“I pressed pumpkin seed oil for the first time in 2009, upon request from a costumer with chronic prostate discomfort. I pressed 5 bottles of oil for him, and he was so happy that after just 5 days of taking this oil, he was completely relieved of all of his discomfort. After he shared his experience with me, I began taking the pumpkin seed oil myself, and I found that some of the lingering symptoms of my Crohn’s Disease diminished or disappeared. Although the flaxseed oil I had been taking for almost 3 years had relieved the pain and inflammation throughout my body, I was still waking up at least five times every night to go to the bathroom due to my Crohn’s Disease. With the pumpkin seed oil, this nightly disruption was reduced to 1 time per night. This change was huge for me, as I had not been able to sleep through the night for 4 years because of the Crohn’s Disease.
In addition to taking this oil myself, I also administer it to my horses, Fabian and Cash. Pumpkin seed oil has a reputation for being able to combat worms and parasites. I give my pumpkin seed oil to my horses in the form of the Five Seed Oil. Typically, horses have issues with parasites and worms, requiring vaccinations and deworming twice per year. For the 3 ½ years that I have had Fabian, and the 2 ½ years that I have owned Cash, I have never vaccinated or dewormed either one of them, and they have never had worms while being fed my oils along with their fresh fruit and vegetables and quality hay. With the great taste, health benefits, and nutrition provided by my Andreas Pumpkin Seed Oil, I am very happy to be able to offer this product again.”
-Andreas Wecker, Founder of Andreas Seed Oils
- Pumpkin Seed Oil
- Pressed using only Certified Organic, non-GMO seeds, Cold Pressed
Container Size: 7 oz. (207mL), bottled in Miron Glass
Servings Per Container: 40
Serving Size: 1 teaspoon
Suggested Usage: Shake well before use. Take 1 teaspoon daily, either on its own or added to breakfast cereal, salads, salad dressings, or smoothies. This oil should not be used for cooking, as heat can damage the structure of this delicate oil.
Shelf-life/Storage Instructions: Make sure oil is tightly capped, and store at room temperature, out of direct sunlight. When stored properly, Andreas Pumpkin Seed Oil will remain fresh for 3 month after opening. Refrigeration NOT recommended.
These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
*American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Suphakarn VS Yarnnon C Ngunboonsri P
The effect of pumpkin seeds on oxalcrystalluria and urinary compositions of children in hyperendemic area.
In: Am J Clin Nutr (1987 Jan) 45(1):115-21 ISSN: 0002-9165
We investigated the effect of pumpkin-seed supplementation on oxalcrystalluria and urinary composition in 20 boys age 2-7 yr from a hyperendemic area of Ubol province in Thailand. The experiment had four periods: control (before treatment), oxalate supplementation 5mg X kg-1 body wt X day-1, pumpkin-seed or orthophosphate supplementation 60 mg X kg body wt-1 X day-1, and posttreatment. Causal morning and 24-h urines were collected analyzed for crystalluria, pH, calcium, phosphorous, oxalate, creatinine, sodium, potassium, citrate glycosaminoglycans, and pyrophosphate.
The results demonstrated that the longer the supplementation period of pumpkin seeds, the better were the results. Pumpkin seeds lowered calcium- oxalate crystal occurrence and calcium level but increased phosphorus, pyrophosphate, glycosaminoglycans, and potassium values in urine as compared with orthophosphate supplementation. Pumpkin seeds provide high phosphorus levels and can be used as a potential agent in lowering the risk of bladder-stone disease.
Early research has indicated that pumpkin seed oil possesses amazing health benefits, and, as recent studies have revealed, it is one of the top three nutritional oils. Andreas Pumpkin Seed Oil contains minerals including magnesium, iron, phosphorus, zinc, copper, and manganese. It also contains Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C, D, E, and K. High amounts of monounsaturated fats, protein, and phytosterols, particularly beta-sitosterol, are also present in this oil. It contains antioxidants, including selenium, tocopherols, and carotenoids.
In addition to being a nutrient-dense oil, Andreas Pumpkin Seed Oil also possesses anti-parasitic properties, indicating use for the treatment of tapeworm infestations and schistosomiasis. It also has anti-inflammatory properties, as well as the ability to reduce swelling and irritation, making Andreas Pumpkin Seed Oil helpful for people who suffer from arthritis pain. Studies have also proven that pumpkin seed oil, with its high tryptophan content, may be beneficial to those who suffer from depression or who have trouble sleeping.
A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition* shows that the use of pumpkin seed oil can reduce the risk of bladder-stone disease, and inhibit the formation of kidney stones. Studies have also shown that pumpkin seed oil helps maintain prostate health due to the high levels of zinc, essential fatty acids, and phytosterols.
Due to the process I use to press Andreas Pumpkin Seed Oil, the nutrient-coded fibers naturally remain in the oil, enhancing the flavor and aiding in the delivery of the full benefits of the seeds.