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Vegan Supplements & Superfoods: Pine Pollen

Like clockwork; every spring a dust of Pine Pollen settles, covering everything nearby with a light golden coat. When we first leaned about the benefits of Pine Pollen, we asked, “Pine Pollen? The same stuff from Pine Trees that covers everything in the Spring.” Yes. That’s the stuff. New to us, as we uncovered that layer of golden spring dust, we learnt, like most natural remedies, Pine Pollen has a very long history. 

Pine pollen has been a go-to in Chinese and Korean medicine for more than 2,000 years. It's been utilized for its adapotgenic properties as well as its ability to boost peak physical performance and balance mental health. It is revered for it ability to restore and boost vitality, while increasing energy and immunity  – checking all the boxes for what we're looking for in a superfood. 

Just as it sounds, Pine Pollen is derived from the pollen of a pine tree every spring. The floral-pine flavoured golden dust is extremely nutrient dense with Vitamin A, D, E, B-carotene, B1, B2, B3, B6, and folic acid, making it extremely beneficial for a healthy glow to your skin. Rich in minerals, it also packs bioavailable calcium, copper, iron, manganese, magnesium, molybdenum, phosphorous, potassium, silicon, sodium and zinc.  It also contains over twenty amino acids, including all eight essential amino acids making it a complete protein. Pine Pollen is an incredible adaptogen and androgen and can be consumed on an ongoing basis to balance hormones and combat stress. Being a natural source of testosterone, it can improve athletic performance, mood, normalize weight and protect the organ and gland systems in both men and women. We all want to feel more energy, sleep better, have a healthy libido. Much of this is connected to the amount of testosterone in the body, or as they call it in Chinese medicine, your Jing. Hard to believe that the yellow dust we see each spring time coating our cars and streets is actually one of nature’s premier superfoods and contains the highest amount of a plant sourced, plant based testosterone. Not a bad product from everyones favourite Christmas tree! 

On a happiness factor, Pine Pollen also contains phenylalanine and arginine. Phenylalanine stimulates dopamine levels in the brain promoting happiness and feelings of well-being. Arginine is used to improve fertility in men and women, as well as increasing the release of growth hormone. All in all, pine pollen is a superfood powerhouse! 

Pine pollen can be found in powder, capsule or tincture form. Make sure to purchase one that has broken cell walls in order to ensure its potency and bioavailability. As a Testosterone Booster opt for the tincture – Pine pollen contains human androgens like testosterone and by using it as a tincture you can boost your testosterone levels within minutes. For this reason Pine Pollen has gained a lot of attention.  As men age, testosterone levels start to dip and using pine pollen is an awesome way to maintain healthy energy levels and well being.

Put those multi vitamins aside, and fuel up with our favourite new superfood, Pine Pollen!

Listing it - The many benefits of Pine Pollen -

(if you don’t feel like reading the article above, fast track to these benefits).

  • Hormonal Support
  • Strengthens the Immune System
  • Great Brain Food
  • Balances Androgenic and Estrogenic Hormones
  • Supports and Detoxifies the Liver
  • Great for the Skin and Hair
  • Protects the Cardiovascular System
  • Can Reduce Cholesterol
  • Regulates Weight by Supporting the Metabolism
  • Increases Energy and Vitality
  • Aphrodisiac
  • Increases Glutathione (the Body’s Master Antioxidant)
  • Optimizes Breast Health in Women and Prostate Health in Men
  • Improves Endurance
  • Supports a Healthy vitality and libido  
  • Helps Arthritis
  • Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory