Douglas ProgestoMend is a combination of plant extracts, including chaste berry, specifically designed to help relieve premenstrual and menopausal symptoms. Chasteberry extract (Vitex agnus-castus) contains active constituents that play a role in hormone activity, including dopaminergic compounds that suppress the release of prolactin.
This herb also acts on the pituitary gland to stimulate the release of luteinizing hormone, which results in increased progesterone levels. By balancing prolactin and progesterone levels, two important hormones involved in the menstrual cycle, chaste berry helps to restore menstrual regularity. Decreasing prolactin levels can also help to relieve premenstrual symptoms, which commonly include mood, headache, bloating, and breast fullness. By inhibiting prolactin synthesis, regulating the health of progesterone producing glands and mediating the function of progesterone responsive tissues, chaste berry also helps relieve symptoms associated with menopause, such as hot flushes.
As premenstrual and menopausal symptoms may impact sleep, passionflower is included for its traditional use in Herbal Medicine as a sleep aid. ProgestoMend contains additional herbs used in traditional Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine, including forskolin, crampbark, Di Huang and white peony.
- Used in Herbal Medicine as a hormone normalizer to help stabilize menstrual cycle irregularities
Chinese thorax (bupleurum falcatum) root extract (5:1) (425mg dried equivalent) 85mg,
crampbark (viburnum opulus) bark) 60mg,
di huang (rehmannia glutinosa) root extract (4:1) (400mg dried equivalent) 100mg,
forskohlii (plectranthus barbatus) root extract (20:1) (20:1) (1000mg dried equivalent) 50mg,
passionflower (passiflora incarnata) aerial parts extract (4-6:1) (300-450mg dried equivalent) 75mg,
selenium striatum (ligusticum wallichii) rhizome extract (10:1) (1100mg dried equivalent) 110mg,
white peony (paeonia lactiflora) root extract (10:1) (1300mg dried equivalent) 130mg
wild yam (dioscorea villosa) root extract (10:1 (700mg dried equivalent) 70mg.
Hypromellose (capsule), dicalcium phosphate dihydrate, magnesium stearate, and silica.
Professional use only. Do not use if pregnant, breastfeeding, or in cases of digestive problems such as indigestion, poor appetite, diarrhea, fullness in abdomen or abdominal pain. Consult your healthcare practitioner prior to use if taking other herbs, drugs, supplements, or hormone-containing medications such as progesterone preparations, oral contraceptives or hormone replacement therapy. Consult your healthcare practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen.
Consumption with alcohol, other medications or natural health products with sedative properties is not recommended. Hypersensitivity, dizziness, lack of energy and palpitations are known to occur in which case, discontinue use and consult your healthcare practitioner. Some people may experience drowsiness. Exercise caution if operating heavy machinery, driving a motor vehicle or involved in activities requiring mental alertness. Do not use if seal is broken or missing. Store in a cool, dry place.