My name is Chimamanda and I live in Lagos, Nigeria. I am very fortunate. After 3 years I am finally pregnant after only 3 months of following the
Radiant Wonder Fertility Plan and taking their herbal formulas. We are so happy.
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After a year of not being able to conceive, a friend told me to contact Radiant Wonder. I did, and within a month of taking the herbs, I found out I was pregnant! Sadly, we lost that pregnancy and two more but the support from Radiant Wonder continued to help me get back in shape, changing my for ...Read More
Everyone is taking Vitex right now. This is not right. Please be very aware that taking Vitex is NOT for every woman. For many women it will throw things out of balance. Be sure to consult with a professional herbalist who understands this. Each woman is individual in her symptoms and so the solutions are also better if individualized.
Vitex, also referred to as Chaste Berry, is a valuable herb to help women on their path towards hormonal balance. However it is an herb which is as delicate as it is effective. So key to getting the results you want is finding a very high quality product, and getting the advice you need on how it is best for you to use it. Women are not all the same, their cycles are not all the same. Vitex may be exactly right for them; or, not. What dosage and when it should be taken can also vary. Vitex is an herbs where it is best not to experiment with it. It is best to get personalized advice.
Vitex is often found in powered form where a good quality extract may be mixed with other herbs to reduce the cost. Radiant Wonder Vitex is a potent, full spectrum 10 to 1 extract. (10:1) This means for every 10 pounds of herb the extraction process produces 1 pound of extract. Most herbal extracts are 4:1 or 5:1. Vitex should be consumed within a year of purchase because it is so aromatic that it breaks down more quickly than many herbs. We do not warehouse lots of Vitex because we are very aware of this quality of the herb. We order it often and store it with great care. When you order Vitex the product you receive was produced within a month of your purchase.
We spent a long time researching sources for Vitex. We are confident we have the best product on the market. It is not inexpensive. However it is very powerful and very effective. Depending on the dose your herbalist recommends, one bottle should be at least a one month supply.
How can you judge the quality of your Vitex? Smell the herb. Radiant Wonder herbs are so potent all you have to do is smell the interior of the bottle and you will be able to determine the high quality of the product. One of the reasons we sell directly to the public is that we want to make sure the herbs you buy are potent, strong, and ready to do their job. You will notice the rich, resinous and aromatic smell of our Vitex. Many Vitex products have very little scent or may smell faintly of mold. Most Vitex products consist of raw herb powder or may be mixed with an extract to cut down on the cost. Raw herb powder is inexpensive, low potency and has the possibility of being contaminated with microbes.
It is important to understand what a ''full spectrum'' extract is. (What is a full spectrum extract?) Our Vitex full spectrum extract is made by cooking the raw seeds, and at the same time capturing the essential oils (in the aromatic smell which comes as you cook the herbs). After the seeds are cooked they are ''spray dried'' under a flash of hot air into a vacuum. This process rapidly dries the liquid extract to a powder. During this step the essential oils are released back into the powder.
Vitex also can be enhanced if combined with some very specific herbs which work synergistically with Vitex Our new product, Vitex Plus, has Vitex plus a few very special Chinese herbs chosen by Amanda Howell to enhance the actions of the Vitex. This is an exquisite product, worth every bit of the research and thought behind it.
Vitex is known to stimulate the pituitary gland and the secretion of luteotropic hormone (LH) which increases the output of progesterone (causing a decrease in FSH). It thus has the potential to regulate hormonal balance and the menstrual cycle, including normalizing estrogen.
Vitex has demonstrated effectiveness in treating PMS and its associated symptoms of migraines, depression, cramps, edema in legs, sensitive breasts and allergies. It also helps with problems associated with menopause such as dry vagina, hot flashes, dizziness and depression. It also has demonstrated effectiveness in helping to resolve amenorrhea, irregular menstruation, heavy bleeding or too short a menstrual cycle, withdrawal from birth control pills and fibroid cysts. It even increases mother's milk. It is gentle and has no known side effects. According to one study it may be that the flavonoid molecules in this plant lowers blood cholesterol .
Vitex is also helpful in fertility programs. Recent scientific study has determined that it works by affecting the ratio of LH and FSH hormones, which are brain hormones that help regulate estrogen and progesterone.
It is important to take Vitex at the right time. Chinese Herbalism says that it helps to balance the Yin and Yang of the cycle. Yin is the first part of the cycle, and Yang is the second. In the first half, estrogen is the predominant hormone, and in the second, it is Progesterone. Yin is the fuel. Yang is the fire. Taken at the right time, Vitex will have all of the researched results. If taken when the body's energy is depleted, before deep nourishment has brought back lost energy reserves, the Vitex will cause sore breasts, headaches, etc. And instead of normalizing the estrogen/progesterone balance, it will instead throw it off. So sometimes it is best to deeply nourish the body with other formulas for a month or two before you start the Vitex. Listen to your body. Your body's balance is what drives your fertililty. Take a few months (3-4) to deeply nourish yourself. Do the Radiant Eight Energy exercises everyday. Do the Fertility Massage. Hot Water Detox.....etc. Then try it again. If you still have side effects go back and then test again the next month. If you have questions along the way, use our support groups to ask and find your answers.
**Do not use while pregnant or nursing