Pine Pollen - Information and scientifically proven benefits

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Key benefits:

  • Enhances libido & fertility
  • Hormone balance (notably testosterone)
  • Improves body composition & athletic performance
  • Supports the liver and detoxification
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Anti-ageing


Pine pollen is a potent herb traditionally used for thousands of years in Chinese medicine to elevate vitality.

Containing a host of essential compounds, minerals, amino acids, vitamins and phyto-sterols (plant hormones) similar to human sex hormones, it is a key herb in optimizing hormones and energy levels in both men and women.


Phyto-sterols are plant hormones which are nearly identical to male androgenic hormones. They are utilized in the body as if they were androgenic hormones, and do not cause a negative feedback loop, unlike bio-identical/synthetic hormone treatment.

Pine pollen has been shown to contain the following androgenic phyto-sterols:

  • Androsterone
  • Androstenedione
  • DHEA
  • Testosterone

In a world full of artificial estrogens and other hormone depleting chemicals, restoring hormone balance is essential.

A healthy hormone balance in men and women looks like:

  • Optimal body composition
  • Muscle mass
  • Healthy libido and sexual functioning
  • Optimal mood
  • High energy levels
  • Physical appearance - skin & hair
  • Healthy cognition

Pine pollen assists in restoring and optimizing your hormone levels by replenishing androgenic hormones that modern chemicals and estrogens have displaced.

Nutritional profile

Pine pollen is loaded with key elements crucial for optimal human vitality. [8][9][10]
These include:

  • Calcium
  • Magnesium
  • Potassium
  • Zinc
  • Iron
  • Selenium
  • Manganese
  • Copper
  • Vitamins A, B, C & E
  • Vitamin D2/D3, and their metabolites
  • Choline
  • Phytosterols/androgens
  • Peptides
  • Beneficial liver enzymes

Pine pollen is 30% protein, containing 20 amino acids, including the 9 essential amino acids.

The amino acids most concentrated in pine pollen include:

  • Arginine - stimulates nitric oxide production to improve blood flow, erectile dysfunction, mitochondrial function
  • Glycine - improves sleep, anxiety, liver protective, collagen production, and may displace glyphosate
  • Glutamic Acid - memory & focus, immunity, detoxification, athletic performance
  • Proline - collagen building, wound healing, immunity, antioxidant reactions
  • Histidine - regulates mineral function, essential for forming the anti-aging antioxidant SOD (superoxide dismutase)
  • Methionine - improves skin, hair & nails, promotes healthy hair growth, increases SAMe, chelates heavy metals

Additional information & Safety:

Research suggests that pine pollen is safe for long term use as a dietary supplement, with a very low prevalence (3.2%) of allergic reactivity. [6]


Scientifically Proven Benefits

  • Antioxidant [1][3]
  • Anti inflammatory [1][3][12]
  • Anti aging [2][7]
  • Liver protective [4][13]
  • Enhances immune function [5]
  • May support arthritis [3]
  • Protects DNA [7]
  • Promotes wound healing [11]


Antioxidant and antiinflammatory activity of pine pollen extract in vitro [1]

Antiaging Effect of Pine Pollen in Human Diploid Fibroblasts and in a Mouse Model Induced by D-Galactose [2]

Effect of pine pollen extract on experimental chronic arthritis [3]

The protective effects of Masson pine pollen aqueous extract on CCl4-induced oxidative damage of human hepatic cells [4]

Immunomodulatory effects of sulfated polysaccharides of pine pollen on mouse macrophages [5]

The incidence of pine pollen reactivity in an allergic atopic population [6]

[Effect of pine pollen on kidney mitochondria DNA deletion mutation in senile mice] [7]

Vitamin D and its metabolites in the pollen of pine. Part 5: Steroid hormones in the pollen of pine species [8]

[Analysis of pine pollen by using FTIR, SEM and energy-dispersive X-ray analysis] [9]

[Determination of 16 elements in the different pine pollen by TXRF] [10]

Pine pollen polysaccharides promote cell proliferation and accelerate wound healing by activating the JAK2-STAT3 signaling pathway [11]

Antinociceptive and antiinflammatory activities of pine (Pinus densiflora) pollen extract [12]

Anti-fibrotic effects of the Masson pine pollen aqueous extract on hepatic fibrosis rat model [13]
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