If you have not read about my experiment with Vitex yet and want to learn more click here.
I started this experiment after reading all about Vitex and hoping it would help regulate my hormones as my body goes through its postpartum phase.
Since I couldn’t find anything conclusive about dosing I decided to go with two a day. I did that for two weeks. I noticed no change in the amount of breastmilk I was producing and no change in my mood.
I had read that while smaller doses increase your breastmilk production, larger doses can hinder it, but I decided to go all in.
So, for the next two weeks I decided to go up to three a day. I have been taking three 400mg capsules a day for three weeks now. So far I have not noticed any change in my breastmilk production (good or bad), but I do feel that my mood has levelled out a bit. I also noticed that all my signs of returning fertility (ie menstrual cycle signs) have vanished.
What does this mean?
Well, firstly I have read that it takes about three months for the Vitex to build up in your system to see results so I know it is early.
Second, I also know that whether I like it or not, there could be some placebo effect going on.
But, so far, I do feel like it is helping me (just slightly). Since it is not making things worse, and slightly better is still better than nothing, I plan to continue taking it.
I went out and bought my second bottle last week. Since I used a coupon it only cost me $8, which is a small price to pay for sanity. 🙂
I’ll check back in next month and let you know how it goes. Hopefully in three months I will be able to provide some useful information to women in similar situations.
If you have a Vitex experience of your own you would like to share, please do. But not those lame I knew a friend of a friend… LOL
- Vitex Chasteberry (vinghealthshop.wordpress.com)
- Best fertility herbs for women (fertilenaturally.wordpress.com)
- Fert Alert: Beware of “Fertility” blend vitamins (elephantsandtea.wordpress.com)