About RAW Forest Foods

Crafting Real Solutions for Health, Wellness, and Vitality

RAW Forest Foods is a plant-forward, boutique herbal medicine company—and the first to bring RAW Pine Pollen and Pine Pollen Tinctures to the market. Discover the origins and vision of RAW Forest Foods and our motivation to craft exceptional products with the finest ingredients possible.

Trailblazing Regenerative Health

At RAW Forest Foods, we carefully craft our collection of proprietary products to reflect our strong background and interest in botany, contemporary scientific research, ethnobotany and traditional medicine. Our passion lies in developing novel adaptogenic, phytoandrogenic, proandrogenic, and tonic plant-based therapeutics that are rooted in Classical Chinese Medicine and are curated and tailored to support your journey toward regenerative wellness.

Welcome to the trail family. We invite you to discover the infinite power within.

Our aim is to provide our customers with the resources they need to achieve optimal health and well-being in all aspects of life: physical, mental, and spiritual. At RAW Forest Foods, we meld tradition with contemporary scientific research to empower your optimal health and well-being.

<p>Ryan Wade<br /><em>Founder &amp; Lead Product Development</em></p>

Ryan Wade
Founder & Lead Product Development

The Origin of RAW Forest Foods:

Transforming Illness into Wellness

The story of RAW Forest Foods begins in the lush landscapes of the Pacific Northwest, woven with threads of healing, innovation, and the power of nature.

In the spring of 2010, Ryan started RAW Forest Foods as a blog to detail his journey of healing and discovery while recovering from Lyme Disease using wild-harvested Pine Pollen. As Ryan shared his experiences on RAW Forest Foods, interest grew in the powders and tinctures he made for use in his own recovery. Soon, readers began reaching out, asking to purchase those powders and tinctures. Recognizing the need to share his knowledge on a larger scale, RAW Forest Foods grew from a blog into a company.

In the fall of 2010, RAW Forest Foods became the first company to offer RAW Pine Pollen™ and Pine Pollen Tinctures, introducing the world to the potential healing benefits of Pine Pollen. As RAW Forest Foods has continued to develop and expand its product range, they have remained committed to their core mission of providing high-integrity, plant-based herbal therapies to people worldwide.

Ryan is not just a founder, but a true pioneer—the first person to bring Pine Pollen products to the market. His passion for herbal medicine and quality are the cornerstones of our company's values. His personal healing journey from Lyme Disease and discovery of the transformative power of Pine Pollen set the stage for the birth of RAW Forest Foods.

As our journey continues, we remain committed to the principles that have guided us: quality, expertise, and a deep commitment to our customers and the plants that support their wellbeing.

Ethos and Mission Statement

At RAW Forest Foods, we aim to empower individuals on their journey to regenerative wellness. We are here to provide high-quality, plant-based herbal medicine to those seeking natural paths to health and well-being. As pioneers, we continuously innovate, drawing upon Ayurvedic and Classical Chinese Medicine principles while integrating contemporary scientific research.

We serve a diverse community of individuals who prioritize their health and are committed to a holistic well-being approach. We strive to provide our family of customers with the tools they need to attain optimal health on all levels: physically, intellectually, and spiritually.

Approaching Wellness With Adaptogenic Herbs

Our core values are rooted in quality, expertise, and customer service. We are committed to using only the highest-quality domestically and internationally sourced ingredients. Our in-house team of professional herbalists ensures that our products are developed and formulated to suit our customers' unique needs and goals. Above all, we take pride in providing exceptional service and support to our trail family.

The vision of RAW Forest Foods is clear and ambitious: to support and serve our customers by providing high-integrity, unique, and proprietary phytotherapeutics and mycotherapeutics. We aim to equip them with the knowledge and tools needed to take control of their well-being.

Product Philosophy and Formulation

We specialize in harnessing the power of nature to serve your unique health and wellness needs. Our carefully-curated collection includes adaptogenic, phytoandrogenic, proandrogenic, and tonic herbs and formulas inspired by Ayurveda and Classical Chinese Medicine principles.

The Process Behind RAW Forest Foods

Our approach is to first support the body by providing the necessary resources for rebuilding foundational wellness (typically through the use of deeply nourishing herbs), then addressing underlying conditions (such as Dampness and Heat, and in some cases, the accumulation of estrogenic hormones and other endocrine system disruptors), and finally, revealing inner, innate vitality through the careful use of adaptogenic, phytoandrogenic, proandrogenic, and tonic herbs.

All our products are made in the United States in certified organic, FDA cGMP, and NSF-certified facilities. We work directly with producers and wild harvesters whenever possible to ensure the highest-quality ingredients and have traveled worldwide to verify the site and processing of our Mountain Harvest Pine Pollen.

Expertise and Authority

Founded in 2010, RAW Forest Foods was the first to offer RAW Pine Pollen and Pine Pollen Tinctures.  We are delighted to be the pioneers in the development of novel Adaptogens, Proandrogenic and Phytoandrogenic Herbs, and Tonic Herbal Medicine.


Art and Science

We are steeped in tradition and rooted in research, with products developed and formulated by our in-house master herbalists, specifically suited to our customers' unique needs and goals.

Clean Manufacturing 

We are extremely proud of the quality of our ingredients, formulas, and manufacturing. It's part of what sets RAW Forest Foods apart. All our products are made in the United States in facilities that are certified organic, FDA cGMP, and NSF certified.


Shop With Confidence

You can shop with confidence when you buy from us. That's because we stand behind our products and offer a 60-day money-back guarantee on all orders.


Forest HQ and the RAW Forest Foods Team

We also have a team of in-house master herbalists who use extensive knowledge to develop our products. They transform raw ingredients into the powerful formulas that our customers love. Each team member is deeply committed to the principles of Ayurveda and Classical Chinese Medicine. They draw from contemporary scientific research and traditional medicine to create our superior products for regenerative wellness.

Every member of the RAW Forest Foods family contributes to our exceptional service. From our master herbalists to our dedicated customer service team, we are committed to empowering our customers with the tools they need to attain optimal health and well-being.

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Supporting Excellence in Herbal Medicine

The American Botanical Council advocates for the phytothereaputic use of herbal medicine through academic research, publication, and education, and through their Botanical Adulterants Program.

We are proud to be supporting members of the American Botanical Council.