Pumpkin Seeds contain magnesium which participates in a wide range of vitally important physiological functions, including the creation of the energy molecules of your body. The pumping of your heart, proper bone and tooth formation, relaxation of your blood vessels, and proper bowel function. Zinc for cell growth and division, sleep, mood, your senses of taste and smell, eye and skin health, insulin regulation, and male sexual function. Many are deficient in zinc due to mineral-depleted soils, drug effects, plant-based diets, and other diets high in grain. This deficiency is associated with increased colds and flu, chronic fatigue, depression, acne, low birth weight babies, learning problems and poor school performance in children. Feed the Bars to your kids! They are also an anti-inflammatory and rich in healthy fats, antioxidants and fibers, providing benefits for heart and liver health, particularly when mixed with flax seeds (which are also in the bars).