The Health Sciences Institute is intended to provide cutting-edge health information.
Nothing on this site should be interpreted as personal medical advice. Always consult with your doctor before changing anything related to your healthcare.

REGROW and THICKEN lost hair with this Aztec ‘seed trick’

If you’re among the 70% of older men who’s started losing hair…

You might think it’s all downhill from here.

Especially if you’re over 50.

But hair loss doesn’t HAVE to put you on the fast track to baldness.

You can SLAM the brakes on the hair you’re losing… and even grow some of it BACK.

And you can do it without hair replacement surgery… nasty chemicals… or messy potions.

Because your hair might be falling out… and not growing back… because of a nutritional deficiency or a hormonal imbalance!

For many older guys, it could be BOTH.

Fortunately, there’s a way to address the “root” causes of age-related hair loss…

All you need to do is tap into a special type of ancient gourd.

And the PERFECT time to start is NOW.

Squash hair loss… and watch it grow back!

There’s a healing oil that’s been used for HUNDREDS of years throughout the most PROMINENT ancient medical practices, from Traditional Chinese Medicine… and Ayurveda… to Native American folk medicine.

It’s a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant

And it can be a HERO for men with a receding hairline… or who are just getting a little thin “up top.”

I’m talking about pumpkin seed oil.

It comes from the seeds of two specific varieties of pumpkins that originated in the Aztec Empire:

  1. field pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo)
  2. giant pumpkin (Cucurbita maxima).

The seeds from these pumpkins – which are NOT the kind you carved last month for Halloween — are also known as “pepitas,” from the Spanish “pepita de calabaza,” or “little seed of squash.”

These seeds may be small… but their power to reverse the visible signs of aging in older men is MIGHTY.

You see, as you age, your hormone levels are thrown out of balance.

When it comes to hair loss, the hormones in question are your androgens – and not just testosterone, the levels of which can take a nosedive.

There’s also 5α-dihydrotestosterone (DHT), whose levels can actually INCREASE with age.

Your hair follicles are particularly sensitive to it… and actually SHRINK in response to high levels of DHT.

Shrunken hair follicles don’t generate as much “new” hair after the “old” hair falls out.

So, the higher your DHT levels are… the less your hair grows.

Fortunately, normal hair growth can return — once you balance your hormones.

And that’s where pumpkin oil steps in.

It’s high in zinc… and zinc inhibits DHT formation.

That’s the theory as to why pumpkin seed oil can REGROW lost hair, according to a 2014 study on men with mild to moderate hair loss.

After just 6 months, the hair count in participants who consumed pumpkin seed oil INCREASED by 40%!

And not surprisingly, the experimental group was also significantly more SATISFIED with their new look and hair regrowth.

Zinc also helps balance thyroid hormones – an ESSENTIAL process for folks with hypothyroidism who experience hair loss.

Now, pumpkin seed oil is ALSO packed with fatty acids… and fatty acids are known to support a thick head of hair.

You’ll find a number of essential and healthy fatty acids in pumpkin seed oil, including…

  • alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid
  • linoleic acid, a polyunsaturated omega-6 fatty acid
  • palmitic acid, the most common saturated fatty acid found in nature
  • stearic acid, the second-most common saturated fatty acid found in nature, and
  • myristic acid, a common saturated long-chain fatty acid.

And pumpkin seed oil has been proven to be not only EFFECTIVEbut also SAFE.

You can find pumpkin seed oil in capsule or liquid form. Just make sure it’s cold-pressed, so it retains all of its healthful nutrients.

Refined oil extraction uses heat, which diminishes its nutritional profile.

Research has used 400 mg per day… but some recommendations suggest taking as much as 1 tablespoon daily.

To incorporate it into your diet, you can add it to your arsenal of healthy oils for cooking and salad dressings.

Now, the science supports actually CONSUMING pumpkin seed oil… and not rubbing it on your scalp.

But you will find many of the above fatty acids listed in the ingredients of shampoos and other hair products.