Allergies, Safety, Contraindications, and Pine Pollen
Pine Pollen Allergies, Safety, Contraindications, and Drug Interactions
At RAW Forest Foods, we take pride on the quality of our products, and we select individual ingredients in part because we consider them to be very safe, but we cannot make any claims as to how an individual will respond to our products. Humans are unique creatures. We take herbs and herbal medicine seriously and consider them to have serious therapeutic benefits, on par with pharmaceutical drugs. As such, we want every customer to research products and ingredients independently, using sites like Google Scholar and PubMed,, and by consulting with their qualified health care practitioner.
We also encourage people to speak with their primary care practitioner before starting any new supplement regimen (purchased from our company or elsewhere) or other lifestyle change; this is particularly true for those taking any prescription drug(s), have any preexisting medical condition, or who are pregnant, thinking about becoming pregnant, or are nursing. We do not intend for any of our products to be used by those under 18 years of age or who are pregnant or nursing. Additionally, please be aware of any allergies you may have to any ingredients in our products.
Known Pine Pollen Alergies and Pine Pollen Tincture
Some people have a true allergy to Pine Pollen; however, the estimated population with a true allergy is quite small, as most are allergic to other pollens.* Use as a food or a supplement is considered safe for most; however, use of Pine Pollen Tincture should be reserved for those with a mature endocrine system (post puberty/18 years + of age) and with low levels of testosterone.* Stephen Buhner, author of "Pine Pollen, Ancient Medicine for a New Millennium," writes that:
"Pine pollen tincture is for men in middle age or older or for those with the various kinds of disease conditions that pine pollen helps rectify. Pine pollen powder, on the other hand, can be used as a nutrient food or supplement by anyone with no restrictions other than for those with pine pollen allergy. It truly is good for all, female, male, child, adolescent, bodybuilder, or the aged. Except in unusual circumstances due to medical conditions, pine pollen tincture does not need to be used by adolescent men."
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please view our full Terms and Conditions.