Since Lost Empire Herbs was founded by myself and my two brothers, and we are “men“, we have devoted our time to helping men. We know and understand them better.
Although Pine Pollen may be known as a “male herb,” it can be EVERY bit as helpful for women too. In some cases, even more so!
Similarly, we often talk about how it can help boost or regulate testosterone, actually containing trace amounts within it. This is great for both men and women (though guys, of course, pay much more attention to that hormone). The fact is that women need testosterone to be healthy too, just about 1/10th as much as men, similarly to how estrogen is important for guys too.
Meanwhile, Pine Pollen also contains trace amounts of DHEA. This “weak” androgen may not be responsible for the same thing testosterone is but is hugely important. In fact, it is considered one of the main anti-aging hormones, good for the heart, sleep, cognitive function, countering inflammation, and more.
While it may not have enough to “supply” DHEA like you could get with a direct supplement it’s likely going to help regulate these numbers in an intelligent way. Plus, DHEA is a precursor to both testosterone and estrogen.
On both of those notes, I want to share this amazing story from Candice…
“We emailed a little while ago about your Pine Pollen. I started using it beginning of August for extremely low DHEA levels detected in a blood test… they were so low they weren’t even on the cart (<1) and low progesterone… I was told I had to go on DHEA supplement but because I’m breastfeeding I did not want to do that as it’s not good for the baby and I didn’t want to wean my baby.
I started taking the powder round mid-August and it’s been amazing! I had two sets of blood work since then (for Hypothyroid) and asked them to test DHEA as-well first test came back at 56 (low end of normal) and my last test came back 135 NORMAL 😀 😀 😀
I still think it can raise a little as the normal range goes just over 1000 so I will continue. My progesterone has also balanced out. can’t express my happiness and gratitude! DHEA supplements take over the function of your body making it, Pine Pollen supports your body in making its own!
I couldn’t be happier. I took 1 tablespoon on empty stomach in the morning and recently increased to 2. Thank you so much. My 17-month-old breastfed baby is also doing Great and I noticed absolutely no affects for him with me taking it and nursing. Thank you again for your amazing herbs and assistance in healing!” – Candice
Amazing isn’t it?
Of course, your results may vary. So please don’t take this to mean it will work the same for you, because everybody is different and there can be many factors at play.That being said, it’s always worth a shot.
Does Pine Pollen Work for Women? YES!
Let’s talk about our most popular herb, pine pollen. Pine pollen, in its powdered form, is great for women.
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.” Taking pine pollen, especially in powdered or capsule 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 using one to a few DROPS per day, instead of dropperfuls. (Here’s more detail on herbs and menopause.)
Other Great Herbs for Women
First of all, I’ll mention Athena Woman’s Formula which was formulated specifically for women. And that includes having some pine pollen in it.
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. This one is especially helpful in helping to relieve stress by making your body better adapt to it. It may also support thyroid health which is a big issue in many women today.
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 or pine pollen can help women, just ask in the comments below. We’ll be posting a new article about how pine pollen can positively affect fertility in both men and women.
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