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How To Lower LH Hormone

by Mary
(Shiraz, Fars, Iran)

Hi, I am 25 years old married 1 year my weight is 50 and height 160 cm.

My Doctor tested my blood to find out why I hadn’t had my period in months and discover that my LH hormones are high (my FSH:7.22,my LH:14.6).

She had me take progesterone for several months I had bleed outs only if I take it. I want to find out why my LH is high and how I can lower it naturally without progesterone.

Thank you for reply!


Hi Mary,

FSH and LH are secreted by the pituitary gland and are responsible for the regulation of the menstrual cycle. FSH signals the ovaries to produce follicles. When a follicle is fully mature, a surge of LH signals the release of egg at ovulation. When FSH and LH levels are out of balance, the menstrual cycle, ovulation and fertility becomes compromised.

When the levels of LH are higher than the levels of FSH, the most common diagnosis is PCOS or Polycystic ovarian syndrome. Of course, you need to ask your doctor if this is the case for you because not every woman who has high LH has PCOS.

The way to know for sure is to ask your doctor to do an ultrasound to see if smaller size follicles are present in your ovaries.

To be honest with you, your doctor recommendation to take natural progesterone is a good treatment for this type of hormonal imbalance.

The best way to supply the body with bio-identical progesterone is through the application of natural progesterone cream (the cream is more
effective than the oral treatment). Of course regular application is necessary for several months.

The alternative natural treatment to high LH levels is taking acupuncture treatments, increase exercise levels to stimulate blood flow to the reproductive organs like yoga and herbal remedies.

Consider that the herbal remedies need to be taken for a number of months in order to provide long lasting effects.

Your body may have a tendency due to weakness to be out of balance and may need constant support to adjust.

These herbal remedies are usually formulated to work in synchronicity with each other, but the most important one is Vitex agnus castus, which stimulates the pituitary gland to balance LH and FSH levels.

This herb has been used for many natural health practitioners to treat many hormonal imbalances due to ovulatory and irregular cycles. Vitex is known to treat PCOS, irregular cycles, abnormal levels of FSH/LH, high prolactin levels and short luteal phase due to low progesterone production.

Vitex in a way treats the real cause of the hormonal dysfunction by going to the source.

That’s why this type of treatment is long lasting once completed. You still need to understand that it will take a number of months to see positive effects as Vitex is a slow acting herb. The length of the treatment depends on the depth of the imbalance. Other herbs can also be used for hormonal support.

I would recommend learning more about the HormoneWise protocol, where Vitex is used as part of a herbal formula designed specific for hormonal imbalance associated with PCOS symptoms.

Fertility Blessings!

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Oct 11, 2013
Vitex increases LH
by: Anonymous

Vitex increases LH levels. I am not sure why you recommended it for her, when she already has high LH.

Update please: What regimen did you continue? Did anything work?


Vitex is known to regularize the pituitary gland, which is where LH and FSH are secreted. In most cases but not all Vitex can help create balance between hormonal production by indirectly affecting progesterone production.

Other factors also need to be taken into consideration, like diet, stress and other hormones like thyroid and adrenal hormones.

PCOS is a complex condition and having high LH is one of the many possible symptoms. I do not recommend Vitex alone, but has part of a more comprehensive herbal composition.

Other herbs can also be used to support and regulate the hormones. There are many different herbs that can be used in combination with Vitex to help maintain overall hormonal support. The one that I like the most is The Harmonize Phase 1&2 monthly program.

Also, please understand that what works for one person may not necessarily work for the next.

If in doubt, consult with a natural health practitioner near you.

Many Blessings!

Jun 11, 2014
Is vitex appropriate?
by: Anonymous

I have the same concern. Some recommends Vitex for me but some do not. I have PCOS with high LH and low progesterone and lots of small follicles from ultrasound. I am so confused now whether I should take vitex or not.


Another alternative is to use bio-identical natural progesterone cream to help supplement the body with natural progesterone and allow the small follicles to be reabsorbed the ovarian tissue.

Talk to your doctor about bio-identical progesterone cream for your specific case. Some practitioners recommend it for a period of three months.

Many Blessings!

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