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.
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’s 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’s a complete protein!
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 and assists 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’s an anti-inflammatory, anti-arthritic, and anti-tumor.
Another potent function of Pine Pollen (which has brought a significant amount of attention its way) is that it’s an androgen. What that means is that it has the potential 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. The inner-workings of this Pine Pollen magic have to do with its natural sterols (basically, plant steroids) which help pine trees grow and develop but serve to benefit us by raising testosterone levels in the blood balancing our androgen and estrogen hormone levels. Pretty cool, huh?!
Pine Pollen Mythbuster #1: Because Pine Pollen is an androgen, it has developed a stigma that it caters strictly to the male population. This is just not true! Pine Pollen is for everyone! It contains phenylalanine, which is associated with neurotransmitters in the brain. Phenylalanine stimulates dopamine levels in the brain and is a L-dopa precursor (p.s. L-dopa has been known to specifically treat a woman’s inability to have an orgasm). Pine Pollen also contains arginine, which improves fertility in women and men, as well as increases growth hormone release.
Pine Pollen Mythbuster #2: The dogma that only men need to supplement testosterone is also a myth. Women can become testosterone deficient too — leading to a host of ailments such as lack of libido, fatigue, a decline in mood/well-being, unexplained bodily changes, sleep disturbances, etc. It's important for women to maintain healthy levels of testosterone, and this becomes even more essential as women enter their menopausal years. Menopause brings on a serious decline in women’s testosterone levels, which is generally why women in menopause tend to lack sex drive and go through, you could say, “mid-life crises” as their moods are frequently shifting. Pine Pollen — with its powerful hormone-balancing effects — could be a perfect supplement for a woman in her menopausal years, helping to reduce symptoms and decrease the general discomfort that menopause can bring.
Pine Pollencan also be used externally to successfully treat skin conditions of all kinds! Make it into a simple cream, and apply directly to the skin when battling eczema, acne, impetigo, and diaper rash. Arginine is Pine Pollen's secret weapon in improving skin challenges.
So, now you're probably wondering how you go about consuming this potent adaptogenic tonic substance...
There are a few different ways you can utilize Pine Pollen in your health regimen! When wild-harvested straight from the tree, Pine Pollen is in its original powder form. This powder can be eaten as-is, in capsule form or have a little fun with it and blend into meals and smoothies (check out our SuperCharged Taco & Chili Seasoning and Tangy Citrus Beauty Smoothie recipes for some ideas!). Surthrival offers Pine Pollen powder both in its loose form and in capsules. Another method of use for Pine Pollen for men is to use it in its tinctured form; when it’s extracted in ethanol, the testosterone becomes more readily available for the body to assimilate. The androgens are still present in the powder form, though not quite as bio-available.
Surthrival has also formulated 2 ethanol extractions. Our 1:1 Extraction, Pine Pollen Gold, and our most popular blend, Pine Pollen Pure Potency, which contains Pine Pollen, Nettle Rhizome and Eleuthero root with a strong focus on prostate health and rounded out for perfect flavor with orange peel, organic vanilla bean extract and a touch of pure maple syrup. 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 may 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.
December 12, 2019
Please can you advice me on reputable suppliers
And if it is best to take it in powder or capsule form. Live in UK. Thanx