Our wildcrafted pollen is unlike any other; we bring you this powerful functional food, dense with nutrients, as it's found in nature. We do not crack the cell wall. Breaking the cell wall dramatically enhances oxidation (how quickly the pine pollen loses nutritive value). Our pine pollen is tree to jar - just as nature intended. It can be germinated in water. (Check How to Germinate Pollen )
Our Pine Pollen contains fatty acids, 20+ amino acids, 14 vitamins, 24 minerals, 18 active enzymes, phytoandrogens, and more! Pine pollen's potential health benefits include enhanced immunity, anti-aging effects, lowered blood fat, improvement of digestion, strengthening of coronary arteries, increased vascular strength, increased energy/endurance, enhanced brain function, weight loss, heightened agility, healthier skin/hair/nails, improved moods, balanced hormone levels, detoxification, and elevated liver health.
The use of pine pollen dates back millennia, with its use as medicine first documented in the Xin Xiu Ben Cao (Tang Materia Medica), written in 657 C.E. and widely regarded as the first official Materia Medica of China. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, pine pollen is a liver, spleen, kidney, heart, and lung tonic - explaining its far-reaching, broad-spectrum health benefits.
Japanese pine pollen studies have demonstrated anti-aging effects, such as the reversal of graying hair as well as regrowing hair lost due to age. Pine pollen also holds a special status as a beauty aid and may lighten scars and other blemishes.
At Canadian Pine Pollen Co., we wild-harvest and fair-trade 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!