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Endocrine Strengthening Formula Tincture

Third Generation Pine Pollen Alchemy for Renewed Endocrine Health and Long Term Pine Pollen Benefits*

Also available in a 4 Ounce Bottle and as Powdered Extract Capsules

The first integrated Pine Pollen formula available (from RAW Forest Foods or from elsewhere), our Endocrine Strengthening Formula has long been a customer favorite.

Now on its third iteration, this updated Endocrine Strengthening Formula represents our growth of understanding both of the herbs and their actions and the unique needs and desires of our family of customers.

This formula is for those seeking to integrate Pine Pollen Tincture into a long-term, ongoing protocol for aiding, repairing, and fortifying the endocrine system.

An Introduction

This upgraded formula is designed to maximize & enhance the many benefits of Pine Pollen—delivering immediate & long-term results.

Each serving contains the equivalent of 1.5 grams of whole herbs.

Endocrine Strengthening Formula (Pine Pollen Alchemy) Contains:

  • He Shou Wu (Rhizoma Polygonum multiflorum);
  • Pine Pollen (Pinus massoniana);
  • Shu Di Huang (Radix Rehmannia glutinosa);
  • Dang Shen (Radix Codonopsis pilosula);
  • Astragalus Root (Radix Astragalus membranaceus);
  • Dang Gui (Radix Angelicae sinensis);
  • Bai Shao (Yao) (Radix Paeoniae alba);
  • Chuan Xiong (Radix Ligusticum chuanxiong);
  • Stinging Nettle Root (Radix Urtica dioica);
  • Chen Pi (Pericarpium Citri reticulatae);
  • Chinese Ginseng Root (Radix Panax ginseng);
  • Bai Jai (Fructus Tribulus terrestris);
  • Cordyceps (Cordyceps sinensis).

Listed in order of concentration.

Extended Introduction

This is the first ever formula built around Pine Pollen: It is a comprehensive formula designed to amplify and enhance the benefits of Pine Pollen. Pine Pollen is known to contain Phytoandrogens [androstenedione, androsterone, DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone), and testosterone], plant analogs of the male sex hormones. These can be used to help supplement and fortify the endocrine system.*

Our Endocrine Strengthening Formula has been developed by master herbalists to promote the adaptogenic and pro-androgenic effects of Pine Pollen, with additional long-term benefits not available with the use of Pine Pollen by itself.

First introduced in 2010, the formula has been redeveloped, preserving the original and balanced and expanded upon for added immediate and long-term benefits.

This tincture is a clinical grade, 1:2 extract. Both products are expertly formulated and manufactured in a domestic, certified organic, FDA cGMP facility.

 The Endocrine Strengthening Formula is Designed To:

  • Promote a swift rise in androgenic hormones through Pine Pollen Phytoandrogens;
  • Assist in increasing the percentage of free (active) testosterone through the actions of Nettle Root;
  • Help regulate the endocrine system with the use of adaptogenic herbs to possibly increasing testosterone production;
  • Aid in the lowering levels of sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG), aromatase, and estradiol;
  • Promoting estrogen detoxification and balancing the testosterone to estrogen ratio.*

Our original Endocrine Strengthening Formula was the first formula available that included Pine Pollen, and it quickly became a customer favorite. To offer customers an even better product, we updated the formula with the goal of increasing the long-term benefits of it—creating a smarter, more effective formula. This updated formula is available both in capsule and in tincture form.

Product Highlights:

  • Our Forest Formulations are developed by professional herbalists;
  • Made from organic or ecologically grown and harvested products whenever possible;
  • Processed and Packaged in a domestic FDA cGMP facility;
  • All packaging is food grade and produced with minimal waste;
  • From RAW Forest Foods, the leaders in adaptogenic, tonic, and pro-androgenic herbs.

Quick Facts:

View our Endocrine Strengthening Formula 2 Ounce Tincture quick facts PDF

Intended Uses and Product Guides

Our Endocrine Strengthening Formula can be found categorized as part of the following Product Guides collections:

What You'll Find Inside

Each bottle contains 2 ounces of our Endocrine Strengthening Formula Tincture. At 3.0 mL per serving, each bottle contains 39 servings per bottle (also available in a 4-ounce bottle). This tincture, like all of our tinctures, has been professionally prepared in a domestic, FDA cGMP facility. All of our tinctures are extracted using pharmaceutical grade alcohol and are bottled in opaque glass bottles to protect the ingredients from damage and degradation by UV rays.

Choose Your Product and Bottle Size

Pine Pollen Alchemy Capsules and TincturesOur Endocrine Strengthening Formula Tincture (Pine Pollen Alchemy) Tincture is available in 2 ounce and 4 ounce bottles, and is available as powdered extract capsules.

Additionally, Pine Pollen Tincture (which this formula contains) can be found in our Royal Pine Pollen Tincture (this is pure Pine Pollen Tincture), Elevated Pine Pollen Tincture (with Nettle Root, Chen Pi, and Zhi Zi), and the Eros' Arrow Aphrodisiac Elixir Tincture.

View our full product line of Mountain Harvest Pine Pollen.

For those seeking the benefits of Pine Pine Pollen but without the pro-androgenic nature, please see our RAW Brassica PollenRAW Camellia (Green Tea) Pollen, and our RAW Sacred Lotus Pollen.

Endocrine Strengthening Formula: Extended Information

Pine Pollen is celebrated for many reasons, but for many people, it is celebrated because it contains Phytoandrogens, plant analogs of the male sex hormones androstenedione, androsterone, DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone), and testosterone.

Not happy with mere supplementation, we set out to develop an effective formula that retained the benefits of Pine Pollen and the Phytoandrogens it contains, but offered long-term benefits for those looking to not just supplement with Pine Pollen, but to help strengthen the endocrine system and promote enhanced testosterone production in cases of low testosterone, higher levels of free testosterone, and to in rebalancing the ratio of testosterone to estrogen.*

After several years of popularity, we revised (improving and updating) our Endocrine Strengthening Formula with the goal of making it more effective in the short and long term, more supportive of the health of the entire body, and to employ deeper themes of Classical Chinese medicine, Indian Ayurveda traditions, and Western herbalism, all within the scope of current scientific research.

To do this, we combined Pine Pollen with well known adaptogenic herbs that have been studied for their effects in promoting male reproductive health, formulated to help trigger the body to correct low testosterone, to protect the body from SHBG and aromatase, and to help naturally detoxify estrogen.

Not just a blend of similar sounding herbs, this is an expertly developed formula professionally manufactured with clinical grade extracts.

Our Unique 1:2 Tincture Extraction Process

Our Endocrine Strengthening Formula tincture is a full 1:2 extract, with two parts of herb going into each part of the hydroethanolic base liquid.

This strong extraction results in an equivalent of 1.5 grams of the fresh herb in each dropper. We prefer this alcohol-based tincture because the active compounds in the herbs have been extracted into alcohol, which bypasses the digestive system, entering the blood system directly through the epithelial cells lining the mouth, esophagus, and stomach.

Furthermore, the alcohol base is able to quickly penetrate the phosphor lipid bilayer of the cell, delivering the active compounds immediately to every cell.

The Formula and Its Ingredients

Listed in order of concentration.

He Shou Wu

He Shou Wu Herbal Medicine

Latin: Rhizoma Polygonum multiflorum

Source: Wild-harvested

In Chinese Medicine, He Shou Wu is used to nourish and replenish the Yin. In staying with this theory, Yin can be understood to act as the substance which allows the Yang to have fuel. As we age, Yin is diminished and the body weakens—the foundation beings to crack.

By building Yin, the substance of the body can be repaired and, ultimately, youthful vigor can be restored. This is why He Shou Wu is a classic longevity tonic. In terms of combining He Shou Wu and Pine Pollen together into a formula, it is useful to think of an oil or hurricane lamp. While Pine Pollen is the flame of the lamp, He Shou Wu is the oil—the fuel of the lamp.

Pine Pollen

Pine Pollen Herbal MedicineLatin: Pinus massoniana

Source: Wild-harvested

In our Endocrine Strengthening Formula, Pine Pollen is the backbone, it is the skeleton of the all other ingredients and benefits are built upon.

Pine Pollen is a popular herb used to promote male health because of its phytosterols (plant analogs of the male sex hormones), helping to supplement the body and thus elevating androgen levels.*

Additionally, Pine Pollen contains the adaptogenic compounds gibberellins and brassinosteroids, which may work as an adaptogen in balancing the endocrine system and promoting improved hormone levels.*

Shu Di Huang

Shu Di Huang Herbal Medicine

Latin: Radix Rehmannia glutinosa

Source: Certified Organic

Shu Di Huang is the prepared root tuber of Rehmannia glutinosa Libosch. Shu Di Huang is prepared by drying the root and then cooking it with millet wine. This preparation distinguishes it from Sheng Di Huang, the unprepared root tuber of Rehmannia glutinosa Libosch.

In this formula, Shu Di Huang is included similarly as to Dang Gui and He Shou Wu, namely because of its ability to "strongly nourish blood." The updated/upgraded Endocrine Strengthening Formula is making the leap to even longer-term focus and benefit by focusing more on building the substance properties of the body—the body's innate energy reserves. 

Additionally, Shu Di Huang supports Kidney and Liver Yin deficiency. From a Chinese Medicine perspective, many of the symptoms of low testosterone and burnout are mirrored in Kidney Yin deficiency.

Dang Shen

Dang Shen Herbal Medicine

Latin Radix Codonopsis pilosula

Source: Wild-harvested

Dang Shen, the roots of Codonopsis pilosula, are used similarly to Chinese and American Ginseng.

However, for many, especially those experiencing burnout, premature aging, and other related conditions, Dang Shen may be a much better choice over many of the popular adaptogens, because while it is tonifying (increasing energy) it is also nourishing, supporting the blood and generating fluid in the body.

Dang Shen is specifically indicated for "chronic illness, to restore the constitution, and where there is significant Qi deficiency." This makes it an obvious component of our Endocrine Strengthening Formula—fortifying the body while healing underlying illness and disease.

Astragalus Root

Astragalus Root Herbal Medicine

Latin: Radix Astragalus membranaceus

Source: Organically cultivated

Astragalus is one of the most highly researched and prized longevity tonics and adaptogenic herbs are known, with a use dating back literally thousands of years. Astragalus Root is included in our Endocrine Strengthening Formula for use it's in helping the body mitigate stress—and thereby reducing cortisol— and for its use in repairing the immune system.

Dang Gui

Latin: Radix Angelicae sinensis

Source: Certified Organic
Dang Gui Herbal Medicine

Dang Gui (Radix Angelicae Sinensis) is perhaps the most important addition to our updated Endocrine Strengthening Formula, representing a huge leap in our understanding of health and Chinese Medicine, and representing a huge leap in the effectiveness and evolution of this important formula. Dang Gui has been a well-known herb in Chinese Medicine for over 1000 years and makes an exceptional addition to this product.

In this formula, Dang Gui is included for its ability to build blood (thereby adding substance to the body) and for its ability to relieve blood and Qi stagnation. Similar to He Shou Wu, Dang Gui is adding fuel to the fire, increasing the body's innate reserves for energy.

Bai Shao (Yao)

Bai Shao Herbal Medicine

Latin: Radix Paeoniae alba

Source: Certified Organic

Bai Shao is the root of the white peony Radix Paeoniae Alba) and is a very important herb in Chinese Medicine. It is considered cooling in nature and helps to balance of the other warming, stimulating herbs in our Endocrine Strengthening Formula, including Chinese Ginseng and Cordyceps. This improves the long-term efficacy of the formula and helps to address some of the underlying issues that may be in effect with symptoms that would motivate someone to this formula or to other products that we offer.

While being cooling in nature, Bai Shao helps to support blood and yin (similar to Shu Di Huang, Dang Gui, and He Sho Wu) and nourished the Yang of the body while helping to preserve to Yin and Wei Qi.

Chuan Xiong

Chuan Xiong Herbal Medicine

Latin: Radix Ligusticum chuanxiong

Source: Certified organic

Chuan Xiong is used in our Endocrine Strengthening Formula to help activate and potentiate the other ingredients in the formula. In Chinese herbal medicine, Chuan Xiong is used to invigorating blood and move Qi. Used alone, this action may help benefit some of the underlying conditions that may lead someone to seek out Pine Pollen. Chuan Xiong is one of the best herbal medicines for blood and Qi stasis.

Stinging Nettle Root (Urtica dioica)

Nettle Root Herbal Medicine

Latin: Radix Urtica dioica

Source: Organically cultivated

The root of the common nettle plant (Urtica dioica) has clinically been shown to be a potent male plant ally with many potential benefits for male reproductive health.* Compounds present in Stinging Nettle Root (including the compound ß-Sitosterol, found in our Våren Forest Nettle ß-Sitosterol Capsules) helps to deactivate Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG), which then increases the levels of free (active) testosterone and decreases levels of bound (inactive) testosterone.*

Furthermore, Nettle Root may help reduce SHBG and thereby reducing the amount of testosterone that is converted to the harmful estrogenic metabolite estradiol.* This same process may help elevate levels of free (biologically active) testosterone, adding even greater benefit.*

For those looking to target Pine Pollen and Nettle Root, we suggest our Elevated Pine Pollen Tincture. For those seeking Nettle Root exclusively, please see our Våren Forest Nettle Root Powdered Extract and Våren Forest Nettle ß-Sitosterol Capsules.*

Chen Pi

Chen Pi Herbal Medicine

Latin: Pericarpium Citri reticulatae

Source: Wild-harvested

Chen Pi is the sun-dried peel of immature tangerine, botanically known as Pericarpium Citri reticulatae. Chen Pi is an important herb in Chinese botanical medicine, but it is largely unknown of in the West.

Chen Pi is classified as a Carminative, these are herbs that help to regulate Qi.

We include Chen Pi in our Endocrine Strengthening Formula to help increase and improve blood flow, helping to deliver the formula throughout the body. Previously we had used Ginger Root for this purpose, but have found Chen Pi to be more effective and to have additional positive actions in the body.

Chinese Ginseng Root

Chinese Ginseng Root Herbal Medicine

Latin: Radix Panax ginseng

Source: Organically cultivated

Panax ginseng, more commonly known as Chinese Ginseng or Korean (Red) Ginseng, is the most celebrated herbal tonic, with over 50 years of scientific scrutiny confirming Panax ginseng time and again in its reparative endocrine system abilities and other adaptogenic effects.*

Chinese Ginseng is a potent adaptogen, but it is included here specifically for its gonadotropic properties, promoting and increasing the production of testosterone and other androgenic hormones in cases of low testosterone.*

Research has shown Chinese Ginseng to help promote male fertility, including increased sperm count and sperm quality.* At RAW Forest Foods, we see healthy male fertility as a sign of a healthy endocrine system.


Cordyceps Herbal MedicineLatin: Cordyceps sinensis

Source: Organically cultivated

Similar to Astragalus, Cordyceps has also enjoyed thousands of years of use as a tonic, though until very recently (1970s) Cordyceps were so rare that their application in Chinese medicine was severely limited. Vast amounts of research have been conducted on the effectiveness of Cordyceps for a myriad of applications.*

A great amount of research and attention has been paid to Cordyceps for their longevity benefits, for their use as a reproductive tonic and for increasing libido, vitality, and for promoting athleticism.* This makes Cordyceps an obvious and natural addition to our Endocrine Strengthening Formula. Additionally, Cordyceps is an important addition to our Endocrine Strengthening Formula not just because of those reasons listed above, but because they help to balance some of the other herbs included in the formula for increased long-term effectiveness.*

Bai Jai (Bindi)

Tribulus Herbal Medicine

Latin: Fructus Tribulus terrestris

Source: Organically cultivated

Tribulus has long been one of the most important tonic herbs in Ayurvedic plant-medicine, where it has been used for promoting male reproductive health, including endocrine health. In Ayurvedic medicine, Tribulus (Tribulus terrestris) is known as Bindi.

Today, Tribulus is just becoming known in Western herbal medicine, and has undergone some validating scientific research, with possible benefits to increase male fertility, with an increased number, quality, and swimming ability of sperm.* In Western herbal medicine, Tribulus is used similarly to Chinese Ginseng (Panax ginseng, Tribulus terrestris is an androgenic, gonadotropic plant, which increases production of androgen hormones like testosterone.*

Works Referenced

Endocrine Strengthening Formula Tincture

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Suggested Use 3 mL (approximately 3 droppersful), taken as needed. Dosage may be broken up throughout the day into two servings: Two droppersfuln the morning and 1 dropperful before bed).

Other Ingredients: Pharmaceutical grade (USP) alcohol and water.

In each 2 ounce bottle, there are approximately 19.5 servings of Endocrine Strengthening Formula (Pine Pollen Alchemy) Tincture. 

Extracted at a 1:2 ratio, each dropperful of tincture contains an equivalent of 1.5 grams of fresh, raw herbs per serving. 

At RAW Forest Foods, we like to take our tinctures diluted in 2 - 4 ounces of warm water, taken on an empty stomach.

This product is vegan/vegetarian.

Learn more about using all of our products here.

Ideal Storage

Store this product, and all RAW Forest Foods products, in a cool, dry place, away from sunlight and moisture. Try and use in a timely manner after opening the package.

Cycling Herbs

For those customers who prefer to rotate their pro-androgenic and tonic herbs, we suggest a schedule of five days on and two days off, or four weeks on and one week off.

Our Pledge

We have worked hard to offer you this clinical grade Endocrine Strengthening Formula Tincture as part of our full line of Mountain Harvest Pine Pollen. It is a full 1:2, true dual extract, made professionally using whole, raw herbs, in a domestic, FDA cGMP facility, ensuring you an unrivaled (in quality and in potency) tincture.

Endocrine Strengthening Formula Tincture Certificate of Analysis (CofA)


Before starting any new medicinal herbs or nutritional supplements (from our company or otherwise), customers should consult with their qualified healthcare practitioner. This not because we question the safety of our products, but because we believe in the strength of our products and that plants have a medicinal, therapeutic potential.

This product is not for use by those under the age of 18, who are pregnant or nursing, or who are allergic or adverse to any of the ingredients contained within.

* 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.

Customer Reviews 5 (22 Reviews) Write a review of this product

5 Stars
Amazing combo! So great to have all of these herbs in one bottle! Best ever by far!

Amazing combo! So great to have all of these herbs in one bottle! Best ever by far!

5 Stars
Magic in a bottle.

I truly feel more energy and I have better, more productive workout sessions as a result of using this product.

4 Stars
Good Supplement

Helps with energy.

5 Stars
Endocrine Formula

On my second bottle, really works. Increased energy and libido!

5 Stars
Endocrine strenghtening formula tincture

I been taking this formula for two weeks now and let me tell you that it works very well. I get a lot of energy from it. You can work 12 hours and still keep going and definitely helps your libido. This is not a joke, this thing is real. Anyone with low testosterone or lack of energy should try this. Thanks everyone.

5 Stars
Pine Pollen Tinctures & also Endocrine Strengthening Formula

Very high quality products, easy to order - they ship quickly & with good communication via email. I replace all of my hormones after losing my pituitary many years ago- first partially & then fully. I've been injecting testosterone as full hormone replacement since '92 & these products do me a great service rounding out & even amplifying the narrow band - of - I can only say sensation - that injection alone provides. I'd like to say thank you for the additional bandwidth and for the great service too. Cheers

5 Stars
Always happy with Raw forest food products

This formula, along with the pine pollen really makes a noticeable difference in how I feel in general and energy level. does not cause me to feel irritated.

5 Stars
Like the New Formula

I had purchased the old formula because I was looking for a pine pollen tincture to boost my testosterone levels, and I figured that something that boosted my whole endocrine system (with the pine pollen in it as well) would be even better. The old formula was a bit harsh on the tongue, just for a moment, but the results were wonderful, and I took it consistently. I recently ran out, and found out they had improved the formula. I immediately noticed it isn't as harsh on the tongue (they discuss how their new formula is better balanced), but still has the same beneficial effects. Some mornings I'm in a rush and might skip a vitamin or other supplement, but I always take this first thing. I view it as sort of health ASSURANCE, not insurance. I'm looking to keep things good at the start, not try and settle them after they crash. I bought 4 bottles because I know I'll be using this anyway, and I saved a bit of money. And this way, when I start on my last bottle, I'll have plenty of time to get more before I run out. Do yourself a favor. If you're thinking about it, just buy one bottle and try it. You will thank me later! Keep up the good work guys!

3 Stars
Is 1 dose a day enough

Hello I recently started your endocrine entire with the pine pollen.Can you take 1 dose in the morning and one at night? I was taking just pine pollen twice a day and felt more results.please let me know

5 Stars
A Money Saver

Awesome stuff. Also, i was buying all of these ingredients separate until i read that raw forest foods had all of them in the endocrine formula. I was only buying Pine pollen from here but now I'm getting everything from this sight and the quality is better than any that I've ever encountered.