Crafting the Best Pine Pollen Tincture
Pine Pollen is unique in its chemistry. It is a rich source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. But it truly shines for its high content of plant hormones, in particular
phytoandrogens. These plant hormones, known as brassinosteroids, are ‘bioidentical,’ meaning they mimic naturally occurring male hormones.
Our unique dual extraction process in ethanol and glycerin concentrate these nutrients and improve their bioavailability.
In fact there are 5 classes of useful hormones that make pine pollen what it is
- Brassinosteroids (androgen-like plant hormones)
- Immune-stimulating Polysaccharides (arabinogalactan and xylogalacturonan)
- Auxins (other plant hormones with germ cell-stimulating properties)
- Polyphenols (antioxidants)
- Absicis acid (plant hormones with anti-cancer properties)
Our unique cold-extraction technique helps capture in ethenol-water medium the brassinosteroid and polyphenol antioxidants. The second heated water-glycerol medium pulls out the polysaccharides and auxins. The 1:4 with ethanol extraciton in the first round, and 1:2 extraction with the glycerin, helps us deliver a final 1:6 tincture with the entire spectrum of phytonutrients in pine pollen without altering or harming its integrity in any way.
The final product has 335mg of pine pollen equivalent in each 2mL serving of a highly-absorbable tincture. To get the best results follow the suggested serving on the bottle, start with a low serving (1-3 times a day) until you see the desired effect. Note that the tincture absorbs better on an empty stomach.