Pine pollen is used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to Nourish Qi; to Nourish the Lungs and the Heart; and to Resolve Dampness. As medicine it is powerful and as food it is incredible. When used as a nutritional supplement pine pollen shines for its phytoandrogens. When used in food, as in Korean fine cuisine in the baking of Dasik, it adds a fine aroma and a unique texture to every pastry.
Our wild Canadian harvested pine pollen is tree-to-jar; we don't break the cell walls. Breaking the cell walls dramatically enhances oxidation and quickly leads to the pollen losing its nutritive value. Learn about whole cell pine pollen vs cracked cell pollen.
Phytoandrogens:Plant based molecules that act like androgens (Phyto= plant +Androgens= male hormones important to both ♂+♀ sexes and involved in growth, aging, recovery, muscle mass, mood, sleep, energy, and libido).These plans androgesn are found germinating foods like wheat grass, or sprouts,and on pine pine pollen they are most abundant.
Phyto-hormones: Plant hormones; auxins, cytokinins, gibberellins, ethylene and abscisic acid (ABA). All of these hormones required for the pollen germinaiton. Reserach shows that these molecules have biological activity in human cells that include anabolic effects, as well as immune system activity, and stem cell growth.
Glutathione: The human liver is constantly making this powerful antioxidant that is essential for immunity and detoxification.
Superoxide Dismutase (SOD): An antioxident made in the mitochondria that is a powerful anti-inflammatory involved in tissue repair.
Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM): A plant based sulfuric compound that helps in digestion and energy expenditure.
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Hand-harvested and minimally processed - we use sustainable and straightforward techniques to extract the pollen from the male cones. Our pollen is raw, untreated, and in its natural state - we don’t cook, steam, microwave sterilize, or crack the cell wall (breaking the cell wall of pine pollen is a controversial issue that goes against millennia of wisdom). We store every batch of pine pollen in cold storage before shipping. All of our products meet the highest standards of GMP and ISO certification and are also certified safe by the Safe Quality Food Institute.