We’re often asked various questions about pine pollen allergies, such as “If I am allergic to pine pollen, what will happen if I consume the powder or tincture?”
Pine pollen is released from pine trees in large amounts. It is taken up into the air and can spread far and wide. Along with this, there is also the idea that the phytoandrogens in pine pollen are there not just to “impregnate” pine cones, but are also active on the landscape, influencing all kinds of other growth.
Depending on the season, weather, temperature, wind speeds and other factors there can be lots of pine pollen in the air, as well as pollen from other trees and plants. This is especially true in the springtime.
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Common allergy symptoms:
• Itchy Eyes
• Watery Eyes
• Red Eyes
• Runny Nose
• Itchy Throat
• Impaired Breathing
• And More
Note that for some people this will be because of the pine pollen. For others, it may be because of other pollens. Still another issue that can cause allergies is the molds that are present in pollen as well. Overall, pine pollen allergies are fairly uncommon. Some people also have allergies to pine nuts, but that’s another topic.
Many times, the pine pollen will be blamed, but it could easily be another pollen that is the true culprit, or the mold spores. More common pollen allergies include ragweed, cedar, maple, oak, elm, mulberry, pigweed, and ryegrass. The best way to know for sure would be to undergo an allergy test.
Even if you are allergic to pine trees in North America, you may find that you’re not allergic to our pine pollen powder. Why?
Different species that live in China where our pine pollen is sourced. (And in case it coming from China scares you, note that we only work with high-quality suppliers there and independently test everything for quality.)
Pine Pollen Powder Allergies
So, if you suspect you have pine pollen allergies, should you consume our Pine Pollen Powder?
We recommend that you test it out first. Don’t jump right into megadosing! Take a small amount, like a ¼ tsp. Consume it without anything else besides water and wait two hours. Do you notice any of the allergy symptoms from above?
Don’t worry, the symptoms listed above are about as bad as it can get. There is no chance of this little experiment leading to something like anaphylactic shock. If you don’t notice any symptoms, then you can be fairly certain you’re not allergic to pine pollen. If you do notice something, it is best to repeat the test another time for verification.
Or, there is also one other possibility.
Pine Pollen Tincture Allergies
If you are allergic to pine pollen powder you may still be okay using the Pine Pollen Tincture.
While the powder is used to make the tincture, the alcohol in there is going to draw out the good stuff, leaving behind the granules. This is anecdotal, but I know of one guy that did have allergies issues taking our powder, but seemed to be just fine when using the tincture. So that is always another option you can test out.
This has hopefully answered all your questions about pine pollen allergies, but if not, post your questions down in the comments below.