Among its unique multitude of health benefits, pumpkin seeds standout for their ability to effectively treat an overactive bladder, a condition characterized by a sudden urge to urinate that may lead to an involuntary loss of urine.
Why You'll Find this Seed in our Product
Pumpkin Seeds are a rich source of magnesium, phosphorous, and zinc—all overlooked minerals in optimizing bone health and preventing osteoporosis. They also contain conventional mineral antioxidants like zinc and manganese.
The Amazing Diversity of Vitamin E
- Pumpkin Seeds contain the conventional antioxidant vitamin E in a wide variety of forms: alpha-tocopherol, gamma-tocopherol, delta-tocopherol, alpha-tocomonoenol, and gamma-tocomonoenol.
- These last two forms have only recently been discovered and they are a topic of special interest in vitamin E research since their bioavailability might be greater than some of the other vitamin E forms.
Pumpkin Seeds, Magnesium, and Bones
- Researchers at the University of Tennessee assessed the relationship between magnesium intake and bone mineral density, a major factor in the development of osteoporosis, in over 2,000 elderly men and women aged 70-79.
- After taking into account confounding factors of age, calcium intake, osteoporosis status, BMI, and physical activity, researchers concluded that higher intakes of magnesium were correlated with greater bone mineral density, particularly for caucasian individuals.
Researchers believe one possible mechanism for magnesium's beneficial effects is its ability to promote a more alkaline environment inside bones, which has shown to be conducive to boosting bone mineral density.