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. Hi, can I take vitex, maca 500, vitamin D and omega 3 fish oil together. I’ve been trying to conceive for about 2 years now. I’ve taking vitex for 6 weeks. I went through a whole bottle and I’m still not pregnant. I’ve been taking vitex and prenatal vitamin together. Should I do something different.

    • Dear Loudie,

      I don’t know enough about you to suggest anything different. Vitex is known to be most effective at supporting the body’s ability to balance hormones when diet and lifestyle are optimal.

      Do you have an underlying fertility health issue? Do you know when you ovulate so you can actively try to conceive during your fertile window?

  2. Hi
    I too was wondering the same. I seem to be taking a lot of supplements a day and would like to hear if they counteract each other. Reading your site I am now taking;
    Bee proplis, Omega 3, Vitex, Milk thistle and a prenatal vitamin. I have endometriosis, so also trying to control that and my fertility.

    Thanks

    • This is a common concern, so thanks for asking!

      Bee Proplis, an omega-3 supplement, Vitex, Milk Thistle seed and a prenatal multivitamin are all just fine to take together.