Vitex : Vitex

19 Reviews

Active Ingredients:
Vitex (Chasteberry) Extract, (Vitex agnus-castus).

Inactive Ingredients:
Gelatin Capsule (gelatin, purified water), Cellulose, Vegetable Grade Magnesium Stearate (lubricant).

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July 4, 2018
cant believe doctors dont prescribe this
I have tried everything the doctor has to offer, and was giving up hope when I stumbled across Vitex supplement. Being a natural supplement I didnt think it would help my skin that much, but I really wanted to balance my hormones as they have been out of whack since I had a terrible experience with the IUD coil (now removed). I started off by taking one tablet a day (400mg) within two weeks my skin seemed so much better but I put this down to a fluke, not the supplement. I then had a 5 day break from taking the supplement due to travelling, and all hell broke loose with my skin. I started to wonder if the supplement could have possibly had such an effect on my skin, so I started to follow the recommendation on the bottle of taking 2 tablets a day. I'm now almost two months into taking it and for the first time in two years my skin is completely clear. I am shocked, I keep waiting for a huge breakout and it doesn't come. I cant believe that doctors are happy to prescribe such harmful acne 'solutions' such as antibiotics, accutane, hormonal birth control, yet they don't recommend this natural supplement. Had I known about this supplement sooner it would have saved me two years of acne hell, and a whole load of scars to deal with now. Additionally, Ive seen people saying that it causes negative effects on mental health. I'm one of these people that gets really emotionally affected by hormones, to the point where I cant even take any birth control. But ive experienced no negative effects from this supplement, I was really surprised to see that other people did. One person said that they have low progesterone and it effected their mood, whereas I think I have high progesterone so maybe thats why I havent had any bad side effects.
February 17, 2018
best remedy for completely clear skin
ve been taking Vitex for three months and only in the last week or two has my skin just completely cleared up like 100%, im talking no congestion no black heads no white heads no inflammation and im the second day into my period too! My homeopath gave this to me without telling me there were gonna be any side effects or anything and i only found out that there were side effects from reading reviews a few days ago. Before i started my acne was pretty mild because i controlled what i could with my diet and mostly i had lots of congestion and a breakout every so often, i felt like i could stay clear only for like 3 days tops, and once i started there wasnt any initial breakout just more congestion than normal. other people have claimed that it messed with their mental health which is one thing i can agree on, i suffered from some serious serious depression for a few weeks, but now im completely fine. because i wasnt expecting any side effects, anything that was happening to me wasnt severe enough to the point of me thinking that it was because of the vitex, and if i were to go back in time knowing that i was gonna go through any kind of side effects that i did go through, i would still have taken it regardless because its so so worth it. i dont know exactly what dose i take because its in a liquid form, i take 30 drops a day, 15 in the morning and 15 at night. also if i do get a pimple that comes to the surface and pops it literally scabs up and falls off by the next day so i feel like my skin is healing way more faster than before. because it does adjust your menstrual cycle, my periods came earlier than before but now im on month three and they are bang on 28-30 days apart. in short; if you want to get clear skin naturally without using harsh medicines and if you think your acne is hormonal then i strongly advise to talk to a homeopathic doctor and give it a shot because its really worth it, my skin is 100% clear.
February 2, 2018
***YOU NEED TO TAKE THIS FOR AT LEAST 2 MONTHS BEFORE YOU SEE RESULTS, BUT I PROMISE IT IS SO WORTH IT!*** I turned 27 years old and all of a sudden I started to develop cystic acne all over my chin, under my chin and jawline. I have always been very active, do intense workouts 5-6 days a week (P90X, Instanity and CrossFit), eat healthy, and get at least 8 hours of sleep. Nothing changed about my routine, yet all of a sudden these cysts kept popping up on my face. I tried every acne product out there, I tried every topical natural remedy and completely took sugar out of my diet entirely. NOTHING WORKED! So I went back to my dermatologist and she recommended oral birth control (I already had the IUD in). So I thought I would give oral birth control a try and for the first 3 days of taking the birth control my chest was so tight I could barely breath, which made me research the side effects which were 'stroke and pulmonary embolism's' so I stopped taking them RIGHT AWAY. That was when I researched and found A TON of positive reviews about Vitex berries specifically for cystic acne. So I went down to my local Vitamin Shop and started taking them. I noticed I broke out more in the first 2 months of taking them (which I read that would probably happen), but close to the end of the third month my skin was COMPLETELY clear and I've continued to take them every day and have ZERO cystic acne now. Honestly, BEST REMEDY EVERY! But you have to be patient and just embrace the suck for the first 2-3 months, it will be worth it!
October 16, 2016
It solved my hormonal acne and bad PMS!
I will sing vitex's praises forever! I HAD severe hormonal cystic acne on my cheeks - cutting dairy helped but not 100%. I also have severe PMS or PMDD, so I was desperate for help. At the end of August 2016, I tried my first vitex pill and within 12 hours my face started clearing! It was like the undo-button for my face. Praise God. I take 2-3 400mg pills a day. My face has only improved and my PMS is slowly getting better. A few weeks ago I upped my vitamin A which is clearing out any old stubborn zits. For the first time in my life I have clear skin with NO BREAKOUTS. I can feel my cheeks and the subsurface is even and painless, instead of swollen and lumpy. It's a skin-saving, miracle-working herb. I wish I had tried it sooner!
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April 5, 2016
So wonderful!
I actually joined this website in order to rave about my results with Vitex over about three months.. Cystic (scarring!) acne came out of nowhere when I turned 22 and I tried everything. Since taking Vitex, in combination with my acne therapy light, my breakouts are finally under control. I couldn't be happier. Wish I could add pictures to show you the improvement; but take my word. When nothing else is working, it may be your hormones being wacky and producing too much testosterone like me.
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May 13, 2016
Thanks for sharing Which brand do you buy Extract or root How much you take
March 22, 2016
Finally-- a cure!
After 25 years of trying every single OTC & RX acne cure on the market (with only temporary or no results, I finally stumbled upon a website that recommended the DIM + Vitex treament. I couldn't believe that within 1 week, my skin was no longer bumpy and breaking out. I had just quit Spiro (which hadn't even worked after 8 months) cold-turkey and expected there to be at least a little flare-up, but my hormonal acne all over my skin was almost gone. After a few months now, I can say that perhaps 1 small pimple happened at PMS time, and then nothing more. One caveat: if you are taking the recommended dosage on the bottles and get headaches, add in Milk Thistle. I should have started out more slowly anyway and might have not gotten the headaches. I took 1 DIM + Vitex in the am & pm. Now up to 2 pills twice daily.
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May 13, 2016
Do you combine both DIM and Vitex Which brand How much dose
February 5, 2016
Exceeded my expectations
Try it! It not only cleared my acne almost instantly, it has remained clear despite quitting Spironolactone cold turkey. It also had the added bonus of bringing back my period which I haven't had for an entire year. Balanced hormones seems to really agree with me and it might with you too. Oh, and it has a lot of positive reviews in terms of conception. I'll be updating if I'm also able to become pregnant with continued use (we've been trying for 16 months and on various fertility meds so it would be a miracle!). Give a try, I'm glad I did.
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January 19, 2017
How long after taking vitex did your period come? Did you conceive?
December 3, 2015
Perfect for hormonal acne
While Accutane got rid of the worst of my acne (I started taking it when I was 14,) I still had it worse than the average teenager. As I got older (17) I stopped getting acne on my forehead, cheeks, and chin, and instead it spread to the sides of my face, and along my jawline, and under my chin. This was my transition from teenage acne to adult acne. While I do use a prescription topical cream which entirely eliminated the acne along the sides of my face, it did not get rid of the acne along my jawline and under it. I started taking Vitex in hopes of it helping with the acne there, and after about a month I started noticing a small difference. After approximately two months my acne along my jawline and underneath it was pretty much gone. Of course I still get some zits (mostly along my jawline and under it) but my face hasn't been this clear since I was 12-13. I think the more I use Vitex, the better the results will be. Vitex also helps a lot with period acne and PMS.
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December 25, 2015
what brand of vitex that u take?
August 5, 2012


-reduces severity of breakouts a LOT
-non-toxic and all natural
-balances hormones


-Be careful you can't take this if you are pregnant.

So glad we can finally review vitex! I've been using it for the last 6 months and it has worked well for me. At first I was very skeptical. I'm NOT someone who pops all kinds of vitamins but a friend of mine suggested this since it worked for her. According to my doctors I could either go on BC or accutane--options I desperately did not want to try so I gave Vitex a go. I've been taking one pill a day regularly (except for July, was travelling a lot). In short, I like it, it works and I recommend it as worth trying. I'm going to go into detail about it below just for the benefit of whoever wants more info: My kind of acne: My hormones have been tested and found to be only slightly out of whack according to my doc. He was ready with a birth control rx but I was not! My acne was severe a year ago and with the help of medical topicals and cleansers I was able to get it in check (not cleared). Even after my acne was in check I still had a bad breakout before my period every month (papules, pustules, inflamation, redness, etc). It would take forever to 'recover' from the breakout. Then right when my skin recovered from that breakout the process started all over again. Sound familiar? Vitex is not the kind of thing that works really fast. I'd say into the 2nd month I noticed a change. The change was that my monthly breakout was not so severe. Instead of several pimples I might get one or two of the non-inflamed variety. These healed and went away instead of staying and inviting friends. Since then I've had months when I didn't break out at all. Like I said, my acne was not severe when I started using vitex but if yours is I would use vitex in conjunction with whatever topical your doctor might suggest. It is not a magic pill so don't expect miracles but it does what I need it to do which is help reduce or eliminate my hormonal breakouts.Have patience with it. For my part I am thankful to have found an alternative to BC or accutane. Brand: N
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April 15, 2012


Works Fast
Easy To Take
Great For Hormonal Acne



When I am stressed or menstruating, I break out badly. I have been thinking about getting this for over a month, but was too lazy to buy it. Finally I went to the store and got it. Maybe 5-6 days after taking it, my mom asks me "what am I doing with my skin"? "You face is clearing up". I have been taking them three times a day for two weeks and my face is CLEAR. I only had one small pimple compared to the huge pimples and whiteheads I had two weeks ago.
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