As you’ll read below, pine pollen is a nutritional powerhouse. With everything in it combined you may find some of these incredible benefits. According to Chinese medicine, pine pollen enters through the five major meridians including the lungs, kidneys, spleen, heart and liver.
Hormonal Support Strengthens the Immune System Great Brain Food Balances Androgenic and Estrogenic Hormones Supports and Detoxifies the Liver Great for the Skin and Hair Protects the Cardiovascular System May Reduce Cholesterol Regulates Weight by Supporting the Metabolism Increases Energy and Vitality Aphrodisiac Increases Glutathione (the Body’s Master Antioxidant) Optimizes Breast Health in Women and Prostate Health in Men Improves Endurance Supports a Healthy Sex Life May Reduce Pain Helps with a Hangover Helps Arthritis Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory Decreases DNA Mutation
Pine Pollen is Great for Women Too
In China, where pine pollen has been used for thousands of years, it is considered one of the beauty tonics for women. Yes, it can be used on your skin. Several of its compounds support both elastin and collagen. And taken internally, with its wide variety of minerals, vitamins, amino acids, antioxidants and more it’ll help support your health.
Many women get scared off when they see the word “testosterone”, not realizing that they too need this hormone, just in a lesser amount then men. Taking pine pollen, especially in powdered form, will not make you wake up with a mustache, deepen your voice, or sprout huge muscles.
Cell Wall Broken Pine Pollen
Like chorella, pine pollen has a hard shell on it. If this is not broken then the nutrition that is found in pine pollen will not be readily available to your body.
Pine pollen has over 200 bioactive vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antioxidants and other super nutrients in every single serving. It is a wild-harvested super food with no added chemicals or preservatives.
Pine Pollen Testosterone and a Rare Source of Phyto-Androgens
These can help combat all those phyto and xeno-estrogens are our environment is full of these days, from drinking water, pesticides, plastics and more. This includes:
Androstenedione Testosterone DHEA Androsterone
This is not a steroid and you won’t have any side effects of those drugs. Instead with all the natural co-factors and the small amounts these will work with your body for adaptogenic effects. These are provided through novel plant compounds like Gibberellins and Brassinosteroids, which bind to testosterone receptors sites, regulate prostrate health, have anti-inflammatory, liver detoxifying actions and much more.
For men, take a three tablespoon dose of pine pollen mixed in 8 oz. of water before going to bed. It will help you wake up with “morning wood”.
But when you do wake up “erect” feel free to leave a review of our pine pollen below. ;)
Nocturnal Penile Tumescense, as the scientists call it, is a natural process that occurs for healthy men. When your hormones are working right this should be a daily occurrence.
Note that this is a bigger dose than normally recommended, but it helps to ensure you “feel” the effects. Experiment to find the right dose of pine pollen for you so that this occurs every day and be sure to check out the details on our Megadose Pine Pollen below.
This doesn’t work for everyone. It does for many. For others you’ll just gain other pine pollen benefits.
Each of the following listed amounts is per 3 gram serving, which is approximately 1 tablespoon.
Pine Pollen contains 18 Amino Acids
It is a complete protein source as it contains seven of of the essential amino acids (they are bolded below). In fact pine pollen is about 30% protein.
Vitamin A 1.3ug B1 (Thiamin) 182ug B2 (Riboflavin) 15ug B3 (Niacin) 427ug B6 (Pyridoxine) 39ug B9 (Folic Acid) 28ug Vitamin C 1686ug Vitamin E 97ug Vitamin D .7ug Beta Carotene .8ug Pine Pollen is Full of Minerals
The Pine Pollen is collected from the mountainous regions of China, from pristine and unpolluted locations. The pollen is wild harvested then processed at very low temperatures to crack the cell wall of the pollen, producing a superior product that is over 99% digestible. The date on the package is a packaging date, not expiration. No need for refrigeration. Store in a cool, dry place and pine pollen will stay potent for up to a year once opened.
Our pine pollen is packaged and shipped in 100 gram bags of pine pollen powder. You can order multiple bags by increasing the quantity in your shopping cart.
There are roughly 50-60 teaspoons per 100 gram bag and 250-300 per 500g bag!
In China, pine pollen is usually taken at doses of 5-10 grams per day for all the nutrition and healthful benefits it provides.
At a dose of 10 grams a day (approximately 3 tablespoons) this supply will last 50 days. At five grams a day it would last 100 days. Of course, you can also order it as a stockpile with regular dosing, as its like buying four bags and getting one free.
There are approximately 166 tablespoons per 500 gram container.
Pine trees provide us with an adaptogenic miracle every Spring season, when the male catkins on the end of the pine’s branches drop their pollen, and blanket the grounds with their yellow powder. You may be familiar with these yellow particles that tend to magnetize themselves to your car every spring. Welcome, Pine Pollen. One may have never guessed, that these fertile microscopic dustings given off by our population of Pine trees all around the world would be so nutritionally dense.
We have been on the earth as a human species for a million-or -some-odd years, in one form or another. Humans have been using the pine trees and their Pollen as medicine since the beginning.
Pine Pollen is a tonic medicine, meaning that it can be used over a course of time, without it having toxic effects on your body. It is also adaptogenic so it will cater to exactly what your body needs and treat any areas of distress. As a nutritive, Pine Pollen can be consumed in large amounts to derive any of the wide range of vitamins and minerals it contains, such as Vitamins A B-Carotene, B1, B2, B3, B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin D, and Vitamin E. Its host of minerals include Calcium, Copper, Iron, Manganese, Magnesium, Molybdenum, Phosphorous, Potassium, Selenium, Silicon, Sodium, and Zinc. Oh, and another plus: Pine Pollen contains over twenty amino acids and all eight essential amino acids! Do you know what this means? It is a complete protein!
According to the research, the nutritious components are categorized into five groups:
(1) 20 kinds of amino acid, 8 of which are essential to the body. (2) 14 kinds of vitamins. (3) 30 kinds of mineral elements. (4) About a hundred kinds of enzymes and active substances. (5) Nucleic acids, fibrins, unsaturated fatty acids, flavonoids, choline, etc.
Not only is Pine Pollen ultra-rich in vitamins and minerals, while also being a medicine you can take on an on-going basis, but Pine Pollen enhances an array of bodily functions while assisting in preventing degenerative conditions as well. Pine Pollen has the potential to increase immune and endocrine function, reduce sensitivity to pain, lower cholesterol, stimulate liver regeneration; it is an anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritic, and anti-tumor.
Another potent function of Pine Pollen which has brought a significant amount of attention to it, is that it is an androgen. The fact that Pine Pollen is an androgen means that it has the ability to raise testosterone levels effectively, making it a naturally derived source of testosterone! This is a huge discovery, as sources of testosterone in nature are few and far between. Pine Pollen raises the testosterone levels in the blood and balances the ratio of androgens to estrogen. What it is in the Pine Pollen that has this effect on the hormonal levels, are the sterols. The sterols are basically plant steroids, which benefit us, though also help the pines grow and develop!
Pine Pollen can help to reduce size and regulate the prostate, when dealing with one that is enlarged. Pine Pollen’s adaptogenic effects come into play here, as using it will reduce the size of a prostate that is enlarged, and increase its size or prevent atrophy if it is too small. Pine Pollen also contains a steroid that is active against breast and prostate cancer. It inhibits and halts cancer cell growth and multiplication.
Because Pine Pollen is an androgen, it has developed a stigma around it that it caters strictly to the male population. This is untrue. Pine Pollen contains phenylalanine, which is associated with neurotransmitters in the brain. Phenylalanine stimulates dopamine levels in the brain and is a L-dopa precursor. L-dopa has been known to specifically treat a woman’s inability to have an orgasm. Pine Pollen contains arginine, which improves fertility in women and men, as well as, increases growth hormone release.
The dogma that only men need to supplement testosterone is also a myth. Women can become testosterone deficient, leading to a host of ailments such as lack of libido, fatigue, decline in mood/well-being, unexplained bodily changes, sleep disturbances, etc. It is important for women to maintain healthy levels of testosterone. This becomes even more important, as women enter their menopausal years. The menopausal years bring on a serious decline in women’s testosterone levels, which is generally why women tend to lack a sex drive and go through, you could say, “mid-life crises” as their moods are frequently shifting. Pine Pollen could be a perfect supplement for women going through their menopausal years, to aid the likely symptoms they could experience and decrease the discomfort that menopause can bring.
Pine Pollen can also be used externally, to successfully treat skin conditions of all kinds. It can be made into a cream to apply directly to the skin when battling eczema, acne, impetigo, and diaper rash. The arginine in Pine Pollen also caters to the improvement of skin challenges.
Pine Pollen is a whole food source and a tonic medicine. This piece of writing is only a mere glance at the realm of health and healing that Pine Pollen can provide. For both men and women, Pine Pollen has successfully elevated sexual/libido and general vitality, decreased impacts from aging, increased energy levels, and mental integrity.
Higher Self Herbs cell-wall-broken pollen comes from the masson pine (Pinus massoniana) Lamb Pine. We harvest only the finest cones from trees that are planted in the richest soil. Pine pollen is rarely contaminated by insects and is therefore pollution-free, poison-free and contains no side effects. Through the handpicking process, the resulting pine pollen is guaranteed to come from a pure flower source and be of a high quality. Pollens are picked at the perfect time within 3-5 days each Spring to ensure high-quality potency of the Pollen. Our Perpetual Youth Pine Pollen is 100% pure and natural, straight from the tree and contains no sugars, artificial colors, or preservatives.
A BRIEF HISTORY
Ancient Chinese secret, huh?
Well... yes and no. Pine Pollen has been used in traditional Chinese Medicine for over 2,000 years as a health restorative, longevity tonic, and anti-aging nutrient. The oldest mention of Pine Pollen is in the classic pharmacology text “The Pandect Of Materia Medica” by Shen Nong, who wrote about it during the Han dynasty.
In traditional Chinese medicine physicians prescribe it for: