NuCel Wild Yam is a topically applied skin cream containing Mexican wild yam extract and plant nutrients. It is not a drug, and one cannot overdose on it. It is a natural source of nutritional chemistry which can be used by the body to manufacture progesterone, alleviating the symptoms of hormonal imbalance.
The cream is quickly absorbed and mediates the transfer of the wild yam nutrients, enzymes and plant sterols to the cell walls where they are naturally utilized according to a woman's individual needs. NuCel has chosen the transdermal method of delivering these nutrients to the body so the components are not chemically altered through the absorption process, as they are when taken in a capsule or droplet form.
As previously stated, there are no drugs or hormones added to the NuCel Wild Yam Cream. Many yam creams on the market today contain an unapproved drug called USP progesterone, which is often somewhat misleadingly referred to as "natural" progesterone on product labels. Calling USP progesterone "natural" makes it sound like it is grown in a garden or something equally benign. Women do not realize they are using a drug that has been synthesized in a laboratory or that it can have detrimental side effects. In the eyes of the FDA no woman should use more than 10 mgs per month as it has not been proven safe and effective for its intended use. In fact, the FDA states that until it is proven safe, women should assume that USP progesterone could have the same contraindications as any other type of hormone replacement drug.
Skin creams containing wild yam extracts have been in use for many years as the wild yam is a natural source of precursor chemistry to a woman's natural hormones. Mexican wild yam is particularly rich in a sterol known as diosgenin. The effect of diosgenin in the body is thought to be as a phyto-progesterone acting at progesterone receptor sites. There are no studies to demonstrate this, nor do we know if the diosgenin
in the body is transformed through enzymatic reactions into actual progesterone or used in some other way by the body. The experience of thousands of women tells us that something of a hormonal nature is taking place within the body.
You may think of NuCel Wild Yam cream
as a type of vitamin for the endocrine system. It supplies the body with plant sterols, plant enzymes and diosgenin (a phyto-progesterone that is also a sterol) which helps a woman's body make progesterone in the levels she would naturally make. Plant sterols are very similar to human sterols (such as cholesterol) and there is some evidence they act as adaptogens in the body.
Enzymes work as catalysts in conversion processes, and diosgenin is thought to stimulate progestinal activity within the body. A woman cannot overdose on Nucel Wild Yam Cream as she is only giving her body building blocks it can use to help her make her own progesterone - safely and naturally. Any amount in excess of what her body needs will be broken down and excreted.
How to use NuCel Wild Yam Cream
Apply to areas where there is some fat under the skin, such as the inner thighs, inner arms, chest, abdomen, etc. Alternate the application sites to improve your results. In other words, don't apply to the same location each time you use the cream but vary from application to application where you rub it. Apply 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon once or twice daily.
For women no longer experiencing a menstrual cycle, the cream should be applied on calendar days 1 through 25. Discontinue use for the rest of the month and then resume application on the Ist of the next month. This creates a cycle similiar to what the body has experienced for years but without actually menstruating.
... NuCel's Wild Yam Cream gave me the results I needed: PMS relief, regular cycles, no leg cramps, reduction in size and pain of vericose veins, no more nightmares! Thank God for NuCel!...
Ann in Maryland
At sixteen I began to notice that my menstrual cycle was becoming more erratic. Also I had acquired excessive facial and body hair. I saw specialists and was put on birth control two different times. Nothing helped until I was introduced to NuCel's Wild Yarn Cream.
I was still very skeptical but after ten years was desperate to try anything. I'm glad I took the risk. While I'm on the Wild Yam Cream I feel better. The facial hair has started to fall out and my menstrual cycle is regaining normality. ...
Margaret in Utah
"At age 45, I found myself experiencing menopause. My menstrual cycle stopped and hot flashes started I became very nervous and depressed. It was difficult for me to concentrate at work or school. At one point, I thought I was having a nervous breakdown! A friend told me about NuCel's Wild Yam Cream, so I started using it. Afler just one month, the hot flashes stopped, my nerves were calm, and the depression and mental fogginess disappeared. I feel like a new person! Thanks NuCel for a superior product!"...
(Gratefully) Deborah in Michigan
When I reach 21, I had a hysterectomy. Since then I've been on estrogen pills, patches, then injections. I had problems with all of them. My brother told me about a natural cream from NuCel. I decided to try it. It's been 7 months since my last shot. Not only have I lost 12 lbs. of water but I feel so much better using the cream. I've been on estrogen for 15 years, and this is the first 7 months I've finally been comfortable. I've also lost the dark patches on my face and hands by applying the cream on them. I can't say thank you enough, except maybe-do you sell it by the gallon??!...
Sincerely, Madonna in Michigan
Purified water, wild yam extract cetearyl alcohol, canola oil, jojoba oil, glycerin, lsopropyl palmitate, steareth-2, steareth-21, plant sterols, fructose, glucosamine, allantoin, grapefruit seed extract, apricot kernal oil, tocopheryl acetate, evening primrose oil, diazolidinyl urea, methylparaben, propylparaben, tetrasodium EDTA.
To better understand how a nutritional cream can stimulate a woman's natural chemistry, let's take a look at a simplified version of the biosynthetic pathway a woman's body takes when making steroid hormones:
As you can see, the body uses acetate to make cholesterol and then uses cholesterol to make pregnenolone. Pregnenolone is the precursor to a woman's steroid hormones. Once she makes pregnenolone her body must use it to satisfy two
Down one pathway she will make DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) and then her estrogens.
** Down the other pathway she will make progesterone, and from progesterone her corticosteroids.
If a woman's body does not have enough of what it needs to satisfy both pathways
she will always satisfy the DHEA/estrogens pathway before
beginning on the progesterone pathway, thus most healthy women suffering from symptoms of hormonal imbalance will have adequate amounts of estrogen, but be lacking in progesterone.
Another important thing to note is that the body is constantly communicating with itself. The endocrine system involves multiple sources of stimulation and many levels of feedback. If a synthetic progesterone is supplemented it comes in directly at the progesterone level. Over time the body will assume that the other steps taken before progesterone is made have been completed and the whole feedback system begins to go awry - possibly interfering with the body's production of DHEA and estrogens.
There is also no evidence that the body can use any type of synthetic hormone to manufacture the next hormone it needs. The body's own progesterone is the only thing it can use to make its corticosteroids. It can't use any type of drug to make them. Corticosteroids are our natural "feel good" anti-depressant, pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory hormones. No woman would want to suppress those! As you can see, supplementing directly with a synthetic progesterone will help for a short period of time, but long term use can have damaging side effects.
There are many yam creams on the market today, but the only thing that is important is how well they work. NuCel Wild Yam cream has helped thousands. It is the most carefully formulated and beneficial yam cream available.
The only significant measure of a wild yam cream's efficacy is in how it affects the lives of the women who use it. In this respect NuCel's Wild Yam Cream is clearly the leader. We continually receive unsolicited letters from women whose entire lives have been changed by our product. At NuCel, we firmly believe that our cream is the most carefully constructed, most beneficial wild yam product available.
It was almost fifty years ago when the medical establishment chose to use the hormone estrogen in post menopausal women for the purpose of enhancing bone growth. Estrogen has been used with little real success. Women who have been on estrogen replacement therapy have been twice as likely to suffer from broken bones as a result of a fall as women who were not taking estrogen. It was then realized that women need progestrone as well as estrogen. In 1986, it became a malpractice violation not to give women who were taking estrogen some progesterone as well.
Bone is a living substance which is always changing. Cells known as osteoclast cells work in the body to remove old brittle and crystallized calcium from the bone. Then osteoblast cells act to replace calcium in the bone in those spaces where the osteoclast cells have removed the old calcium. Medical researchers mistook the effect of the estrogen upon the bone which caused the osteoclast to stop removing the old calcium when they noted that an x-ray of the bone showed a denser bone than those individual who did not have estrogen therapy. The bone was obviously denser,'but not stronger because the x-rays showed a bone with more crystallized calcium buildup. The estrogen caused the upgrading of the bone to be slowed and did not provide for the normal activity of the osteoclast cell.
Progesterone stimulates the activity of the osteoclast cells and provides the normal activity of the cells as they remove brittle and crystallized calcium from the bone. Osteoporosis is reversible with the use of progesterone. Now, by applying transdermally a progesterone cream, the results can be astounding.
One of the best sources of a natural progesterone forming substance is from wild yam, as natural progesterone is the natural defense of the plant against insects. If attacked by an insect who cats at the wild yam plant, the natural hormone in the plant causes a hormonal imbalance in the insect and the insect soon begins to wander away to another plant which does not cause such an imbalance.
Applying Wild Yam Cream to the abdomen and medial areas of the arms has had a positive effect upon women as the progesterone is then introduced into the body transdermally. As in the estrogen patch, the transdermal introduction of progesterone is more efficient. A very positive side effect is the regression of PMS symptoms for many women.