Mad Barn’s bulk Chasteberry powder is an herbal supplement used to support normal hormone balance and pituitary gland function.
Chasteberry comes from the fruit and seeds of the chaste tree, also known as Vitex Agnus-Castus. This supplement is commonly given to horses to promote a balanced disposition, healthy coats, and to support normal hormone regulation in senior horses.
It is sometimes used to provide nutritional support to horses with Equine Cushing’s Disease (PPID) and Insulin Resistance. However, it should not be used as a replacement for pergolide in horses with Cushing’s disease (PPID). It is also given to easy keepers and horses with cresty necks and atypical fat deposits.
In traditional medicine systems, Chasteberry powder has long been used as an adaptogen, believed to support homeostasis and reduce stress in a wide range of physiological systems.
Research shows that chasteberry influences the activity of the neurotransmitter dopamine and the endocrine system. Chasteberry may promote a balanced disposition by improving sex hormone levels in mares.
It appears to work by modulating the secretion of prolactin from the pituitary gland which affects the production of luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) from the ovaries