Everything You Need to Know About Pine Pollen
Pine Pollen - unique, nutritious & delicious!
For a few weeks every year, pine trees across the world let fly upwards of 100 million grains of pollen per tree per day, coating the ground with a yellow powder viewed by most as a nuisance that sometimes has to be cleared up with snow shovels. If only they knew nature was throwing at them one of the most uniquely nutritious substances in the whole plant kingdom!
Pine Trees have both male & female components
Pine trees have both male and female reproductive organs on the same tree, but they are sub-dioecious, which means that each tree is either dominantly male or female. The pine cones are the female component and the catkins are the male component.
Not stealing from the bees
Some people might wonder if eating pine pollen is stealing food from the bees, but as it turns out, these trees are exclusively wind pollinated, as they don't have any flowers to attract pollinators. Relying on the wind alone to transport the pollen from tree to tree, the pine must be very efficient. The needles around the cones and the cones themselves have actually evolved to alter wind flow patterns and draw in the airborne pollen.
Provides rare phytoandrogens & more
It's very common for plant foods to contain phytoestrogens, but extremely rare for them to contain phytoandrogens. Pine Pollen is one such food that contains not only bio-identical testosterone, but also DHEA, androstenedione and other nutritional compounds such as inositol, phosphatidyleserine, arabinogalactan, Vitamin D, magnesium, selenium, and more.
Not just for men, it is great for women too!
Does its testosterone content mean that it should only be consumed by men? Not at all! Even though women only need a small fraction of the testosterone found in healthy men, that doesn't make it any less important for their well-being! In women, healthy testosterone levels are important for the health of reproductive tissues, bone mass, motivation and drive.
The long list of benefits of Pine Pollen
The greatest example of traditional use of Pine Pollen can be found in the Chinese Medicine system, where the pollen of the Masson Pine has been used for thousands off years as an overall restorative longevity tonic and a source of highly concentrated nutrition. It was used for moistening the lungs, relieving fatigue and improving endurance, supporting the immune system, improving the health of the skin, heart, and GI tract, increasing physical and mental agility, and supporting prostate health and weight loss.
While there have been few modern studies on human subjects, animal studies have found that Pine Pollen helps with fatigue, decreases the harmful effects of stress, increases SOD in the liver, helping to protect it from chemical stressors like alcohol, supports healthy cholesterol levels, decreases pain sensitivity and helps with inflammation.
Bioavailability & Flavor
Modern high-quality pine pollen products feature pollen that has undergone high pressure processing. This serves to crack the cell wall of the pine pollen and increase bioavailability.
Pine Pollen has a pleasant, mild flavor, making it easy to add in to almost any smoothie or sprinkle on top of any dish for an extra boost of power!
Disclaimer: Addictive Wellness Pine Pollen is not FDA approved to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or health condition. Remember to always consult with a qualified healthcare provider before making any changes to your diet and supplement plan.