Ingredient Spotlight

Vitex Berry / Man Jing Zi

Why we love it

Vitex Berry is an ideal hormone balancer—especially in cases of estrogen dominance—and helps keep the menstrual cycle regular.

Helps with: 

  • Cramps

  • PMS & PMDD

  • Headaches

  • Mood Swings

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How it heals

In Chinese medicine, Vitex Berry disperses wind and clears heat, making it especially useful for dizziness, headaches, and migraines. It also reduces stiffness, numbness, and general heaviness.

In Western medicine, Vitex Berry increases production of Luteinizing hormone (LH) and prolactin, reduces pain and inflammation, and protects against cell damage—which helps prevent things like cancer and heart disease. 

Fun Fact: Vitex Berry comes from the chaste tree, named for its use by monks in the Middle Ages to suppress sexual desire.

How we use it

“You’ll notice that the Chinese medicinal uses of this herb do not explicitly relate to the menstrual cycle. While Vitex was not typically used in ancient Chinese medicine for hormonal issues, it is now an absolute staple in the modern herbalist’s toolkit for anything related to the cycle.”

- Lulu Ge, Founder & CEO

What the research says

A 120 mg dose of Vitex Berry has been shown to reduce follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) release and increase luteinizing hormone (LH) to decrease estrogen and increase progesterone and prolactin levels.
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Vitex Berry inhibits lipoxygenase (which can play a role in bronchial asthma, inflammation, autoimmune diseases and tumor angiogenesis) and increases superoxide production by neutrophils (thereby decreasing inflammation).
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In a review of 8 randomized control trials, Vitex Berry was used as a safe and efficacious treatment of PMS and PMDD symptoms.
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Vitex Berry scavenges free radicals and protects healthy cells by eliminating ABTS, a radical cation
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Feel the difference for yourself

Your cycle is unique, and the only way to know if Elix will work for you is to try your personalized blend. We’re here to listen to your body, adjust your treatment as needed, and guarantee an improvement in symptoms—or your money back.

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