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Goal Refining with Pine Pollen Formulas

Goal Refining with Pine Pollen

RAW Forest Foods takes pride in its diverse range of formulas, which includes the renowned Endocrine Strengthening Formula Tincture, now rebranded as Mountain Alchemy Pine Pollen Elixir. Initially available in a 1-ounce bottle, this formula was meticulously crafted using RAW Pine Pollen, Chinese Ginseng Root, Tribulus terrestris, Nettle Root, and Ginger Root.

Over time, our collection of formulas has expanded, with a special focus on Pine Pollen-based formulations designed to fine-tune effects and achieve specific goals.

Master Pine Pollen Formulas

Crafting a genuine herbal formula is an art that combines the principles of science to achieve an effect that transcends the individual impact of its ingredients. In Chinese herbal medicine, formulas are thoughtfully constructed following the methodology outlined below (simplified here for clarity):

Emperor Herbs (Jun)

Emperor herbs are the primary or principal herbs in a formula, carefully selected to target the main disharmony or disease pattern diagnosed in the patient. These potent herbs play a crucial role in addressing the root cause of the condition, exhibiting broad functions that can affect multiple organs or meridians. The dosage of emperor herbs is typically higher than that of other herbs in the formula.

Characteristics:

  • Typically strong and potent in their therapeutic actions.
  • Address the primary symptoms and underlying imbalances.
  • Often have a broad range of functions and can affect multiple organs or meridians.
  • The dosage of emperor herbs is usually higher than that of other herbs in the formula.
Minister Herbs (Chen)

Minister herbs support and assist the emperor herb in treating the primary condition. Chosen to complement and enhance the effects of the emperor herb, they often address secondary symptoms and imbalances related to the main condition. While having some overlapping functions with the emperor herb, they are not as potent, and their dosage is generally lower.

Characteristics:

  • Work synergistically with the emperor herb to achieve a more comprehensive therapeutic effect.
  • Help to moderate and guide the actions of the formula.
  • May have some overlapping functions with the emperor herb but are not as potent.
  • The dosage of minister herbs is generally lower than that of the emperor herb.
Assistant Herbs (Zuo)

Assistant herbs reinforce the emperor and minister herbs by providing additional therapeutic actions. They are selected to enhance the overall effectiveness of the formula and may address specific symptoms or promote the main herbs' functions. Assistant herbs play a supportive role in the formula and help balance its energy while minimizing potential side effects. The dosage of assistant herbs varies, depending on their function and potency.

Characteristics:

  • May have a specific focus, such as addressing certain symptoms or supporting particular organs.
  • Complement the actions of the emperor and minister herbs without overpowering them.
  • Help balance the formula's energy and minimize any potential side effects.
  • The dosage of assistant herbs varies, depending on their function and potency.
Envoy Herbs (Shi)

Envoy herbs guide the actions of the formula to specific areas of the body or direct the therapeutic effects to certain meridians or organs. They act as messengers, ensuring the formula reaches its intended targets. Envoy herbs may have a supporting or guiding role without being the primary focus of the formula.

Characteristics:

  • Direct the formula's actions to specific locations.
  • Can enhance the formula's effectiveness in a particular organ system or meridian.
  • Often used in complex or chronic conditions to focus the formula's effects.
  • Envoy herbs may have a supporting or guiding role without being the primary focus of the formula.
Guide Herbs (Dao)

Guide herbs enhance the action of the formula, improve the absorption and assimilation of other herbs, or guide the formula to a specific target area. They assist in ensuring the formula's efficacy and smooth delivery of its therapeutic effects.

Characteristics:

  • Improve the body's response to the formula's ingredients.
  • May enhance the bioavailability and absorption of other herbs.
  • Help to direct the formula's actions to a particular location or target area.
  • Guide herbs play a supporting role in the formula's overall performance.
Fire or Messenger Herbs (Huo)

Fire or messenger herbs have an enhancing or quickening effect, promoting the overall effectiveness of the formula. They can act as catalysts, encouraging the formula to work more rapidly and efficiently. Due to their potent nature, fire herbs are typically used in relatively small amounts.

Characteristics:

  • Assist in improving the formula's potency and therapeutic activity.
  • May have a stimulating or activating effect on the other herbs in the formula.
  • Help to expedite the formula's actions, especially in acute conditions.
  • Fire herbs are typically used in relatively small amounts due to their potent nature.
Adjuvant Herbs (Fu)

Adjuvant herbs support the actions of other herbs in the formula but are not the main focus of the prescription. They are included to address specific symptoms or imbalances secondary to the primary condition. Adjuvant herbs are often used in smaller quantities compared to the core herbs in the formula.

Characteristics:

  • May have a narrow range of actions or functions.
  • Support the overall therapeutic effect of the formula without being central to its primary purpose.
  • Help to fine-tune the formula to the patient's specific needs.
  • Adjuvant herbs are often used in smaller quantities compared to the core herbs in the formula.

At RAW Forest Foods, we collaborate with master formulators to develop all our formulas, including those based on Pine Pollen. You can explore our range of formulations here.

Endocrine Strengthening Formula

The Mountain Alchemy Pine Pollen Elixir

Description

The Endocrine Strengthening Formula, now known as Mountain Alchemy Pine Pollen Tincture, is available in 2-ounce or 4-ounce tinctures or 120-count capsules. The tincture offers a potent, professional-grade 1:2 dual-extraction ratio, while the capsules contain ultra-pure standardized and concentrated extract powders in a 1:2 ratio. Since its initial launch in the Winter of 2010-2011, this formula has been a consistent bestseller, and continuous improvement has been made while retaining all the original ingredients.

Goal: Longevity and Health-span, Enhancing Short and Long-term Androgen Hormone Production and Levels

The primary objectives of the Endocrine Strengthening Formula are twofold:

  1. Enhance the key phyto-androgenic and pro-androgenic properties for which people seek Pine Pollen Tincture.
  2. Offer sustainable, long-term positive effects that surpass Pine Pollen alone.
The Formula and Its Ingredients
Role Herb Latin Name Part Used Function Percentage Reason for Inclusion
Emperor Herbs (Jun) He Shou Wu Polygonum multiflorum Root Yin-building tonic herb, supports liver and kidneys, promotes longevity, strengthens bones and muscles, benefits hair health 15% He Shou Wu is the primary Yin-building tonic herb that supports hormonal balance and enhances longevity. It nourishes the liver and kidneys, strengthens bones and muscles, and benefits hair health.
Minister Herbs (Chen) RAW Pine Pollen™ Pinus massoniana Pollen Pro-androgenic herb, contains phyto-androgens that support male reproductive health and vitality 15% RAW Pine Pollen™ contains phyto-androgens that mimic male sex hormones, supporting male reproductive health and vitality. It complements the effects of He Shou Wu as a pro-androgenic herb.
Minister Herbs (Chen) Shu Di Huang Rehmannia glutinosa Root Yin and blood tonic herb, nourishes kidneys and liver, addresses symptoms of low testosterone and burnout 15% Shu Di Huang is a Yin and blood tonic herb that nourishes the kidneys and liver, addressing symptoms of low testosterone and burnout. It supports Kidney and Liver Qi, contributing to hormonal balance.
Assistant Dang Shen Codonopsis pilosula Root Qi-tonic herb, enhances energy and vitality, nourishes the Blood, promotes overall well-being 12.5% Dang Shen is a Qi-tonic herb that enhances energy and vitality without overstimulation. It nourishes the Blood and promotes overall well-being, providing Qi support to the formula.
Assistant Herbs (Zuo) Astragalus Root Astragalus membranaceus Root Potent Qi-tonic herb, boosts immune system, supports vitality and resilience 10% Astragalus Root is a potent Qi-tonic herb that boosts the immune system and supports vitality and resilience. It reinforces the immune system and contributes to the formula's overall goal of hormonal balance.
Assistant Herbs (Zuo) Dang Gui Angelicae sinensis Root Blood tonic herb, regulates blood circulation, balances hormonal functions 7.5% Dang Gui is a blood tonic herb that regulates blood circulation and balances hormonal functions. It supports the formula's function in promoting hormonal balance and overall vitality.
Assistant Herbs (Zuo) Bai Shao (Yao) Paeoniae alba Root Powerful blood tonic herb, calms liver, alleviates pain, enhances balancing effects 5% Bai Shao is a powerful blood tonic herb that calms the liver and alleviates pain. As an assistant herb, it enhances the formula's balancing effects and alleviates symptoms of burnout.
Assistant Herbs (Zuo) Chuan Xiong Ligusticum chuanxiong Root Invigorates blood circulation, strengthens effects, counteracts stagnation. 5% Chuan Xiong invigorates blood circulation and strengthens the formula's effects, counteracting stagnation. It contributes to the formula's overall goal of promoting vitality and well-being.
Assistant Herbs (Zuo) Stinging Nettle Root Urtica dioica Root Supports male health, maintains free testosterone levels, inhibits conversion to estradiol. 5% Stinging Nettle Root supports male health by maintaining free testosterone levels and inhibiting the conversion of testosterone to estradiol, complementing the formula's focus on male vitality.
Assistant Herbs (Zuo) Tribulus Tribulus terrestris Fruit Promotes longevity and male health, enhances vitality and well-being . 2.5% Tribulus is included for its pro-androgenic properties that promote longevity and male health. It enhances male vitality and overall well-being, complementing the formula's focus on male health.
Envoy Herbs (Shi) Green Citrus Peel Citri reticulatae Peel Aids digestion, harmonizes effects, enhances digestibility and overall well-being. 2.5% Green Citrus Peel aids digestion, harmonizes the formula's effects, and enhances digestibility. As an envoy herb, it supports overall well-being and ensures optimal effectiveness.
Envoy Herbs (Shi) Cordyceps Cordyceps militaris Fruiting Body Messenger herb, harmonizes effects, supports vitality and well-being. 2.5% Cordyceps acts as a messenger herb, harmonizing the formula's effects and supporting overall vitality. It enhances red blood cell production and improves endocrine function, contributing to overall well-being.
Guide Herbs (Dao) Chinese Ginseng Root Panax ginseng Root Renowned Qi-tonic herb, promotes wellness, enhances stamina and male vitality. 2.5% Chinese Ginseng is a renowned Qi-tonic herb that promotes overall wellness, enhances stamina, and supports male vitality. As a guide herb, it contributes to the enhancement of overall well-being.

For more information on Mountain Alchemy Pine Pollen Elixir (Endocrine Strengthening Formula), its ingredients, and purchasing options, please visit this link.

Eros’ Arrow Pine Pollen Aphrodisiac Elixir Tincture

Description

The Eros’ Arrow Aphrodisiac Elixir Tincture is a distinctive addition to our range of herbal formulas, blending an objective and utilitarian approach with a touch of whimsy—essential when dealing with aphrodisiacs. Developed in response to numerous customer requests to focus on the aphrodisiac nature of Pine Pollen, our goal was to create a formula with rapid effects that do not lead to long-term depletion, addressing concerns with other aphrodisiac formulas.

Eros’ Arrow Aphrodisiac Elixir Tincture is a reformulation of our RAW Aphrodisiac Tincture and is available in 2-ounce bottles.

Goal: Immediate Effects without Depletion; Igniting Mind, Body, and Spirit

This unique formula takes a holistic approach to aphrodisiacs, sexuality, and desire. Instead of merely combining herbs labeled as "aphrodisiacs," we reverse-engineered the formula by first understanding customer desires and the complexities of sexuality, then building the formula around that.

The Formula and Its Ingredients
Role Herb Latin Name Part Used Function Percentage Reason for Inclusion
Emperor Herbs (Jun) Kava Kava Piper methysticum Root Calms anxiety and promotes relaxation. It is used to alleviate stress, nervous tension, and support better sleep. It has mild sedative properties and can be beneficial for individuals experiencing anxiety-related conditions. 20.00% Reduces anxiety and stress that may interfere with sexual desire and arousal.
Emperor Herbs (Jun) Pine Pollen Pinus massoniana Pollen Tonifies and nourishes the body. Pine pollen is rich in nutrients and is known for its ability to nourish the body, support energy levels, and enhance vitality. It is often used to improve physical stamina and overall well-being. 15.00% Provides overall nourishment and energy to support increased vitality and stamina during intimate moments.
Emperor Herbs (Jun) Rehmannia (Shu Di Huang) Rehmannia glutinosa Root Nourishes blood and tonifies the kidneys. Rehmannia root is a well-known blood tonic in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It is used to nourish and replenish the blood, improve blood circulation, and support kidney function. It is often used for blood deficiency-related conditions and to promote longevity. 15.00% Nourishes the blood and supports kidney function, which is essential for sexual vitality and performance.
Minister Herbs (Chen) Horny Goat Weed (Epimedium) Epimedium grandiflorum Aerial Parts Tonifies the kidneys and boosts sexual function. Horny Goat Weed is famous for its aphrodisiac properties and is used to enhance sexual desire and performance. It is believed to support kidney Yang energy, which is essential for sexual health and vitality. 10.00% A well-known aphrodisiac that boosts kidney Yang energy, promoting sexual desire and performance.
Minister Herbs (Chen) Eucommia Bark (Du Zhong) Eucommia ulmoides Bark Strengthens bones and muscles. Eucommia bark is used to support the musculoskeletal system, especially in cases of weakness and soreness in the lower back and knees. It is often used to promote bone and tendon health and is considered a longevity herb in TCM. 5.00% Strengthens the lower back and supports healthy sexual function, especially beneficial for men.
Minister Herbs (Chen) Gardenia Fruit (Zhi Zi) Gardenia jasminnoides Ellis Fruit Clears heat and reduces inflammation. Gardenia fruit has cooling properties and is used to clear heat and relieve irritability. It is often used for conditions related to excess heat and inflammation, including skin conditions and fevers. 5.00% Clears heat, which can contribute to irritability and agitation that may impact sexual desire.
Minister Herbs (Chen) He Shou Wu (Fo-Ti; Prepared) Polygonum multiflorum Root Nourishes blood and promotes hair growth. He Shou Wu is a popular herb for nourishing the blood and supporting hair health. It is believed to help slow down premature graying of hair and support healthy hair growth. 5.00% Nourishes the blood and Jing (essence), supporting overall vitality and sexual health.
Minister Herbs (Chen) Polygala Root (Yuan Zhi) Polygala tenuifolia Root Calms the mind and resolves phlegm. Polygala root is used for its calming and sedative effects on the mind. It is often used for conditions involving phlegm accumulation in the chest, such as coughs with sticky phlegm or emotional disturbances. 5.00% Calms the mind, reducing emotional disturbances that may interfere with sexual desire.
Assistant Herbs (Zuo) Tribulus (Bai Jai) Tribulus terrestris Fruit Tonifies the kidneys and boosts libido. Tribulus is known for its benefits in supporting kidney function and increasing libido and sexual desire. It is used to enhance vitality and reproductive health. 2.50% Enhances libido and vitality, supporting sexual desire and performance.
Assistant Herbs (Zuo) Deer Antler Velvet (Lu Rong) Cervus nippon Temminck Antler Velvet Strengthens the bones and nourishes essence. Deer Antler Velvet is considered a powerful tonic for strengthening bones, tendons, and muscles. It is believed to nourish the essence (Jing) and promote vitality and longevity. 2.50% Enhances overall vitality and reproductive health through essence nourishment.
Assistant Herbs (Zuo) Velvet Bean (Mucuna) Mucuna pruriens Seed/Nut Enhances mood and supports neurological health. Velvet Bean contains L-Dopa, a precursor to dopamine, and is used to support a positive mood and cognitive function. It may help alleviate symptoms of mild depression and promote overall neurological health. 2.50% Supports a positive mood and reduces stress, contributing to a more satisfying intimate experience.
Assistant Herbs (Zuo) Chinese Lovage Root (Gao Ben) Ligusticum sinense Root Expels wind-cold and relieves pain. Chinese Lovage Root is used to address conditions related to wind-cold invasion, such as headaches, body aches, and menstrual pain. It has warming properties and promotes circulation. 2.50% Warms the body and dispels cold, addressing cold-related issues that may affect sexual desire.
Assistant Herbs (Zuo) Achranthes Root (Niu Xi) Achyranthes bidentata Root Invigorates the blood and strengthens the bones. Achranthes Root is used to promote blood circulation and strengthen the bones and tendons. It is often used for conditions related to blood stasis and joint health. 2.50% Improves blood circulation and supports joint health, enhancing overall physical performance.
Assistant Herbs (Zuo) Schisandra Berry (Wu Wei Zi) Schisandra chinensis Fruit Tonifies the kidneys and astringes essence. Schisandra berries are known for their adaptogenic properties and are used to support kidney function and balance the body's stress response. They are believed to help retain vital energy (Jing) and support endurance. 2.50% Supports kidney function and adaptogenic benefits, enhancing stamina and endurance during intimacy.
Envoy Herbs (Shi) Sou Yang Cynomorium songaricum Whole Plant Tonifies the Yang and nourishes the blood. Sou Yang is considered a Yang tonic and is used to enhance vitality, strengthen the lower back and knees, and support overall stamina. It is often used for conditions related to Yang deficiency. 2.50% Reinforces the Yang energy, supporting sexual vitality and overall stamina in cases of Yang deficiency.
Envoy Herbs (Shi) Anemarrhena (Zhi Mu) Anemarrhena asphodeloides Bunge Rhizome Clears heat and nourishes Yin. Anemarrhena is used to clear heat from the body and nourish Yin. It is often used for conditions with Yin deficiency and heat symptoms, such as dryness and thirst. 2.50% Nourishes Yin and clears heat, benefiting patients with Yin deficiency symptoms that may affect sexual desire.

For more information on the Eros' Arrow Aphrodisiac Elixir Tincture, its ingredients, and purchasing options, please visit this link.

Pine Pollen and Lion’s Mane Tablets

Endocrine, Cognitive, and Immune System Support

Description

Our latest addition, the Pine Pollen and Lion’s Mane Tablets, combines two beloved medicinal elements: Pine Pollen and Lion’s Mane. The formula merges the nourishing and pro-androgenic properties of Pine Pollen with the unique reparative and supportive attributes of Lion’s Mane (Hericium erinaceus) fungus. Lion’s Mane has been extensively researched for its cognitive and neurological health benefits, particularly in supporting neurogenesis (the birth of new brain cells) and nerve repair.

Goal: Enhancing Endocrine and Neurological Health

The combination of Pine Pollen and Lion’s Mane allows us to nourish both the body and the mind—a true forest synergy.

The Formula and Its Ingredients
Role Herb Latin Name Part Used Function Percentage Reason for Inclusion
Emperor Herb Pine Pollen Pinus massoniana Pollen Nourishing and pro-androgenic properties 50% Pine Pollen is known for its nourishing properties and its ability to support the endocrine system, especially for men. It contains phyto-androgens and other nutrients that may promote hormonal balance and vitality. Pine Pollen is the primary herb chosen to target the goal of enhancing endocrine health in the formula.
Minister Herb Lion’s Mane Extract Hericium erinaceus Fruiting Body Neurological and immune support properties 50% Lion’s Mane Extract has been extensively researched for its cognitive and neurological health benefits. It may support nerve repair, neurogenesis (the birth of new brain cells), and have immune-supporting properties. Lion’s Mane complements and enhances the effects of Pine Pollen, assisting in achieving the formula's goal of enhancing neurological health.

For more information on the Mountain Harvest Pine Pollen and Lion's Mane Capsules, its ingredients, and purchasing options, please visit this link.

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