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About RAW Forest Foods

The RAW Forest Foods Ethos

Discover the origins and vision of RAW Forest Foods and our motivation to craft exceptional products with the finest ingredients possible.


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, Pro-Androgenic and Phyto-Androgenic 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.

This is the art and science of herbal medicine.

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.

Simply contact us and we'll make it right by replacing, exchanging, or refunding your purchase. That is all there is to it.

A Quick Introduction to RAW Forest Foods

  • Established in 2010, with a decade of experience in the industry;
  • Pioneers in the field, being the first company to offer RAW Pine Pollen™ and Pine Pollen Tinctures;
  • Deep understanding and expertise in Pine Pollen, Adaptogenic, Pro-Androgenic, and Tonic Herbs;
  • Strong relationships with suppliers to ensure the use of the highest quality raw materials;
  • Products and formulas developed by our own team of professional herbalists;
  • Adhere to strict industry standards such as FDA cGMP, ISO 9001:2008, NSF certification, and/or USDA organic certification for manufacturing;
  • Committed to providing customers with the best possible products and service.

At RAW Forest Foods, we specialize in providing Adaptogenic, Pro-Androgenic, and Tonic herbs and formulas, drawing upon the principles of Ayurveda and Classical Chinese Medicine.

Our highly curated collection of proprietary products reflects our deep interest in botany, contemporary scientific research, ethnobotany, and traditional medicine, and we strive to empower our customers with the tools they need to attain optimal health and wellbeing on all levels: physically, intellectually, and spiritually. These are superior products for regenerative wellness.

RAW Forest Foods is a plant-forward herbal medicine company, and we take the time to ensure we use only the highest-quality ingredients, sourced both domestically and internationally, and work directly with producers and wild-harvesters whenever possible.

From sourcing raw materials, to our master herbalist developing formulas, to working directly with our domestic, certified organic, and FDA cGMP certified processors, we are fully committed to every step of the production process.

Our team is dedicated to providing customers with the best possible products and service. Welcome to the trail family. We invite you to discover the infinite power within.

The Origin of RAW Forest Foods

RAW Forest Foods was founded in the spring of 2010, born out of a personal journey of healing and discovery. Our founder, Ryan, shared his experience using Pine Pollen to heal from Lyme Disease and his methods for harvesting and creating his own Pine Pollen Tinctures on his blog, RAW Forest Foods.

At the time, there was limited information available about the medical use of Pine Pollen and as more and more people began to inquire about purchasing his products, Ryan saw an opportunity to share his knowledge and offer these unique products to a wider audience. He established RAW Forest Foods as a company, carefully balancing cost and fair pricing.

By the fall of 2010, we were the first company to offer RAW Pine Pollen™ and Pine Pollen Tinctures to the market.

Ryan Wade — Founder & Lead Product Development

Product Philosophy and Formulation

When formulating our products, our goal is to support and promote long-term, sustainable health and wellness for our customers. In today's culture, where productivity is often prioritized over well-being, many of us are overworked, stressed, and exhausted. However, relying on stimulating herbs to mask these symptoms is not a sustainable solution.

Instead, 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, Pro-Androgenic, and Tonic herbs.

Expanding Beyond Pine Pollen

Since our origins with Pine Pollen, we've expanded our reach while remaining true to our core values: we seek out and formulate products that meet our exacting standards, products rooted in tradition, science, honesty, and excellence. We then make those products available to our customers at the best possible cost.

We're selfish because we enjoy using and offering our own products to our customers.

When Customers Choose RAW Forest Foods

When customers choose RAW Forest Foods, they choose ingredients that are selected for their quality, integrity, and effectiveness—not for their cost.

We stand out in the health and wellness industry as a company that prioritizes effectiveness over profit. Whether it's a single herb or a master formula, we source our raw ingredients globally, traveling to the source to ensure that our herbs are true to tradition and the land they come from.

When customers choose RAW Forest Foods, they can trust in the integrity of our products, all of which are made in certified organic, FDA cGMP facilities right here in the United States. We take a holistic approach to product development, ensuring that not only are our raw materials of the highest quality, but that our manufacturing process is also of the highest standard. All of our products are made in facilities that are domestic, USDA-certified organic, and FDA-cGMP-registered.

When customers choose RAW Forest Foods, they choose the best products available—period.

An Unwavering Commitment to Quality

All of the ingredients used in RAW Forest Foods products are carefully hand-selected and purchased from FDA and ISO 9001:2008 registered suppliers. The vast majority of our ingredients are either certified organic or wild-harvested in an ethical and ecological manner.

All of our products are processed and manufactured in the United States in FDA registered, certified organic facilities.

Forest HQ and the RAW Forest Foods Team

We have a one-of-a-kind team that puts our products and services ahead of the competition.

Ryan Wade, the founder of RAW Forest Foods, continues to work tirelessly every day to build and create RAW Forest Foods. He collaborates extensively with clients to create new goods and improve existing ones.

Our dedicated customer service team, led by Jasmin, our office manager and main customer support representative, works tirelessly to offer you the finest possible service. April, our shipping coordinator, ensures that all items are carefully packaged and delivered on time.

We prefer to source our ingredients in person, rather than buying them on the open market whenever possible. For many years, we've been working with the same raw ingredient scout, who uses his expertise in Traditional Chinese Medicine and passion for plants to locate the finest ingredients for us.

The entire RAW Forest Foods team strives to provide the finest possible service and products to our family of customers. We love hearing from our clients: Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or simply want to say hello!