The Top 5 Health Benefits of Pine Pollen Extract
Pine Pollen. Seemingly average and innocuous. But for two thousand years, Traditional Chinese Medicine has prescribed this revitalizing superfood as a longevity herb. What is so special about pine pollen extract?
Pine pollen is the fine, golden dust produced by the pine’s male cone. The powerful powder is a cocktail of vitality. Pine pollen contains the mighty pine tree’s fertilizing agent, as well as concentrated growth stimulants. Each mote of pollen dust must be potent enough to fertilize and stimulate the growth of a new tree, because the pollen will disperse in the wind to find female cones.
A superfood, wild-harvested pine pollen contains substances that our bodies are perfectly adapted to. These naturally-occurring nutrients increase energy by aiding immune response, stress recovery and endocrine function, and enhancing testosterone and libido. Here are five ways that our pine pollen tincture can boost your energy.
- Pine Pollen Activates the Immune System
Brassinosteroids are plant steroids that help seedlings develop. Pine pollen contains high quantities of these growth stimulants, which are similar to naturally-occurring animal steroids and are biologically active. Brassinosteroids have been shown to have antiviral properties and to stimulate the immune system. Gibberellins, another plant steroid found in pine pollen, have been found to be both immune-activating and anti-inflammatory. Arabinogalactin is a polysaccharide abundant in the pine family and in wild-harvested pine pollen. This powerful compound stimulates the immune system’s natural killer (NK) cells, which play a major role in the destruction of virally infected cells.
- Pine Pollen Aids in Recovery from Stress
Phenylalanine is an important amino acid that stimulates dopamine levels in the brain. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter, the tool our neurons use to fire up pleasure and a sense of satisfaction. With dopamine, our motivation and focus increase, and our spirits rise.
Pine pollen contains robust amounts of DHEA, which is a key player in the human endocrine system. DHEA contributes to metabolism and to the production of hormones like testosterone and estrogen. Under stress, the adrenals make adrenaline and cortisol. This prevents the body from entering rest-and-digest mode. Over extended or frequent periods of stress, your body isn’t able to regulate energy, metabolism, or mood efficiently. During these times, the adrenals spend too many resources on adrenaline and cortisol, and don’t make enough DHEA. The natural DHEA in pine pollen extract supplements your body’s, helping you recover from chronic stress.
- Pine Pollen Rebalances Testosterone/Estrogen Ratio
Consuming wild pine pollen can help balance your body’s depleted testosterone or excess estrogen. This is because pine pollen contains DHEA, testosterone , and the androgen stimulants androsterone and epitestosterone. Proper balance is crucial for women and men, since excess estrogen can cause fatigue, anxiety, restless sleep, and decreased libido. The DHEA and testosterone in pine pollen can contribute to feelings of motivation, will-power, satisfaction, improved mood, and a natural sense of well-being.
- Pine Pollen Increases Testosterone
Pine pollen is rich in the same testosterone found in humans and is high in DHEA. Since DHEA is essential for testosterone production, natural pine pollen supplements testosterone levels. Gibberellins, the plant steroids with immune-activating properties, are so structurally similar to testosterone that they bind to testosterone receptors in the human body. Thus, they mimic the physiological effects of testosterone to stimulate energy, libido, and sexual performance. Gibberellins can help regulate the prostate, preventing atrophy or reducing an enlarged prostate. The naturally-occurring levels of testosterone, DHEA, and gibberellins in pine pollen tincture can be enough to raise testosterone levels within minutes of consumption.
- Pine Pollen Boosts Libido
Pine pollen is packed with libido-enhancers—it is a natural aphrodisiac! Since the fine, golden dust will spread in the wind to find a mate, it makes sense that it is a highly-concentrated cocktail of vitality. As well as containing testosterone, androgens, and DHEA, pine pollen also contains a rich amino acid profile that supports libido. Two of these amino acids, phenylalanine and tyrosine, are L-dopa precursors. L-dopa is metabolized into dopamine in both the heart and the brain. By increasing L-dopa, these amino acids increase sexual interest, arousal, and male performance. They may be used to address erectile dysfunction and anorgasmia (inability to climax).
Raise Your Spirits—and Plant Trees—with Pine Pollen Extract
The stressors of the modern world take a toll on our bodies. If we feel fatigued, vulnerable, or blue, it’s easy to see why we might lose connection with the people and projects that matter to us. Luckily, our wild bodies know how to get the most out of superfoods like pine pollen.
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