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There is no well-established, standard dosage for wild yam. Since this supplement has been studied very little in humans, there is no real data available to support any particular dosage as either safe or effective. Because there is little high-quality information about dosing for this supplement, it is probably a good idea to follow the dosing instructions on the label of your particular product.
There is no clearly established safe and effective dosage for wild yam at this time. In fact, there is not even a "typical" dose that can be recommended.
There are a few different reasons why it is difficult to recommend a dosage for this product. Unlike for prescription or non-prescription drugs, there is often no standard recommended dose for herbal supplements such as wild yam. Additionally, because wild yam supplementation has been studied very little in humans, there is no real data available to support any particular wild yam dose as either safe or effective.
Because there is little high-quality information about dosing for wild yam, it is probably a good idea to follow the instructions on the label of your particular product.
Some considerations for people taking wild yam include:
- If you decide to take a wild yam supplement, it is important to choose a trustworthy manufacturer (since supplements are not regulated as closely as drugs). Your pharmacist is a good source for information about which supplement manufacturers are most reliable. Products that are more expensive are not necessarily of a higher quality.
- If you have any chronic health problems or take any prescription medications, it is probably a good idea to check with your healthcare provider before taking wild yam.
- If you are unsure about anything related to wild yam or wild yam dosing in general, please talk with your healthcare provider.