PUMPKIN SEASON IS HERE,
Benefits of Pumpkin Oil
WHY THE CRAZE?
Bladder benefits. Helps with Incontinence and bladder irritation, especially women post-childbirth and post-menopause. Pumpkin oil strengthens the muscles that support the bladder.
Prostate performance. There is a strong body of evidence that shows that pumpkin seed oil can prevent prostate enlargement — a major health issue for men over 60. Not only that, but it has even been found to reverse enlargement in men who are already experiencing the discomfort of an enlarged prostate.
Hold onto your hair. Male pattern baldness (as well as hair loss in women) is sometimes associated with overly high levels of the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT). One of the phytochemicals in pumpkin oil, beta-sitosterol, has been found to block the conversion of testosterone into DHT. Pumpkin oil also contains delta-7-sterol, which blocks DHT via a different mechanism. The effects of these naturally occurring chemicals have led to speculation and anecdotal evidence for pumpkin oil as a treatment for hair loss.
Heal your digestive tract. The high fatty acid content of pumpkin oil can balance out excess inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract, helping to soothe uncomfortable and embarrassing symptoms associated with an unhealthy digestive tract. This can have a secondary impact, in that you will absorb more nutrition from your food if your GI tract is functioning properly.
Make your heart happy. Want to reduce your risk of heart disease? Pumpkin seed oil can help you accomplish that goal. “Pumpkin seed oil has high levels of phytosterols which are believed to help reduce LDL cholesterol (the bad type of cholesterol) by lowering its absorption when taken with a meal containing cholesterol.”
Build your bones. Vitamins A and K build strong bones and help to prevent fractures and post-menopausal bone loss.
Support your liver. Since pumpkin seed oil is a great source of healthy fats and antioxidants, consuming it can help support liver health. On top of that, using it in place of certain anti-inflammatory drugs can protect your liver from unnecessary damage.
Get better sleep. One of the most interesting components of pumpkin seed oil is tryptophan, which breaks down into serotonin and promotes restful sleep. Longer, deeper sleep can help to lower your stress levels and increase your overall health.
Protect your peepers. Perfectly Pressed pumpkin seed oil contains high levels of zeaxanthin, an antioxidant that has been shown to protect your eyes from UV and blue light damage.
Nourish your brain. Pumpkin seed oil is high in essential fats, which are the primary fuel for your brain.
Ease the symptoms of menopause. The natural phytoestrogens in pumpkin seed oil can help to lower your blood pressure and provide relief from symptoms like hot flashes, headaches and joint pain.
Promote a healthy inflammation response. A lot of the daily aches and pains we experience are the result of inflammation in the body.
Improved mood overall. YES!
Get nicer skin! the fatty acids found in pumpkin seed oil have important antioxidant properties. These can reduce skin inflammation when applied topically, Defends against infections and oxidative stress in skin cells, and generally improve the appearance of wrinkles and blemishes related to age. Pumpkin seed oil is also a rich source of vitamin E, which has powerful effects on skin appearance and texture.
Maintain healthy circulation. The high vitamin E content of pumpkin oil can “reduce the stickiness of blood and therefore lower the likelihood of blood clots forming”.