- Yin Yang Wild Yam & Soya Cream is formulated with energy boosting Wild Yam extract and soya protein from organic soya beans, gently fermented to release amino acids and isoflavones, a group of phyto-oestrogens that are thought to be beneficial to women during and after the menopause
- These active ingredients are complemented with essential oil of geranium - traditionally used in aromatherapy to smooth the affects of hormonal fluctuations - for its comforting and sensuous fragrance
- Soya has also become known as a phyto-oestrogen, because Japanese women, who eat fermented soya every day, do not suffer from menopause
- It is balanced with Wild Yam, which mimics the chemical structure of progesterone
- This cream is useful during hormonal fluctuations, PMT, post-natal depression, and during and after menopause
- Wild Yam Cream can be used in different ways for different people
- During the menopause it is recommended for daily use
- Normal requirements are a quarter of a teaspoon daily for three weeks of the regular monthly cycle, and intermittently for varying periods in the post-natal phase if depression should occur
- Soya contains a group of phyto-oestrogens known as isoflavones
- Isoflavones are found in beans and pulses, particularly soya beans and soy products
- Phytoestrogens are naturally occurring, oestrogen-like compounds derived from plants
- For many years there has been a growing swell of interest into the possible effects of phytoestrogens as an alternative therapy for relief of menopausal symptoms
- In particular scrutiny has focused on the fact that women in Japan appear to experience fewer menopausal symptoms and lower rates of osteoporosis, than women in the West
- Researchers have attributed this to diet as a typical Japanese diet may contain 20-50mg per day of phytoestrogens, whereas the Western diet probably contains less than 1mg per day
- Evidence for the use of isoflavones for relief of menopausal symptoms has been traditionally recorded in a number of Asian socieities, and in particular Japan, and today a number of scientific research programmes are being conducted to better understand how isoflavones work to ease the symptoms of menopause
- Diosgenin, a steroid saponin that can be sourced from the Wild Yam has been credited with progesterone like effects in the human system, but there is no scientific evidence for this
- Diosgenin does not exist freely in wild yam, but rather as the saponins, dioscin and gracillin, and it is considered improbable that the human body is able to synthesise hormones from these saponins
- However many women report that wild yam creams are helpful in boosting energy levels, and it has been noted that diosgenin has traditionally been viewed as an effective remedy for fatigue
Aqua (Water), Coconut Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheatgerm), Cetearyl Alcohol, Ceteareth, Amygdalum, Soya*, Wild Yam (5.3%)*, Malum Acetum (Apple Cider Vinegar)*, Condire, Citrus Grandis (Essential Oil of Grapefruit), Citricidal, Acidophilus
It is not necessary or desirable to use Wild Yam Cream during pregnancy
It can be applied to dry skin areas of the body, on pulse points or to the abdominal region, and approximately one third of a teaspoon daily is usually sufficient. If hot flushes persist initially, it is recommended that larger quantities of the cream are used just for the first seven to ten days.
If you find yourself feeling slightly drowsy, just stop using the cream for several days, or reduce the quantity.
The YinYang product range was designed and formulated by skincare expert, Katie May.
With a background in the food industry, she began formulating her own range of beauty care products in 1972. Using food ingredients in the formulations was simply a natural progression from her professional background. If it's not good enough to eat, why would you wish to put it on your skin? Especially when you know it will be absorbed into the body, just as readily as if you had consumed it.
Katie is adamant that the ingredients should be as pure and natural as possible.
While the YinYang range was developed and continues to be manufactured in England, it was inspired by the ancient Chinese philosophy of ‘Yin’ and ‘Yang’, used to explain the changes that occur in nature.
This philosophy is described by the Yin Yang symbol: the black and white shapes within the circle represent the interaction of two opposing yet complementary energies, Yin (black) and Yang (white), which cause everything in nature to happen. While Yin would be dark, passive, downward, cold, contracting, and weak, Yang would be bright, active, upward, hot, expanding, and strong. The ancient Chinese observed the principle of opposites in the natural events around them: day and night, light and darkness, waking and sleeping, activity and rest, summer and winter, growth and decay, man and woman, hot and cold, heaven and earth, sun and moon, etc. The interlocking shapes of the Yin and Yang sections of the symbol actually give a sense of the continual movement of these two energies and their interrelationship. And so the concept of Yin and Yang shows how harmony is achieved by nature’s opposing forces.
Just as the YinYang symbol reflects the idea of perfection in nature, so does our range of unique natural skincare products. Thus, inspired by ancient Chinese philosophy, our motto is ‘Naturally Balanced Perfection’.
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