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March 05, 2021 5 min read

Pine pollen benefits stretch far and wide. Truth is, it’s one of the most nutrient-dense foods you can put in your body. A staple in ancient Chinese medicine, it has long been used to treat several common conditions, including hormone imbalances and inflammatory diseases, like Arthritis.

The yellow grainy powder is produced by an assortment of pine trees including (but not limited to) Masson’s Pine (Pinus massoniana), Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris) and Chinese Red Pine (Pinus tabuliformis). Although native to the Yunnan province in China, pine pollen is also sourced from pine trees in Europe, America and our chosen place, the Altai Mountains of Siberia.

Our wild mountain pine pollen is supercharged with over 250 types of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, coenzymes and antioxidants. Join us as we uncover its plethora of health benefits.


Why is pine pollen good for you?

Pine pollen is packed full of powerful nutrients including (but not limited to):

  • Protein
  • Fatty Acids
  • Carbohydrates
  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Zinc
  • Copper
  • Iron
  • Selenium
  • Potassium
  • Folic Acid
  • B Vitamins
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin D3

Essentially, pine pollen superfoods provide a quick and easy way to give your mind and body what it needs to remain healthy. But while whole-body health is key, you are likely interested in the stand-out pine pollen benefits, for which it has gained its reputation. Let’s take a closer look at what makes it so special...

1. Pine pollen benefits for men

Does pine pollen increase testosterone? Whether pine pollen benefits testosterone levels is one of the most frequently asked questions from customers, and the simple answer is yes.

Low testosterone is often linked to several health conditions, including diabetes, obesity and even heart disease. By establishing a healthy level of testosterone in the body, through ingesting pine pollen powder, you may lower the chance of developing these health issues in the future.

Pine pollen contains several Phytoandrogens including androsterone, androstenedione and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), along with adaptogenic compounds, gibberellins and brassinosteroids. All of these work together to increase testosterone levels and maintain the correct balance of oestrogen to testosterone. Essentially, it’s a natural way to balance your hormones and lower your risk of developing numerous health conditions at the same time.

Small levels of testosterone have been found in the pollen of Scots Pine (Pinus Sylvestris). It's estimated that 10g of pine pollen contains around 0.8mg of testosterone.


2. Pine pollen benefits for women

It’s not just men who can benefit from pine pollen. We recommend pine pollen for women too, particularly if they are experiencing excessive levels of oestrogen.

Pine pollen will help restore the balance of hormones in the female body, helping to correct a deficiency in testosterone and maintain a healthy level of oestrogen. Consequently, this can lead to improved libido and sex drive, increased strength and better mental health.

3. Pine pollen skin benefits

In China, pine pollen is considered both a medicine and beauty supplement; commonly used to improve the skin, strengthen the nails and promote healthy hair growth. Rich in antioxidants, pine pollen benefits skin by slowing down the signs of ageing. Plus, its anti-inflammatory qualities make it effective in treating numerous skin conditions, such as acne, eczema, impetigo and nappy rash.

4. Antioxidant benefits of pine pollen

We all know that free radicals are bad for the body. They damage our cells and can play a role in the development of cancer and other conditions affecting vital organs like the heart, liver and brain.

Raw pine pollen powder contains several potent antioxidants including flavonoids, polyphenols, glutathione, resveratrol and Superoxide Dismutase. These help to maintain healthy PH levels in the body and support the liver in detoxifying harmful toxins and pollutants.


5. Anti-inflammatory benefits of pine pollen

Pine pollen boasts excellent anti-inflammatory properties that can help treat chronic inflammatory diseases like Arthritis.

One study looked at the effect of pine pollen on Arthritis in mice . Results showed that after 49 day’s treatment with pine pollen, the symptoms of Arthritis had lowered. Additionally, inflammation was dramatically reduced.

But you don’t need to have a chronic illness to benefit from taking pine pollen. It can also provide quick relief from muscle aches. If you enjoy exercising, you’ll find pine pollen extremely effective in reducing post-work inflammation and assisting recovery. 

Pine pollen’s ability to promote rapid growth, rejuvenation and healing in humans makes complete sense when you go back to its roots. It’s pollen from trees - a form of seed, and like all seeds, it contains essential nutrients for growth, rejuvenation and healing. Without those nutrients, pine trees wouldn’t grow so tall or live for hundreds of years.

6. Pine pollen for weight loss

Pine pollen powder is recommended to people looking to maintain a healthy weight. The increase in DHEA levels speeds up the metabolism, encouraging the body to use the calories it consumes quicker and more efficiently.

A sluggish metabolism is often associated with age but it can also be the result of a lower-calorie diet.

Either way, if you’re eating the right things and exercising but still struggling to maintain a healthy weight, pine pollen may be just what you need to speed up your metabolism. The superfood will support you in achieving your healthy weight loss goals.

7. Natural post workout supplement

Pine pollen is a complete protein and an effective post workout supplement. It contains over 20 amino acids, including isoleucine, known to increase athletic endurance and assist in muscle synthesis and repair.

8. Mood enhancer

The phytoandrogens in pine pollen are believed to help lift mood and increase feelings of enthusiasm. What's more, pine pollen contains phenylalanine, a natural antidepressant that stimulates dopamine levels in the brain.

Pine Pollen Dosage

We recommend taking 1/2 tsp of pine pollen powder, mixed in water, fruit juice or a superfood smoothie. It's best to take it in the morning, before you eat, to increase gut absorption.

Our wild harvested pine pollen will turn water yellow. It's 90% dissolvable so its normal for there to be a small amount left at the bottom of the glass.

Another way to take pine pollen is by placing it under your tongue. This will help the phytoandrogens, like DHEA, get into the bloodstream quicker for maximum results. Try it this way if you're taking pine pollen to boost your workouts.

What are the side effects of pine pollen?

While the benefits are plentiful, you may be wondering can you ingest pine pollen safely and without any side effects?

Pine pollen is non-toxic and safe to ingest but as with all holistic medicine and supplements, it’s important to follow the guidelines for usage. Only take the recommended dosage and if you have pre-existing health conditions, run it by your GP first.

If you’re using pine pollen to boost testosterone, it’s important to get the balance right. High levels of testosterone in males can cause several side effects including an enlarged prostate, aggressive behaviour, acne, liver disease and damage to the heart muscles.

Pollen is also a known allergen, so if you experience symptoms such as a runny nose, sneezing or itchy, watery eyes, chances are you’re allergic to pine pollen.


How to buy the best pine pollen

Ready to experience the benefits of pine pollen for yourself? Wondering which pine pollen is best? It's important to buy from a reputable and trusted pine pollen UK seller.

  • Look for pine pollen that has had its cell wall cracked or broken (for increased absorption)
  • Make sure it has been processed at a low temperature so it retains all of its goodness
  • Avoid pine pollen that has been processed with chemicals - choose organic pine pollen
  • Choose pine pollen that has been wild harvested and ethically sourced for an eco-conscious purchase

We hope you’ve enjoyed learning about pine pollen benefits. If you have any questions or would like more information about our pine pollen powder, drop us a DM or email: info@mountainlifehealth.com

Megan Hunt
Megan Hunt

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