Is it Maca or Vitex, or Maca and Vitex?

Is it Maca or Vitex, or Maca and Vitex?

Question :
Your site is amazing.

I was wondering…I already take MACA, and I noticed the fertility kit contains Vitex. I was wondering if Vitex and Maca counteract each other, as they both balance hormones. I was told not to take 2 adaptogen herbs together, but it seems that you can according to your site. What is the recommended dosage for taking MACA and Vitex?

Thank you so very much for your time,

Hethir:
My thoughts on Maca is that first and foremost it is a food. It is eaten in Peru as a staple, not “supplemented” so adaptogen yes, but first it’s a food. So usually 1T. a day is recommended but some maca products are condensed so read the label. Vitex and Maca do not counteract each other, but compliment. Every herbalist is different in how they use herbs, see what your body says to you. With vitex, tincture or capsules are the best. Suggested usage is generally 60-90 drops 1x a day.

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  1. I am 41 and trying to conceive for first time. I have been diagnosed with low amh and high fsh. I started taking vitex (400 mgs once a day) and maca (500 mgs once a day) with hopes of improving egg quality. Previously I was on a regular 27 day cycle. This past cycle started at 30 days. It was a lot lighter than normal but also longer than normal. Is this a side effect of the vitex and maca? Should I discontinue usage?

    • Hi Lissa,

      When first introducing herbs that have an action on the hormonal system, it is quite common to experience a shift in the menstrual cycle. This means ovulation timing may be different, cycle length changes or even bleeding time changes. This typically regulates over the first few cycles of use. I know it can feel scary, but really it is best to continue on with the herbs you are taking, as herbs work best when taken consistently, as directed, over time. In the case of vitex and maca, we fine they work best when taken for many, many months.

      I hope this helps you feel a little relieved.

  2. Dear,
    i am 30 year old with always regular 26-28 day cycle, normal body weight and had been diagnosed with endometrosis and Pcos. i had laproscopy last november and Dr removed my endo-cyst which was only at my right ovary. my dr put me on metformin 500mg. and friend of mine has had the same problem and she advise me to start taking inofolic sachet to improve the egg quality as i am actively trying for a baby since 2 years. i have unwanted facial hair on my chin area and neck and also had acne problem. but since i am using metformin and later start taking inofolic 2000mg once a day, my facial hair growth has improved dramatically and my acne has gone also. i am always been a healthy eater with no sugar and low crab plus 45 minutes daily walk. i am taking pregnacare vitamins too.
    i heard alot about vitex, which i started taking since one month to normalise my hormones level. now i am thinking of start taking Maca and evening primrose oil also to work better and quicker. please advise me on this..can i take all these herbals vitex, maca, and evening primrose oil (1-14 only) all together considering my above medical health…..???
    As, my foremain porpose is of getting healthy pregnancy/baby.

    • Hi Malika,

      Thank you for contacting us and sharing what is working well for you, based on your fertility challenges.

      Maca and evening primrose oil are fine to combine with vitex, inositol and folic acid supplements. All of those work best when taken all month long, except for the evening primrose oil which has an action on the uterus and is best taken from day 1-14 in the cycle. Please let your doctor know you wish to take some herbal supplements for fertility, since you are on the medication Metformin. Remember herbs take time to be effective, so adding in maca and evening primrose isn’t necessarily going to get you pregnant “quicker”. :)

      All the best to you!

  3. I am 30y in good health and have regular cycles. I was pregnant once at 18 and had a miscarriage. I have been ttc now for over a year and it simply doesn’t seem to be happening. I am unable to afford appropriate health care. I am confident that the problem is with me and not with me mate because he has 5 children from a previous marriage. I am considering taking herbal supplements but am unsure if I should when my cycle is so predictable. I want a baby more than anything. Can you please advise me on what I should do??? Thanks so much.

    • Hi Losing hope,

      A consultation with one of our herbalists can help you learn what natural therapies may be appropriate for your unique needs. The consultation can also provide you with ideas on testing you may need to help you determine what may be inhibiting conception.

      A common cause of difficulty in achieving pregnancy is improper timing of sexual intercourse. Learning how to chart your fertility cycle and detect ovulation so you can time intercourse can greatly improve your chance of conception.

      You said your cycles are irregular, so fertility charting is a great place to begin, so you can see if you are ovulating, if you perhaps have a hormone imbalance, etc.

      I urge you to consider a consultation!

  4. Update 2014 – We are back! We have been away for a while and we sure have missed all of your wonderful questions and thoughts on our articles. Moving forward, one of our staff herbalists will be here to respond to comments! We look forward to connecting with our readers once again!

  5. Hi,
    I have pcos more than 15 years. I am 33 years old. I have very irregular periods. I am suffering from mennorhagia also (only when i got the period after 3 or 4 months). But if i take medicines for periods to come means, period automatically stop within 4 or 5 days. I have acne, thick hair in the chin, hairloss etc.. But i am not overweight(height 153 cm, weight 55.5 kg). Now only I heard about the herbs vitex, dong quai, saw palmetto. Just 3 days before only I started to taking this 3 herbs together. Is it ok to take all the three herbs together. after taking this herb i feel severe head ache. What to do? can i continue these herbs please advice me. I am also taking cinnamon and blackmores conceive well gold for past 1 week.

  6. Hi,
    I been ttc for about a year. but when nothing was happening I went to my Dr and sadly I was diagnosed with PCOS. He prescribed me metformin 500mg bid. I got so discouraged that i stopped taking the pills when I still didnt get pregnant. my periods eventually stopped, so my Dr told me I need to still take it to help me regulate my cycle. I recently started taking the metformin again and still no period. I came across this website about maca root and how it helps with fertility. if I were to take the Metformin and the Maca root together would that be dangerous for my health or will it actually help increase my hormones to get balanced. also i wanted to take a multivitamin. would these be too much at once for my body? This is very difficult for me. i need your help please. thanks

  7. Hi,
    I have been ttc for about a year, and when nothing was happening i went to my Dr and was diagnosed with PCOS. I was taking the metformin, but became very discouraged because I still didnt concieve so I stopped taking the metformin and my periods stopped coming. I recently stared taking the metformin again for about 2 months now and still no period.

  8. Hello,

    Yesterday I was told I have high prolactin levels. A year ago I had been taking Maca for three months and was able to get pregnant. Sadly I miscarried in July at 9 weeks. We had been trying to conceive for almost 2 years. Here I am 10 months later and once again having problems getting pregnant. I was wondering if I took Vitex and Maca combined if this would help my prolactin levels and also help me conceive.

  9. i just turned 47 and did not have a period for 3 months after screwing up and becoming estrogen dominant last year due to applying patches but no progesterone. i have ovulated the past 2 months but the first one wasn’t strong so the second one i administered a trigger shot and applied natural progest creme. now i have a period, and it’s heavy.

    i would like to try vitex but my understanding is that it helps with progesterone or defeating estrogen dominance. i am no longer estrogen dom, in fact i suffer from low estrogen and high fsh.

    what is the mechanism for vitex; does it help estrogen or progesterone? thanks.

  10. Ps-I forgot to mention above that I am 30 years old, and (feel) healthy if that makes any difference

  11. Hi Darlene,

    I have been taking vitex for the past 2 months but I think it may have been a mistake based on what I’ve been reading in the comments above. I’ve always had very regular cycles of about 28/29 days. We have been trying to conceive our 3rd baby for a year now (and with our first 2, it happened very quickly). Starting about 3 months ago, I started getting 3-4 days of tail end brown bleeding/spotting (which is usually about 3-4 days of red bleeding before the brown bleeding). I’ve researched that this can indicate low progesterone. Every cycle around CD13-15 I get left (and it’s always left) ovulation pain. I’m so confused/anxious as to why I haven’t fallen pregnant yet. Are there any herbs that you would recommend specifically? Maybe maca? Lastly, should I stop taking the vitex since I have always had regular cycles?

    Thank you so much!!!!!!!!

  12. Hi Dalene,
    I ve PCOS confirmed by trans vag U/S and last year I had two m/c in a row. I ve done a lot of blood test since then and the only concern was progesterone level which was 20 at day 21. The gyne wanted to repeat this test on day 20, 23 and 26 to check if progesterone is increasing. In that case he will start me on Clomid and Metformin.
    However now my problem is that for these last 2months I ve missed my period and can’t do the tests until it comes. I advised my doctor and he is starting me on Lutera (which is birth control) to get my period and then test for progesterone.
    What advise do you give me, shall I start Lutera or shall I try to take Vitex and Maca for the first time to get my period? Can I take the Lutera pill and Vitex and Maca herbs altogether?
    thank u 4 yr help.

  13. I have amenorrhea from pcos for about 12 years now, I’m desperate to have my own period and ovulate, I took vitex for one month then my reproductive endocrinologist told me to stop since we were trying clomid. That didn’t work so I’m back on vitex 1600mg, I’m wondering if this is enough, or to much I heard of some women taking 2000mg of vitex. Is there anything else I can do to get my own period with out provera? I was also just on crinone 8% on February 24th through March 3rd (because fertility friend said I ovulated on valentines day and my cervix was high soft & open plus I had really stretchy egg white cervical mucus for the first time in my life a few days before like on the 12th or 13th of February! I had my progesterone drawn on the 23 or 25 of February and it was around .3 so I was worried if I did ovulate I could miscarry because of the low progesterone) and had a lil brown spotting on the 8th & now nothing (I have been taking vitex since March 5th) I’m having cramps like I want to start can vitex prevent me from having my period or should I keep taking it. The day I had the spotting my cevix was low, really swollen and closed, now it’s medium somewhat firm and closed. I just feel so confused.

    • Hi Amber,

      All this confusion may be due to trying various hormonal medications on and off. This alone is very confusing for the body. Then on top of that you are going back and forth with herbs for fertility, all of this is very confusing for the body. Consider giving your body 6 months without any medications, making and sticking to a natural fertility plan, to see if natural remedies can work for you. The suggested usage of vitex is 1000mg a day, 1600 is a lot. Do you know why you have amenorrhea? Knowing the root of the problem will help you to know what natural remedies may be best. If you are completely confused, you may want to consider finding a naturopathic doctor in your area. We offer consultations which may help guide you and make a plan for natural fertility healing and pregnancy preparation.

      Best Wishes,

      Dalene

  14. Hi Dalene, can taking vitex cause a regular menstral cycle to become irregular? I’ve just been diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome and would like to become pregnant as soon as possible, but I’ve heard vitex is only useful when periods are irregular.
    Thanks for your help.

    • Hi Rochelle,

      I feel that vitex may not be the best choice for a woman that has very regular cycles with regular ovulation. There is a chance that a woman that has a cycle that is regular may not be ovulating though, and in that case vitex may still be supportive.

      Best Wishes,

      Dalene

  15. Hello,

    I have a question about Vitex. I had a BFP (after taking Vitex 800mcg daily) on 02/19/12 but on the same day, I began the miscarriage process. (My HCG was 20 when I went to the E.R. on 02/21/12).
    Today I received the “all clear, just wait for your next period” to begin trying again.
    Is it advisable to begin taking Vitex at this time to encourage my body to begin again? If not, when should I start taking it again?
    Thank you!

  16. Hi Dalene,

    A small correction to my post above. I have only one cyst in each ovary . So that should be endometriosis not PCOS.

    Blood tests taken during october 2011 showed TSH as 2.350 and Prolactin is 7.2
    Please suggest me what herbs do i have to use to get rid of endometriosis completely. I also have scanty periods and pain during intercourse.

    Is multiple follicles a good sign??

  17. Hi,
    I am 29 year old (born on April 28, 1983) born and brought up in India. I have come to USA on May 6, 2011.
    I used to have severe pain during my periods from June 2009. I had an abdomen ultra sound in November 2009 which showed that everything is clear. My gynecologist has given me Meftal-spas tablets to get relieved from pain. But the pain seemed to increase for each period and I feel like committing suicide.
    My Pelvic ultrasound in March 2010 showed hemorrhagic cyst in the left ovary. But the gynecologist said that the cyst may shrink itself and has not given me any medicine.
    The pain increased more seriously and I used to vomit during pain.
    I got married on September 3, 2010. I used to get severe pain during intercourse. So we do not have intercourse at all.
    My ultrasound during the first week of November 2010 showed that both of my ovaries are found to have chocolate cysts.
    Unable to bear the pain, I underwent laparoscopy on Nov 26, 2010 for PCOS. Post-surgery, the doctors have given me LUPRIDE injection (one injection a month) for three months.
    Until then I do not have any other problem except severe pain during menstrual cycle and pain during inter course
    As and when the course of LUPRIDE injection got over, in the mid of March 2011 my body suddenly started blotting, my face has got swollen and I got multiple joint pains (waist, knee, heel etc.).
    I consulted several doctors but they were unable to find out the reason for sudden multiple joint pains. Also, came to know that my TSH levels have increased to 8. Unable to do any sort of work …not even able to sit, stand ……. I used to have complete bed rest. Only after getting physiotherapy ( chiropractic sort of) for two months I am able to come to a stage where I can manage my work but I still have bearable pains every day even now.
    In October 2011, I had an abdomen and pelvis ultra sound. The report showed multiple follicles.
    LH is 8.2 and FSH is 4.5. (Blood sample taken on day 5 of my period)
    largest follicle in the right ovary measures 1.8 x 1.5 x 1.7
    largest follicle in the left ovary measures 1.4 x 1.4 x 1.6
    trace free fluid in the cul-de-sac
    I also have very scanty periods from October 2011 and the periods get scantier.

    Actually we were not in a hurry to have a child but when we consulted the gynecologist (on Dec 12, 2011) for her suggestion, she suggested that it is better to finish the pregnancy as soon as possible. When I asked her to give me some tablets which increase the chances of getting conceived she gave me vitex.
    After coming home I read on the internet that vitex regulates hormones and that it takes 6 to 12 months to show the results. So I thought to wait for vitex to work instead of rushing to have pregnancy.
    I started taking vitex from December 12, 2011. So I will finish 3 months of course by March 12, 2012. Right now I am taking two capsules daily. Each capsule is 400 mg.
    So I want to give time for myself so that my body is completely set hormonal wise and all sort of other respects before trying to conceive.
    I am planning to conceive in January 2013. So before that I would like to get the things to the right state.
    Kindly suggest what I should use to get complete cure for PCOS, scanty periods and get rid of any toxins that are left in my feminine health system.
    Why do I have scanty periods?
    I also have pain during intercourse these days.
    I went to a different gynecologist for a second opinion and she told me to use folic acid and prenatal multivitamins for 3 months before trying to conceive.
    I am very impressed with vitex. So I want to get natural cure for all my problems. I want to have a healthy baby in all aspects. I want even me to be healthy in all aspects.

  18. how is endometriosis different from PCOS. or are they related? If my ovary has multiple chocolate cysts or ovarian follicles to which category does this belong to

    • Hi Swapna,
      A chocolate cyst is caused by endometriosis, and formed when a tiny patch of endometrial tissue (the mucous membrane that makes up the inner layer of the uterine wall) bleeds, sloughs off, becomes transplanted, and grows and enlarges inside the ovarie. * wikipeadia

  19. Hello,

    I started the Fertility Awareness Method in September and noticed I had a short luteal phase (whole cycle 21 days , luteal phase 9 days) and no egg white cervical mucus. I started taking high dose vitamins and minerals along with Vitex by self diagnosis. I have had wonderful results. I also eat organic where I can and stopped coffee, soda and alcohol. Also using Evening primrose oil for Cervical Mucus with great results!

    After 3rd month of taking Vitex (400 mg in am, 400mg in pm) my husband and I are TTC. I ovulated on day CD14. I am now on day CD15 and I’m unsure of what to do now? I have been reading this thread. On one hand I get the impression to start to wein myself off the Vitex slowly over the next 7 days and on the other hand I’ve just to stop taking it?
    I have an appointment to see a Natureopath Doctor but only appointment i could get is in 2 weeks time. Please can you give me some advice?

    Thank you

    • Hi Heather,

      This post is quite old, sorry about that, we are a bit backed up! Hopefully you figured out what to do. It may be best to begin to wean off of vitex once you have confirmed pregnancy or not.

      Best Wishes,

      Dalene

  20. In India , I underwent laproscopy for treating endometriosis (as i get pain to death during my menstrual cycle). After an year , my ultra sound showed that my ovaries are back with some follicles of size 2 cm. The doctor then suggested to finish the pregnancy soon and she told me to use vitex until my pregnancy gets confirmed. When i went to a different doctor for a second opinion , she gave me 1mg folic acid and prenatal vitamins.

    Based on the reviews of vitex , i am more inclined to the things like vitex treats hormonal imbalance and PCOS i would like to continue using vitex.

    Now i would like to know if i can take vitex, 1mg folic acid and prenatal vitamins together. Please respond quickly as i have to make decisions

  21. Hello!

    I been reading a lot lately about both vitex and maca, and I have a couple of questions. I have not had my periods come naturally for about 2 years now, and I would like to try one of these herbs. However at the same time I am trying to fix my health by eating right and exercising. Therefore I plan to “make myself healthy” by losing weight and keeping it off and continuing to eat healthy (throughout my entire life, basically). So, ideally I would only like to take these herbs for a short amount (just until I get my periods back and they keep coming monthly). I really do not want to add anything to my body that will stop it from producing its own hormones or make it dependent on it forever—and that is why I am thinking about taking maca. I am a bit confused on vitex however, because on this site it is mentioned that vitex solves the root of the cause and incites the body to produce its own hormones instead to adding hormones to it—however on another site…it claims that only maca has the capability to that and vitex has some hormonal properties. Basically I like the best treatment—one which I won’t have to continually take my entire life to balance my hormones….I would like my body to fix itself. So, I would like something that incites the body to fix itself and keep results (forever, ideally—granted that I continue to lead a healthy lifestyle afterwards by eating healthy and exercising). Furthermore I am currently taking powdered maca and some supplements which include: calcium, vitamin D-3, a multivitamin, cinnamon, chromium, vitamin C, fish oil, Co Q-10, milk thistle, and a super B-complex. Is this too much? Is it okay to take all these supplements along with maca all at once? Could one of them counter effect the benefits of another? Additionally I have had an raised liver in the past….so I am a bit worried that taking all these supplements at the same time might cause even more damage to my liver….or that my liver just might not process the supplements well enough. So is there anything I could take to make sure the liver functions properly (I am already taking milk thistle) and I anything to make sure my body actually absorbs all the supplements—some people say to eat grapefruit, or any citrus fruit. Furthermore would you recommend taking D-chiro-inositol along with all of that as well—since that is apparently an effective treatment for PCOS. However it costs a lot…so some say to take buckwheat instead. However, I thought PCOS’ers weren’t supposed to take too many carbs or grains per-say. Sorry for all the questions =( I am just a bit confused.

    • Hi Yellow,

      The overall goal with Vitex and Maca is to use them to bring the body back into balance, just supporting the body enough to function properly on its own. We do not want anyone to be dependent on either of these herbs. They are not habit forming, but Vitex does take a while longer to be effective. Vitex=6-12 months, Maca=3-6 months. I am glad you understand the importance of diet changes long-term as this is going to have the greatest impact on health. You are taking a lot of supplements, but the Vitex and Maca should not react with any of the ones you are taking. I don’t think you need to add any more supplements on top of what you are taking, especially if you are taking a good whole food multivitamin and eating a whole food diet. Buckwheat is a good alternative to refined grains and if it is eaten with an equal amount of protein, there should be not problem with eating buckwheat.

      All the best,

      Dalene

  22. Hi Dalene,
    I’m having anovulatory cycle and I want to start taking vitex. I am a triple negative breast cancer survivor, is it safe for me to take vitex?
    Thanks,
    Kim

    • Hi Kim,

      In all of the research and observation I have done with Vitex, there is no indication of it increasing risk of breast cancer.

      I wish you all the best,

      Dalene

  23. Hello! Could you tell me if Maca (capsule form) will be as energizing as a B-complex vitamin? I tried a B-100 vitamin capsule for about a month ..I had to stop taking it because it made me feel nervous and jumpy.. I am assuming it was too energizing for me.. Will Maca have the same effect? Thanks!

    • Hi michelle,

      It may or may not be. It depends on the person. Maca may increase energy in some people. Some people find that if they take it late in the afternoon, they stay awake in the night or have sleep disturbance. It is best taken earlier in the day.

      Best Wishes,

      Dalene

  24. I have fibroids…. so I shouldn’t take Vitex? I thought it helped if you had to much or to little estrogen. If I shouldn’t take Vitex what is another supplement I could take. To help balance hormones and increase fertility. I already use Maca. And can you start Vitex any time during the month. (around your cycle).

    • Hi Jennifer,

      Vitex may or may not be right for you depending on many factors, non of which I have answers to base on the information you have provided. Vitex helps more with low progesterone. It may also help to increase LH, which may help with ovulation. Vitex is best started the day after your period and continue all month long, except during menstruation. To learn the best natural remedies for uterine fibroids please go to this link: http://natural-fertility-info.com/the-best-natural-remedies-for-fibroids.html

      Best wishes,

      Dalene

  25. Can i take calcum tablets whiles taking vitex. i have high prolatin level with irregular menstrual cycle. i have been taking vitex for part month still do not see any improvement. Is it possible that i’m not getting the dosage right. i mix a teaspoon of powdered vitex in water and drink every morning sometimes in the night before i go to bed. please advise what i’m doing wrong.

    • Hi enyo,

      The suggested dosage for vitex is 1000mg a day, for 6-12 months. Results are often not achieved until at least 6 months of consistent use. Vitex is fine to take while also supplementing with calcium. Perhaps diluting it in so much water is not effective.

      Best Wishes,

      Dalene

  26. Hey, I know this is probably not exactly right place for this, but I’ve been looking around online for answers to my question and haven’t really found any… was just wondering if you knew…

    I want to take Maca for the hormonal balancing, sex drive, and health effects. I stopped taking hormonal birth control about two months ago and am now using condoms, spermicide, and withdrawal simultaneously to prevent pregnancy. The thing is, I -don’t- want to get pregnant, and reading that people are taking it for fertility purposes has quite alarmed me. Will Maca decrease the effectiveness of my birth control methods?

    • Hi forestgirl,

      Maca cannot affect condoms, spermicide, or withdrawal method. None of those birth control methods is full-proof, so avoiding sexual intercourse around ovulation time might be a good idea.

      Best Wishes,

      Dalene

  27. Hi Hethir,

    I am 28 and married one year back with a no child yet. we did not plan for children till now. but we want to plan in may 2012.

    At about.com, the article states: People with hormone dependent conditions such as endometriosis, uterine fibroids, and cancers of the breast, ovaries, uterus or prostate shouldn’t take vitex.

    i have read that people with endometriosis should not use vitex. but my gynecologist have given me vitex to get the chances of conceiving more better. so is it safe for me to use vitex with LH as 8.2 and FSH as 4.5.
    largest follicle in the right ovary measures 1.8 x 1.5 x 1.7
    largest follicle in the left ovary measures 1.4 x 1.4 x 1.6
    my pelvic ultrasound shows the following impressions:
    —————————————————————————–
    trace free fluid in the cul-de-sac

    • Hi sapna,

      While about.com’s Cathy Wong, N.D. is well educated and respected, I don’t always agree with her findings or statements on this website. She must err on the side of caution and I find that her answers are usually very cautious, perhaps due to the fact she works for a large company. She never sites any references for her information, which can be frustrating. Her statement “People with hormone dependent conditions such as endometriosis, uterine fibroids, and cancers of the breast, ovaries, uterus or prostate shouldn’t take vitex.”, may be associated with a study that was performed on rats, that showed a potential for vitex to elicit an estrogenic like effect. Most of those conditions mentioned are linked to estrogen dominance, so it would make sense to avoid any herb that might have an estrogen-like effect. Vitex has been used for hundreds of years for regulating the menstrual cycle, even for women with endometriosis and uterine fibroids, with no proof that this herb makes the condition worse. Through years of clinical observation, vitex has been shown to improve endometriosis, along with dietary, exercise, lifestyle, other herbs/supplements. Vitex is not a “first choice” herb for endometriosis, there are other herbs that are more specific for that condition. If you would like to learn about the remedies we find are best for endometriosis please go here: http://natural-fertility-info.com/endometriosis

      I would say that vitex may not be your best choice based on the information you have provided.

      Best Wishes,

      Dalene

  28. Hi Hethir ,
    i am glad to see your response

    From ur response, i have got a question. what brand of vitex do u suggest.

    From my studies i came to know that low carb diet and raw food, plenty of water, breathing exercises will help in PCOS.

    Are there any specific fruits that help with PCOS.

    • Hi swapna,

      We like our chosen line of Vitex products.

      High fiber fruits and vegetables would be best…

      Fruits high in fiber are apples, all berries, kiwi, guava, oranges and pears. Just be sure you are not consuming too many fruits with a high glycemic index if you are insulin resistant.

      Best Wishes,

      Dalene

  29. Hi, from the time i use vitex i see increase in my hair fall. is it because my hormones are trying to get balanced. does the hair fall stop once the things get normal. or is there any natural way to stop hair fall caused by vitex. i use nature’s way vitex fruit 2 capsules a day. please help me in getting over PCOS and hair fall. i love my hair

    • Swapna,
      Hello, It does not make sense that the vitex would be causing your hair to fall out, this has not been my experience. Diet, lack of essential fatty acids, hormonal imbalance, stress, exposure to chemicals can cause the hair to fall out. Have you seen a doctor about this? Have you made diet changes to help with the PCOS? Diet makes the biggest difference when it comes to PCOS. I personally do not recommend Nature’s Way products as I find the quality to be low. After diet changes have been made you may want to look into nettles or rubbing castor oil into your scalp to help with hair loss. But this also will not work if your diet is off.