What You Should Know
Solaray Vitex is a chasteberry supplement often taken by women in menopause. We found very little supportive information from the manufacturer, or the world of clinical research. We did find a bit of information about the common uses for chasteberry, but that is not the same as proven benefits. What concerned us more was the long list of warnings associated with taking chasteberry. According to the warnings we found, dieters should watch out for gastrointestinal discomfort, acne, dizziness, hormone changes and mood swings. The potential negative side effects, though not a concern for all dieters, are enough for us to suggest dieters skip Solaray Vitex.
List of Ingredients
Vitex Berry Extract and Vitex Berry.
The only two ingredients in this formula are varieties of chasteberry. There are no ingredients commonly associated with weight loss or metabolism. The supplement is marketed toward dieters who are entering menopause or those already suffering the common symptoms of menopause. There are no clinical studies that support the use of chasteberry to reduce the symptoms of menopause, but there are plenty of studies that have resulted in a number of negative side effects.
When we review a supplement we look for benefits and possible side effects. Solaray Vitex comes with more potential negative side effects than proven benefits. Dieters may feel dizzy and have an upset stomach after taking the supplement. There is also the mood altering effect of chasteberry. Dieters with mood disorders like depression and anxiety should not take a supplement that affects mood. The side effects could potentially affect the way anti-depressants and other mood altering prescription medications work in the body.
Solaray sells the supplement from the official website and all ingredients are listed. We like the fact that Solaray guarantees supplements sold by the company contain only the ingredients on the label and nothing more, but that is not enough to counteract the potential side effects.
- Ingredients are listed online.
- Dieters may feel improved mood.
- May boost hormone levels.
- Not proven to reduce menopause symptoms.
- Should not be taken if the dieter has a mood disorder.
- May interact with prescription medications.
- May cause dizziness and upset stomach.
- No detailed description from the manufacturer.
Solaray Vitex is not a supplement we would suggest to a dieter in menopause. The ingredients in the formula may cause negative side effects and that is not something the dieter should be willing to trade for a supplement that may help them feel fewer menopause symptoms. There are no clinical trials listed in any of the product descriptions we found for the supplement online.