Is your hair falling out in chunks or maybe thinning a little too fast? Androgenetic alopecia aka male pattern baldness can affect both men and women and is the most common type of hair loss. Although it is not life-threatening, it’s certainly not pleasant. Losing your crowning glory at any stage of life is quite distressing but if you are still young it can be devastating. But there’s good news – there’s a Marvel Oil for that. In fact, there’s a Marvel Oil for just about any woe.
In an exciting study (thought to be the first of its kind) published in April this year, Pumpkin Seed Oil came out a real winner in the hair loss stakes. The study was randomized, placebo-controlled and double-blinded, in other words, the gold standard in research. 76 men consumed either 400 mg of Pumpkin Seed Oil or a placebo every day for 24 week s. At the end of this period, using a variety of measurements, the researchers concluded that: “Mean hair count increases of 40% were observed in PSO-treated men”
That is fantastic because the drug alternatives finasteride and minoxidil, while being effective treatments for androgenetic alopecia, have nasty side effects like decreased libido, erectile dysfunction and scaling, itchy scalps. Pumpkin Seed Oil is perfectly safe and has a rich, nutty flavour. You can use it just like extra virgin Olive Oil, drizzled over salads, fish and chicken or as a dip for bread.
Pumpkin seeds and their oil are extremely nutritious, being rich sources of fatty acids, carotenoids, tocopherols, phytosterols and antioxidants. This means they are not just good for hair loss but for a number of other things. They help get rid of parasites, ease arthritic and diabetic symptoms, are great for kidney, bladder, prostate and ovary function, increase mother’s milk and are fabulous for skin health.
Effect of Pumpkin Seed Oil on Hair Growth in Men with Androgenetic Alopecia: A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4017725/