Canadian Pine Pollen powder contains over two hundred nutrients; plant hormones, fatty acids, 20+ amino acids, 14 vitamins, 24 minerals, 18 active enzymes, antioxidents, phytoandrogens, and more!
Pine pollen is the funcional superfood of the forest. We wild harvest this powerful superfood and bring it to you as it's found in nature; Our pine pollen is tree to jar - just as nature intended. We do not break the cell wall, beacuse it dramatically enhances oxidation (how quickly the pine pollen loses nutritive value).
The first documented use of pine pollen dates back to 657 C.E., recorded in the Xin Xiu Ben Cao (Tang Materia Medica), widely regarded as the first official Materia Medica of China. In Traditional Chinese texts, pine pollen is considers a tonic for liver, spleen, kidney, heart, and lungs - explaining the far-reaching, broad-spectrum benefits of this funcitonal food.
It was used to support Qi (energy and vitality), nourish Yin ( nutrients and hormones) and resolve dampness ( slowness and stagnations associated with aging and inflamation)
At Canadian Pine Pollen Co., we handpick our pollen from the most pristine forests 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 molecules that act like androgens (Phyto= plant + Androgens= male hormones important to both ♂+♀ sexes and involved in growth, aging, recovery, muscle mass, mood, sleep, energy, and libido). These plans androgesn are found germinating foods like wheat grass, or sprouts,and on pine pine pollen they are most abundant.
Additional Phyto-hormones: Pine pollen has five additional plant hormones; auxins, cytokinins, gibberellins, ethylene and abscisic acid (ABA). All of these hormones required for the pollen germinaiton. Reserach shows that these molecules have biological activity in human cells that include anabolic effects, as well as immune system activity, and stem cell growth.
Glutathione: The human liver is constantly making this powerful antioxidant that is essential for immunity and detoxification.
Superoxide Dismutase (SOD): An antioxident made in the mitochondria that is a powerful anti-inflammatory involved in tissue repair.
Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM): A plant based sulfuric compound that helps in digestion and energy expenditure.
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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 2022 harvest. Get in touch with us, and learn more!