Canadian pine pollen is unlike any other, as we bring this powerful substance to you as it’s found in nature, meaning we do not crack the cell wall. Cracking the cell wall enhances oxidation dramatically (how quickly the pine pollen loses nutritive value). Our pine pollen is straight from tree to jar - as nature intended.
Pine pollen powder has a long-revered status in traditional Chinese cuisines, such as soups, stuffings, steamed cakes, wine, and preserves. This unique pollen stands alone among superfoods and adaptogens, having an especially powerful rejuvenative effect on hormones. According to Song Dynasty poet Su Dongpo, "A pound of pine flowers is indispensable.”
Canadian Pine Pollen Company wild-harvests and fair-trades this one-of-a-kind forest food. We handpick our pollen from the most pristine forests in all of western Canada. Additionally, our protocols for sustainable harvesting are stringent, and the gold standard in wild forest management. Try our pine pollen and feel the difference!
Phytoandrogens: Plant-based nutrients that mimic human male hormones involved in energy, motivation, muscle building, mood, libido, and more.
Other Plant Hormones: Pine pollen has five additional plant hormones; auxins, cytokinins, gibberellins, ethylene and abscisic acid (ABA). All five have high biological activity that includes antiviral, anti-cancer, and anabolic effects, as well as the ability to stimulate immune function and stem cell growth.
Glutathione: The human body’s most powerful antioxidant, essential for immunity and detoxification.
Superoxide Dismutase (SOD): A powerful anti-inflammatory catalyst involved in skin and tissue repair.
Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM): A sulfuric compound that improves digestion and energy expenditure.
Hand-harvested and minimally processed - we use sustainable and straightforward techniques to extract the pollen from the male cones. Our pollen is raw, untreated, and in its natural state - we don’t cook, steam, microwave sterilize, or crack the cell wall (breaking the cell wall of pine pollen is a controversial issue that goes against millennia of wisdom). We store every batch of pine pollen in cold storage before shipping. All of our products meet the highest standards of GMP and ISO certification and are also certified safe by the Safe Quality Food Institute.
Our team lives and breathes pine pollen (quite literally, sometimes). From the harvest practices to the packaging, we focus on ensuring quality, sustainability, and equitable trade.
Are you interested in spending time in the wild, earning a living wage? We welcome fun and energetic wilderness enthusiasts to join our 2021 harvest. Get in touch with us, and learn more!