Raw, Wild-Crafted Pine Pollen Tincture
Pine pollen is the bright yellow dust inside the Ponderosa and Lodgepole male cones (the species of Pine that we use). Pine cones are the female part of the tree, with the pollen-producing catkins being the male.
Today in the health and wellness industry, the word superfood is thrown out there far too often.
While there are indeed many wonderful foods out there that have tremendous health benefits, pine pollen is one that truly deserves such a title as a supreme superfood.
Pine Pollen comes from the pine cones of pine (Pinus) trees and are loaded with over 200 bio-active nutrients that the human body recognizes and can utilize for nutrition.
These nutrients include 14 vitamins, 24 minerals, 20+ amino acids, 18 live enzymes, fatty acids and phytoandrogens.
Pine Pollen also has five other phytoandrogens, including auxins, cytokinins, gibberellins, ethylene and abscisic acid (ABA).
These five phytoandrogens have tremendous biological activity within the body, including support for a healthy immune system.
Glutathione and SOD
As stated earlier, our Pine Pollen tincture is a great source of glutathione and SOD (superoxide dismutase).
SOD and glutathione are the body’s two most potent internal free-radical scavengers and help support healthy detoxification, brain health and many other vital functions within the body.
Normally when consuming as a supplement though, these two substances are broken down in the gut before they can be used properly.
But because our pine pollen is in tincture form, these two incredible substances are bioavailable due to their ability to absorb directly into the bloodstream (assuming you place the liquid drops underneath your tongue and hold for 60 seconds).
Cracked Cell-Wall Pine Pollen vs. Uncracked Cell-Wall Pine Pollen
Almost every company out there selling pine pollen is selling China-sourced “cracked cell-wall” pine pollen, which claims to boost nutrient availability.
There are a few issues with this though.
First, the nutrients that become only modestly more bioavailable are starches and proteins. Most people are not taking pine pollen for starches and protein, but rather, are taking them for their diverse range of nutrients, including the highly sought after phytoandrogens.
Second, the outer layer or cell wall of the pine pollen is a built-in self-defense mechanism created by nature to help preserve the light-sensitive phytoandrogens, flavonoids, enzymes and nutrients within the pine pollen.
When this cell-wall is cracked, these nutrients quickly start to oxidize and degrade in quality.
We source only the best, which means that our pine pollen cell-walls stay intact to help offer the most alive, robust and vigorous pine pollen available.
The Most Unique Extraction Method
To begin, everything is wild-harvested by hand in remote, clean Canadian forests, with love and respect for nature and the abundance it provides.
The pine pollen is kept raw, alive and unheated.
We then use the most unique dual-extraction process currently known in relation to extracting the full spectrum of bio-active nutrients from the un-cracked pine pollen.
Almost every company out there is using male pollen buds, in which only 4% of the dry weight of those buds is actual pine pollen. This makes for a highly diluted and ineffective product.
Our extraction process begins with only pine pollen and we utilize BOTH a cold dual extract of 1:2 of water and glycerine as a first extract and a 1:4 of alcohol as a second extract.
This leaves a final 1:6 solution that retains the full spectrum of pine pollen nutrients without damaging any of these vital nutrients.
To be clear, this is the world’s most unique pine pollen extraction method being used and we are proud to source this pristine collection of nutrients for you to experience.