One thing I love about the supplement and super food industry is the crazy stuff they introduce to the market. When I heard Pine Pollen entered the industry as the next great super food I had to pause. Are they talking about that yellow stuff coating my car year after year during the spring seasons? Are they talking about those yellow cones from the sappy trees I climbed during the youthful days?
It turns out that yes, yes they are. Then I remembered a friend who was damn near deathly allergic to the stuff. She would seize up in a fit of snot and sneezing during the spring because this stuff is everywhere in the mountains. It also turns out that yes, we are still talking about the same pollen here.
**WARNING!** DO NOT TAKE PINE POLLEN IF YOU ARE ALLERGIC! THIS IS REAL PINE POLLEN HERE!
Why on earth would anyone in their right mind consume pine pollen?
I had to dig deep into the literature to discover what was so great about this pollen. Was it another supplement scam? Is David Wolfe behind yet another scam product?
Pine Pollen has been heavily used in traditional Chinese medicine and crops up in the ancient texts and literature. The Chinese have a special pine tree they harvest the pollen from specific to the mountainous regions. They praise Pine Pollen as a potent tonic for the body and a healer of internal systems.
Pine pollen is the sperm of the pine tree and touted to restore morning wood to those who have long since pitched a tent in the wee hours of dawn.
Let’s dig a little deeper.
Pine Pollen nutrition and effects
Surprisingly, Pine Pollen is a complete protein meaning it contains all the amino acids. It’s also a source of the following vitamins and minerals in their respective amounts:
- Vitamin A 1.3ug
- B1 (Thiamin) 182ug
- B2 (Riboflavin) 15ug
- B3 (Niacin) 427ug
- B6 (Pyridoxine) 39ug
- B9 (Folic Acid) 28ug
- Vitamin C 1686ug
- Vitamin E 97ug
- Vitamin D .7ug
- Beta Carotene .8ug
- Potassium 33.9mg
- Calcium 2.4mg
- Magnesium 3.3mg
- Phosphorus 89.6mg
- Iron 0.09mg
- Zinc 0.09mg
- Selenium 0.6ug
- Manganese 0.3mg
Impressive indeed. On top of this Pine Pollen contains potent androgenic properties making it well suited to men looking to up their energy levels and build muscle. Pine Pollen contains the following androgenic compounds:
Overall Pine Pollen is potent superfood many people could benefit from. Throw this in your morning smoothie to give you that potent boost through the day. It’s a safe superfood and the powder can be taken generously. Even women can boost overall health and energy. Despite the androgenic properties it’s not going to make you grow a mustache or deepen your voice. These superfoods work in the background to subtly restore the systems of the body that are out of balance. Perhaps the Chinese knew what they were doing after all?
Now, I wasn’t about to go out and buy Pine Pollen when I had shit load of pine trees in my backyard. First thing I did was grab a Ziploc bag and headed straight to the woods. It was Spring times and the forest was popping off with all kinds of critters and nature. I had one mission. Locate a pine tree and harvest its sperm. (remember, we’re talking about the LITERAL sperm of the pine tree!)
I found medium sized pine that was bursting with yellow cones. A simple brushing against a cone caused a release of the potent powder to go sailing through the forest. Immediately I thought that this is how the tree has sex. I thought of how crucial it is to maintain fertility and why the Chinese perhaps gravitated to the tree in this way. It’s no secret they have no problems making babies over there. Haven’t you ever wondered how Native Americans and other indigenous populations knew what plants were good and nutritious?
I placed all the Pine Pollen in the bag and then headed back to the house where I filled the bag with water. After ensuring I had a proper soak I poked a few holes in the bottom of the bag and filtered it into a cup creating a dense yellow solution. I soaked the cones a second time to ensure I had a good solution of the Pollen and once again filtered into the cup.
Then I drank the Pollen praying that I didn’t develop an allergy since last season.
What I can say is my energy levels were noticeably increased and I did indeed wake up with intense morning wood the morning after. I concluded there was something to the Pine Pollen but harvesting was a massive chore.
The problem with all natural superfoods like Pine Pollen is there will never be any major studies conducted. You cannot patent nature and therefore companies will never throw money towards learning about how it really effects the human body. But just because there isn’t a lot of data doesn’t discount its effectiveness. This is important to keep in mind. In my experiences with Pine Pollen and knowing its full nutrition content I can say this stuff is the real deal and worth trying. Especially if you’re a male and looking to add more drive to your life.
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