Wild yam extract 500mg - 90 capsules

Wild yam extract: standardised to 20% diosgenin

Botanical: Dioscorea
Chinese: Huang YaoZi
Sanskrit: Vidarikand
German: Yamswurzel
English: Yam root, Dioscorea

The yam root belongs to the starchy vegetable varieties. It is a tuber of the family Dioscoreaceae and is available in over 800 different species. The yam root is mainly found in the tropics, where it is mostly cultivated as a crop. The main areas of cultivation are currently in Africa, more precisely in Nigeria, the Ivory Coast and Ghana. However, the root is also cultivated in Haiti and Colombia.

Under the ground, the yam root usually reaches a size of 2 metres and a weight of about 60 kg. Although the roots are very similar to sweet potatoes, they are not related to them.
While the yam root is rather rare in European countries, in Africa, South America and the Caribbean it has a firm place in regional cuisine and is considered an important supplier of starch (carbohydrates).

What's in the yam root?

The Dioscorea root primarily provides complex carbohydrates which are digested more slowly by the body and therefore do not cause the blood sugar level to rise. The root also contains soluble fibres and B vitamins (riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid and folic acid). Vitamin C can also be found as well as the minerals calcium, magnesium, potassium, copper, manganese and iron.
However, the most interesting ingredient is diosgenin. This is a steroidal sapogenin. Steroids belong to the lipids and have gained a bad reputation through abuse in the bodybuilding sector. In the quantities produced in the body, however, they are harmless and have a number of important functions.
The best known steroid is cholesterol, from which steroid hormones such as vitamin D (calcitriol), cortisol and sex hormones are made.
Sapogenins belong to the triterpenes and are common plant substances.

The wild yam extract in this product is standardised to 20% diosgenin, which is equivalent to 100mg per capsule.

Wild Yam by Fairvital

  • highly dosed
  • 500mg yam root extract per capsule
  • standardised to 20% diosgenin (100mg per capsule)
  • anti-aging tip
  • vegetarian and vegan
  • gluten-free, lactose-free, fructose-free
  • without magnesium stearate and silicon dioxide

Content: 90 capsules

Recommended intake:
Adults 1 capsule daily in the morning with a meal and plenty of water.

Not suitable for pregnant and breastfeeding women. 

One capsule contains:
Yam root extract 500mg
   of which Diosgenin 100mg
L-Leucine 40mg

Ingredients: Wild Yam Extract (Root; Dioscorea villosa L.; contains 20% Diosgenin), Glazing Agent Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose (Capsule Shell), Bulking Agent Microcrystalline Cellulose, L-Leucine, Cottonseed Oil

capsule size  
Length 23.3mm
Width 8.53mm

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