We got a question about whether you need to take a multivitamin if you’re taking pine pollen.
First off, let’s look at the difference between whole food and synthetic vitamins. Whole food ingredients can be easily absorbed by your body. They are created from unadulterated raw materials that possess hundreds of “cofactors” the body needs to absorb vitamins. Synthetic vitamins are missing these “cofactors”. Without the cofactors, the body may act like the vitamin is a foreign invader and eliminate it as a whole. Synthetic vitamins may actually rob the body of needed cofactors before elimination. Over the course of years taking a synthetic multi-vitamin every day may lead to a deficiency of cofactors causing further problems.
My One-A-Day multivitamin is dangerous?
Using a synthetically derived multivitamin may be dangerous because of the manufacturing practices used by companies that make them. Synthetic Vitamin C or Ascorbic acid is made by combining corn syrup, hydrogenated sugar, acetone and hydrochloric acid. In fact, most vitamins in supplements are petroleum extracts, coal tar derivatives, and chemically processed sugar. The number one selling multivitamin uses all synthetic vitamins in their product…go Pfizer!
Some compounds used in their products for human consumption are also used in jet fuels, rubber, insecticides, flame retardants, herbicides, fungicides and pesticides. If that was on the label would you still buy it because it’s cheaper? It profits over people for these manufacturers, and low prices sell.
Studies have shown how dangerous synthetic vitamins can be.
–Synthetic vitamin A was given to over 20,000 pregnant women. The study was cancelled after a 400% increase in birth defects (New England Journal of Medicine, 1995).
–Synthetic vitamin C was given to men for 18 months, leading to a 250% increase in thickening of arterial walls. Thickening of artery walls is a precise measurement for the progression of atherosclerosis, which causes strokes and heart attacks. Natural vitamin C does not increase thickening of arterial walls (Reuters Health, March, 2000).
–Synthetic vitamin E or synthetic beta-carotene was given to 29,000 smokers. Vitamin E increased the amount of strokes, and beta carotene increased the amount of lung cancer and heart attacks (New England Journal of Medicine, 1994).
A pollen as a Multivitamin?
Pine Pollen and Camellia sinensis (Green Tea) Pollen, could in fact be considered a food (they are gathered from the plants just like any other fruits or nuts would be), making it a whole food source of vitamins. As a food, these pollens contain all the “cofactors” needed for the body to properly use those raw materials to make a healthy body. Here is what is in these pollens:
Unsaturated Fatty acids
Along with a healthy diet, these pollens can be used individually or together to ensure that you are getting all your body needs to function at an optimal level. And you know that your body will be able to use all the raw materials because all the cofactors are still present right alongside them.
So, in response to the question, do you need to take a multivitamin when consuming pine pollen and/or green tea pollen is a simple, “No you don’t”.
If you do not care about the other benefits that come out of consuming such high-quality nature-made products like these, at least you can rest soundly (one of the benefits is better sleep) knowing that you’re getting more vitamins and minerals into your body then you would paying for designer chemicals.
To close out, we need to be clear, we do not wish to be nor are we clinical doctors. We have not gone through the extensive training that “big pharma” gives to doctors.
So, all-in-all, you will want to ultimately use your own discernment. You are your own doctor so do your own research. Use common sense and listen to your body. Do these things and you will be just fine.
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38 yr old male I’ve had hypothyroidism for 20yrs now Im experiencing ED I went to the Docs and a urologist and said blood work and my unit are fine maybe you should take Viagra but don’t want too I still think it’s my thyroid because I had this problem when I got diagnosed but 4 yrs ago I went down a dose because of all the side effects from the higher dose what should I do this really effects all aspects of a mans life any suggestions?
Zane Christopher says
Hey Greco, sorry to hear about that. First, I would suggest you read this (https://lostempireherbs.com/erectile-dysfunction/) and rule out any of those five as a possibility. Then it IS more conclusively a thyroid issue though probably will be connected to at least one of those five pathways.
As hypothyroidism can directly effect your libido and clearly any weight gain and stress caused by the issue would contribute to hormonal imbalance, balancing out your sex hormones could potentially help alot. That would just be a symptom and finding herbs that help with the thyroid issue would probably work better in the long run. Ashwagandha is often used for Thyroid issues.
Still need to get a Thyroid function article out so we will probably have a better idea of how to take care of it herbally or otherwise once that gets researched and written. Hope this helped some!
I recently purchased the pine pollen for my husband and I to try. He had prostate cancer and is experiencing ED and I am concerned about him taking the blue pills. Is there anything else that you would recommend?
Logan Christopher says
Take a look at this article which specifically addresses prostate health and recommended herbs – https://lostempireherbs.com/prostate/
For battling ED he could try Tongkat Ali and Pine Pollen Tincture, which we’re unfortunately out of stock at this moment.
vincent frisina says
I have been taking vitamin D, Magnesium, omega three, probiotic, glucosamine, and turmeric, for general health and for joint pain. I’ve worked out all my life and now at 67 find I’m not recovering from my work outs as well and have had to reduce my workout to about 25%. I eat well and have never had a need to take anything to enhance my ability to work out. I’m told I look good for any age, but these pains are telling me differently. I have of course arthritis, shoulder and wrists and T. in the low range of normal. I’ve considered dropping the above supplements and switching to a multi vitamin.
My question is would pine pollen be sufficient to replace what I’m taking now. Presently I’m taking Pine Pollen a T spoon morning and evening along with the above supplements. I’m considering dropping the supplements and taking only pine pollen but a higher dose, and possibly something else to address the low t. level and annoying ED issues.
Once again, just to be clear, I am not a doctor and you should do your own research. But here is my take on it.
Dropping the ones you’re taking and switching to a multi-vitamin is a bad idea. Multi’s usually do not contain enough of the minerals/vitamins we need and/or they often contain the worse form of them (like Magnesium oxide which has a poor absorption rate). Pine Pollen is a great choice for overall health and to make up for some of the vitamins and minerals, but it can’t replace potent Vitamin D nor Omega 3 with high EPA/DHA content.
I’d say keep doing what you’re doing now and take a look at some of the products below to deal with the other issues you might be experiencing:
https://lostempireherbs.com/pine-pollen/ (Tincture, unfortunately out of stock atm)
https://lostempireherbs.com/mens-hormone-package/ (out of stock as well because of the PP tincture)
Unfortunately whole foods are also not what they seem to be. The theory is fine, but nature dictates that we need to derive our food from a wide variety of plant sources. No single plant or specific group of plants can provide the variety, quantities and balance that we need.
Nature also protects itself and us. For example, if a browser feeds for too long off a specific tree, it produces tannin, forcing the animal to move. Other trees in the immediate vicinity will follow suit, forcing the anmal to seek a different plant species.
Humans who ingest nutrients from specific isolated plant sources over a period, invariably experience negative effects like depressed immunity instead of enhanced immunity because we were meant to obtain our food from a wide variety plants. Unfortunately few plants grown under modern agricultural practices contain even close to sufficient nutrients for our needs.
The answer appears to be to renature synthetic and inorganic nutrients, which are freely available, by molecularly bonding them to natural protein, carbohydrate and lipid cells and then selecting optimal quantities and combinations. Although not very well known as yet this remarkable technology was discovered about 2 decades ago and has become available commercially since the turn of the century.
Logan Christopher says
True to some degree. That’s why we recommend a variety of plants and herbs and also not taking the same things all the time. By doing this with a wide variety of superfoods and herbs you can quite easily ensure optimal intake of vitamins and minerals. Of course, various forms of testing are also there to make sure.
i had no idea!!! ive been taking supplements for as long as i can remember. i suffer from high blood pressure, curious if there is any corrilation.
Man, you guys are GREAT!!!!!Thanks for the must needed information I will pass it on!! Thanks again guys, and keep up the good work.