In this article, we would like to take several outstanding benefits of pine pollen powder to explain why should we choose it as the best and most cost-effective fitness supplement. Pine pollen powder is given by mother nature with extremely rich nutrient including various vitamins, amino acids, flavones, phyto-androgenic hormones androstenedione, testosterone, DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone), and androsterone. It would benefit you a lot as well as save your money if you replace all your fitness supplements with this amazing superfood during your training and daily session. Most important point is that pine pollen powder is directly collected from nature with no additives and the least processing on it, so you don’t have to worry about any negative effects that may be brought by other industrialized supplement. And we may selectively list the most outstanding 4 reasons why we take pine pollen for fitness supplement.
1. Pine pollen powder is rich in amino acids and protein
There are more than 20 different types of amino acids have been identified in pine pollen powder including 9 essential amino acids. Amino acids are the structural units (monomers) that make up proteins. They join together to form short polymer chains called peptides or longer chains called either polypeptides or proteins. These polymers are linear and unbranched, with each amino acid within the chain attached to two neighboring amino acids. When taken up into the human body from the diet, the 20 standard amino acids either are used to synthesize proteins and other biomolecules or are oxidized to urea and carbon dioxide as a source of energy. Of the 20 standard amino acids, nine (histidine, isoleucine, leucine, lysine, methionine, phenylalanine, threonine, tryptophan, and valine) are called essential amino acids because the human body cannot synthesize them from other compounds at the level needed for normal growth, so they must be obtained from food. In addition, amino acids like arginine, cysteine, glutamine, glycine, proline, and tyrosine may be difficult to be synthesized in the body and they may thus become essential to us.
We take proteins not matter from what kind of food they may be such as soybean, milk, beef, chicken or vegetables, however our body could only work with amino acids. When proteins enter into our digestive tract, they will be decomposed into amino acids under the action of enzymes including pepsinase, trypsin, chymotrypsin, carboxypeptidase and so on and then absorbed through the epithelial cells of the our small intestine. Proper protein synthesis and RNA and DNA synthesis could occur in our body by keeping a dietary intake of rich proteins. Proteins accounts for 16-20% of human weight and they are constantly produced, broken down, and recycled in the body. Therefore, a natural source of daily protein supplement is vital especially for people who have fitness training. The below table lists the levels of 19 of the major amino acids as found in every 100 grams of pine pollen powder. The list is not comprehensive and more than the listed 19 amino acids are present in Pine Pollen.
|Content of major amino acids in pine pollen|
|Types of Amino acids||Content(mg/100g)||Types of Amino acids||Content(mg/100g)|
2. Pine pollen powder could regulate hormone production for both male and female
Pine pollen powder as the male sperm of pine trees, is the richest seedbed of testosterone and contains all of the micro-nutrients required for optimal function of the endocrine system, including minerals zinc and magnesium. This makes itself an natural ingredient in certain pharmaceuticals designed to regulate testosterone levels in both male and female.
For either male and female, low testosterone level in the body may trigger problems like an increase in cholesterol level, premature aging, loss in tissue and bones, unbalanced blood sugar level, declines of aerobic energy, gains in weight, sexual dysfunction and so on. Men may have great possibilities of prostate cancer because of the low testosterone level which may cause an increase of estradiol simultaneously in the body. For male, the reason that contribute to low testosterone is due to aging and nutritional consumption. Males will undergo their andropause in their 30s to 40s which is mainly caused by a decline of androgenic hormones synthesis, especially testosterone. And nutrition-related reason is generally by excessive consumption of those foods that have high phyto-estrogen concentration.
Pine pollen powder not only contains rich micro-nutrients but also a lot of phyto-androgens such as androstenedione, testosterone, dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), and androsterone. This powerful combination could balance the endocrine hormone by regulating the ratio of testosterone to estrogen in our body. The possible benefits to be obtained from pine pollen powder include increased muscle mass, enhanced exercise recovery and promoted strength and endurance. Other benefits due to improved hormone production include lower blood sugar, lower cholesterol, less fatigue, increased libido, healthier breast condition, increased fat loss through improvements in metabolic activity, improved menopausal symptoms in female and healthier testicular and prostate condition.
3. Pine pollen powder works as a natural multivitamins supplement
Pine Pollen Powder contains over 15 different types of vitamins including vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B12, C, D2, D3, E and Folic Acid . As we all know, most vitamins can’t be synthesized in our body, thus we need to make a supplement from different food. Or our body will start to shut down some corresponding functions when we are in lack of those vitamins. Let’s see some examples, Vitamin D deficiency will result in rickets, Vitamin B12 deficiency will result in pernicious anemia and Vitamin C deficiency will result in scurvy. Vitamins themselves are not the components of body tissues and they don’t provide energy, neither. However, vitamins can help our body to produce and maintain tissue, as well as make it possible for our body to metabolize energy producing compounds such as glucose and fat. Pine pollen powder is a natural source of vitamins which is easy to be digested because they present in their natural state and co-exist with their needed co-vitamins and co-enzymes. The below table lists the levels of 10 vitamins as well as a brief description of their roles in our body.
|Names||Content (ug/100g)||physiological action|
|Vitamin B1||6070||Regulate nervous system, prevent and cure dermatophytosis,constipation and pachulosis.|
|Vitamin B2||486||Promote growth, activate cell, beautify eye skin, cure irregular menstruation, may cause angular cheilitis and spots on hand or feet.|
|Vitamin B5||14230||Help skin, digestive organs, nerve, muscle diseases, synthesize sex hormones.|
|Vitamin B6||1300||Promote growth, resist anemia, detoxification, treat early pregnancy reaction; may cause pachulosis, nervous insomnia, anemia, measles and skin infection.|
|Folic acid||934||Act as a co-enzyme in process of nucleic acid synthesis, resist anemia, protect mucosa, resist cancer, promote normal development of fetus neuraltube.|
|Vitamin C||56200||Effective on scurvy, gingivitis, dental bleeding and other symptoms, improve skin microcirculation, scavenge free radical and resist cancer.|
|Vitamin E||3240||Promote body hair growth, go against the infertility, treat neural and muscular diseases, scavenge free radical.|
|Vitamin A||43.2||Maintain eyesight reaction, normal form and function of epithelial tissue, promote bone development, prevent nyctalopia and wrinkles.|
|Vitamin D3||22.8||Prevent and cure rickets, osteomalacia, tetany of infant.|
|Beta Carotene||26||Help eye health, growth&development, acnes, wrinkles, prostate&uterine health; inhibit cancer to grow.|
4.Pine pollen powder is rich in minerals and microelements
Although modern agricultural technology greatly improves the productivity, it also drains the important minerals from the topsoil which directly results in declined minerals level in food. This happens in both conventional agriculture and in organic cultivation and the comparison of mineral composition and level of daily vegetables in the past 60 years greatly shocks us. A study published by British Food Journal quoted the data from 1930 to 1980 revealed that a big decline of minerals in the 20 vegetables they analyzed. The study showed that the average calcium content deceased by 19%, iron by 22%, and potassium by 14%. There are other similar studies have been done showing the similar decreasing trends, both in fruits and vegetables and with vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients.
Minerals are also named as inorganic salt; and content of those exceeding ten thousandth in the body are macroelements, less than ten thousandth ones are microelements. Microelements are often given special attention because they play a very important role in human physiological activity although they account for a very low amount in the body. All these microelements in the body are depriving from time to time under influence of metabolism; therefore it’s necessary to supplement timely everyday via various food or this will result in metabolic disorder. Body neither can maintain the normal forms or structures of tissues and organs nor absorb and utilize different nutrition without minerals, that’s why minerals have an important role on human health.
Of particular note is that some microelements are needed at a very low amount in the body, which result in the scope between physiological dose and poisoning dose is extremely narrow. Excessive intake of those microelements will lead to toxic and side effects; so we should be careful of the amount/dose of microelements intake and try to choose those natural food which are rich in microelements in their biological state instead of those synthetic reinforcer. Pine pollen as a natural nutrition source not only carries those macroelements like potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus; but also microelements like Iron, manganese, zinc, copper, selenium and chromium.
|Content of different minerals in pine pollen and their physiological actions|
|potassium||128.3||Regulate function of heart and muscles; may cause muscle weakness disease, muscular paralysis, maldevelopment, chronic disease and high blood pressure.|
|sodium||10.5||Regulate osmotic pressure and acid-base balance; maintain irritability of nerve & muscle; components of pancreatic juice, bile, sweat and tears|
|calcium||80.6||Constitute bones and teeth, and it’s especially important to infant, baby and pregnant woman.|
|magnesium||110.3||Constitute bones and teeth; are especially important to infant, baby and pregnant woman; activate enzyme; may cause hemangiectasis, congestion, palpitation and other symptoms.|
|phosphorus||218.3||Constitute bones and brain; compound to nucleic acid; regulate acid-base balance and metabolism of saccharides, fat and protein.|
|silicon||201||Promote formation of bones, cartilages, connective tissue and skin.|
|Microelements||iron||24.2||Essential to make hemachrome of blood and myohemoglobin of muscle.|
|copper||0.4||Anti-Arteriosclerosis; cholesterol reduction; radiation resistance, anti-cancer, helping impotence.|
|zinc||3.3||Have close relation with activity of more than 200 kinds enzymes; play a vital role in metabolism of organizing and absorbing the protein, fat, saccharides and nucleic acid; improve activity of sperm; maintain immunity; anti-cancer; anti-aging; zinc deficiency may cause decreased appetite and bad intelligence development.|
|selenium||0.0031||Powerful anti-cancer effect.|
|manganese||8.74||Participate in metabolism of human body; improve absorption of protein; manganese deficiency may increase the activity of bone damage cells which may result in osteoporosis and weakening bones.|
|molybdenum||Less than 0.01||Constitute flavoprotein which could promote growth, protect angiocarpy, maintain myocardial energy metabolism, prevent decayed tooth and cancer.|