Increases Progesterone Levels
Vitex can play a huge role in optimizing progesterone levels to prepare you for pregnancy by stimulating the luteinizing hormone (LH), which is responsible for promoting ovulation. It also encourages the production of corpus luteum.
Women who have been on hormonal birth control will find Vitex useful whilst they transition off it. However, Vitex interacts with birth control pills, so it’s best to consult a doctor before use.
Vitex helps in healing fibroids, uterine cysts, and endometriosis.
Due to the properties that enable the herb to boost progesterone levels, it can be very helpful in preventing miscarriages.
Balances Menstrual Cycles
Vitex herb can be used to control and treat irregular menses.
How Does Chasteberry Work in Increasing Fertility in Women?
Chasteberry increases luteinizing hormone and inhibits the release of follicle stimulating hormone, which thus boosts the levels of progesterone production and improves the chances of getting pregnant and maintaining the pregnancy.
Though the prolactin hormone stimulates milk production and promotes breast growth during pregnancy, high levels of it are linked to fertility issues. High levels of prolactin can also lead to hyperprolactinemia in women, which can lead to problems in conceiving. Vitex can decrease the levels of prolactin being produced in the body, and increase your chances of pregnancy.
Vitex also helps normalize menorrhagia (heavy menstrual flow) and amenorrhea (absent menses), and decreases polymenorrhea (very frequent periods). As it is capable of reducing inflammation of the uterus or the ovaries, it works well for women who are prone to painful fibroids and cysts.