Much of the excitement surrounding pine pollen benefits as a superfood is because of its phytoandrogens. Pine pollen dose not contain synthetic or prescription hormones. Instead the pollen from pine trees is a natural wild food that boasts a potent concentration of bassinosteroids; a class of plant hormones some with identical structure as ♂ hormones with equal importance in men and woman
Brassinosteroids are found throughout the plant kingdomin new growths, germinating seeds, and young vegetative tissues. Super foods like wheat-grass juice, germinated broccoli seed, and various sprouts, all have these plant hormones. They have similar property and structures as the male hormones that are important to health of women as well as men.
Brassinosteroids, were first discovered in pollen from Brassica napus, hence the name. But the highest concentration of these plant hormones are found in plant pollen, and in particular, pine pollen from all pine trees. It seems these trees have the same genetic machinery as the human potential to make brassinosteroids that are bio-identical to the phytoandrogens ones in the human body.
But it dose not stop there, besides the phytoandrogens, pine pollen has five other plant hormones all with physiological functions in human cells. Auxins, cytokinins, gibberellins, ethylene and Abscisic acid (ABA), all have high biological activity; antiviral activity, anti-cancer activity, anabolic activity, pro-survival activity, immune response activation, anti-aging, stem cells activationand pancreatic β cells.
The Micky-mouse shaped pollen grain is a single live plant cell. Its complex sugars (polysaccharides) and antioxidants must protect its DNA against radiation and environmental damage while floating in the air. An abundance of amino acid content provides for rapid growth. Once the grains land on pine seed, it must stay attached to the seed with its germination filament. Then a second burst, the following year, leads to the transfer of its DNA. Thus the cells contain all the amino-acids, vitamines and mineral required for anabolic growth and the nitric oxide activation to sustain the extra demand on the body.
15% amino acids, various polyphenols including 2% flavonoids, 1-2% lipids-sterols including liver detoxifying agents such as glutathione, MSM, SOD, myoinositol, phosphatidylcholine, phosphatidylethanolamine, phosphatidylglycerol, phosphatidylserine, lignin, and various polysaccharides (complex sugars)—two of which are important to immune health; arabinogalactan and xylogalacturonan.
It also has vitamin D2 and D3, magnesium, selenium, silicon, potassium, calcium, iron, strontium, phosphorus, sulphur, chlorine, manganese, plus various other vitamins, minerals, and essential amino acids such as L-dopa and Arginine that help with blood flow and the nitric-oxide cycle.
Analysis of pharmacological effects and clinical application of pine pollen. (Sheng wise et al, 2018)
Effects of Pine Pollen Extract in Relieving Hot Flushes in Sex Hormone-Deficienct Rats. (Thisayakorn, 2017)
Androgenic and Anabolic Effects of Pinus tabulaeformis Carr Pollen in Clarias gariepinus. (Ausussto S Jr, 2017)
Plant Hormone Cytokinins for Modulating Human Aging and Age-Related Diseases. (Jiří Voller, 2017)
The Plant Hormone Abscisic Acid is a Prosurvival Factor in Human and Murine Megakaryocytes. (Malara A, 2017)
Immune-Enhancing Effects of Taishan Pinus massoniana Pollen Polysaccharides on DNA Vaccine Expressing Bordetella avium ompA (Fujie Zhu, 2016)
Effect of pine pollen extract on experimental chronic arthritis; (Axenov-Gribanov DV, 2016)
Analysis of human food safety and laxative function of pine pollen Wen Ping Jing, 2016)
The protective effects of Masson pine pollen aqueous extract on CCl4-induced oxidative damage of human hepatic cells. Jin X, 2015)
Actinobacteria possessing antimicrobial and antioxidant activities isolated from the pollen of scots pine; (Gen-Xiang Mao, 2012)
Antiaging Effect of Pine Pollen in Human Diploid Fibroblasts and in a Mouse Model Induced by D-Galactose (Gen-Xiang Mao, 2012)
Pine pollen inhibits cell apoptosis-related protein expression in the cerebral cortex of mice with arsenic poisoning, Yanhong Luo, 2012)
Brassinosteroids inhibit in vitro angiogenesis in human endothelial cells (LucieRárová, 2012)
Rapid effects of novel phytoandrogen adjuvant therapy (PAT) onmetabolic health: a gender, age and BMI matched case-control study (Ong YC, 2011)
Anabolic effect of plant brassinosteroids. (Debora Esposito, 2011)
Oxidative activation of indole-3-acetic acids to cytotoxic species— a potential new role for plant auxins in cancer therapy. (Lisa K.Folkes, 2011)
Brassinosteroids cause cell cycle arrest and apoptosis of human breast cancer cells. (Steigerová, 2010)
Anti-fatigue Effects of Flavone in Pinus Massoniana Pollen on Mice (WU Jing-jing,2010)
Model Induced by D-Galactose Pine pollen polly-sacchrided on reactive oxygen species,(Lee KH1,2009)
The phytohormone auxin induces G1 cell-cycle arrest of human tumor cells. (Ester K, 2009)
Allergenicity and cross-reactivity of pine pollen. (Gastaminza G, et al. ,2009)
Anticancer and antiproliferative activity of natural brassinosteroids (JanaMalíková, 2008)
Abscisic acid is an endogenous stimulator of release from human pancreatic islets with cyclic ADP ribose as second messenger. Bruzzone S, 2008)
Antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory activities of pine (Pinus densiflora) pollen extract. ( Wang YM, 2007)
Effects of pine pollen polysaccharide and its sulfate on the production of ROS in cardiomyocytes (Geng Yue, 2007)
Effective Components and Pharmacological Function of Pine Pollen (He Xiaoyan, 2007)
Chen Wei; Study on Extraction and Determination of Choline in Pine Pollen ( Li Ying ;2006)
Pine pollen hits cell defense Yan Zhenli, 2006)
Analysis of pine pollen by using FTIR, SEM and energy-dispersive X-ray analysis. (Guang Pu, 2005)
Interventional effects of pine pollen in rats with hyperplasia of prostate, (T. Cong, 2005)
Analysis of pharmacological effects and clinical application of pine pollen in combination with other Chinese patent formulas in clinical trials. (In benign prostatic hyperplasia: Wang Fuchang, 2004, and in primary hypertention, Hu Guocan et al 2005)
The mechanism and clinical application of pine pollen. (Zhao Lixin, 2004)