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Life Extension

Water-Soluble Pumpkin Seed Extract


Suitable for Vegetarians


Life Extension Water-Soluble Pumpkin Seed Extract for weak and ageing bladders, supports healthy bladder function. 1,2  As we age, we frequently encounter a weakening of the bladder and its sphincter muscle that controls the release of urine. Studies demonstrate that ingestion of water-soluble pumpkin seed extract can significantly improve both of them. 3-10

The pumpkin seed has a long history of use for healthy bladder function. Japanese scientists have patented a method to obtain the water-soluble constituents of the pumpkin seed, which are absorbed far more efficiently into the bloodstream. These water-soluble pumpkin seed extracts appear to help with the urinary discomforts, endured by so many maturing women and men. The results from human studies show the maximum benefits occurring after six to eight weeks of continued use. 6-10

Water-Soluble Pumpkin Seed Extract Benefits:

  • Maintains structural support of the bladder
  • Supports urethral sphincter muscle function
  • Helps with urinary discomforts in aging individuals

Our in-store pharmacist Shabir Daya, has written an article about Water-Soluble Pumpkin Seed Extract:

Directions: Take a food supplement.  The suggested daily intake is one (1) capsule three times, for the first two weeks. After two weeks, reduce to two (2) capsules per day or as directed by a medical practitioner. This product can be taken with or without food.

Keep out of reach of children. Do not exceed recommended dose. Do not use if outer seal is broken or damaged. If you are undergoing treatment for a medical condition or if you are pregnant or lactating, please consult your medical practitioner.

One vegetarian capsule delivers 262mg of Water-Soluble Pumpkin extract (seed). Other Ingredients: Microcrystalline Cellulose, Vegetable Cellulose (Capsule), Maltodextrin, Silica, Vegetable Stearate.

Is pumpkin seed extract the same as pumpkin seed oil?
Pumpkin seeds contain water-soluble and fat-soluble (oil) components, both of which have been shown to help encourage a healthier bladder. While some pumpkin seed oil products may not note the term "extract", these two components are both considered extracts of pumpkin seeds. The water-soluble constituents specifically have shown superior support for healthy bladder muscles and healthy bladder function due to their increased stability and higher absorption, so less of the extract is needed.

Is it gluten-free?
This product does not contain gluten or soy.        

Is it okay to take pumpkin seed extract three times a day?
Life Extension formulates its product dosing and instructions based on scientific literature, so they suggest taking one (1) capsule three times daily for the first two weeks, then reducing it to two (2) capsules.

Does this product come from the Pepo or Maxima pumpkin variants? There are three different major variants of the pumpkin, and they each have different effects on the human body.
The extract used in this formula is derived from Cucurbita pepo pumpkin seeds. Studies found that extracts from Cucurbita pepo and Cucurbita maxima were shown to support bladder and urinary health.

Can this be taken with your other prostate products, like PalmettoGuard® Saw Palmetto?
Yes, this product can be combined with PalmettoGuard® Saw Palmetto for more comprehensive urinary support.

Is this safe for children?
Life Extension cannot make any suggestions for individuals under the age of 18, so they suggest speaking with the child's paediatrician.

What is the concentration of this extract?
This product provides 262 mg of water-soluble pumpkin extract per serving. The extract has 100% potency.

Does this product help women, or is it for men?
This product can be used by men and women to support bladder and urinary health. Water-soluble pumpkin seed extract provides unique constituents that support pelvic muscles, which are important for healthy bladder function.

Where are the seeds coming from? Is it made in the US?
The pumpkins are grown and harvested in Austria, the seeds are processed in Switzerland, and the product is manufactured in the USA.

If the capsules are too large to swallow, can I open them and mix the contents with honey or another food to take them?
It can be done, and many people do it; however, Life Extension does not guarantee potency or efficacy at that point. Additionally, it may make a mess and not have the most pleasant taste.      

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  2. The Journal of urology. 1986;136(5):1021-1025.
  3. Journal of traditional and complementary medicine. 2014;4(1):72-74.
  4. Nutrition Research and Practice. 2009;3(4):323-327.
  5. British journal of urology. 1990;66(6):639-641.
  6. J Med Food. 2019;22(6):551-559.
  7. J Tradit Complement Med. 2019;9(2):138-142.
  8. Planta Med. 2019
  9. Arch Ital Urol Androl. 2016;88(2):136-43.
  10. Urol Int. 2015;94(3):286-95.

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Product Code: LFX1008