What’s the Benefits of Pumpkins, pain relief?


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What’s the Benefits of Pumpkins, pain relief? Let’s start by defining what is a Pumpkin

Define Pumpkins

If we are talking about Pumpkins, it wouldn’t hurt to define them, Pumpkins, squash, and gourds are all part of the Cucurbitaceous family.  Cucurbitaceous is large plant family that includes over 900 species, including orange pumpkins, watermelons, and cucumbers. pumpkins are a winter squash.

Pumpkin season

Pumpkin season is almost in full swing! Pumpkin spice lattes and pumpkin recipes are all over the internet. Oreo’s latest flavor even contains Fall’s favorite ingredient. But pumpkin can be used for more than signaling the start of a new season. Like all vegetables, pumpkin has benefits that can keep you healthy year round.

Pumpkin is abundant in Vitamin C

Pumpkin is rich in dietary fiber, antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins[1]. It’s low in all the things that we try to avoid. Such as saturated fats, cholesterol, and calories. Even the seeds can be beneficial! Pumpkin seeds have a protective effect against diabetes. They help to stabilize blood sugar and protecting the insulin-producing cells in the body against damage[2].

Suffer from arthritis? Pumpkin can help you with that as well! Pumpkin is abundant in Vitamin C. This vitamin is needed to help the body rebuild cartilage in the joints. Consuming enough Vitamin C can improve joint health and prevent inflammatory arthritis[3].  Less inflammation means less pain!

Pumpkin Year Round

Next time you see a pumpkin recipe, you may want to consider saving it. Cooking with pumpkin is a great way to get all the benefits it has to offer. Pumpkin can be enjoyed all the time, but with their popularity in the Fall, it is easy to enjoy them even more.

Some see pumpkin as a seasonal treat, but don’t be afraid to use it all year. This way you can receive all the benefits it has to offer.


[1] https://rtpr.com/blog/pumpkin-good-younot-just-pie

[2] http://www.nowtolove.co.nz/health/body/arthritis-eat-some-pumpkin-14508

[3] https://rtpr.com/tips/top-10-vitamin-c-rich-foods

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FAQ’s About Blue-Emu Ingredients


FAQ’s About Blue-Emu Ingredients

Over the past few years I have noticed during my weekly rounds of grocery shopping and numerous visits to mass merchandisers across the United States, consumers have become more conscious of the ingredients in their favorite products.  Taking the time to graze over the exact components of each product before making its way into their shopping cart.  With this being said, we would like to save you some time in the possible near future, giving you the lowdown on our own product labeling.

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From consumed products, such as food, all the way across the board to over-the-counter (OTC) pharmaceutical drugs, every product packaging has its own guideline put forth by the FDA for ingredients.  This is so there is no confusion when comparing similar categorized products.  So what do your labels mean when it comes to the order of our ingredients you say?   Well…you can read for yourself by clicking the link below or continue reading my quick summary of our ingredient layout.

According to the FDA;  “For OTC drug products that contain both drug and cosmetic ingredients, the drug ingredients are considered the active ingredients, and the cosmetic ingredients are considered the inactive ingredients. (See §§ 201.66(b)(2) and 201.66(b)(8).)” http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/CFRSearch.cfm?FR=201.66




MAXIMUM ARTHRITIS and CONTINUOUS SPRAY, both in the same product category, and overall have the same exact ACTIVE INGREDIENT percentage based on its overall weight.

What does differ, is the obvious application methods, but more over it’s the INACTIVE INGREDIENTS that create this difference. And according to the FDA regulations on OTC products, we must list these in alphabetical order, not by percentages of actual ingredients.

MAXIMUM ARTHRITIS Inactive Ingredients

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MAXIMUM ARTHRITIS Inactive Ingredients read alphabetically like this:
Acrylates/c10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Allantoin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice(Aloe Vera), Cetyl AlcoholD-Glucosamine, Dimethicone, Disodium EDTA, D-Panthenol, Emu Oil, Ethylhexyglycerin, F D & C Blue#1, Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate and Peg-100 Stearate, Methylsulfonylmethane, Mineral Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Polysorbate 80, Stearic Acid, Triethanolamine, Tocopherol Acetate(vitamin E), Water.

CONTINUOUS SPRAY Inactive Ingredients

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CONTINUOUS SPRAY Inactive Ingredients read alphabetically like this:
Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe Vera), Caprylyl Glycol, Diazolidinyl Urea, Dimethyl Sulfone,
Disodium EDTA, DMDM Hydantoin, Emu Oil, Glucosamine Sulfate, Glycerin, Glyceryl Caprylate, Lecithin, Oleic Acid, Panthenol, Phenoxyethanol, Polysorbate 20, Sorbitol, Water, Xanthan Gum.

Now we cannot say the same for every other drug fact /nutritional fact panel out there…but this is when you as an informed consumer can make the proper decision for you and your family.

The BLUE-EMU ® Family of products are available Nationwide! Try some today and see what all the hype is about!

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What is the #1 Cause of Disability? Arthritis!


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Blue-Emu® to include first OTC Lidocaine Pain Relief patch – Lidocare™


Blue-Emu® to extend product line to include first OTC Lidocaine Pain Relief patch – Lidocare™

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