{"id":606300012850,"title":"Anna's Wild Yam Cream Review: Natural Hormonal Relief?","created_at":"2023-09-16T21:50:31-04:00","body_html":"\u003cscript type=\"application\/ld+json\"\u003e\/\/ \u003c![CDATA[\n{\n \"@context\": \"https:\/\/schema.org\",\n \"@type\": \"Article\",\n \"headline\": \"Anna's Wild Yam Cream Review: Natural Hormonal Relief?\",\n \"keywords\": \"anna's wild yam cream, anna's wild yam cream review, anna's wild yam cream reviews, anna's wild yam cream amazon, anna's wild yam cream ingredients\",\n \"description\": \"Our research team analyzes the ingredients in Anna's Wild Yam Cream based on medical studies to give our take on whether it's likely to relieve menopausal symptoms, or if it's a waste of money. We share our concerns over its ingredients.\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/annas-wild-yam-cream\",\n\"author\": {\n \"@type\": \"Person\",\n \"name\": \"Calloway Cook\",\n \"url\": \"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/pages\/calloway-cook\",\n \"sameAs\": \"https:\/\/www.linkedin.com\/in\/calloway-cook\/\",\n \"jobTitle\": \"President\",\n \"knowsAbout\": \"entrepreneurship, dietary supplements, herbal supplements, eCommerce, medical research\",\n \"alumniOf\": {\n \"@type\": \"EducationalOrganization\",\n \"name\": \"S.I. 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Is topical cream really the best solution for menstrual cramping and menopausal symptoms? Are there any questionable additive ingredients? And how do real users rate and describe the effects of Anna’s Wild Yam Cream?\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIn this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more, as we analyze the ingredients in Anna’s Wild Yam Cream based on medical studies to give our take on whether this product is likely to be effective for the relief of menopausal symptoms, or if it’s a waste of money.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe’ll share our concerns about the ingredient disclosures (or lack thereof), and feature unsponsored customer reviews of the brand.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eIngredient Analysis\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"Anna's Wild Yam Cream\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0047\/1524\/9737\/files\/Anna_s_Wild_Yam_Cream_Active_Ingredients_Optimized.png?v=1694915531\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe active ingredients in Anna’s Wild Yam Cream are shown above.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eIt’s important to note that there are no inactive ingredients listed which is a consumer safety issue, and we strongly urge consumers to avoid health and cosmetic products that fail to publish full ingredient lists.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eConsumers may be allergic or otherwise sensitive to inactive ingredients (like fragrance) in creams, and we urge Anna’s to either publish the inactive ingredients in this product, or clarify on the product page if only active ingredients are included.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eWild yam extract\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is the first-listed active ingredient, and was shown to be ineffective when applied topically in women with menopausal symptoms in a 2001 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/11428178\/\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/11428178\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e. The researchers concluded:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e“This study suggests that short-term treatment with topical wild yam extract\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e in women suffering from menopausal symptoms is free of side-effects, but \u003c\/span\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eappears to have little effect on menopausal symptoms.”\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eChaste tree extract \u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003ewas shown to be effective for premenstrual syndrome (PMS) in a 2017 \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC5308513\/\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/pmc\/articles\/PMC5308513\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003emedical review\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, although all of the clinical trials seem to use an oral version of the compound rather than topical.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eJust because a compound is effective for relieving menstrual pain when taken orally, does not necessarily mean it will have the same effects when applied topically.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eAloe vera\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e is clinically shown to have anti-inflammatory effects, as we documented in our review of \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/gotucream-review\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/illuminatelabs.org\/blogs\/health\/gotucream-review\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eGotucream\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e, although we can’t find a single study proving that topical application of this compound relieves menstrual pain or any menstrual symptoms.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eVitamin E\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e was shown in a \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/23447916\/\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov\/23447916\/\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eclinical trial\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e published in \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ci data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe Journal of Reproductive Medicine\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e to reduce pelvic pain in menstruating women when taken orally.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe can’t find any trials suggesting it has the same effect when used topically.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe ingredients list also states “contains soya bean products,” which is a very strange ingredient disclosure.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWhich part of the soya bean product is used? At what dose and concentration?\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eOverall, we cannot identify one single active ingredient in Anna’s Wild Yam Cream that we consider likely to reduce menstrual pain or relieve any uncomfortable menstrual symptoms. \u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe brand fails to cite any clinical research on their product page proving that either this formulation or any of its constituent active ingredients are effective for what the brand claims.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eBut how do real users rate and describe the effects of Anna’s Wild Yam Cream? We’ll feature unsponsored customer reviews in the next section of this article.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eCan Diet Relieve Menopausal Symptoms?\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA YouTube video published by the famous Good Morning America channel features a registered dietitian discussing how a certain type of diet may relieve hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003ciframe title=\"YouTube video player\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/-L_Avg-j8is?si=kqQuttmfI4YDc5bV\" height=\"315\" width=\"560\" allowfullscreen=\"\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share\" frameborder=\"0\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eA YouTube video from a creator named Kale Brock features a doctor and women’s health specialist named Andrea Huddleston who makes a “Hormone Balancing” green smoothie for women:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003ciframe width=\"560\" height=\"315\" src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/HnHMDBTdtHo?si=Ec20aXKouK96meng\" title=\"YouTube video player\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture; web-share\" allowfullscreen=\"\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eWhere to Buy Anna’s Wild Yam Cream\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAt the time of publishing this article, Anna’s Wild Yam Cream only appears to be available for sale on the brand’s official website, which can be accessed \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/annaswildyamcream.com.au\/products\/annas-wild-yam-cream\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-href=\"https:\/\/annaswildyamcream.com.au\/products\/annas-wild-yam-cream\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003ehere\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eThis product does not appear to be available for sale on Amazon or other third-party retailers.\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThere are a large number of other yam creams on Amazon, but not this specific brand.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eIf Anna’s were to list on Amazon, it would likely be a good thing for consumers because the platform requires sellers to publish all ingredients (both active and inactive).\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003ePros and Cons of Anna’s Wild Yam Cream\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eHere are the pros and cons of Anna’s Wild Yam Cream in our opinion:\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003ePros:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eSome ingredients have been studied in menopausal women\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"text-decoration: underline;\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eCons:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cul data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eActive ingredients are studied more for oral than topical use\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eUnclear if brand failed to publish inactive ingredients\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eDoesn’t appear clinically tested\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eNo proof of efficacy\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe cannot identify one single effective active ingredient\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eCurrently out-of-stock for three months\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eNot available on Amazon\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003cli style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eQuestionable health and marketing claims on brand website\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch2 style=\"text-align: center;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cb data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003eConclusion\u003c\/b\u003e\u003c\/h2\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eAnna’s Wild Yam Cream is one of the worst women’s health products we’ve reviewed to date on Illuminate Health in regard to efficacy.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThis product doesn’t appear to be clinically tested, and we cannot find any research studies suggesting any of its active ingredients are effective for relieving menstrual symptoms when applied topically.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe brand only publishes active ingredients on their product page, which begs the question of whether there are inactive ingredients in this formulation that are not listed (which would be a consumer safety issue).\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eWe cannot find any unsponsored customer reviews of this product, at the time of publication, to feature in this article.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp data-mce-fragment=\"1\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"font-weight: 400;\" data-mce-fragment=\"1\" data-mce-style=\"font-weight: 400;\"\u003eThe brand’s official website appears to be the only place to buy Anna’s Wild Yam Cream currently (not Amazon or any other third-party retailers).\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e","blog_id":49281925193,"author":"Calloway Cook","user_id":26601750601,"published_at":"2023-09-16T21:59:34-04:00","updated_at":"2023-09-16T21:59:34-04:00","summary_html":"We analyze the ingredients in Anna's Wild Yam Cream based on medical studies to give our take on whether it's likely to relieve menopausal symptoms, or if it's a waste of money. We share our concerns over its ingredients.","template_suffix":"","handle":"annas-wild-yam-cream","tags":"_related:menopause, _related:women's-health"}

Anna's Wild Yam Cream Review: Natural Hormonal Relief?

Anna's Wild Yam Cream Review: Natural Hormonal Relief?


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Anna’s Wild Yam Cream is a traditional cream used to relieve menstrual pain. 

The brand’s website claims that “The key to feminine wellbeing comes from providing our bodies with the nutritional resources we need to have our body to produce the natural compounds needed to meet the ever changing demands of our feminine wellbeing,” which isn’t particularly scientific.

But does Anna’s Wild Yam Cream contain research-based compounds for relieving menstrual pain, or are these just marketing claims? Is topical cream really the best solution for menstrual cramping and menopausal symptoms? Are there any questionable additive ingredients? And how do real users rate and describe the effects of Anna’s Wild Yam Cream?

In this article we’ll answer all of these questions and more, as we analyze the ingredients in Anna’s Wild Yam Cream based on medical studies to give our take on whether this product is likely to be effective for the relief of menopausal symptoms, or if it’s a waste of money.

We’ll share our concerns about the ingredient disclosures (or lack thereof), and feature unsponsored customer reviews of the brand.

Ingredient Analysis

Anna's Wild Yam Cream

The active ingredients in Anna’s Wild Yam Cream are shown above.

It’s important to note that there are no inactive ingredients listed which is a consumer safety issue, and we strongly urge consumers to avoid health and cosmetic products that fail to publish full ingredient lists.

Consumers may be allergic or otherwise sensitive to inactive ingredients (like fragrance) in creams, and we urge Anna’s to either publish the inactive ingredients in this product, or clarify on the product page if only active ingredients are included.

Wild yam extract is the first-listed active ingredient, and was shown to be ineffective when applied topically in women with menopausal symptoms in a 2001 clinical trial. The researchers concluded:

“This study suggests that short-term treatment with topical wild yam extract in women suffering from menopausal symptoms is free of side-effects, but appears to have little effect on menopausal symptoms.”

Chaste tree extract was shown to be effective for premenstrual syndrome (PMS) in a 2017 medical review, although all of the clinical trials seem to use an oral version of the compound rather than topical.

Just because a compound is effective for relieving menstrual pain when taken orally, does not necessarily mean it will have the same effects when applied topically.

Aloe vera is clinically shown to have anti-inflammatory effects, as we documented in our review of Gotucream, although we can’t find a single study proving that topical application of this compound relieves menstrual pain or any menstrual symptoms.

Vitamin E was shown in a clinical trial published in The Journal of Reproductive Medicine to reduce pelvic pain in menstruating women when taken orally.

We can’t find any trials suggesting it has the same effect when used topically.

The ingredients list also states “contains soya bean products,” which is a very strange ingredient disclosure.

Which part of the soya bean product is used? At what dose and concentration?

Overall, we cannot identify one single active ingredient in Anna’s Wild Yam Cream that we consider likely to reduce menstrual pain or relieve any uncomfortable menstrual symptoms. 

The brand fails to cite any clinical research on their product page proving that either this formulation or any of its constituent active ingredients are effective for what the brand claims.

But how do real users rate and describe the effects of Anna’s Wild Yam Cream? We’ll feature unsponsored customer reviews in the next section of this article.

Can Diet Relieve Menopausal Symptoms?

A YouTube video published by the famous Good Morning America channel features a registered dietitian discussing how a certain type of diet may relieve hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms:

A YouTube video from a creator named Kale Brock features a doctor and women’s health specialist named Andrea Huddleston who makes a “Hormone Balancing” green smoothie for women:

Where to Buy Anna’s Wild Yam Cream

At the time of publishing this article, Anna’s Wild Yam Cream only appears to be available for sale on the brand’s official website, which can be accessed here.

This product does not appear to be available for sale on Amazon or other third-party retailers.

There are a large number of other yam creams on Amazon, but not this specific brand.

If Anna’s were to list on Amazon, it would likely be a good thing for consumers because the platform requires sellers to publish all ingredients (both active and inactive).

Pros and Cons of Anna’s Wild Yam Cream

Here are the pros and cons of Anna’s Wild Yam Cream in our opinion:

Pros:

  • Some ingredients have been studied in menopausal women

Cons:

  • Active ingredients are studied more for oral than topical use
  • Unclear if brand failed to publish inactive ingredients
  • Doesn’t appear clinically tested
  • No proof of efficacy
  • We cannot identify one single effective active ingredient
  • Currently out-of-stock for three months
  • Not available on Amazon
  • Questionable health and marketing claims on brand website
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Conclusion

Anna’s Wild Yam Cream is one of the worst women’s health products we’ve reviewed to date on Illuminate Health in regard to efficacy.

This product doesn’t appear to be clinically tested, and we cannot find any research studies suggesting any of its active ingredients are effective for relieving menstrual symptoms when applied topically.

The brand only publishes active ingredients on their product page, which begs the question of whether there are inactive ingredients in this formulation that are not listed (which would be a consumer safety issue).

We cannot find any unsponsored customer reviews of this product, at the time of publication, to feature in this article.

The brand’s official website appears to be the only place to buy Anna’s Wild Yam Cream currently (not Amazon or any other third-party retailers).