- Regulate menstrual cycle, plus vitamin B6 for healthy hormone metabolism
- High dose 2.0 g Vitex agnus-castus per day to relieve premenstrual symptoms (PMS)
- One a day dosing for improved compliance
P-Lift contains Vitex agnus-castus and vitamin B6 which assist in the management and relief of PMS symptoms such as breast tenderness, tiredness, moodiness, headaches, bloating and fluid retention.
Vitamin B6 may help relieve emotional symptoms of PMS via its action as a cofactor for several neurotransmitters involved in mood regulation. Vitamin B6 has also been shown to manage fluid retention by assisting in the production of dopamine which has a dampening effect on aldosterone.
Vitex relieves PMS symptoms by binding to dopamine receptors and inhibiting prolactin. Elevated prolactin may inhibit corpus luteal development, reducing the secretion of progesterone in the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle.
A clinical trial of 1634 PMS patients taking Vitex agnus-castus over three menstrual cycles showed 93% as reporting a significant decrease or total cessation of their PMS symptoms. The symptoms that decreased include headaches, tiredness, moodiness, breast tenderness, bloating and fluid retention.
Vitex and ginger relieve menstrual pain. A double-blind comparative trial on 150 patients with dysmenorrhoea compared the effects of 1g of ginger against two prescription medications. The study found this amount of ginger to be as effective as the prescription medicines for relieving menstrual pain. This is likely due to its anti-inflammatory and anti-prostaglandin actions.