Wild Yam Cream has been advertised as a treatment for menopause, hot flashes, night sweats, PMS, migraine headaches, mood swings, fertility, larger breasts, heart disease, and osteoporosis.
The people who sell these products claim they contain Äúnatural hormonesÄù and Äúhormone like compounds.Äù
To many people, suffering from these conditions, this seems like the perfect ÄúmedicineÄù to help them. In most cases these creams are not effective because the product advertised does not contain the hormone claimed.
The fact is, there is no progesterone in the wild yams, nor can your body make progesterone from the hormone like compound, diosgenin, in the wild yam. So, why is there such confusion about this?