SomaDerm® gel is a transdermal product that contains a proprietary blend of key ingredients alongside powerful nutraceuticals that may increase natural growth hormone. There are eight herbs that you probably didn’t know help create the magic that is SomaDerm.
Wild Yam Root
Wild yam is a species of twining tuberous vine known as Dioscorea villosa. Aside from being called wild yam, it is also known as colic root, rheumatism root, devil’s bones, and fourleaf yam. The plant is native to eastern North America and ranges from a small vine with winged stems to large vines with unwinged stems. The root of this variable plant has been shown to possibly aid in the maintenance of and production of healthy levels of estrogen and DHEA.
Chaste Tree Fruit
Chaste tree or Vitex is in the Lamiaceae family, which is a family of flowering plants commonly known as the mint or sage family and has about 250 species. The species is native throughout the tropics and subtropics and is a genus of shrubs and trees that range from 1 to 35 meters tall. The berry of the chaste tree offers a variety of benefits and may help normalize hormones associated with menstruation and menopause.
Licorice is the common name of Glycyrrhiza glabra and is an herbaceous perennial legume native to Western Asia and southern Europe. The sweet, aromatic flavor is drawn from the root of the plant and has been commonly used in herbalism and traditional medicine. The root has many benefits, including that it may help normalize hormones during menopause and may help aid in weight loss.
Epimedium is a flowering plant in the family Berberidaceae, which contains about 700 known species and includes trees, shrubs, and perennial herbaceous plants. Also known as barrenwort, bishop’s hat, fairy wings, horny goat weed, or yin yang huo, epimedium is an herbaceous perennial that may support healthy joints and decrease mental and physical fatigue.
Ginkgo biloba, or maidenhair, is a tree native to China that has a wide variety of uses and has been grown for thousands of years. The trees are large and tend to reach a height of 20–35 meters (65–115 feet). The leaf from the Ginkgo biloba tree is used in SomaDerm for its powerful antioxidants that aid in neutralizing free radicals.
Velvet Bean Seed
Velvet bean, also known as monkey tamarind, cowage, cowitch, lacuna bean, and Lyon bean, is a tropical legume native to Africa and tropical Asia. The plant of the velvet bean is an annual climbing shrub with long vines that can reach over 15 meters (50 feet) in length. The seeds offer a variety of benefits, including that they may help improve joint health.
Green tea is a type of tea that is made from Camellia sinensis leaves and buds. Camellia sinensis is a species of evergreen shrubs or small trees that belong to the Theaceae family, also known as the tea family. Green tea has been consumed for its health benefits for centuries but what many don’t know is that it also offers benefits when applied topically, including that it may help reduce fatigue and may support healthy weight management.
Aloe vera is a succulent plant species that grows wild in tropical, semi-tropical, and dry climates around the world, originating from the Arabian Peninsula. It is widely known to relieve sunburns and can be found in many skincare products such as lotions, cosmetics, and ointments. This medicinal plant contains antioxidant and antibacterial properties and is a primary ingredient in SomaDerm.