Pine Pollen is one of the most powerful supplements a man can take; especially for those looking to increase their performance in the gym, boost their testosterone naturally, increase their libido (sex-drive), or simply improve their overall health.
What is Pine Pollen?
Pine Pollen is exactly what is sounds like: Pollen from mature Pine Trees.
Pollen is the sperm from the male Pine Tree and is often used in Chinese medicine for its many health and nutrition properties. Because of its role in Pine Tree reproduction, Pine Pollen naturally contains powerful phyto-androgens that can stimulate growth and hormonal activity in both plants and humans (see below).
Pine Pollen has over 200 bioavailable nutrients including, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, antioxidants and natural phyto-androgens (DHEA, Testosterone, androstenedione, and androsterone) in one single serving.
Because Pine Pollen is a natural food and not a synthetic chemical substitute, like most bodybuilding supplements, all of these nutrients are easily recognized by the body making Pine Pollen incredibly easily to digest and absorb.
3 Reasons All Men Should Consider Taking Pine Pollen
Reason #1: Pine Pollen Is Anti-Aging
Recent studies have shown that Pine Pollen may be one of the most powerful foods for slowing down old man time by improving immune function and lowering the systemic inflammation that often leads to cellular oxidation.
Some of the antioxidant-related properties of pine pollen that may slow the aging process include:
- Increasing levels of superoxide dismutase (SOD), the bodies master antioxidant
- Increasing glutathione levels, which help detoxify environmental pollutants and oxidative stress from the body
- Pine pollen's natural androgens promote the growth of lean muscle and improve skin health and smoothness
- Pine pollen reduces lipofuscin deposits which effect the heart, brain and liver.
Reason #2: Increased Sex-Drive and Libido
Pine Pollen is most famous for being one of the only foods that naturally contains natural phyto-androgens that are nearly chemically identical to those made by the human body.
As previously mentioned, Pine Pollen contains bioavailable forms of androstenedione, testosterone, DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone), androsterone and a wide variety of other phyto-steroidal compounds which, unlike synthetic steroids, are natural and won't shrink your balls!
These anabolic compounds not only help build muscle mass, they also:
- Promote an increase in sex-drive and libido
- In high dosages (3 grams or more) can increase the regularity of nocturnal penile tumescence (morning wood)...bad news for your wife and girlfriend if they aren't morning people.
- Promotes optimal testicular and prostate health
- Aids in the excretion of excess estrogens and speed up the metabolism to help burn off excess fat (elimination of man-boobs)
Reason #3: Pine Pollen Naturally Boosts Testosterone and Promotes Muscle Growth
Too much estrogen is the enemy of men everywhere. Not only will too much estrogen make you cry while watching Saving Private Ryan, it can also zap your testosterone and throw your hormonal balance out of whack.
This can lead to increase body fat (beer bellies), Gynecomastia (man-boobs), and endocrine system problems that can dramatically effect a man's health and ability to build and maintain muscle.
Unfortunately, men get bombarded by xeno-estrogens (environmental) and phyto-estrogens (foods) daily. For example: foods such as soy and house hold items like deodorants expose the body to these estrogens and estrogen mimicking substances.
Pine pollen contains many compounds that helps the body detoxify these hormones and assists in the restoration of a man's natural hormonal balance.
Additionally, when combined with a regular strength training routine, the natural phyto-androgens can support the growth of lean muscle and contribute to increased strength and performance.
This is probably the most common reason we see men try Pine Pollen. Pine Pollen is an excellent supplement for bodybuilders looking for a natural alternative to steroids and other weekend warriors looking to maximize their gains and performance.
What is the Best Way for a Men to Harness the Benefits of Pine Pollen?
Pine Pollen comes in several forms: Capsules, Powders, Tinctures and Herbal Blends.
Capsules and Powders - For those interested in the overall health benefits of Pine Pollen, powders and capsules tend to be the best and cheapest available options. Pine Pollen Capsules are obviously the easiest way to consume it, as all you have to do is swallow it.
Powder is also a great way to take Pine Pollen and definitely provides the most value in terms of the amount of powder you get for your money. However, the powder has to be mixed with tea, coffee, water or added to a smoothie. See our recipes for suggested uses.
Pine Pollen Tinctures - If you're a guy looking to maximize the testosterone boosting potential of Pine Pollen, then the tincture form is going to be your best bet. Tinctures are concentrated extracts of the phyto-androgens in Pine Pollen and are placed in the mouth under the tongue.
This way the hormones are absorbed directly into the blood stream instead of going through the digestive process where it can partially destroyed.
Herbal Blends - Herbal Blends like Raw Forest Food's Endocrine System Formula combine Pine Pollen with other herbs that have been shown to increase the body's natural testosterone and hormonal pathways.
These are a great option for anyone looking for an all-in-one solution that covers multiple bases.
Again, Pine Pollen is one of the best, if not the best, superfood a man can have in his diet. Not only does it supply the body with a crazy amount of micronutrients, it also contains natural phyto-androgens like testosterone that can help a man build muscle, lose fat, and wake up every morning ready to raise the flag.
Source: The Natural Testosterone Plan
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Always consult with your Doctor before starting any supplement regimen; especially if you are currently taking any medications.