So, if you Google PSO (Pumpkin Seed Oil, of course) and hair loss, you will come upon what looks to be an excellent Korean study done in 2014 with remarkable results. As a long-time, very large consumer of pumpkin seed oil, it would be very hard for me to sell this product for hair loss, for the very obvious reasons. To be fair, I started going bald in my 30s, way before Hay River Pumpkin Seed Oil. The benefits of the Korean study may be over stated, and possibly due to the inclusion of some of the other ingredients. For sure, we can tell you that pumpkin seed oil is an excellent source of many valuable nutrients. Below is a link to an excellent article that takes a detailed look at the study. From that article,
Boiling Down the Science: Pumpkin Seed Oil’s Hair Regrowth Mechanisms
Pumpkin seed oil is rich in micronutrients – like zinc and manganese – and tocopherols (vitamin E), phytosterols (plant sterols), and unsaturated fatty acids (linoleic acid).
And through these constituents, pumpkin seed oil may help improve pattern hair loss through several mechanisms:
- Lowering androgen activity (reducing DHT)
- Reducing inflammation
- Decreasing atherosclerosis in blood vessels
- Repleting trace elements necessary for hair growth