Dioscorea Capsules provide a pure source of 100% organic wild yam (Dioscorea villosa) root. Dioscorea Capsules may be helpful for menopausal symptoms, including occasional headaches, fatigue, hot flashes, vaginal dryness and water retention. It may also lessen menstrual cramps. They should only be used under the supervision of a healthcare practitioner.
Medicinal Ingredients: each vegetable capsule contains:
Wild yam (Dioscorea villosa root)
Non-medicinal ingredients: Hypromellose, cellulose.
Adults: Take one capsule daily with a meal, or as recommended by your healthcare practitioner. For prolonged use, consult your healthcare practitioner
Caution: If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, do not use unless being directed by a doctor. If you have a bile duct obstruction or liver disease; Women with hormone sensitive conditions should avoid wild yam until more is known. Some hormone sensitive conditions include breast cancer, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, endometriosis, and uterine fibroids.
Patients with protein S deficiency have an increased risk of thrombosis. There is some concern that wild yam might increase the risk of thrombosis in these patients due to potential estrogenic activity of wild yam. There is one case report of a patient with protein S deficiency and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) who experienced retinal vein thrombosis 3 days after taking a combination product containing wild yam 276 mg, dong quai 100 mg, red clover 250, and black cohosh 250 mg.
Wheat, starch, yeast, gluten, corn, sodium, sugar, soy, artificial colours or flavourings, antimicrobial preservatives, dairy or animal products. Ideal for vegans.