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Is Pumpkin Seed Oil Good For You? 

by Fabian Jackson

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Have you been wondering if pumpkin seed oil is the supplement you’ve been looking for? Keep reading to find out all you need to know.

What is pumpkin seed oil?

Pumpkin seed oil, or pepita oil, is extracted (unsurprisingly) from pumpkin seeds. This produces a deep orange oil that’s used in cooking and even as a health supplement. 

a bottle of oil

Why is everyone raving about it?

Some of the most attractive powers pumpkin seed oil possesses are its ability to ‘prevent and reverse hair loss, ease menopause symptoms, improve prostate and heart health, and treat overactive bladder’ according to Very Well Health.

Pumpkin seed oil benefits

Studies have shown pumpkin seed oil can:

  • Lower cholesterol
  • Lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease
  • Potentially treat metabolic disease
  • Improve urinary tract health
  • Reduce and even reverse hair loss in some cases
  • Relieve symptoms of the menopause 

Are there any side effects to using pumpkin oil? 

Again according to Very Well Health ‘women who are pregnant or breastfeeding are advised to avoid using the product in amounts greater than those found in food because there is not enough evidence to supports its safety.’

Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below. 


Fabian Jackson
by Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.

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