Pine pollen has been used medicinally for over 1500 years, beginning in China, Korea, and Japan. Because pine pollen has such a rich history of medicinal potency in China, there is a vast amount of clinical Chinese research testifying to its myriad of health benefits.
These benefits may include:
- Improved hormone profile, increased testosterone
- Anti-aging effects
- Improved energy and endurance, reduced fatigue
- Strengthened immune system
- Healthier skin and hair (due to the many vitamins and minerals)
- Improved sexual health, heightened libido
- Removal of free radicals
- Decreased inflammation
In this article we’ll take a closer look at the benefits pine pollen can offer you, while also answering the most common questions I receive about it. Before we get started though, it’s important to clarify that we are talking about Cracked Cell Pine Pollen Powder. It’s the cracking of the cell wall that allows for optimal availability of the nutrients in pine pollen, allowing you to reap the many benefits of this adaptogen.
Why Take Pine Pollen?
Uplifting and energizing while not overstimulating
Pine pollen is a great choice for those seeking a sustained, calm boost in energy. Many of the ‘yang’ herbs typically thought of as uplifting or energizing (yohimbe, ashwagandha, etc) can be a bit overheating or overstimulating for many people, leading to big ups in energy but then a crash or burnt out of sorts. Pine pollen, on the other hand, can support your energy levels, your exercise routine, and your athletic endeavours without being overstimulating or causing depletions in the long term. Similarly, pine pollen will support your sexual health and libido in a balanced way, without causing you to be overly aroused and sexually stimulated.
Nutritive in smaller doses, anabolic in larger doses | Versatility
Pine pollen is also a standout supplement because of its versatility. Taking smaller doses (¼ to 1 teaspoon) will not only give you the calm energy boost mentioned earlier, but also be very nutritious, supplying you with the hundreds of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients contained in pine pollen. Smaller doses will also support healthy hormone levels. On the other hand, if you take large doses (1 tablespoon and upwards), you’re more likely to notice stronger anabolic effects from the many phyto-androgens in pine pollen.
Anti-aging, Anti-inflammatory, Beautifying
Pine pollen is proven to guard against the ageing process, providing effective relief from inflammation and arthritis. Many people taking pine pollen also report a more youthful appearance, likely due to the abundance of nutrients and antioxidants. In Asian countries, pine pollen is even a staple ingredient in many beauty products.
Who Should Take Pine Pollen?
Those looking for a natural multivitamin
Pine pollen is like a natural multivitamin. It has 18 different amino acids, as well as hundreds of vitamins, nutrients and minerals.
Pine pollen contains all of the following:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B1 (Thiamin)
- Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
- Vitamin B3 (Niacin)
- Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
- Vitamin B9 (Folic Acid)
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin D
- Beta Carotene
Great for athletes, bodybuilders
With its energizing effects, hormonal benefits, and with so many nutrients in one place, pine pollen is an excellent choice for athletes and bodybuilders, either pre or post-workout. You’ll likely notice improved energy and endurance, less fatigue, and better recovery.
Those needing a natural testosterone boost
Pine pollen has been shown to contain tons of natural phyto-androgens, and this is largely how it earned its reputation for boosting testosterone levels in the body. This makes pine pollen a great choice for older men, or for anyone looking to counteract the many xenoestrogens found in other food sources.
How much should I take?
For nutritive benefits, balanced energy levels, and hormonal support, about 1 teaspoon is recommended. You can use more or less depending on your experience level or goals.
For those seeking more noticeable anabolic effects, you can use higher doses such as 1 tablespoon.
How do I take it?
Hyperion’s Cracked Cell Pine Pollen Powder can be added to a cup of warm water, or blended into a drink of your choice. Pine pollen actually tastes quite good, and can also be added to foods such as yogurt. Because it can be energizing, I recommend taking it earlier in the day.
To learn more, take a look at the product description for Cracked Cell Pine Pollen Powder