How to Take Chasteberry (Vitex)?
Some people may wonder how to take chasteberry. As is the case with natural products and herbal supplements, there is no clearly established safe and effective dosage for chasteberry at this time.
A wide range of chasteberry dosages have been used, from as low as 1.6 mg up to as high as 1800 mg daily. It is important to note that chasteberry seems to have drastically different effects on hormones at different dosages. Lower dosages seem to increase prolactin levels, while higher dosages seem to decrease prolactin levels.
Because there is little high-quality information about chasteberry dosing and because there may be significant variability in the active component content among various chasteberry products, it is probably a good idea to follow the instructions on the label of your specific product. If you decide to take a chasteberry supplement, it is important to choose a trustworthy manufacturer (as supplements are not regulated as closely as drugs). Your pharmacist is a good source for information about which supplement manufacturers are the most reliable.
(Click Vitex Dosage for more information on how chasteberry [vitex] is taken. This article explains why there is no standard dosage that is considered both safe and effective, and describes how to find a product made by a trustworthy manufacturer.)