Canadian pine pollen is incredible. It is a complete superfood and can be used as a supplement to support vital energy (Qi). It is wild foraged and comes packed with plant androgens, active enzymes, fatty acids, essential amino acids, vitamins, minerals, antioxidents, and more!
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). And best of all our pine pollen is certified organic by PACS.
The first documented use of pine pollen dates back to 657 C.E. recorded in the the first official Materia Medica of China,Xin Xiu Ben Cao (Tang Materia Medica). In it Pine pollen is considered as a tonic to: noursish Qi (energy and vitality); resolve dampness (stagnation associated with aging and inflamaiton); remove Wind (Viral conditions or shifting sympotoms like arthritis and joint symptoms); nourish the Lung and Heart. Traditonal recipies incorporate the powder as medicinal ingridient and in seasonal cakes and soups. In Korean cousine it is used in making Dasik.
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!