If a superfood is doing pretty much anything essential in the wilds of the world – you bet we ARE going to hear about it and share it back with you! So pssst, hey Canada, did you know there’s a powerful superfood growing in our very own forests? That’s right – pine pollen!
There’s no need to apologize if you haven’t yet come to know about pine pollen and it’s beneficial qualities. That’s what Raw Elements is here for and we’re ready to walk you through this natural Canadian plant-powered wonder!
About Pine Pollen
Different types of pollens have long (like 2,000 years long) been used for a range of health benefits, and pine pollen is not only a potent source of natural phytoandrogens but also bursting with other phytonutrients, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fatty and amino acids. As a nutrient-rich food with brassinosteroids (plant hormones) that include testosterone and androstenedione, pine pollen boasts a wild, natural alternative to prescription or synthetic hormone therapies.
Because androgens drop in our systems as we age, having a good source of phytoandrogens is essential in longevity and health; the rebuilding of our tissues is an anabolic activity, our bodies need things like pine pollen to aid in the repair and regeneration of our bones, muscles, organs, brain and cardiovascular system.
If that wasn’t enough for you, pine pollen also contains phenylalanine and natural DHEA which both impact the effects of stress and improve mood. Together they combine forces to battle and give you relief from negative remnants of stress in your daily life.
Health Benefits of Pine Pollen
Pine pollen touts itself a powerfully functional superfood with a wide range of reported health benefits including supporting, boosting and/or promoting.
- Healthy androgen levels and balanced estrogen levels
- Sex drive, libido and fertility
- Prostate health
- Muscle growth in men and women
- Weight management
- Anti-fatigue and cardiovascular health, lowering LDL and vLDL cholesterol
- Skin elasticity and overall skin health
- Immune system
- Anti-inflammatory effects with benefits for chronic pain
- Cognitive functions
- Detoxifying the body and boosting liver and gallbladder health
…we weren’t kidding when we said the list of potential pine pollen benefits was impressive!
Thankfully you don’t need to forage the forests yourself – pine pollen can be added to your daily supplement lineup very simply! Raw Elements is proud to offer Canadian Pine Pollen Company products; these 100% Canadian wildcrafted powders and tinctures sustainably harvest the natural wonders of pine pollen.
Canadian Pine Pollen Company Products
Canadian Pine Pollen brings a vegan alternative to bee pollen, but even better! Hand-harvested in the wild and pristine forests of beautiful British Columbia, care is taken during each step of the process, maintaining the integrity of their pine pollen’s unique and complex nutrient composition.
Most of the world’s pine pollen comes from China with a ‘cracked cell wall’. Cracking the cell wall causes pine pollen to rapidly oxidize, rendering it far less effective than in its natural state. Canadian Pine Pollen products proudly boast the benefits of extra care with no cracked cell walls.
With a commitment to high-quality pine pollen products, ethical, sustainable and responsible forest resource practices, Canadian Pine Pollen powders and tinctures are available in two varieties: Lodgepole Pine Pollen and Ponderosa Pine Pollen.
A little superfood can go a long way for invigorating effects!
- 1 tsp a day of pine pollen powder is the recommended serving size from Canadian Pine Pollen, and this can be stirred into soups, smoothies, drinks, added into baking recipes or even sprinkled on top of your meal.
- If you prefer a pine pollen extract/tincture, 2mL 2-3 times a day is suggested.