There are many science-backed health benefits of pumpkin seeds such as “full of valuable nutrients, high in antioxidants, very high in magnesium, may improve heart health, can lower blood sugar levels, high in fiber, may improve sperm quality, may help improve sleep, and improve prostate and bladder health.” Most people, especially with overactive bladder (OAB) may know that pumpkin seeds help with bladder control and may be part of their treatment for OAB.
How do Pumpkin Seeds for Bladder Control Work?
Pumpkin seeds help with overactive bladder by inhibiting 2 enzymes, 5-alpha-reductase & aromatase. This then decreases dihydrotestosterone (DHT) to slow down prostate growth (a cause of overactive bladder in men) and to increase testosterone. The increase in testosterone, in both men & women, helps strengthen the pelvic floor muscle to support bladder control. Pumpkin seed also helps relax the bladder wall muscles to increase the capacity to hold urine thus decreases urine frequency.
Bladder Support Supplement
Both men & women can benefit from our bladder strengthening supplement, Rejoice Plus®, including those who experience overactive bladder at night or pee more than usual during the day. Rejoice Plus® provides 24-hour protection. It helps strengthen and support using 5 natural active ingredients including pumpkin seeds! Use Rejoice Plus®* along with pelvic floor exercises and diet changes to help decrease overactive bladder and urinary incontinence episodes.
Ingredients of Rejoice Plus®
- Pumpkin Seeds. Inhibits the enzymes 5-alpha-reductase & aromatase, which strengthens pelvic floor and sphincter muscles.
- Vitamin D3. There are vitamin D3 receptors found in the bladder wall. Increases nitric oxide which increases the strength of the pelvic floor muscle, improves bladder and urethra support and causes the bladder to relax thus decreasing overactive bladder.
- L-Arginine & L-Citrulline. Found in the bladder muscle. Increases nitric oxide which relaxes the bladder muscle thereby increasing the capacity to hold urine.
- Prebiotic Fiber. Decreases constipation by promoting the growth of beneficial bacteria. This improves gut motility and increases stool frequency thus less pressure from the colon on the bladder, improving incontinence.
*TIP: Set realistic goals when using Rejoice Plus, performing pelvic floor exercises, and making diet changes in order to improve your overactive bladder and urinary incontinence episodes. These goals may include a decrease in incontinent episodes, a decrease in the level of urgency, a decrease in urinary leakage, and having a more restful sleep. If you are part of the Reddit community, they have a supportive community all about overactive bladder.
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