Because why not ask health food store employees for medical advice?
Me: Excuse me?
Health Food Store Employee: Yes?
Me: This deodorant, it's vegetarian wild yam deodorant? And I was wondering what exactly wild yam would do for me.
HFSE: Well, women often use wild yam to naturally balance their hormones.
HFSE: And if you're putting it here (lifts up arm, mimes applying deodorant in armpit) it's going to be delivered into your system very efficiently.
Me: And what's the dosage delivered, say, per wipe?
HFSE: No idea.
Me: And what if I'm not sure if I want to naturally balance my hormones?
HFSE: Then you probably don't want to buy vegetarian wild yam deodorant.
ME: That's too bad, because it smells really good.
I bought lavender vegetarian deodorant instead. Because I'm not afraid of its soothing and nourishing qualities.