Can Curcubita Pepo Boost Testosterone?
Starting to appear in a small number of testosterone supplements is Curcubita Pepo… but what is it? and what can it do?
Curcubita Pepo is an extract taken from the plant group Curcubitaceae.. this includes Squash, Pumpkin, Gourd and Zucchini.
It can also be seen on supplement labels as:
- Pumpkin Extract
- Pumpkin Seed Oil
- ProstateEZE Max – a proprietary brand name.
Recognised Uses For Curcubita Pepo
There is very little evidence that confirms its uses in health care.. it has shown to be a phytopharmaceutical compound that could be used to help treat prostate disorders.. there has also been some studies that look into its effects on certain cancers.. in particular breast and liver cancers.
The brand name ProstateEZE max is a supplement that uses Curcubita Pepo alongside lycopene, pygeum, and saw palmetto in the treatment of benign prostatic hypertrophy.
In China it has also been approved as an anti diabetic herbal drug
Curcubita Pepo And Testosterone
There is no evidence whatsoever that Curcubita Pepo has any beneficial effects on testosterone production.. it is completely untested and unproven.
With no testing surrounding its potential to effect testosterone production, we recommend that you avoid any supplement containing Curcubita Pepo as its affects, both good and adverse or largely unknown.