There are some clients ask us how to take pine pollen, thus we would like to take some time on this question as a reference. Firstly, we need to figure out what forms of pine pollen we choose, as we can find there are pine pollen powder, pine pollen extract, pine pollen tablet, pine pollen capsule and pine pollen tincture in the market.
Most pine pollen powder in the market refers to cell wall cracked one, because this could help absorption. For detailed reason, you could refer to Why Pine Pollen Cell Wall Need to be Cracked and Cell Cracked Pine Pollen and Un-cracked Pine Pollen Comparison. Pine pollen tablet is generally made of cell cracked pine pollen powder; and the most regular specification is 500mg per tablet. Pine pollen capsule is mostly 300mg per count due to the density of pine pollen powder is small. After we clarify the forms of the pine pollen products we choose and the specification of above 3 different forms, we may find out that their dosages are supposed to be the same. And here is a reference for you:
General health preservation: 5g each time, twice a day;
Sub-healthy people: 10g each time, twice a day;
High blood sugar, blood fat and blood pressure and chronic hepatitis: 15g each time, twice a day;
liver cirrhosis, cancer and chemoradiotherapy treatment: 20g each time, twice a day.
Therefore, no matter it’s pine pollen powder, pine pollen tablet or capsule you are taking, you only need to transfer to above equivalent amount.
Pine pollen tincture is an alcohol extracted herbal preparation and you could refer to articles Make Your Own Pine Pollen Tincture at Home for more details. And you can DIY your own pine pollen tincture or directly buy tinctured pine pollen from your market.Most recommended dosage for a 2:1 pine pollen tincture is 1/2 to 1 dropper twice daily and you could start with a small amount (like a half or full dropper) and increase over time to find what works for you.
How to take pine pollen?
1). Directly take a certain dosage pine pollen power with 40 degrees Celsius warm water, higher than 40 degrees Celsius may destroy the nutrition in pine pollen. This also applies to pine pollen capsule, pine pollen tablet and other pine pollen products.
2). Mix pine pollen with honey with a ratio of 1:2 in water, milk or beverages to neutralize the taste of bitterness and characteristic smell of pine pollen, which could improve the taste of pine pollen. Some people may even mix pine pollen with ice cream, liquor, smoothie, salad dressing based on personal preference. However, temperature needs to be noted less than 40 degrees Celsius.
3). The suggested method to take pine pollen tincture is to drop it straight into your mouth, hold it under your tongue for about 30 seconds then swallow. This allows for best absorption but you could also add it to water, tea, juice and smoothies.
When to take pine pollen?
Many researches have shown that the best time to take pine pollen is 15-30 minutes before breakfast because it will result in a better absorption and effects with an empty stomach. For diseases treatment, the dosage will be larger and it is suggested to be taken in 3 times, 15-30 minutes before the breakfast, lunch and bed time respectively. It’s suggested to take pine pollen 2-3 different times per day instead of all at once for a better result.
How Long Should I Take Pine Pollen?
With reference to many researches and clinical experiments, pine pollen consumption need to be at least for 1 to 2 weeks for treatment of any diseases, and generally 2 to 4 weeks being as a course of treatment for a better effect since pine pollen is different from medicine and works in a moderate way with a longer period. And several continuous courses of treatment will consolidate the treating effect for serious diseases. For general health preservation, long-term consumption will brings a lot of benefits due to its rich nutrition and it’s suggested to take pine pollen in a smaller dosage as a long term nutrition supplement.