVery strong natural product! Does exactly what it says!!12/10/2020, By KylieGreat for hormonal acne21/09/2020, By LiepolloI take one a day and I noticed a difference in my hormonal acne after a months use. My cramps and cravings have slightly improved as well29/08/2020, By Dimakatsogood23/08/2020, By Lise-MireeLove19/08/2020, By LaurenI don't see many, if any reviews for menopause. I started taking one a day a week ago, started now on 2 a day. I have very bad night sweats of which i haven't had, only the odd hot flash and before taking these i was getting better at falling asleep, now it takes 2 to 3 hours. So i am not sure if i should carry on and give it time or stop. I am also constantly hungry and eating like a pregnant woman.16/08/2020, By SandraGreat product, I’ve only used it for 3 weeks but my skin is better and hormones are much more balanced.07/08/2020, By GeenaI am really impressed with this product! I have seen positive changes in my cycle and skin after using it for only 3 weeks! I will continue to use it for the next few months. Would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to regulate their hormones and monthly cycles. It is natural and has helped me so much! Amazing product!!01/08/2020, By NinetteHave noticed a difference in reduced cramping!25/07/2020, By NjaboooAll I can say is OMG!
I starter using this a week before my period, and my period were so heavy through out and I did not want to review early. My next period was totally different. Very light and the color looked clean. No pains. And my pimples are gone, skin is frrrreeeesh! Thank you Sfera!
But one issue is that the thing has now gone up by a whole 50 bucks..not so budget friendly.13/07/2020, By ShulayGreat hormone balancing product! Love it!01/07/2020, By SuzetteGreat product!! I am taking 1 tablet twice a day & within a week my hot flushes were less & I could sleep at night. Good price as well & natural supplement - no more shopping around for a product!!24/06/2020, By CourtneyThis product has definitely helped regulate my period, It hasn't helped my acne breakouts though unfortunately.14/06/2020, By DirkMy girlfriend said: I need to let all the ladies know that this works like a flippen bomb! I bought it for her, specifically because I noticed her mood swings and breakouts on her skin during her periods. I red the reviews and concluded on this product - besides look at the price, dirt cheap for what it does! She is currently on her period and she's like a different person. Really girls, this stuff works try it I am sure you won't be disappointed.11/06/2020, By TayIt has been a little over a month using this product, and I am POSITIVE that it has helped my transition of coming off of the pill. Love it.10/06/2020, By AmieHelps with anxiety while PMSing and it has saved me from many break downs during that time of the month03/06/2020, By Dumisa ‘Dee’These tablets are amazing. I’ve gone to expensive skin clinics and Aestheticians trying to rid of my hormonal acne and none of them really worked. I’ve only used this for almost two weeks and not a single breakout in sight- I’m hoping I can come across a moisturizer for the acne scars now. Really great ????01/06/2020, By TalentRecommended for everyone who needs strength31/05/2020, By SamCleared up my hormonal acne (jawline, cheeks and chin) in the first week of use!17/05/2020, By NompumeleloThis is a must have!15/05/2020, By Lizelbest vitex in SAGreat product for my body needs. Hormones are starting to be balanced, energy-efficient and more happy eith the process.15/05/2020, By NompumeleloHighly satisfied14/05/2020, By VictoriaEver since I started using this product my cramps and back pains have almost disappeared and my moods are a lot less erratic at that time of the month. A noticeable improvement for sure!05/05/2020, By KimSecond time I have ordered. Really eased my PMS symptoms30/04/2020, By KateI have PCOS and this has helped my cycle become more regular. I was on a more expensive product that had to be shipped from overseas and decided to give this a try instead - it's been 3 months now and it seems to be working the same...and it's a bonus that it is more affordable and readily available in SA!17/04/2020, By CharityReally good for female reproduction and hormones controls16/04/2020, By NormaBeen using Vitex for two months to balance my hormones . My hormonal acne flared up for two weeks then started clearing . I recommend you start with a lower dosage till your body is used to it .13/04/2020, By JanineThis herb assisted me so much after the removal of the Mirena as my body went into shock and really needed some Mother Nature Love. This herb is so powerful in assisting the womb in so many ways. My healing would have taken so much longer if I didnt use this in conjunction with Shatavari01/04/2020, By LYNNSINCE I STARTED USING I NOW GET MY PERIOD EVERY MONTH31/03/2020, By sandya must have for women with pcos19/03/2020, By CharleenGreat Product and correct strength per tablet for balancing hormones and relief from PMS and menstrual cramps.02/03/2020, By AlyxMy mum is using it so ill have to wait and see how it turns out.24/02/2020, By michi have previously written a review, after using this for a couple of weeks.
i have now been using this for two months, and it has quite plainly changed my life. i take three capsules a day, with breakfast, lunch and dinner.
i must insert some information of when i started taking it. i felt rather emotional and my breasts were VERY sensitive. i had also not had my period for MONTHS before taking this. after about two weeks of taking this, my period returned and my body returned to normal (no longer feeling emotional or breast sensitivity). my skin improved as my hormones improved (i suffer from serious hormonal acne) i am no longer fatigued (previously couldn't get through the day without feeling EXTREME fatigue & having a lunch nap, even though i was getting 7-8 hrs sleep)
so yes, it is somewhat pricey, but really so worth it.13/02/2020, By ErantheI absolutely love this product! So good for pms, cystic acne and hormonal imbalances. Great product!08/02/2020, By FaeezahI bought agnus castus to help regulate my hormones due to having pcos. I learned later that anyone suffering from insulin resistant pcos shouldn't take agnus castus due to it increasing production of LH (luteinizing hormone) which insulin resistant pcos sufferers already have high levels of. I noticed bad period pain (with no period) and darkening skin under my arms after takng it for just two days. I rated the prouct at 1 because there should be a disclamer so we know the dangers.11/01/2020, By mich.i have been using this product for a couple of weeks now, and saw an improvement with my skin within a couple of days. (been struggling with teen and adult hormonal acne). i have been trying everything for years and sort of thought of this "hormone balancing" product as my last hope. it's really wonderful.21/12/2019, By Shireen GNever wanna be without it!!!(♥ŐωŐ♥)02/12/2019, By TammyBrilliant! I have endometriosis. Agnus Castus works wonders!
BUT unfortunately it lowers blood pressure and i won't be able to continue using it17/10/2019, By GrannyHI
I've started using the pill 3 years ago bec of fibroids. when I start using it, the fibroids size was tennis ball size. I was in the process of doing hysterectomy this year. last month I went to do scan and they found out that the size has shrinked and no need for operation and no more bleeding. thanks for Stera Vitex for balancing my hormones.10/10/2019, By KatieI started taking the pill at the age of 16 to help with my teenage acne and went off it after 10 years to give my body a break. The hormonal fluctuations I experienced were drastic - after a month my face started to break out in cystic like acne. Not only was my skin painful and itchy, but hundreds of little bumps soon appeared under my skin, plus I was constantly wiping off excess oil from my face. I was so unhappy, I went back onto the pill after about 3 months later.
Now 4 years later, I took the decision to ween myself off birth control pills, for health reasons. This product was recommended to me by a friend and the reviews looked very positive.
I stopped taking the pill, and started taking Agunus Castus. It's been 2 months and I feel and look great! I experienced oily and bumpy skin for about 2 weeks, but it's already cleared up and back to normal. No acne, no oiliness, and also - no migraines, which I struggled with on a monthly basis! I'm yet to start my period again but I'm extremely happy with the results. I highly recommend it for balancing hormones and especially for women looking to quit the pill.09/10/2019, By FamyI purchased this product to help with my PMS which had gotten worse with night sweats and mood swings. It's fantastic, i have seen the change and the first product that works! This is my second purchase. My mood swings so much better and dont break out in bad night sweats before menstruating.09/10/2019, By ElanieGreat for balancing hormones and help with hormonal acne08/10/2019, By AndreaGood to help you avoid PMS and I suppose it can help women going through hormonal imbalances. It is good although I wish it had more mg per capsule.31/08/2019, By AsandaI've been using this product for about 4 weeks now for pms and balancing my hormones. It worked wonders for me. My cycles were 24-26 days long. After taking vitex my last cycle was 29 days.13/08/2019, By CarmenI highly recommend this product to anyone struggling with hormonal problems. But I do recommend starting out with 1 tablet, see how it feels and increase over a period of time. I am currently using 3 tablets daily now and finally feel like it's working well against my hormonal acne12/08/2019, By AyandaI had irregular periods and got pregnant after taking this product for a month.19/07/2019, By AnonymousI suffer with monthly hormonal acne, and this product has cleared me problem.08/07/2019, By NadiaI must have taken this product for 9 or 10 months by now. This is one supplement I'm scared to not take as I get really bad pms if I don't. This, Maca and Evening Primrose Oil keep me mostly human during that time of the month.04/07/2019, By SimoneI started taking this along with Maca about 2 months ago, and have recently found out I'm pregnant :) I'm not sure if there is a link but it's definitely worth a try21/06/2019, By AnonymousGreat for balancing hormones03/06/2019, By MarykeI read only good things about this product however, I have an IUD that has hormones in it and also read if you are on the pill, it is not advised to use this product. I tried it, and made me very emotional as my hormones were all over the place. So please just use with caution if you are on any hormone replacements.29/05/2019, By TheaExcellent product! Wouldn't go without it! Must have for someone with irregular periods!09/04/2019, By CarmenSo I recently decided to stop my hormonal contraception and changed to a non-hormonal type. So for the first time in 10 years, I wasn't pumping hormones into my body, as anyone can imagine my body went CRAZY! Acne, breakouts, mood swings, depression, not a fun time! So I decided to give this a go because the reviews were so good. Well my skin has started clearing up and I'm actually feeling so much more hormonally 'balanced' and this is only after about 2 weeks. So I am super happy!06/03/2019, By BreeIve always had irregular periods, wasnt ovulating regularly and i had hormonal acne as well. I wanted to start a family and thats not easy when a cycle is all over the place. Ever since i started taking vitex my skin has cleared and my periods are now regular. I cant wait to start trying for a baby.I was diagnosed with pcos 3 years ago. Sometimes 3 months without periods. I started my cycle has improved to 32 days.no more cramps. Ance. Hotflashes. Thank you very much I'm impressed!!05/03/2019, By KhuthadzoVery good!!30/01/2019, By NaadhiraStarted this product just over two weeks ago and what do you know, i got my period. I have irregular cycles so i was in cycle day 47 when my period arrived. I usually go2-3 months without a period.07/12/2018, By ViiaI suffer from severe estrogen dominance and irregular cycles, but after 3 or 4 months of taking this (along with some vitamin supplements) it seems like my cycle is starting to improve and my body actually produced progesterone again. I love that the capsule contains powdered form of extract and whole berry (rather than tincture with alcohol). The price is also decent.03/12/2018, By AndileVery good for balancing hormones.21/11/2018, By AyeshI have pcos and this has helped regulate my period. I could only find 'chaste berry' in tincture form which has alcohol in it but so glad I found it here!26/09/2018, By yograjI just bought this product, I am not sure of what dosage i should take. Any advise?19/09/2018, By NicoleThis helped me get my period back, after I had lost it for three years. It definitely helped balance out my hormones. Love it.02/07/2018, By ElsieIt balanced my hormones, I used to have irregular cycles but not anymore... I will recommend this product to everyone that has low progesterone.27/06/2018, By JillThis is such a great tablet and it really helps with the imbalance14/06/2018, By SamGreat for balancing my hormones28/05/2018, By CATHI am perimenopausal, with missed periods and hot flushes. I started taking this product 2 weeks ago and am very happy with the results. The hot flushes are almost gone and I feel much better generally.24/05/2018, By FatimaThis is an amazing product. It brought on my 2 months missing period within less than 2 weeks I started using it.07/05/2018, By zahrasaw positive changes; pms was much less severe, eased pre menstrual cramps, and noticed less bleeding.20/04/2018, By MatumisaI used this product before and it really balanced my hormones and it cleared my pimples. I really love it!!04/04/2018, By JessI have been taking this product for three days now. It is too soon to seen any results I would say but I am hopeful. The tablets are not too big and based on the good reviews I am hoping for some amazing results. In a combination of cutting out diary from my diet and taking these pills hopefully my hormonal acne will die down.04/04/2018, By VuvuI was on depo for over a year and when i stopped using the injection I experienced a lot of side effects i.e hot flashes/an absent period.I came across this awesome product and started using it in Dec17....I finally had my period in Mar18 after a year of a dry spell...and hot flashes are also gone :)23/03/2018, By WangapajangaI'm nearly finished with my second bottle of Vitex. My hormones are balancing up(no excessive clotted bleeding), my skin is clearing up too.06/02/2018, By SaneleIt's only been less than a week of using this supplement and I already see a difference in my acne clearing up, I can't wait to see how it will look after a month, will definitely be ordering more.21/01/2018, By CorGreatest product ever thank you Sfhera!
My cot menses has come back naturally without me using any extra hormones so excited this could be the start of something new....19/12/2017, By Nellie SI have started with perimenopause and found the hot flashes and sleepless nights rather annoying. This product has alleviated the hot flashes to almost nil and I find that I am sleeping much better. I have experienced a bit of breakout along my jaw and chin, but this seems to be improving now. I am on my second bottle of Vitex. Oh, when I do get the occasional period, I have no cramping, unlike before.
13/12/2017, By RosinaI have been taking this for 6weeks now for PMS, and I must say I noticed changes in my second week, I am happy about and wish I had known about this product few years. I would recommend it to Ladies who have any problems with their menstrual cycle.06/10/2017, By ShenaazA must - it helps28/08/2017, By StaceyWould Definitely recommend this product, especially to ladies struggling with bad PMS and menstrual pain.
I've been using it for 2 months now, and have already felt the difference after the first month.01/08/2017, By LindaMy daughter uses this for regular periods, which without would cause it to stay away for anything up to 7 or more weeks at a time.28/07/2017, By MatumisaI love this product,I would recommend it to ladies that are having problems with their menses.19/06/2017, By LaraThis is a very helpful herbal, vegan, hormone-balancing product. Thank you for stocking it.30/08/2016, By Lenah MatsekoIve started using this product last year, having terrible pain and uncontrollable bleeding. since then I don have pains anymore and I bend and work in my house the whole, no more pain.
Thank you Faithful to Nature for your products. Im going to use more and more of your products bec I like them bec they don have drugs only natural herbs. Lenah09/06/2016, By MoniqueI started using this product 3 weeks ago and I can start feeling the changes in my body.28/09/2015, By AneesaIve started taking the Sfera Agnus Castus and I must say Im already seeing a difference after 2 weeks. I am really thrilled as nothing has worked quite so well thus far. My skin is glowing and I feel and look so much better.
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