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Pine Pollen Powder, Cracked Cell Wall (Wild Harvested, Body Building)

£13.99

 

Pine Pollen Powder - Cracked Cell Wall

 

  • Cracked Cell Wall for Superior Absorption

  • Superior Wild Harvested

  • 100% Pine Pollen, Nothing Else Added

About Pine Pollen

Pine pollen powder is sourced from quite a number of species of pine trees. However, there are those which rank higher than others since they posess pine pollen of higher quality and condition. The species in context are Masson’s pine (Pinus massoniana), Chinese red pine (Pinus tabulaeformis) and Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris). Pine pollen is the male spore of the pine tree, which harbours both the male and female reproductive mediums on the same tree. From a close look, pine pollen is made up of microscopic grains that have a powdery feel when felt between fingers. The yellow matter is sticky and is found in plenty during the summer and spring seasons. 

The reason why is it important to break the cell wall of pine pollen is to make it more digestible and bio-available. The starches and proteins present in the pin pollen become more soluble in water. The cell wall is broken at relatively low temperatures to avoid denaturing the phytochemical and hence keep the nutritive value intact. The cell wall is essentially meant to protect the elements present in pine pollen from oxidation and denaturation. However, while at it, they still make it impossible to benefit fully from the different components present in the pollen: enzymes, minerals and vitamins.  Pine pollen is preferably harvested during springtime. During this time, the pollen has highest nutrient potency and efficiency.  The best pine trees to harvest pollen from are those that are located at relatively high attitudes. The trees ought to be located in relatively remote areas where they grow naturally away from pesticides and herbicides. 

Pine pollen powder is native to China, especially around the Himalayas and the Yunnan province. The pollen has been in use for over 2,000 years. The first written records on usage of pine pollen are found in the Xin Xiu Ben Cao. The latter is considered as the memoir that harbours details on all herbal plants that have been use in China over the years. The date is estimated to be around 660 C.E. It was harvested and eaten as food by the natives. Different people added different additives to add a bit of flavour to it, including honey. Pine pollen powder was a key component of locally-made beauty products. It was especially used by the elderly especially those who had experience premature ageing, including hair that had grayed too fast. They believed that the powder could reverse or at least lessen the graying process. They also believed that thinning of hair would be reduced. On the other hand, Japanese mixed pine pollen powder with cold water and then applied the mixture on scars, cuts, burns, bruises and other types of skin defects. They believed that the powder aided a faster recovery process and smoother skin. The pollen was also quite popular amongst wild-food enthusiasts, herbalists and nutritionists. The fact that most of it is harvested in the wild made it a favourite especially for those who practiced a hippie lifestyle. It was and still is popular amongst those who subscribe to gluten-free, vegan and paleo diets. 
  • Please note it is against MHRA guidelines for us to talk about any potential health benefits for this supplement however a quick google search on the potential benefits and you may be surprised.
How To Use: We suggest taking up to 1/2 - 1 teaspoon daily, can be added to smoothies, yogurts or can be mixed with water.

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