Did You Know… that pine pollen can counteract hormonal imbalances as we age?
Like symphony conductors orchestrating whether we hit a high note or a low, our hormones control a great many functions that affect our lives and our health from birth to death. Hormones guide our physical and sexual maturation, see us through physiological changes such as pregnancy and aging, and regulate (or deregulate) our emotions through it all.
And when hormones malfunction, the results can be devastating. Declining levels of testosterone cause embarrassing sexual dysfunction, and low levels of estrogen can make females moody during the menstrual cycle and of course during menopause. Synthetic hormone replacements carry heavy risks, but fortunately there are natural alternatives.
Pine pollen is a safe and natural plant source that can effectively balance your hormones, nip hormonal symptoms in the bud, and greatly improve the quality of daily life for men and women.
When Testosterone Tanks
Testosterone isn’t just a male hormone. Low testosterone levels adversely affect both men and women. A decline in testosterone can cause elevated levels of bad cholesterol, premature aging, tissue and bone loss, dangerously fluctuating blood sugar levels, deteriorating stamina and energy levels, weight gain and sexual dysfunction. Men with low testosterone are at an increased risk of developing prostate cancer.
There are many potential causes of low testosterone, but a major culprit is age. Men in their 30s and 40s undergo andropause, or “male menopause,” a phase characterized by a drop in androgenic hormones (male sex hormones), such as testosterone. Nutrition also plays a part, especially the consumption of foods high in phytoestrogen. Phtyoestrogens are estrogen-like chemicals found in plant foods such as grains, seeds and legumes, and they can throw hormonal balance out of whack for both sexes.
How Pine Pollen Helps
Pine pollen is the male sperm of pine trees. It is the most concentrated source of testosterone in the plant world. Long aware of its adaptogenic properties, practitioners of traditional Korean and Chinese medicine have used pine pollen to boost vitality during the aging process. Adaptogens such as pine pollen are able to “adapt” to and address the specific and unique needs of your body.
Rich in phyto-androgens, pine pollen helps stabilize endocrine hormonal balance to the optimal ratio of testosterone to estrogen, thus reversing the effects of hormonal fallout. In addition to testosterone, pine pollen contains powerful phyto-androgens, including:
- Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)
These phyto-androgens latch onto testosterone receptors in your body and activate androgenic activity, which naturally raises testosterone levels. Add pine pollen to your wellness regimen and you’ll enjoy…
- Increased sperm count
- Stimulated sex drive
- Refreshed and rejuvenated skin
- Stronger immune system
- Detoxified cells
In addition, pine pollen balances estrogen levels in women and acts as a detoxifier, improving skin elasticity and protecting against oxidative stress. Maybe best of all for women, pine pollen offers support during menopause and can significantly boost libido. Some experts even claim that pine pollen can aid in weight loss!
All Around Health Tonic
Rich in amino acids, vitamins and minerals, as well as 200 natural bioactive nutrients, pine pollen has also been shown to treat the symptoms of diabetes, high cholesterol, and fatigue.
When supplementing with pine pollen look for a raw, pure source in powdered or tincture form. The tincture form has proven the most potent.