EMBARRASSED? FRUSTRATED? CONFUSED?
If You Suffer From Bladder Issues, You Are Far From Alone!
Whether you have a medical issue, are pregnant, overweight, overactive or just getting older, an overactive bladder—otherwise referred to as incontinence—is a problem no matter how you roll the dice. The fact remains, if you are one of the millions suffering from this frustrating condition, you are not alone. In fact, some estimates indicate that as many as 3.3 million Canadians – approximately 10% of the population – are experiencing some form of incontinence. However recent studies indicate that these numbers are much higher – particularly in older individuals.
Our medical community doesn’t seem to have any real answers when it comes to this issue either! This may be one of the main reasons the prestigious World Health Organization calls incontinence “one of the last medical taboos”.
One of the main reasons both sexes experience urinary problems is due to a weakening of the pelvic floor muscles and/or a weakening of the bladder sphincter (the muscle that controls urine flow). This is believed to be caused by hormonal changes, primarily the loss of testosterone, which is needed to keep these muscles from shrinking or growing weak. Even though weak bladder control affects both genders, more women tend to suffer from it than men. In men, incontinence is often due to early stages of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
Pumpkin Seed Extract – Natures Answer to Healthy Bladder Control
Pumpkin seeds have a long history of use in helping to alleviate various bladder conditions. Even though many people have noticed some bladder-related relief by using pumpkin seed oil, according to new research, it is the water-soluble portion of pumpkin seed that is much more effective. Research shows that water-soluble pumpkin seed extract is able to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles of the bladder by:
- Allowing more testosterone to become available to the pelvic muscles
- Binding to the pelvic-floor androgen receptors, further strengthening the pelvic muscles
- Helping to allow the bladder to relax (by increasing nitric oxide)
Why Ultimate Bladder Control?
Pumpkin seed oil is often sold as an accessory ingredient in bladder aiding formulas within the health industry due to its purported ability to alleviate urinary difficulties, however new research indicates that the water-soluble portion of pumpkin seed is much more effective in this regard. Ultimate
Bladder Control contains a 100% natural form of a patented water-soluble pumpkin seed. This one-of-a-kind ingredient was researched by Japanese scientists and found to be far superior to the conventional oil-soluble pumpkin seed available in the majority of products. Aside from its superior absorption ability, the water-soluble pumpkin seed used in Ultimate Bladder Control has been shown to be highly effective in alleviating the majority of urinary discomforts experienced by both genders and all ages. This includes relieving micturition (urination) problems associated with the early stages of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in men.
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Yanagisawa E. Study of effectiveness of mixed processed food containing Cucurbita pepo seed extract and soybean seed extract on stress urinary incontinence in women. Jpn J Med Pharm Sci. 2003; 14(3):313-22.
EFLA® Pumpkin Seed Special Extract: New in vitro studies on the efficacy and mode of action in incontinence disorders. Frutarom Switzerland Ltd.; 2006.
By Brad King, M.S., MFS