Check it out. Pine Pollen is recommended by Tim Ferris in his new book The 4-Hour Chef.
Pine Pollen may be one of the most potent and powerful herbs or foods available today. It is the male spore of the pine tree and has been used for thousands of years.
There are 115 species of pine but only a select few are used for the amazing benefits from their pine pollen. Our pine pollen is collected from the Masson pine and Chinese oil pine from the mountainous regions at an altitude of 500-800 meters.
The Benefits of Pine Pollen
As you’ll read below, pine pollen is a nutritional powerhouse. With everything in it combined you may find some of these amazing 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
- 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
For men, take a three tablespoon dose of pine pollen mixed in 8 oz. of water before going to bed. If you don’t wake up with “morning wood” you can send back the unused portion of your pine pollen for a full refund.
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.
When on pine pollen one man said he had to “piss in the bathtub” each morning. As for how this translates to sexual function, I’ll leave that up to your imagination.
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 benefits from the pine pollen.
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.
Our pine pollen is processed through a low temperature and high speed airflow sporoderm-breaking technology, leaving 99% of the pine pollen with the cell walls broken, with sizes of around 1 to 2 micrograms and thus 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 is 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:
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 more of the anabolic effects you can make pine pollen tinctures are described in this video.
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.
- Alanine 17mg
- Arginine 30mg
- Aspartic acid 33mg
- Cysteine 3mg
- Glutamic acid 47mg
- Glycin 21mg
- Histidine 6mg
- Isoleucine 16mg
- Leucine 25mg
- Lysine 24mg
- Phenylalanie 17mg
- Proline 26mg
- Serine 16mg
- Threonine 15mg
- Tryptophan 4mg
- Tyrosine 11mg
- Valine 19mg
Pine Pollen is Full of Vitamins
- 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
- Potassium 128.3mg
- Sodium 10.5mg
- Calcium 80.6mg
- Magnesium 110.3mg
- Phosphorus 218.3mg
- Silicon 6.0mg
- Iron 24.2mg
- Zinc 3660ug
- Selenium 3.1ug
- Manganese 8.74mg
- Copper .413mg
- Molybdenum .3ug
Pine Pollen also has Much More
- Oleic acid
- Alpha Linolenic Acid
- Nucleic Acid
- Superoxide Dismutase (SOD)
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 50 gram bags full of pine pollen powder. You can order multiple bags by increasing the quantity in your shopping cart.
There are roughly 25-30 teaspoons per 50 gram bag.
NEW: Mega Dose Pine Pollen
We also now have available a 250 gram container. This was created for mega-dosing with pine pollen as described on this page. In China, pine pollen is usually taken a 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 25 days. At five grams a day it would last 50 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 83 tablespoons per 250 gram container.
There are no negative side effects from pine pollen for most people, just lots of beneficial ones. A low percentage of people are allergic to pine pollen and will have a response if it is consumed. If this occurs in you please stop using pine pollen.
Taken in a powdered form it is safe for everyone, even children. The androgenic compounds are not readily absorbed in the GI tract, but those along with all the micronutrients help optimize your own production and regulation of hormones within your body. In a tinctured form the phyto-androgens are much more available. It is generally only recommended that men over 30 or 40 should take this.
Pine Pollen FAQ
How should I take pine pollen?
There are several different methods.
- Some people just put the powder into their mouth and then swallow it.
- Mix into water
- Mix into any liquid or a smoothie
- Sprinkle it on top of a salad or other foods
When should I take pine pollen?
Anytime. Some people like to take it along with natural testosterone production like in the morning and after workouts. It is also great to take before workouts and at night time before bed. For best results take pine pollen 2-3 different times per day instead of all at once.
Should pine pollen be taken with a meal or on an empty stomach?
Both work. Pine pollen is a whole food itself so it can mix with other foods, or it can be taken solo.
Can I take pine pollen with tea or coffee?
Yes you can. The one thing I would avoid is boiling or really hot water. These can damage some of the more delicate components of pine pollen. For best results wait for your beverages to cool (to the point where it wouldn’t burn you) before mixing in pine pollen.
Is your pine pollen organic?
No it is not certified organic as that is an expensive and difficult process. But truthfully this isn’t that important because our pine pollen supplies come from pristine areas, and no one is in the habit of spraying chemicals onto pine trees.
Is RAW pine pollen important?
Yes it is. Like many foods certain components in pine pollen are damaged by heat (while others are okay with heat). Our pine pollen is processed at low temperatures to help preserve these components.
The “morning wood” thing isn’t working for me, what should I do?
Please try at least a few days in a row. You could even try a higher dose. Due the complex nature of the human body we can’t guarantee it will work for everyone. You may need something different than what is available in pine pollen. For some people it doesn’t help with this effect but does bring many other positive benefits. Of course if you’d like to send back the unused portion of the pine pollen and let us know we’re happy to refund your money.
Is pine pollen safe to take for women and children?
Yes. Pine pollen is really more of a food than a medicine or drug. It is safe for anyone to consume in powdered form (except for those who have pine pollen allergies). We would only recommend the tinctures to men over 30 years of age though.
Tinctured Pine Pollen Questions
Pine pollen has more of an androgenic effect in a tincture. This is great for older men seeking to help restore proper youthful levels.
How do I make a tincture?
Do you sell pine pollen tinctures?
Not at this time but they will be available later in 2014.
How do I take a tincture?
Take a dropper full and squirt under your tongue. Hold there for 30 seconds before swallowing. This allows the nutrients (including androgens) to absorb directly into your blood stream.
What is the proper dose of a tincture?
This depends. For one, it will depend on the strength of your tincture. Secondly how much do you want to have. I would recommend you start with a small amount (like a dropper full) and increase over time to find what works for you. As with pine pollen powder this is best to spread throughout the day rather than take all at once.
Should I cycle the tincture? Will being on the tincture stop my own hormone production?
When you’re dealing with hormones it is almost always a good idea to change things up so cycling off and on will be helpful. Or just taking some at random times. I recall David Wolfe saying with hormones its like a game of musical chairs and thus your supplementation should be more random than regular when working with things that effect your hormones. Also remember that pine pollen, even in tinctured form, is natural and contains co-factors or the biological package that helps your body use it properly, unlike isolated forms of direct testosterone.
Do the hormones aromatize into estrogens?
This is a possibility. Additional herbs like nettle root (we’ll have this available soon) or passionflower can help to limit aromatization.
I’m sensitive to alcohol but still want the benefits of this tincture. What can I do?
While getting the tincture straight into your blood stream is best an alternative is to squirt the tincture into hot liquid like tea. Since alcohol evaporates at a lower temperature than water, the alcohol will steam off, leaving behind the nutrients it was carrying.
Can tinctures be made with anything besides alcohol?
Alcohol is a powerful solvent which is why its used. It pulls out fat soluble components. In this case it helps make the androgens more readily absorbable. Water alone will pull out some nutrition. Vinegar is another option.
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Ferriss, Timothy, The 4-Hour Chef: The Simple Path to Cooking Like a Pro, Learning Anything, and Living the Good Life
Effect of pine pollen on kidney mitochondria DNA deletion mutation in senile mice
Antiaging effect of pine pollen in human diploid fibroblasts and in a mouse model induced by D-galactose
Antioxidant and antiinflammatory activity of pine pollen extract in vitro
Effect of pine pollen extract on experimental chronic arthritis
Antinociceptive and antiinflammatory activities of pine (Pinus densiflora) pollen extract.
A study on the nutritive value of pollen from the Chinese Masson Pine (Pinus massoniana) and its effect on fecal characteristics in rats
Vitamin D and its metabolites in the pollen of pine. Part 5: Steroid hormones in the pollen of pine species
Testosterone, epitestosterone and androstenedione in the pollen of Scotch pine P. silvestris L.
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* These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
** We test all products on ourselves to verify the claims made by supplier’s and are in the process of getting them independently lab tested to verify contents. These products are not certified organic but would likely pass that inspection if it was paid for. GMO-Free.
Pleasant Pine Taste
I got a sample of this with a recent order and I really liked it. In my opinion this may be the best product that superman sells. I plan to order get some more when I can. The idea of making a ticture out of it though sounds crazy. At the high price I wouldn't want to waste a ingle grain of this stuff. I wonder if you could get a similar extract effect by just taking this with a shot or two of vodka, or chasing it down with a fine Northwest IPA or Pale Ale. I'd give that a try first before making any extracts.
Love all of the adaptogens, great energy, workout performance and recovery and my old knee and shoulder injuries feel great.
Pine Pollen, Ant and Brown Shilajit
I bought pine pollen, ant and brown shilajit, mixed them together and put the mixture in 00 capsules. I take 5 capsules in the morning and 5 capsules in the evening. I can say I wake up in the morning with an extreme erection every morning. By the way I am 67.
First I want to thank you guys for all the educational info, quite enriching, the pine pollen by it self was great, 1st day definately experienced a boost in sense of well being, strength, and even confidence, woke up next day in a hightened state of arousal as mentioned, had similar only better experience with the Pheonix formula great before and after a workout and/ or hard bike ride, very potent stuff, food of the gods!
Better than expected
I was skeptical about the claims. But even the first day I had tremendous energy. As far as the male benefits, the day after I took the pine pollen I woke up with morning wood that could dent a car door. I will definitely be ordering again.
Unfortunately, didn't work for me
I was really hoping it would. I followed the directions, and took it with water, but sorry to say I didn't get the results I was hoping for. If someone can give me some advice to get them , I'd appreciate it. Thanks.
I bought pine pollen powder and made my own tincture using over proof Jamaican white rum. Let me tell you, that rum by itself is strong so when taking my portion I mix it with liquid vitamin B12 and let it sit under my tongue for about 60 seconds. I also am taking testosterone injections every two weeks because my level was under 100. I am 62 yrs old and I am getting excited in the shower, a mere thought of a sexual image is enough to do the trick. Needless to say I am going to continue taking pine pollen because I feel like a horny young man.
Thank you Logan I'm glad I found you I received the package with the pine pollen in it in my PO Box! Mann that stuff gave me a rush! I guess I needed it because if I didn't need it I wouldn't have felt the rush! I will be ordering your ant extract next! I'm a bodybuilder and seen reviews on that. I need more power I already bench press 295. Yes I found you through research and I think all your supplements are true. Lastly but surely hope to be a lasting lifelong customer thank you sir! G.G.
Love this stuff. I used to have high blood pressure and had to take metroprolol. Now, my blood pressure is normal and I am weening myself off of blood pressure medications with all their side effects. I feel stronger and my blood pressure is normal. I also gave a bag of pine pollen to a female friend who also had high blood pressure and her blood pressure normalised as well. Superb stuff.
I made a 1:4 (w/v) extract of pine pollen in 100 proof Orloff brand vodka, and extracted for approximately two weeks. At which time the batch was vacuum filtered before transfer to amber bottles. The androgen rush from this preparation was more intense than I expected or realized. I was having constant erections for the first two days at approximately 60 ml/day. My strength has improved noticeably. I do caution against teenaged males using or abusing this preparation. One can be hormonally overstimulated. I have nothing but profound respect for pine pollen now, and I am amazed that it is considered a seasonal nuisance. Thankyou Superman Herbs for providing this product.