Learning February 21, 2020

Meet your new best friend, Chasteberry.

Meet Chasteberry (or Chaste Tree Berry or Vitex Agnus Castus). It is a plant native to the Mediterranean and it has been used for centuries in that region to address female reproductive health. (As a related factoid, it had been historically given to monks to repress their libido. Hence the name “chaste”!)

If you’re like me, you love learning about plants that have been used for healing. Even though hundreds of years ago, the scientific knowledge wasn’t available, it’s hard to completely deny there wasn’t some deep intelligence in these plants and their usage.

And, if you are even more like me, you also love living in the modern era where we have #science and #research. Especially when it confirms the potency of plants for healing.

Getting back to Chasteberry, the research shows efficacy in normalizing a shorten cycle length and increasing levels of progesterone. Here’s one  if you want to geek out.

This is important for women in perimenopause because shortened cycles are a thing. And it’s a real thing because getting your period, like, twice a month is just really too much to ask. We have busy lives and can’t spend all of it in the bathroom dealing with periods. Right? Right.

It’s been used for overall menstrual health as well as issues related to perimenopause and menopause.  And, thanks to the boom in wellness and increasing interest in plant-based remedies, it is widely available. You can find it in capsules or tinctures (Not sure what a tincture is? Vanilla extract is a tincture. The bitters in your fancy craft cocktails are a tincture).

Chasteberry is a key ingredient in the proprietary formula we created especially perimenopause symptoms. To learn more, click here.

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