For at least two thousand years people in China have been consuming pine pollen for its nutritional and medicinal properties. In ancient China it was used for many things including increasing physical energy and boosting the immune system. Now modern scientific studies have revealed the science behind the magical yellow powder’s many uses.
Perhaps the best known fact about pine pollen is that it raises human testosterone levels because it actually contains testosterone. The pollen comes from the male spores of the pine tree. This accounts for its anabolic and male aphrodisiac properties.
To achieve anabolic effects, it is suggested to take a pine pollen tincture. In liquid form more of the male hormones are absorbed then when taking the pollen powder. Broken cell wall pine pollen is absorbed better than unprocessed pollen.
Pine pollen may potentially retard aging and reduce age-related diseases in humans. Studies also show that pine pollen has antioxidant activity.
Many studies have concluded that pine pollen has anti-inflammatory activity in both humans and animals. Pine pollen has also been shown to have anti-arthritic properties due to its anti-inflammatory effects.
Pine pollen has quite an impressive nutritional profile. It is a complete protein with a full amino acid profile, a good source of minerals including selenium and contains numerous vitamins including vitamin D.
The following list reveals the many other elements contained in pine pollen:
- Oleic Acid
- Alpha Linolenic Acid
- Nucleic Acid
- Superoxide Dismutase (SOD)
Pine pollen is great for men over 30 years old. But it is not recommended for everyday use by children. Men in their 20s that produce normal amounts of testosterone should not take it on a daily basis either. If taken regularly it could lower a young man’s natural testosterone production.
For those who choose to consume pine pollen, it is recommended to take the pollen sporadically and not consistently at the same time every day. In a random manner skipping a few days a week one’s body will not get used to it always being there and better results are achieved.
Although very rare, allergic reactions are possible. As with any new food one should only take a small amount the first time to test for possible allergic reactions.
There are over 100 types of pine trees currently living on planet earth. To date, few varieties are being harvested for their pollen. It seems that the best quality pollen comes from high altitude regions of China.
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