If you live anywhere near pine trees, you’re familiar with pine pollen. It’s that yellow stuff that comes off the pine catkins in the spring and covers everything in a fine layer of pollen dust. What you might not know is that this yellow dust is packed full of vitamins and nutrients, and it’s a natural testosterone booster that’s super healthy for both men and women.
How Does It Work?
Pine pollen is ultra-rich in vitamins and minerals. These include Vitamins A, B-Carotene, B1, B2, B3, B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin D, and Vitamin E. Minerals in pine pollen include Calcium, Copper, Iron, Manganese, Magnesium, Molybdenum, Phosphorous, Potassium, Selenium, Silicon, Sodium, and Zinc.
This pollen also contains over twenty amino acids, including all eight essential amino acids. Another main component is sterols (basically plant steroids), which raise testosterone levels in the blood and balance the ratio of androgens to estrogen. Plus, pine pollen is a nutritive adaptogen that stimulates neurotransmitters in the brain and boosts immune functions. It’s really one of those substances that deserves the name “superfood.”
What Does Pine Pollen Do?
Pine pollen is what we call a tonic medicine. That means you can take it on an ongoing basis without it having a toxic effect on your body. And since it’s also adaptogenic, pine pollen will cater to exactly what your body needs to enhance an array of bodily functions while also helping prevent degenerative conditions.
What pine pollen is best known for, though, is that it’s an androgen. That means it can raise testosterone levels, making it one of the rare sources of naturally derived testosterone that you can add to your diet. And that means it can increase sex drive and libido while also boosting energy and muscle growth.
Who Can Use It?
Some sources describe pine pollen as a supplement for men since it boosts testosterone levels. And it really is a fantastic thing for guys to add to their diets. But it’s also a good supplement for women as well. Testosterone deficiency in women can lead to a host of ailments, and it becomes especially problematic as women enter their menopausal years. Pine pollen can help women combat fatigue, lack of libido, decline in mood, unexplained body changes, sleep disturbances, and other problems associated with testosterone deficiency.
Pine pollen also contains phenylalanine. This chemical stimulates dopamine levels in the brain and is an L-dopa precursor. L-dopa has been known to specifically treat a woman’s inability to have an orgasm. In addition, pine pollen contains arginine, which improves fertility and increases growth hormone release in both women and men.
Where Do You Get Pine Pollen?
Right here! Crucial Four’s pine pollen is guaranteed wild harvested at the peak of potency when the pine catkins are most active (that’s only a 3-day period once a year). We harvest exclusively from natural, mountain-borne trees in the Pinus massoniana species.
The powder form we offer is lightly processed by fracturing the pollen cell wall. That makes it easier to digest and increases the potency by up to 50 times. You can also get our pine pollen as a tincture. Tinctures tend to be more powerful and higher in androgens, but don’t have as many extra nutrients as the powder form. Which one’s best depends on what you want to get out of your pine pollen. If you’re not sure which one to order, just ask.