Ever since noticing the effect ourselves and hearing reports from customers we’ve known that Pine Pollen helps with morning wood. It may seem like a silly or juvenile thing to be concerned about, but it turns out that this is a great indicator of men’s health.
How exactly we don’t know since the science on Pine Pollen is very sparse. There are hormonal mechanisms, as well as blood flow and much more involved. (If you’d like more details you can grab The Secrets of Morning Wood Special Report HERE.)
One little detail worth mentioning is that morning wood is NOT an all or nothing thing. So it’s not that you either have morning wood or you don’t. Instead, it is best to think of it in terms of degrees or a spectrum. Some of the factors worth looking at are frequency, hardness, and duration.
Since around that time we started advertising a “Morning Wood Guarantee” on our Pine Pollen Powder. Of course, we can’t guarantee it works for everyone, as nothing does, but we can offer your money back if it doesn’t help. (And yes, even though the tincture is stronger hormonally, it does appear that the powder works better for this effect.)
Recently, I thought it would be useful to gather some data on just how effective this is. Last month I sent out a short survey to our customers. We had 656 responses which is a decent sample size.
It started off with a basic question: Has Pine Pollen increased your morning wood?
- 58.1% or 381 people said that yes it did.
- 41.9% or 275 people said that it did not.
From this data, it is working in over half of the people that try it. That’s a pretty good batting average! But let’s dive a little deeper.
Let’s focus on those people that it did NOT work for first. (Depending on answering yes or no, the followup questions were changed.)
- The majority (62.5% or 168 people) did not even follow our Megadose/Morning Wood Protocol.
- 37.5% or 101 people did try the Megadose and still had no results.
Perhaps it is our failure in not making this protocol even more clear than it is. As we’ll see the dose is important. Yet, even then, as I said before nothing works for everyone.
This was followed by one last question: Did you get other positive benefits from Pine Pollen, just not this one?
- 56.7% or 156 people said that no they did not. (Apparently, the morning wood effect might be a good indicator of other useful effects going on in the body.)
- 43.3% or 119 people got other benefits from Pine Pollen even if it didn’t help their morning wood.
That’s what we sometimes call “side benefits.” You may not get the one benefit your going for but instead of side effects, you sometimes see improvements in other things. I would be interested to see the correlation between those working with just a smaller dose that didn’t get morning wood, and how many of those didn’t get other benefits and vice versa.
Now let’s move onto the YES side.
The first question here also had to do with dosage.
- 21.9% or 82 people had results with just the megadose.
- 54% or 202 people had results with a smaller dose.
- 24.1% or 90 people said they had effects with both.
So here too, we see that dose matters. It looks like a good chunk of people, had they not megadosed, would have ended up answering no to the first question.
The final question was what I was most interested in. How long did it take for effects? Was it the very first night, or did the effects take some time to build up in the system?
- 30.3% or 115 people said that the morning wood effect occurred from the very first dose.
- 56.7% or 215 people said that it took up to a week for the effects to occur.
- 12.1% or 46 people said that it took up to a whole month for the effects.
- 0.8% or 3 people had to wait even longer than a month to get the effects.
This is very interesting. Again, it would be useful to see this correlated against the other answers. We see that the vast majority got effects within one week. Yet how many people didn’t get effects because they didn’t wait long enough? Could that number be higher if people were willing to wait?
In conclusion, it is safe to say that the morning wood effect is real and works in a good amount of people.
One limitation of this survey is that the results are likely skewed in favor of positive reports, as customers that have had good results have continued to follow us and are more likely to respond. Whereas customers that failed to get any results might have stopped following us and therefore not had the chance to answer this survey. But even if you cut the positive numbers in half, it still shows that Pine Pollen works quite well.
We’re going to keep this survey open and continue to collect data. If you’d like to do it then you can fill it in here. I plan to re-crunch the data once we have 1000 respondents.
A few more words about dose. What follows is the megadose protocol which works best for the morning wood effect.
“At night before you go to bed take three tablespoons of Pine Pollen. This is a large dose, the reason being we want to encourage the effect to take place strongly. We suggest you mix this into a 12-16 oz. glass of water. Stir it in then down it.”
You can find more details about how to take Pine Pollen here.
And dosage with herbs is an area that lots of people have questions about. We have a large article all about this topic here.
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