While we are Lost Empire Herbs we always meant this in the more broad sense of mankind. Did you know that man use to describe both men and women, but they were separated by the prefixes he-man and she-man?
Besides Super Human Herbs just doesn’t have the same ring to it.
Since the company was founded by myself and my two brothers, and we are “he-men“, we have devoted our time to helping men. We know and understand them better.
But that doesn’t mean these herbs are only for men. Far from it. In fact, we are in the early developmental stages of the first specially designed Super Woman Formula. For now I wanted to give the women reading this some pointers since we get lots of questions. Let’s start off with the basic one…
Do these herbs work for women? YES!
Let’s talk about our most popular herb, pine pollen. Pine pollen, in its powdered form, is great for women. My fiancée takes it every single day (her recipe is inside the How to Take Herbs ebook we give out free to customers).
In China, where pine pollen has been used for thousands of years, it is considered one of the beauty tonics for women. Yes, it can be used on your skin, having several compounds like MSM that support collagen and elastin. And taken internally, with its wide variety of minerals, vitamins, amino acids, antioxidants and more it’ll help support your health.
Many women get scared off when they see the word “testosterone”, not realizing that they too need this hormone, just in a lesser amount than men. Taking pine pollen, especially in powdered form, will not make you wake up with a mustache, deepen your voice, or sprout huge muscles. But it will help support your hormones in many different ways.
The tinctured form, which concentrates and makes the phytoandrogens more bioavailability, is generally not recommended for women. That being said we have reports from a couple ladies, especially in post-menopausal years, that get great benefits from this. (Here’s more detail on herbs and menopause.)
Another highly touted herb for women in China is the schisandra berry. This is one of the top beauty herbs. But it does far more than just improve your hair and complexion. It has been shown to increase night vision, alertness, detoxification and much more.
Ashwaganda is an herb that is commonly recommended for men, but it can work just as well for women. In Ayurveda there is a “female equivalent” called shatavari that will likely be the base of our next formula.
We don’t have anything here, beside the pine pollen tincture already mentioned, that should not be used by women.
If you have more specific questions about how any of the herbs can help you ask in the comments below.