Yamcon aids the increase of natural progesterone with the onset of menopause. It is an elegant cream and is applied topically. Vitamin E and Aloe have also been added to Yamcon to moisturize the skin and provide extra protection for sensitive skin. Vitamin E has been used for years on the skin to help relive dryness and itching. Aloe is nature's moisturizer and helps smooth dry skin as well.
Apply 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon to the soft skin areas of your body sequentially rotating to a different part every day.
Each 2 ounce jar contains 1050 mg of Natural Progesterone and Mexican wild yam extract. Ingredients in descending order are: Water Deionized, Wild Yam Extract, Progesterone, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Aloe Vera Gel, Glycerine, Almond Oil, Stearic Acid, Isopropyl Myristate, Triethanolamine, Safflower Oil, Carbomer 940, Dimethicone, Jojoba Oil, Avocado Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Chamomile Extract, Burdock Root Extract, Black Cohosh Root Extract, Siberian Ginseng Extract, Methylparaben, Sodium EDTA, Propylparaben. It contains no yeast, wheat, corn, milk, egg, soy, gluten, sugar, starch, artificial colors, and artificial preservatives, perfumes, or fragrances.
Apply 1/4 teaspoon to 1/2 teaspoon to affected area not to exceed 3 to 4 times daily. Yamcon Vaginal Creme is for adults and children 12 years of age or older. If irritation occurs, discontinue use. Keep out of reach of children.
What is YAMCON?
YAMCON is a natural product whose active ingredient is derived from the wild Mexican yam plant. This particular plant has a very high concentration of a substance called diosgenin which is a form of natural progesterone. Consequently YAMCON is an excellent source of natural progesterone for the body. Maintaining adequate levels of progesterone in the body is critical to hormonal balance. Progesterone is a key component in the ultimate formation of estrogen and testosterone. Therefore, a lack of progesterone can also result in low levels of these two important hormones.
Can it be used on all types of skin?
It can be used for oily or dry skin with equal effectiveness. It penetrates the skin and leaves no oily residue.
What is the difference between natural progesterone (YAMCON) and synthetic progestin?
Natural progesterone is found in humans and is produced by the body. Synthetic progestin is not naturally occurring. Progestins are sometimes chemically modified from natural progesterone or testosterone. Synthetic progestins are also manufactured by using pregnant animal urine.
What is the difference between YAMCON and other products?
YAMCON has a yam concentration of 8.5% for Regular Strength and 10% for X-tra Strength. This concentration is high; many cremes range from only 3% to Born Again at approximately 7.5%.
YAMCON, unlike other products, has been doctor tested and has been used in 500 clinics around the world with approximately l00,000 women on this program Statistics show a reduction of menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, menstrual cramping, and water retention. YAMCON also has the largest number of dosage forms for the consumer. These dosage forms offer the consumer many choices that best fit their needs. YAMCON has a major educational and advertising program geared toward the consumer which far exceeds any other product in the category. Our goal is to make YAMCON the #1 product in this category worldwide.
Why should I use YAMCON?
As a woman ages and approaches the onset of menopause, her progesterone levels often fall dramatically. Many women begin to experience symptoms associated with the beginning of menopause--hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and mood swings, among others. Supplementation with natural progesterone can frequently re-establish the proper hormonal equilibrium and may minimize many of these symptoms.
- Regular and X-tra Strength Creme - 1/4 teaspoon twice per day for about 14 days, followed by 1/2 teaspoon twice per day for about 9 days and abstinence of use for 5-7 days (if you are still menstruating, this would be during your period). YAMCON should be applied to the soft, fatty areas of your body, such as the stomach, buttocks, back of arms, and thighs.
- Drop - Take 5 YAMCON drops twice per day, abstaining from usage for 5-7 days. Apply drops under the tongue and allow the product to absorb into the mouth tissue.
- Tablets - Take 4 YAMCON tablets twice per day, abstaining from usage for 5-7 days. Place tablets under the tongue and allow them to dissolve into the mouth tissue.
- Vaginal CrEme - should be applied to the vulva twice per day, 1/4 teaspoon each time, abstaining from use for 5-7 days per month (during your period if you are still menstruating).
- Vaginal Lubricant Gel - Apply liberally as desired to minimize vaginal irritation or discomfort. Repeat application when dryness occurs.
For the creme, it is recommended that you routinely rotate the area of the body where the creme is applied. This allows for the optimal absorption of the diosgenin, since it is taken up by the fatty layer of cells below the skinís epidermis. Constant application to the same spot could result in saturating the fat cells, resulting in diminished absorption.
How long will YAMCON last?
A 2 ounce jar of Regular, X-Tra Strength, Vaginal cremes, and a one ounce bottle of Sublingual Drops will last approximately 4 weeks. A 240 tablet bottle of Sublingual Tablets will last four weeks.
What if I'm using estrogen? Can I switch to YAMCON?
We strongly recommend you speak to your healthcare provider if you are presently using estrogen. They should be able to advise you properly in the use of YAMCON in combination with other hormonal therapies, or discontinuing usage of estrogen.
What is the difference between YAMCON Vaginal Creme and YAMCON Lubricant Gel?
YAMCON Vaginal Creme is a treatment creme that contains 3% wild yam extract which is well absorbed by the vaginal tissue. It is to be used in conjunction with YAMCON topical creme when a consumer experiences vaginal dryness. It also can be used with the Sublingual Tablets or Drops.
YAMCON Vaginal Lubricant Gel is often used by women along with a condom or is used during sexual intercourse to relieve dryness and discomfort. The product is in the same category as KY Jelly. This product is not meant for treatment, but for comfort and should be used along with one of the YAMCON treatment options (Creme, Sublingual Drops, or Sublingual Tablets).
Can I use YAMCON if I have Cancer?
Natural progesterone, including YAMCON creme, have been used when cancer is in remission. In fact, Dr. Betty Kamen and others, including Dr. Lee, have suggested progesterone is beneficial in these patients. Those with active tumors or those under treatment with a doctor should consult him before using YAMCON.
10 to 25mg. If you are getting in this in your multi-vitamin or in a B complex, you do not need to take extra B-2 by itself.
Can I take YAMCON if I am pregnant?
The manufacturer strongly recommends that you discuss this with your physician before using YAMCON.
Can younger persons including teenagers use YAMCON and why?
Yes. YAMCON can be used by women of all ages, including teens who suffer with PMS problems. It is well known that imbalances in diets (especially diets high in saturated fats) lead to serious premenstrual symptoms. YAMCON can help balance these side effects. Dosing for teenagers and young women are the same as on the current label.
Can men use YAMCON?
Yes. Natural progesterone and the active ingredients in yam extracts are the natural precursors to DHEA and testosterone. We would recommend men use YAMCON Sublingual Drops because they contain a pure yam extract no estrogen. Men with active prostate cancer should not take YAMCON and should consult their physician.
What is the relationship between YAMCON and DHEA?
YAMCON contains diosgenin and progesterone which is converted into DHEA which is a clinical building block for natural progesterone. DHEA has been found to help the cells naturally protect themselves against the aging process.
What other ingredients in YAMCON help with PMS and menopausal symptoms?
YAMCON contains several ingredients which are called phytoestrogens. Phytoestrogens are defined as plant extracts. They produce estrogen in the body. Many of these phytoestrogens have been used for centuries to fight pre-menopausal and menopausal symptoms. Listed below are a few ingredients in YAMCON containing these phytoestrogens:
- Safflower oil - contains essential fatty acids
- Almond oil - contains essential fatty acids
- Vitamin E - contains phytoestrogen
- Chamomile extract - contains phytoestrogen
- Burdock root - contains phytoestrogen
- Black root - contains phytoestrogen
- Ginseng extract - contains phytoestrogen
Why does the label list yam extract and progesterone as separate items?
Natural progesterone is made from yam extract and named as a separate ingredient on our YAMCON label. There are no animal based ingredients in YAMCON, and it is not made from pregnant mare or any other animal urine.
Is YAMCON tested on animals?
No. YAMCON is not tested on animals.
Why do doctors use natural progesterone?
Natural progesterone is used for menopausal patients, fibrocystic breast disease, PMS symptoms, ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids, and osteoporosis.
Can YAMCON be swallowed?
The body degrades progesterone if taken orally. Progesterone is a protein and consequently can not be absorbed by the stomach. This is why sublingual administration is required. This bypasses digestion and goes right into the bloodstream. Herbal yam products that are swallowed are not effective for this reason.
What is the shelf life of YAMCON opened or unopened?
The shelf life of YAMCON is two years either opened or unopened.
Where do I store YAMCON and how do I store it?
Store YAMCON in a cool dry place; keep it away from extreme heat. If the product is frozen and thawed, it is still usable.
When consumers take YAMCON, what should they experience in the first month?
Consumers should experience a reduction in symptoms such as a reduction in water retention, mood swings, cravings for sweets and other menopausal symptoms.
How can you tell the age of your product?
The product is manufactured with a two year shelf life. If a consumer wishes to know the manufactured date, the manufacturer has it on file. If there is any discoloring or leaking of the product or a broken seal it should be returned for a replacement.
How long has YAMCON been on the market?
It has been on the market since 1993. Over 100,000 women are using it in 16 countries with excellent results!
Note: All usage of YAMCON should be discussed with your healthcare professional before proceeding.