What is meant, when people talk about Pumpkin Seed Oil benefits or advantages Pumpkin Seed Oil?
First of all, you must know that there are several traditional or folkloric uses of Pumpkin Seed Oil.
Before telling you about health benefits in the context of folkloric uses I would like to mention the most popular topics related to benefits of Pumpkin Seed Oil:
Advantages Pumpkin Seed Oil:
Vitamin E a natural radical catcher and antioxidant
Firstly, Pumpkin Seed Oil is a vegetable oil with one of the highest amounts of natural vitamin E of all vegetable oils. By contrast, much more than for example olive oil. This is important because vitamin E is a natural radical catcher and antioxidant, which is important for a healthy nutrition. This is one of the Pumpkin Seed Oil benefits.
Cholesterol versus Phytosterols
Secondly, nowadays almost everybody agrees with the fact that the level of cholesterol is linked to several health issues. Undoubtedly, Pumpkin Seed Oil is as a vegetable oil naturally free from cholesterol and it further contains phytosterols. Phytosterols are naturally contained secondary plant substances with special qualities. Surprisingly, they can have the effect to lower blood cholesterol.
Essential fatty acids
Thirdly, only two fatty-acids are known as essential for the human. Namely omega-6 and omega-3, also called linoleic acid (LA)(=omega-6) and α-Linolenic acid (ALA) (=omega-3). To put it differently, we have to ingest these omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. The reason for this is, that we cannot synthesize them ourselves. Good to know, that our Styrian Pumpkin Seed Oil contains up to 64% of these two-essential omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids.
Unsaturated fatty acids
Moreover, a well-structured fatty-acid profile with a lot of good unsaturated fatty acids are considered as beneficial for the human nutrition. Beneficial to know, that our Pumpkin Seed Oil consist up to 50% of polyunsaturated fatty acids and up 36% of mono-unsaturated fatty acids. To summarize it, a well-structured fatty-acid profile is another point of the so called Pumpkin Seed Oil benefits.
Probably useful links
Research Paper: Fluorscence screening of antioxidant capacity in pumpkin seed oils and other natural oils. From Gilbert Otto Fruhwirth, Thomas Wenzl, Rosemarie El-Toukhy, Franz Siegfried Wagner and Albin Hermetter.
Although this all may be true,
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About traditional or folkloric uses for Pumpkin Seed Oil benefits
Please note that traditional or folkloric uses, so far we know, are not scientifically researched. We are no medical institute or nutritional counselling agency, nor something related. We are just writing about so called traditional or folkloric uses for Pumpkin Seed Oil health. If you have any kind of health problem, please contact a doctor. If you need nutritional counselling, please contact a nutritional counselling agency. We do not accept any kind of liability or damages or something related. Here are some of the so called traditional or folkloric uses:
Folkloric uses for prostate
Firstly, it is said that real Pumpkin Seed Oil the right way produced from the naturally-skinless pumpkin seeds can prevent prostate enlargement. However, some people even say it can reverse the enlargement. Discomfort of an enlarged prostate is often a health issue for men over 60. Men with these kinds of health issues integrated Pumpkin Seed Oil in their daily nutrition.
Folkloric uses for bladder problems
Secondly, it is said that Styrian Pumpkin Seed Oil should help people with incontinence and bladder irritation. In this context, the Pumpkin Oil should help to prevent stress incontinence and prolapse. Especially woman after child birth or after their menopause are often facing this kind of problems. They then also integrated Pumpkin Seed Oil on a daily basis to soothe the irritation or reduce incontinence.
Pumpkin Seed Oil benefits for your hair
Thirdly, another folkloric use is Pumpkin Seed Oil for hair loss. Supporters of this folkloric custom say that it is a DHT blocker oil. In the light of this, male pattern baldness as well as hair loss of women should be associated with to high levels of the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Further it is said that Styrian Pumpkin Seed Oil contains beta-sitosterol, which should block DHT and delta 7-sterol, which should have an effect over another mechanism that helps. But like all folkloric uses, there is, so far we know no evidence or scientific study showing proof for Pumpkin Seed oil for hair or any any of this kind of traditional uses.