Author Topic: High Prolactine / low Progesteron? Traditional Herb Vitex agnus-castus  (Read 243 times)

berlin1984

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I believe this is just one factor involved, not a root cause or or cure all. Also it's possibly only for lowering symptoms.
(Note: if you think herb's are bs, just remember that aspirin was discovered from Willow plants https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_aspirin )

In a lot of test results posted here on the forum, high prolactine is mentioned.
Prolactine is inversely corelated(?) to dopamine (TBD: insert study)
Prolactine is raised after orgasm. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16095799 (higher after masturbation, possibly a reason the nofap crowd detests masturbation vs sex)

The herb Vitex agnus-castus https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitex_agnus-castus ("also called vitex, chaste tree (or chastetree), chasteberry, Abraham's balm, lilac chastetree, or monk's pepper") can (in higher doses) inhibit Prolactine. In lower doses it actually makes Prolactine more pronounced.
The English Wikipedia page is unfortunately not as detailed as the German one on this.

In Germany, this herb is actually used to treat PMS and to increase chances of pregnancy. One reason is that it is supposed to also increase Progesteron. I see in the forum here that Progesteron is used as POIS cure. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/329001362_Improved_progesterone_levels_and_pregnancy_following_vitex_agnus-castus_Chaste_tree_supplementation_in_a_case_of_recurrent_pregnancy_loss_A_case_report

Addendum: There is other herbs popular in Germany for female health and progesteorne: Alchemilla (Lady's mantle) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alchemilla has ingredients similar to Progesterone as far as I understand it.
brain fog, motivation problems and body symptoms 70% improved by diet (casein-free, wheat-free, eating-not-much-egg, ginger, black coffee, vitamin/mineral/antioxidant/omega3/adaptogens/sperm supps), but I want to fix the rest (bone pain, muscle weakness, gut problems, social hostility the day after)

swell

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Great info berlin.  I think I have some genetic SNP also i.e. propensity for higher prolactin.  Any common compounds that lower it potently?

I believe this is just one factor involved, not a root cause or or cure all. Also it's possibly only for lowering symptoms.
(Note: if you think herb's are bs, just remember that aspirin was discovered from Willow plants https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_aspirin )

In a lot of test results posted here on the forum, high prolactine is mentioned.
Prolactine is inversely corelated(?) to dopamine (TBD: insert study)
Prolactine is raised after orgasm. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16095799 (higher after masturbation, possibly a reason the nofap crowd detests masturbation vs sex)

The herb Vitex agnus-castus https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitex_agnus-castus ("also called vitex, chaste tree (or chastetree), chasteberry, Abraham's balm, lilac chastetree, or monk's pepper") can (in higher doses) inhibit Prolactine. In lower doses it actually makes Prolactine more pronounced.
The English Wikipedia page is unfortunately not as detailed as the German one on this.

In Germany, this herb is actually used to treat PMS and to increase chances of pregnancy. One reason is that it is supposed to also increase Progesteron. I see in the forum here that Progesteron is used as POIS cure. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/329001362_Improved_progesterone_levels_and_pregnancy_following_vitex_agnus-castus_Chaste_tree_supplementation_in_a_case_of_recurrent_pregnancy_loss_A_case_report

Addendum: There is other herbs popular in Germany for female health and progesteorne: Alchemilla (Lady's mantle) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alchemilla has ingredients similar to Progesterone as far as I understand it.
POIS Free, 1+ yrs, 3 ejac daily with no POIS symptoms. 
Pois symptoms: Peripheral (Skin: Urticaria, dryness, Grey/blue skin), Nerve weakness, Muscle weakness + Mental (CNS: Brain Fog, Irritation, Isolation, Speech lethargy, Anxiety).
Other conditions: ASD, ADD, GAD.