Chasteberry, also known as Vitex agnus-castus, is the fruit of the chaste tree, which is native to western Asia and southwestern Europe.
Chasteberry is composed of Flavonoids – anti-inflammatory, anti-viral activities.
Health benefits of Chasteberry:
Lengthen cycles that have a short luteal phase. The luteal phase is the second half of your cycle when ovulation stimulates progesterone production. Women who have short luteal phases may have shorter cycles because they’re not ovulating and/or don’t have sufficient progesterone levels after ovulation.
Vitex increases luteinizing hormone (LH) which promotes ovulation, in turn boosting progesterone levels during the luteal phase of the cycle. Increase progesterone levels for optimal fertility. As mentioned, vitex stimulates LH and also supports production of the corpus luteum that secretes progesterone. Progesterone makes the lining of the uterus thick for implantation and is necessary to sustain a healthy pregnancy. Vitex is a great way to balance cycles and optimize progesterone levels to prepare for pregnancy.
May help prevent miscarriage due to progesterone boosting properties. .
Balance menstrual cycles. Vitex not only works to lengthen the luteal phase; it can also be used to normalize irregular menses.
Other benefits of Chasteberry
Increase progesterone levels
Increases the secretion of luteinising hormone(LH)
Helps with endometriosis.
May help prevent miscarriage.
Relieves PMS symptoms.
Helps with amenorrhea.
Balances irregular menstruation.
May reduce uterine cysts.
N Acetyl Cysteine: N-Acetyl Cysteine, also known as NAC, is an altered version of Cysteine. Cysteine is an amino acid containing sulfur. NAC is essential in replenishing and maintaining Glutathione levels in the body [R]. Glutathione is an antioxidant that removes oxygen radicals from cell. The removal of these reactive species is important because they will cause cellular and tissue damage if they are allowed to remain in cells.
Benefits of N-Acetylcysteine
PCOS is a large contributor to fertility troubles in women. N Acetylcysteine has been found to help women with PCOS improve their fertility outcomes by regulating blood sugar through improving insulin sensitivity and reducing high insulin as well as reducing testosterone levels in the blood.
NAC helps improve the quality of a women’s eggs.
Lowers risk of miscarriage and increases the pregnancy rate in women who had recurrent miscarriages.
Endometriosis is also improved by NAC supplementation. (Endometriosis is a leading cause of pelvic pain ad is estimated to contribute to approximately 20-50%of infertility cases.)
Antioxidant action of Co-enzyme q10 is important to prevent damages to the eggs related to age.
Improves ovulation and clinical pregnancy rates.