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Friday, April 22, 2011

Re: [AlternativeAnswers] Re: Chasteberry Vitex???(female questions)

 

Well, its interesting you ask.... i definitely think its safe to take long
term... as ive been taking teh Metagenics Chasteberry supplement for about 3
years ... and it was decent. The tincture that im taking from teh naturopath
ive been taking for a few months (and will continue a couple of more) but
the Doctor made it clear to me that the goal is to balance the hormones and
then just take it when you feel the need to... hes taught me that once we
start relying on supplements for long term - its like a band-aid and its not
really fixing the problem / the underlying cause.

There is a yahoo group called: Herbal Remedies and the guy who runs it is
Doctor Ian Shillington..... hes freakin awesome :) :)

check it out !!!!!

good luck -
deb :)

On Wed, Apr 20, 2011 at 8:59 AM, shepelec2002 <pscs@aol.com> wrote:

>
>
> Deb
>
> Is this safe to take long term? I only have the capsules right now(400mg)
> taking twice a day, and I don't know. I have only been on them 5 days, and
> my cyle is not has heavy, nor do I have horrible cramps. They say it usually
> takes a few cycles for it to kick in.
>
> Not sure where I can get a tincture, but I am hoping the capsules are just
> as good?
>
> Thanks
> Cindy
>
> --- In AlternativeAnswers@yahoogroups.com, Deborah <gubertush@...> wrote:
> >
> > YES YES YES .(hehe)
> >
> > Chasteberry is a wonderful herb ... absolutely wonderful. It helped me
> > regulate my cycles, control the moodiness and craziness i felt ..and kept
> > things more normal.
> >
> > My kinesiologist gave me the chasteberry and told me to take different
> > amounts at different times of the month. I took it for a few years ...
> > recently, i started going to a naturopath who also gave me a "female
> > formula" (consisting of chasteberry and other herbs to help the cycle)
> and
> > it was in a liquid form as opposed to the pill supplement i got from my
> > Kinesiologist. I Can tell you it was SO MUCH STRONGER and i went from
> better
> > to even BETTER !!! (who could have thought?) not only that - but now i
> NEVER
> > need to take advil for cramps .... its really quite exciting actually :)
> > also, i have less mood swings with it... crying ... i feel mentally and
> > emotionally stronger with it....
> >
> > If you have any more questions about my experience - feel free to email
> me
> > ....
> >
> > deb :)
> >
> > On Mon, Apr 18, 2011 at 11:59 PM, shepelec2002 <pscs@...> wrote:
> >
> > >
> > >
> > > I am 43 yo.
> > > I started taking 400mg of chasteberry vitex in a capsule form, 2X a day
> 3
> > > days ago.
> > > I know this is an herb that is slow to work.
> > > But, I started spotting on Friday and although this is normal for me,
> > > usually have pretty bad cramps until I start my period.But this time, I
> have
> > > hardly had any. (I am due for my period in the next few days).
> > > Would the chasteberry vitex be doing this already?
> > >
> > > I am hoping the Vitex will stop the spotting and cramping prior to my
> > > periods. They come about every 25-27 days and last about 5 days. But I
> > > really, really, hate the spotting.(I had a full GYN workup and
> everything
> > > was normal)
> > >
> > > Other questions:
> > >
> > > Is this safe to take long term? The bottle says to take 2-3 pills a day
> for
> > > 3 months, then one a day.
> > >
> > > Could anyone share some positive stories on how Vitex worked for you
> and
> > > your cycles?
> > >
> > > Thank you!
> > > Cindy
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
> > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> >
>
>
>

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