Better Balance with Wild Yam Creams and Gels
Tuesday, January 16th 2007
Wild yam has been used by many cultures for over 2,000 years. Today it is used extensively for the reduction of symptoms associated with hormonal imbalance.
In the 1940's the scientific community discovered that diosgenin, the active constituent in the roots of Mexican wild yam (Dioscorea villosa), could be used to synthetically produce oestrogen and progesterone. Today, topical preparations of wild yam are used by women around the world to help alleviate many of the symptoms associated with hormonal imbalance, peri-menopause and PMS.
Hormonal imbalance is created most commonly by inappropriate or excessive oestrogen dominance. Whilst the results of wild yam usage speaks for itself, the mechanism of action is not as clear. It is thought that the diosgenin in quality wild yam root topical preparations has the ability to bind to the same cell sites as progesterone, acting as a boost to natural progesterone levels.
"At Last there are choices"
At Last Naturals was one of the first companies to research and develop natural, diosgenin rich, Mexican wild yam root topical preparations for managing symptoms associated with hormonal imbalance during per-menopause and PMS. "Our line of Wild Yam products were developed by women, for women, and are based on the philosophy that joy in life is a question of balance".
Balancing solutions for peri-menopause, menopause and PMS
At Last Wild Yam Extra Strength Gel.
This diosgenin rich topically applied products is easily absorbed and have great moisturising properties. At Last Wild Yam products are made only from fresh whole Mexican wild yam root. Their unique six week manufacturing process insures that freshness and potency are at the highest levels. The extra strength gel is recommended for more stubborn hormonal imbalance symptoms.
Wild Yam Vaginal Gel,
Formulated to help provide natural soothing relief for vaginal dryness and help restore a woman's natural lubrication. This safe, non-irritating formula can be used as often as needed, and can make a real difference where sexual discomfort is an issue.
Reproduced unabridged from the January - March 2007 issue of Health and Herbal News, with the kind permission of Health and Herbs International Ltd.
Footnote from Ideal Health:
The following products are all useful for Hormonal Balance:
Related health information can be found here:
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Herbal phytoestrogens and menopause
Recommended Calcium Intake for New Zealanders
Wild Yam can help relieve PMT and other menstrual problems
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If you need help or advice, you are welcome to email our naturopathic team with your health question.
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