Who We Are
RAW Forest Foods is a plant-forward boutique nutritional supplement company. We specialize in Chinese herbal medicine and pro-androgenic, tonic, and adaptogenic herbs.
With a deep passion for botany, ethnobotany, and contemporary research, we are proud to offer our customers a highly curated selection of exceptional products.
A Quick Introduction to the Company:
- Founded in 2010—experience matters;
- First company to market with RAW Pine Pollen and Pine Pollen Tincture;
- Expertise and working knowledhe in pro-androgenic, tonic, and adaptogenic herbs;
- Long standing, personal relationships with suppliers ensure the highest quality raw materials (coupled with domestic testing);
- Products formulated by clinical, licensed herbalists;
- Domestic, certified organic, FDA GMP production.
Why Choose RAW Forest Foods?
People choose RAW Forest Foods because they care about purchasing products with integrity. They choose RAW Forest Foods because they care about ingredients sourced for their quality and effectiveness—not for their price.
Some companies choose their ingredients and their products for what sells best and what can create the best sales. We create our products that work.
Offered as single herbs or as master formulations, while we source our raw ingredients world-wide (and traveling to do so), every single product we offer is prepared domestically and professionally in USDA certified organic, FDA cGMP registered facilities.
Simply put, people choose RAW Forest Foods because they demand the best available products. Period.
The Company Ethos
Our driving force at RAW Forest Foods providing customers with the building blocks required for optimum health and wellness: Physically, mentally, and spiritually, with an abundance of resources to aid them on their journeys.
We excitedly involve ourselves in every step of the production of our products: From sourcing raw materials from the producers and wild-harvesters, where we select mostly certified organic and single source wild-harvested ingredients, to our master-herbalist developed ingredients, to working directly with our domestic, certified organic, FDA cGMP certified processors.
These are Superior Products for Regenerative Wellness.
A Deep Commitment to Quality
All of the ingredients used in RAW Forest Foods products are carefully hand selected, purchased from FDA cGMP and/or registered ISO 9001:2008 facilities.
The vast majority of our ingredients are either certified organic or are ethically and ecologically wild-harvested.
We process and manufacture all of our products domestically, in a FDA cGMP facility. All herbs (powders, tincture, and capsules) are processed in a certified organic facility.
The Origin of RAW Forest Foods
RAW Forest Foods was founded in the spring of 2010. But not as a business. RAW Forest Foods actually began as a blog, where Ryan detailed his use of Pine Pollen in healing from Lyme Disease, detailed harvesting it, and making his own Pine Pollen Tinctures.
At the time, there was very little information regarding the medicinal use of Pine Pollen available—either in print or on the web.
It didn't take long before people started emailing and asking if they could purchase his RAW Pine Pollen and Pine Pollen Tinctures. There wasn't anywhere else to get them. Ryan did some quick calculations and RAW Forest Foods as a business was started.
By the fall of 2010, we were the first company offering RAW Pine Pollen and Pine Pollen Tinctures.
Expanding Beyond Pine Pollen
Since our start with Pine Pollen, we have broadened our scope with a strict commitment to our original values: We find and formulate products that meet our obsessively high standards, products steeped in tradition, science, integrity, and quality. We then share those products with our customers at the best possible price.
We're selfish, because we really, really love using our own products and we really, really love offering them to our customers.
The RAW Forest Foods Team
RAW Forest Foods was founded by Ryan Wade, who still works tirelessly every day to continually mold and shape RAW Forest Foods. He works closely with customers to develop new products and refine old products.
A dedicated support team that works diligently to provide you with the best customer experience. Jasmin is the newest addition to our team—our office manager and lead customer service rep. April is our shipping coordinator, and she ensures all orders are packed well and that they go out on time.
We have a truly unique team that sets our products ahead of others.
We even source our ingredients in person rather them buying the on the open market from faceless suppliers. We've been working with the same raw ingredient scout for many, many years, where he brings his college education in Traditional Chinese Medicine and his love of herbs to his job in finding us the absolute best ingredients.
The entire RAW Forest Foods team is committed to providing our customers with outstanding service and the highest quality products on the market.
And if you need—or simply want—to contact us, please don't hesitate to reach out! We love hearing from our customers.