We exclusively wild harvest limited batches of pine pollen from forests of British Columbia in Canada. We don't crack our pine pollen cells and thus never expose the pollen to air or light. So our pollen is always fresh - never heat-treated, UV irradiated, ethylene oxide gas or microwave sterilized, as compared to imported varieties of pine pollen. We use 100% certified organic non cracked, pure, wild and raw pine pollen to make our tinctures. Lastly we use a proprietary dual extraction process that efficiently concentrates the four classes of beneficial compounds: stamina promoting androgens, longevity related plant hormones, flavonoid antioxidants, and immune supporting polysaccharides.
5 Other Plant 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 these five plant based molecules have biological activity for human cells that includes antiviral, anti-cancer, and anabolic effects, immune regulating 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 catalyst involved in tissue repair.
Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM): A plant based sulfuric compound that improves digestion and energy expenditure.
A pine pollen tincture is a liquid extract that preserves and enhances the potency of pine pollen in a solution (usually ethanol); we use a proprietary dual-extraction process with both glycerin and ethanol. We also use 100% pollen - no buds - to make our product a bit different from other tinctures on the market.
While pine pollen is a rich source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, it truly shines for its high content of phytoandrogens. These plant hormones, known as brassinosteroids, are ‘bioidentical,’ meaning they mimic naturally occurring male hormones. Ethanol and glycerin concentrate these nutrients and improve their bioavailability.
Our unique cold-extraction technique helps capture the entire spectrum of phytonutrients in pine pollen without altering or harming its integrity in any way.
We offer a saturated 1:6 ratio of extract to pine pollen, 1:4 with ethanol in the first round, and 1:2 with the glycerin to finish it out and complete the nutrient profile. There is 335mg of pine pollen equivalent in each 2mL serving of our highly-absorbable tincture.
Healthy levels of male hormones are essential to reduce disease risk and promote general health, cholesterol levels, body composition, and sexual function (equally in men and women). There is an important link between low androgens and an increased risk of health problems, obesity, and premature death.
The research strongly suggests that both genders would be wise to ensure they have sufficient male hormones, especially as they grow older. The reason for this is that across the board, androgen levels plummet with increased age. This is why ingesting food sources of phytoandrogens is essential to maintain health and vitality throughout life.
Our pine pollen tincture is the best choice for anyone looking to maximize the benefits of the phytoandrogens in pine pollen.
As many have heard, the plant-based hormones have a strong influence on the human mind and body without the side effects of pharmaceutical hormone replacement therapy. There are few plant based foods on Earth with phytoandrogens, and none come close to pine pollen in potency and efficacy.
The ethanol/glycerin combination concentrates the bioactive nutrients from pine pollen, allowing for quick and easy sublingual (under the tongue) absorption. While the abundance of blood veins under the tongue allows for absorption of the delicate androgens, it may also cause sensitivity when using our tincture, as the ethanol can be mildly irritating over time.
We recommend mixing the dose from the tincture with a tiny amount of water before holding under your tongue. Make sure you keep the tincture in your mouth for at least 60 seconds to ensure full absorption.
Alternatively, you can mix 2mL of the tincture with water and swallow on an empty stomach. This method is for those who want to avoid holding the tincture in the mouth altogether.