Pumpkin seeds offer a broad range of minerals, vitamins, essential fatty acids, phytosterols, protein and other nutrition that makes them a particularly healthy snack or recipe addition for anyone.
There are, however, some specific pumpkin seeds benefits for men, involving hormones, hair loss, prostate enlargement, stress reduction and better sleep.
DHT and Hair Loss
High levels of the hormone dihydrotestosterone (DHT) circulating in the body may cause many health issues for men, especially later in life. DHT is believed to be a prime culprit in both hair loss, leading to male pattern baldness, and prostate enlargement, also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia.
DHT attaches to the hair follicles on the head in men, particularly at the temples and on the crown, and shortens their growth phase. Over time, this leads to thinner and weaker hairs and noticeable hair loss.