do yams contain compounds that act like steroids?

alpha_andy Posts: 160 Member
Do yams contain compounds that act like steroids? I'm actually lifting now so can someone do the legwork for me? ;-)

See this article:‘joys’/

In particular:
In the early 1930’s, yams were used to first synthesize testosterone because the chemical structure of the yam is identical to human testosterone. This particular Jamaican yam could possibly contain the most potent steroidal glycosides on earth.


  • Sarauk2sf
    Sarauk2sf Posts: 28,079 Member
    Sounds like the 'special' melon skincare stuff Cindy Crawford sells on the infomercials.

    I cannot find anything to support this and I cannot find the study being referred to. This is not new - it's been around for years and I would imagine that the natty (and not so natty) bb'ers would be all over it if the claims were credible.