A Natural remedy to alleviate menstrual cycle symptoms and mastodynia
Concentrated extract (4:1) of chasteberry fruit (equivalent to 96mg of dry fruit)
Expiration date (End Of): 06/2021 |
Lot: 73638A | Ref. GO24
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Description: Organic Chasteberry
The Commission E approves the use of chasteberry fruit to treat menstrual cycle symptoms, premenstrual syndrome and mastodynia.
Nearly 80% of women of childbearing age suffer from premenstrual syndrome symptoms(PMS) (1). These symptoms can be physical and psychological (2).
Since these symptoms are personal, and can vary considerably from person to person, there are several treatments, some of which are very aggressive and do not fit every woman's needs.
Anastore offers a traditional, organic and 100% natural, remedy. Its effectiveness is proven by several clinical studies: The Chasteberry Extract (Vitex agnus castus).
The chasteberry, Vitex fruit, or monk’s pepper, (Vitex agnus castus L.) is a shrub native to the Mediterranean basin and central Asia with purple flowers and fruits that resemble peppercorns (3).
Hippocrates, in his gynaecological treatises (5th Century BC) referred to the Vitex agnus-castus (4). In Middle Ages it was a symbol of chastity and was consumed in monasteries, for this reason is also known as ‘monk’s pepper’ (5).
Modern studies have demonstrated that the effectiveness of Vitex agnus castus is connected with the presence of essential oil (0.5-0.8%), anti-inflammatory diterpene and antioxidant flavonoid (3, 4, 6).
Chasteberry fruits is use for the treatment of premenstrual syndrome, which has physical and psychological symptoms: headaches, cramps, fatigue, mood swings, irritability, to anxiety, sadness and sleeping problems. (2, 7, 8).
Chasteberry extracts also have positive effects on mastodynia (breast pain), due to their indirect effect on progesterone (9) and thank’s to the existence of dopaminergic which reduce prolactin levels (10). Preliminary testing supports the activity of the vitex fruit in cases of acne and infertility due to low levels of progesterone and hyperprolactinaemia (4, 5).
The European Medicines Agency has approved its traditional use for the treatment of premenstrual syndrome (11).
One dose of our 4:1 concentrated extract of organic chasteberry (Vitex agnus castus) is equivalent to 96 mg of dried fruit. It is advisable to take it a minimum of 3 months.
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- van Die et al. (2013) Vitex agnus-castus extracts for female reproductive disorders: a systematic review of clinical trials. Planta Med 79: 562-575.
- Jang et al. (2014) Effects and treatment methods of acupuncture and herbal medicine for premenstrual syndrome/premenstrual dysphoric disorder: systematic review. BMC Complement Altern Med 14: 11.
- Roemheld-Hamm (2005) Chasteberry. Am Fam Physician 72(5): 821-4.
- Wuttke et al. (2003) Chaste tree (Vitex agnus-castus)--pharmacology and clinical indications. Phytomedicine 10(4): 348-57.
- EMA/HMPC/144006/2009. Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC). Community herbal monograph on Vitex agnus-castus L., fructus.
Ingredients: Organic Chasteberry Consulting batch information
†N/A: Not applicable
**From organic farming
Maltodextrin**, vegetable-based capsule: hydroxypropyl methylcellulose.
This product does not contain allergens (in accordance with Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011) nor genetically modified organisms.
Use: Organic Chasteberry Consulting batch information
1 capsule per day with half a glass of water at breakfast.
Do not use in case of pregnant or lactating women. Do not exceed the recommended daily dose.
Does not replace a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle. If you are undergoing medical treatment, seek your therapist's advice. For adult use only. Keep out of reach of young children.
Store in a cool dry place away from light.
Quality: Organic Chasteberry Consulting batch information
PRODUCT NAMEOrganic Chasteberry
BOTANICAL NAMEVitex agnus-castus L.
SERVINGS PER CONTAINER120 servings
FABRICATION AND GUARANTEE:
This dietary supplement is manufactured by a GMP-compliant laboratory (GMPs are the good manufacturing practice guidelines for the European pharmaceutical industry).
Their active principle content is guaranteed through regular tests, which can be viewed online.
The labelling of our products complies with Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2011 and its subsequent amendments, with the aim of ensuring a high level of consumer protection in relation to food information.
Our packaging complies with Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 October 2004 and its subsequent amendments on materials and articles intended to come into contact with food, aiming to secure a high level of protection of human health and the interests of consumers.
Organic products at Anastore are produced in accordance with Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 of 28 June 2007 and its subsequent amendments on organic production and the labelling of organic products, with the aim of ensuring consumer confidence and protecting consumer interests.
Anastore is registered on the Food Safety Register of Food Business Operators, whose purpose is to protect public health and consumer interests, where the definitions provided for in Articles 2 and 3 of Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 and Article 2 of Regulation (EC) No 852/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council, and their subsequent amendments, are applicable.
These Regulations lay down the general principles and requirements of food law, establishing the European Food Safety Authority and laying down procedures in matters of food safety, in addition to laying down general rules in relation to the hygiene of foodstuffs.
Finally, Anastore notifies the placing on the market of its food supplements in accordance with the specific regulations of each country.
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Certificate issue date: 2019/07/03