Maca and Pine Pollen are two great herbs, but two very different herbs so we thought it’d be a good idea to compare the two.
Our Pine Pollen is our best-selling product by far and that’s because it’s absolutely amazing stuff that gets results, and the customer reviews prove it.
Here are just a few recent reviews we’ve received from customers taking our Pine Pollen powder, capsules and/or tinctures.
“I’ve never in my life taken an herbal product that worked as advertised [until now].”
“Pine pollen works!”
“Pine pollen has given me a lot of energy”
“The result is great morning wood and… I’m sleeping better than I have in a very long time!”
“Lost Empire Herbs is the best source of pine pollen!”
“I think the quality of your products is superb! … I’m making my own Pine Pollen tincture, from the pollen I get from Lost Empire. I guess I love Lost Empire because it’s more than just a vendor, it’s a resource library!”
“Love the products you sell, the pine pollen is a wonder.”
“I love your pine pollen tincture and hope to be a consumer of this product for as long as you keep providing the same, high quality tincture.”
“In the end, I always come back to Lost Empire because the quality I have gotten from other companies just isn’t there. Especially in the case of the Pine Pollen, yours just seems more potent and the price difference wasn’t that much.”
“Great results with the Pine Pollen tincture!”
“I have taken other herbal products with zero results, your Pine Pollen has been an excellent addition to my herbal repetoire (sic) and I am glad I found you guys, you rock!”
“Your Pine Pollen has had a positive impact on my daily well being over all.”
…and on and on.
The reason the product is so well-loved is because it contains testosterone and other beneficial human hormones and supports healthy hormone regulation.
One of the most popular benefits of Pine Pollen is a noticeable increase in energy.
Also read: Pine Pollen – Everything You Ever Wanted To Know (quite possibly the most comprehensive article we’ve ever written)
Not surprisingly, an increase in energy is one of the many reasons that people also like Maca as an herbal product.
Maca is a root from the country of Peru and surrounding regions and has been used as a food in those areas with wonderful health benefits for a very long time. Likewise, the Chinese have enjoyed Pine Pollen as a superfood for thousands of years.
Maca has traditionally been thought of as an herb that supports healthy hormone regulation but cutting-edge science is finding that it’s actually not as effective in that area as many think. Instead, it helps to support energy and libido in ways other than the sex hormones themselves.
Please note this article contains some supplementary information that is not included in the above video.
Pine Pollen and Maca root are both superfoods and it’s best to think of them more along the lines of food than herbal supplements.
What does this mean?
First, you can take very big doses of these.
For a Pine Pollen megadose we recommend up to three tablespoons per day.
A larger dose is important with Maca because many people won’t notice the energy and libido benefits until they get up to a higher dosage. This is why those taking Maca in capsule or tincture form may never notice the results they were hoping to achieve and it’s why we sell our product only in powder form.
The same can be said for our Pine Pollen powder, while the tincture transforms what the Pine Pollen is trying to do. The alcohol in the tincture extracts out that hormonal component and then delivers it straight into your bloodstream, thus more directly boosting testosterone.
What about a cost comparison?
You’ll notice that our Pine Pollen is a bit less expensive than the tincture and the Black Maca Powder is relatively inexpensive as well. As affordable bulk powder herbs, you have the freedom to take larger doses to get the benefits you want without spending a lot of money.
Many find that Pine Pollen and Maca make a great combination when taken together.
How do they taste?
The Pine Pollen has a little bit of a bitter taste to it that some find unpleasant until they’re used to it, while I personally think it tastes exactly like a pine tree smells and I find it downright enjoyable.
Maca has a nice malty flavor and if you’re making a shake or smoothy, these are two great ingredients that can be easily added.
The bottom line when comparing Maca vs. Pine Pollen?
It’s really not as much “versus” as it is “let’s cooperate!”
It’s also not that one is necessarily better than the other since they achieve some of the same health goals with different effects.
Our recommendation is to try them both and see what works for you. Try them separately and then try them combined to find out what works best for you.
We’ve written many in-depth articles on these and other herbs and health conditions here at Lost Empire Herbs. We encourage you to find those here on our blog, in our free newsletter, our Youtube channel and on our products page.
Lastly, this is the first in a series of “Vs.” videos that we plan to produce and we’d love to hear what you think in the comments below.
Do you have experience with these herbs? Questions or comments?
Please take a moment to share them with us below. We’d love to hear from you!
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