Many of our customers’ first exposure to herbal medicine and the concepts of Classical and Traditional Chinese Medicine comes from Pine Pollen.
Pine Pollen is a relatively new addition to alternative medicine in the US and other Western Countries.
- A Prebiotic Functional Food for Restorative Nutrition
- Phyto-Androgenic and Pro-androgenic
- Nootropic for Promoting Brain Health
- Phyto-Therapeutic That Is Adaptogenic & Tonic
RAW Pine Pollen, Pine Pollen Powder, and Pine Pollen are all names for the pollen collected from the Pinus massoniana pine tree.
This particular pine tree is significant because it is the only one that has been studied for its potential use as a food, an adaptogen, and an androgenic herb. Its safety has also been studied. The pollen in Mountain Harvest Pine Pollen is only collected from the Pinus massoniana species of pine tree.
Mountain Harvest Pine Pollen is packed with nutrients, pro-longevity compounds, adaptogenic qualities, and important Phyto-Androgenic plant hormones, including testosterone.
PINE POLLEN HAS TWO MAIN APPLICATIONS—TWO MAIN USES:
- Pine Pollen as a functional food and as an adaptogenic tonic.
- Pine Pollen for supplementing with Phyto-Androgenic plant sterols (the plant analogs of the male sex hormones, such as testosterone).
The first use of pine pollen provides the most benefits.
The benefits of Pine Pollen depend on the form. The different applications of Pine Pollen depend on the form. Each of the three forms offers different advantages.
PINE POLLEN IS AVAILABLE IN THREE MAIN FORMS OF PREPARATION:
RAW Pine Pollen is available in powder, capsule, and tablet form.
There are a few different types of Pine Pollen Tinctures available, all of which contain Pine Pollen. The most pure form is the Royal Pine Pollen Tincture, but there are also formulas that contain other ingredients along with the Pine Pollen.
The company offers products containing pine pollen extract in both powder and capsule form.
It does not matter much therapeutically if RAW Pine Pollen is consumed as a powder, capsule, or tablet, but there is a difference between RAW Pine Pollen and Pine Pollen Tincture. The different shorthand preparations for RAW Pine Pollen, Pine Pollen Extract Powder, and Pine Pollen Tincture are as follows: RAW Pine Pollen, Pine Pollen Extract Powder, and Pine Pollen Tincture.
RAW PINE POLLEN—AS A POWDER AND IN CAPSULES AND TABLETS
This food is best used as a functional food, which means it can help repair possible nutrient deficiencies and allow the body to heal. Contains living amino acids, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and coenzymes.
This herb is helpful in adapting to stress and supporting the endocrine system. It also helps tonify the body and helps it to respond better to stress.
Pine Pollen has been known to promote healthy aging and longevity.
One way to support the health of your microbiome is to provide prebiotic fiber, which helps feed healthy gut bacteria.
- Use in the morning and afternoons, ideally on an empty stomach, to build health over the long term.
PINE POLLEN TINCTURES—INCLUDING PURE ROYAL PINE POLLEN AND PINE POLLEN FORMULAS
This product is best for people who are interested in using Pine Pollen as an herbal supplement to increase androgen levels.
This product can be used in addition to RAW Pine Pollen for people with low testosterone levels, or for people who want to increase their testosterone levels.
The phytotherapeutic chemicals of the herbs are extracted and dissolved into alcohol to create tinctures. This allows rapid absorption by the body.
This product is also good for people who have trouble digesting food, as it goes around the digestive system.
- Testosterone production peaks in men in the early morning. Use Pine Pollen Tincture first thing upon waking to mimic this peak.
- May be used whenever an additional peak is desired, such as before a workout.
PINE POLLEN EXTRACT POWDER—IN POWDERS, CAPSULES, AND INTEGRATIVE FORMULAS
This product is best used by those seeking Pine Pollen as an adaptogen and longevity tonic. Those who are not concerned with the living nutrients present in RAW Pine Pollen can still benefit from this product.
Pine Pollen extracted at a ratio of 50:1 is very potent and may help balance hormone function.
Use as a longevity tonic.
The extraction process breaks down the RAW Pine Pollen so that it is easier to digest and more potent, but this process also breaks down the amino acids, enzymes, and coenzymes.
- Use twice daily, preferably on an empty stomach, although the timing is less important than with Pine Pollen Tincture.
- Adaptogens may take 4-6 weeks of use to fully work.
RAW PINE POLLEN: THE OVERVIEW
The advantage of using RAW Pine Pollen in its natural form is that all the beneficial compounds present are retained, including a full range of amino acids which have anti-aging properties.
Here the Pine Pollen remains raw and alive, so the amino acids are still in one piece–not separated and broken down like what happens when amino acids (and all proteins) are heated.
Pine Pollen’s enzymes and co-enzymes remain alive and beneficial because they are proteins. This means that, in addition to enzymes and other proteins still being present, vitamins and minerals have not been reduced by heat either. There are over 200+ beneficial compounds in RAW Pine Pollen.
RAW Pine Pollen is a living food that is full of plant medicine.
PINE POLLEN TINCTURE: THE OVERVIEW
The founders of RAW Forest Foods were motivated to start the company because they experienced strong benefits from using a Pine Pollen Tincture combined with RAW Pine Pollen. This product contains a high, isolated dose of androgen hormones, including testosterone and DHEA. The levels of testosterone in both men and women are dangerously low when compared to samples taken of the population between 50-60 years ago.
There is a decrease in fertility among both men and women, and an increase in the number of cancers caused by high levels of estrogen. Many researchers and medical professionals believe that the increase in cancer rates and fertility issues is due to the low levels of testosterone and high levels of estrogen. Pine Pollen Tincture helps to increase testosterone levels, which has many benefits such as helping with obesity and diabetes, improving bone health, and aiding sexual health for both men and women.
A tincture is a liquid extract of a plant or other substance that has been dissolved in alcohol. In this process, the plant is combined with alcohol and allowed to sit until the full extraction takes place. After the extraction process is complete, the mixture of alcohol and plant is pressed to separate the alcohol, which is now an extract, from the spent and extracted plant materials. Making tinctures is a process that has been used for a long time in Western Herbal Medicine. Although tinctures made 400 years ago are still biologically active, those made more recently are just as effective.
The amount of plant material in a tincture is compared to the amount of alcohol in order to grade it. One part of plant material is combined with either four or five parts of alcohol to create most tinctures. RAW forest Foods only sells professional tincture extracts that have a 1:2 ratio, meaning that for every 2 parts of tincture, you get 1 part of the original plant. An 1:4 or 1:5 tincture ratio means that out of every four or five parts tincture, you will get one part of the original plant.
PINE POLLEN EXTRACT POWDER: THE OVERVIEW
Extracts in powder form are a popular way to use herbs in China. Powdered extracts have traditionally come from Japan and spread to Taiwan, but their many benefits have caused them to become popular throughout China and the world. Many people are unfamiliar with the powdered extract method of preparing and taking herbs. This is simply because the method is new in the US and the West.
The process of making powdered extracts is simple but requires very sophisticated and specialized equipment. Analyses for contamination and heavy metals are needed for each batch of herbs, as well as testing to confirm that the correct plant species and variety are being used. Once quality assurance is completed, the herbs are mixed with water, similar to how you would make a water solution of herbs at home. The water extract is heated in large vats over low heat until the desired concentration is obtained. A standardized extract is an extract of a plant where the level of an active compound is controlled. After the liquid is blown into a large dryer, it quickly dries and is powdered. Powdered extracts have a long shelf life, extract the entire plant, retain all original compounds, and have a high extraction ratio.
Powdered extracts are very important because they can be extracted from plants at a high ratio. This means that each gram of dried herbs used during the extraction process yields two grams of tincture. The ideal tinctures have a 2:1 extraction ratio, meaning that for every gram of dried herbs used to make the tincture, two grams of tincture are produced. This means that the extract is twice as concentrated as the plant. However, extracts in powder form are much more potent, with the ratio reversed. This means that for every gram of the powdered extract, 5 grams or 10 grams of the herb were used in the initial extraction process. Each plant only provides a small amount of the extract. In a 10:1 extract, the amount of original plant material is 10 times that of the extract. The extract is ten times more potent than the original plant.
HOW TO TAKE PINE POLLEN
Step 1 – Testing for Allergies
Take a ½ teaspoon right now. This powder can be ingested by either placing it directly into your mouth and swallowing, or by mixing it into water or another liquid.
The purpose of this is to help the small percentage of people who have pine pollen allergies. We want to use a small amount of the product before using the larger, recommended dose to ensure that you don’t experience any problems. Although this is not as dangerous as a peanut allergy, you will still know if you have problems.
Wait several hours. Notice if there is an allergic reaction. Additionally, see if you notice any improvements in your energy, thinking, and mood with this small dose.
If you don’t have any allergic reaction after four hours, you can proceed to the next step.
Step 2 – Morning Wood Test (Men Only)
Three tablespoons of pine pollen should be taken at night before bed. We are giving you a large dose because we want the effect to be strong. We recommend mixing this into a 12-16 oz. glass of water. Stir it in then down it.
Go to sleep. Check if you have an erection in the morning. Note the intensity of it as well. One man said the wind was so strong, it could dent a car door. A different man who is very famous for his work in the health industry said that he once had to urinate in his bathtub because of pine pollen.
Some other benefits you might experience are increased energy levels, mental clarity, enhanced mood, feelings of vigor, and increased sexual desire.
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The recommended dose of pine pollen powder is half to one teaspoon, two times a day. This works great for many people. And there are several ways to take this.
The proper way to take medicine is to put the spoonful right in your mouth, mix it with your saliva, and swallow it down. This can be done more easily by drinking water to help wash the food down. If you cough or sneeze while this is happening, you will spread pollen everywhere.
If you add 0.6 grams of dried pine pollen to 10 ml of distilled water, the pine pollen will readily mix into the water. To mix pine pollen with water, add 0.6 grams of dried pine pollen to 10 ml of distilled water.
Pine pollen can be added to smoothies or juice to boost nutrition. Or stir it into juice. With many drinks, you won’t even taste it.
These work by warming up the inside of your nose and loosening the mucus. You can use warm tea to help loosen the mucus in your nose. Our Pine Pollen is steam sterilized after collection to prevent mold, so it will not be damaged by this.
Step 4 – Megadose Pine Pollen
The Chinese Medicine approach of using massive doses makes sense when one takes into account the amount of nutrients involved. If you want the testosterone to go through your gastrointestinal tract, the best way to do it is with tinctures. A combination of pollen and tinctures is highly advantageous for men that have started andropause (around 40) and up. A person would take 1 1/2 to 3 tablespoons of this substance per day.
Step 5 – Tinctures
To get the strongest androgenic effects from pine pollen, it is best to tincture it. This means that drinking alcohol makes sex hormones more available in the body. Since they are absorbed directly into the bloodstream, they are available to the body right away. Although people still get positive hormonal benefits from taking these drugs in powdered form, most of them are broken down in the stomach and don’t survive. The alcohol in pine pollen can have harmful effects and should be used with caution.