Subject:Pine Pollen Powder and its Adaptogenic Benefits

Pine Pollen Powder and its Adaptogenic Benefits

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Pine pollen usually refers to supplements derived from the pollen of pine trees. Pine trees in general refer to the genera of pinus, and the pollen that is commonly used Euas a dietary supplement in Europe and North America is the Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris) due to some studies having detected a testosterone content in this pollen and also it’s the most common species in Europe. In Asia, the most wide distributed pine trees include pinus massoniana and pinus tabulaeformis.

Pine pollen powder has been used in Traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years, and species of pollen from which are collected are mainly from pinus massoniana and pinus tabulaeformis(For more, please refer to Pine Pollen and Its Historical Application). These records are preliminary but suggest a possible powerful Jing-enhancing herb, which loosely translates to vital essence or life force. Herbs classified as Jing tonics are typically used in cases of weakness, burnout from stress or exhaustion, sexual imbalances (infertility, low libido, erectile dysfunction, etc.), or in any case where there was a need for deep rejuvenation and nourishment. Jing is traditional concept defined in TCM that which is the material basis for our life, which can be transmuted and transformed into a new life through the process of procreation. Jing is the most highly refined substance in our body, thus is forms the basis for all of our tissues, especially the male and female sexual fluids, as well as the sperm and ova. We can see that jing represents the reserve or stored energy of the body which is divided into two aspects, pre-natal and post-natal. The pre-natal is what we have genetically and hereditarily inherited from our parents and our families’ genetic heritage. The Post-natal is that which we accumulate in our life time through our diet and lifestyle. So from this we can see a one part of our jing energy is inherited and the other is generated in our own lifetime. 

It is our ability to generate, conserve, and preserve this jing energy that determines our freedom from degenerative disease as well as our potential lifespan. From this we can say that jing has a huge influence over the quality and quantity of our lifespan. Jing energy can be reflected in the luster and texture of the skin, hair, nails, and tongue and other parts of our body. Most importantly jing energy can be observed in our fertility, sexual prowess, creativity, drive, courage, will, inspiration, and athletic power. Jing also plays a huge role in the strength of the skeletal system, as well as the production of bone marrow and stem cells.

Jing energy is gradually consumed by the process of living itself, and also by stress, excessive behavior, and overwork. However, with proper exercise, diet, and taking tonic herbs we can replenish and conserve this energy. The Daoists believe that we are born with a certain amount of Jing and when it runs out, we die; so, the handful of herbs able to cause the accumulation and restoration of Jing in the body are revered as supreme longevity tonics, of which Pine Pollen Powder is one of the greatest. Pine Pollen powder is known in Traditional Chinese medicine to tonify many of the major organs:
Lung tonic-pine pollen powder could boosts the immune system and beautifies the skin because two areas that are both controlled by the lung organ system in Chinese Medicine theory.
Kidney tonic-It means that pine pollen powder is highly rejuvenative to the brain, hair, bones and endocrine system, which are controlled by the kidney organ.
Liver tonic-Pine pollen powder could effectively stimulates liver regeneration and regulates bile secretion, which are controlled by the liver organ system.
Heart tonic-Pine pollen powder could improve cardiovascular endurance, raises blood levels of superoxide dismutase, and lowers cholesterol.
Spleen tonic-Pine pollen powder could nourish the muscles and increase metabolism, which are both governed by the spleen organ system.

In addition to all its other medicinal healing properties in Traditional Chinese Medicine, one of the greatest benefits of Pine Pollen is that it is as an all-round nutrient-rich food, containing hundreds of vitamins, minerals, and enzymes that nourish the body at a fundamental level. It’s particularly rich in B-vitamins, amino acids—which are the building blocks of protein and heavily influence neurotransmitter production and mood—and Vitamin D3, which is notoriously difficult to get from food, the only other sources being egg yolks and fish, in addition to the sun. Pine Pollen is also rich in more exotic, albeit vitally important, compounds such as nucleic acids (DNA-repairing fragments) and superoxide dismutase, a powerful antioxidant and cell protectant, among many others(For more, please refer to Pine Pollen Nutrition Facts and Benefits).

And the most important and unique property and benefit of Pine Pollen powder is its ability to harmonize and powerfully rejuvenate the endocrine system, which is a rare ability in the plant world because of the plant sterols it carries. The sterols are basically plant steroids to help pine tress grow, which also could benefit humans in testosterone enhancement. And based on researches conducted, the content of total sterols in pine pollen powder is from 0.98% to 7.67%(1st, Aug. 2010, Suzhe Dong, preliminary study on Pine Pollen Quality) after testing several types and different sources pine pollen(For more information, please kindly refer to Pine Pollen and Testosterone). Pine Pollen powder is nature’s most powerful androgen, which essentially transfers to a substance that stimulates testosterone production. And DHEA(dehydroepiandrosterone) carried in pine pollen powder is the precursor to not just testosterone, but estrogen and progesterone as well. And all three of these hormones are significant for both men and women, just in different proportions, which is why it’s important to note that Pine Pollen is considered an adaptogenic herb for both men and women to restore balance to the body by adapting its effects to whatever conditions are present. In this way, pine pollen powder is safe and necessary to both men and women.

DHEA(dehydroepiandrosterone) is the most abundant and vital precursor hormone in the human body which means that it is the largest raw material human body uses to produce other vital hormones. Imbalances or deficiency in DHEA levels can result in the body’s entire hormonal production disordered or imbalanced. DHEA level tends to decrease as we age; and many researchers assume that many signs of aging are direct reflection of lower levels of DHEA in the body. That’s the reason why Pine Pollen is widely regarded to be a lifetime extension herb. DHEA is produced in the adrenal glands, and daily stress or unhealthy diet could also influence its production besides aging. Low levels of DHEA often is shown with the symptoms like decreased immunity, low libido, depression, cognitive decline, and accumulation of fat on the body and so on. While normal DHEA levels could bring improved mood, muscle development, fat loss, increased sex drive, and enhanced immunity, as well as a number of other significant benefits that could connected with the effects of Pine Pollen powder.

Due to pine Pollen powder is with so many amazing benefits; many people choose to wild harvest their own powder from local trees. This may be not practical for most people unless you happen to live in an area with large distribution of pine tress. However we are supposed to keep one thing in mind that wild-harvest pine pollen powder from pollution-free regions because modern industrialization may bring industrialization to pine pollen powder thus harmness to our body.

One more thing to note is that Pine Pollen Powder granule is protected by a hard cell wall to allow it to remain intact during the process of aerial dispersal from the cone buds and this hard cell wall could prevent the absorption of nutrition inside(For more, please refer to Why Pine Pollen Cell Wall Need to be Cracked and Before-and-after Comparisions of Pine Pollen Cell Cracking). Therefore it’s very important to look for cell wall craked pine pollen powder, and this is generally obtained via High-speed Airflow. Cell wall craking process could allow for a significantly increased bioavailability and utilization of nutrition by the body. 

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