The Knowledge Bank
The Knowledge Bank is a wealth of definitive and—to the best of our ability—objective information on our products, their ingredients, and their applications.
An Encyclopedia of Our Products
RAW Forest Foods established the Knowledge Bank to expand the depth of information available about the products we carry, the diverse ingredients contained within them, and their uses and benefits.
Our goal with the Knowledge Bank (along with our blog and product pages) is to provide a rich source of definitive and objective information about our products and relevant topics of interest to our customer family.
We take pride in not only providing the highest quality supplements available, but also in providing quality information. Please feel free to distribute any and all of this information.
To identify and quickly access the articles you want to read, expand and use the links below. You may also browse through this page to read the annotated list of references.
- Investigating the Three Types of Androgenic Herbs
- Himalayan Shilajit Extract
- Women's Hormonal Health and Nettle Root
- RAW Duanwood Reishi Spores And Extract
- Increasing Our Understanding of Reishi
- Making Professional-Grade Tinctures
- Wild-Harvested Siberian Chaga
- Our Facilities
- Why Is Safe Estrogen Detoxification Necessary?
- Understanding the Process of Estrogen Detoxification
- The Herbs Of The Elephant Mountain Ginseng Formula
Pine Pollen Extended Information
Going Above and Beyond the Product Pages
The Pine Pollen Extended Information page connects you to the majority of information about Pine Pollen available at RAW Forest Foods.
- Allergies, Safety, Contraindications, and Pine Pollen
- Choosing Between RAW Pine Pollen, Powdered Extracts, and Tinctures
- The Historical and Chinese Medicine Perspective of Pine Pollen
- Meet the Source—Mountain Harvest Pine Pollen
- Nutritional Analysis of Pine Pollen
- Pine Pollen — Your FAQs Answered
- Pine Pollen — The Health Benefits
- The Pro-Androgenic and Adaptogenic Effects of Pine Pollen
- Translated Scientific Research Articles
Investigating the Three Types of Androgenic Herbs
To fully comprehend how androgenic herbs—and many of our products—work, you must first comprehend the three types of androgenic herbs.
The Knowledge Bank has the complete article on Understanding the Classes of Androgenic Herbs (which is, quite possibly, one of the most popular pages on the site).
A Visual Overview of How to Use Our Products
Using medicinal extracts and RAW pollens is simple and enjoyable.
We collaborated with an artist and friend to create our Visual Guide to Using Our Extracts and Pollens to demonstrate and celebrate how simple it is.
Increasing Our Understanding of Reishi
Some herbs and fungi capture the imagination and the heart, and you keep returning to them.
Without a doubt, one of these is Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum).
As a result, we are pleased to provide an expanded article on Reishi, which includes some classical information, important modern-day research, and an introduction to the medicinal compounds and the various types of extracts available. We also discuss what makes Duanwood Reishi so unique.
RAW Duanwood Reishi Spores And Extract
We prefer to use plant pollen whenever possible at RAW Forest Foods. This is because pollen contains the highest concentrations of phytonutrients in the plant. This is also true for mushrooms and other fungi.
We took advantage of the opportunity to provide RAW Duanwood Reishi Spores to our customers.
They have a cracked cell wall, like all of our pollens, and contain 70 times the active constituents found in the entire Reishi Mushroom. Reishi Spores, long regarded as the "Royal Longevity" tonic in China, are now used to treat a variety of diseases, including cancer.
Wild-Harvested Siberian Chaga
Chaga is a powerful immune booster and longevity tonic that has been used for centuries in Siberia's near-Artic regions. Chaga has now been subjected to extensive testing and numerous clinical trials, demonstrating its efficacy in promoting immune function as well as anti-tumor and anti-cancer properties.*
Because chaga is indigestible to humans, it must be extracted in water and alcohol. Our Chaga is a standardized water/alcohol extract that is based on the clinical trials' Chaga extracts.
Women's Hormonal Health and Nettle Root
Nettle Root is proving to be an effective natural treatment for PCOS and PCOD, one of the most debilitating and common endocrine disorders in women.
Himalayan Shilajit Extract
Known traditionally as "The Destroyer of Weakness, the Conqueror of Mountains," he has earned the moniker "Indian Viagra" today.
Shilajit is a powerful restorative adaptogen for both men and women, acting as a panacea when all else fails.
Why Is Safe Estrogen Detoxification Necessary?
This article addresses the growing concern about low testosterone levels in the body and introduces two new concepts into the discussion: estrogen toxicity and estrogen detoxification. The majority of people today have both high estrogen levels (estrogen toxicity) and low testosterone levels.
Estrogen removal from the body is difficult, and even more difficult to do safely. The protocol for this is described in our Knowledge Bank entry on theImportance of Safe Estrogen Detoxification.
Understanding the Process of Estrogen Detoxification
Please read our article Understanding Estrogen Detoxification in the Knowledge Bank to better understand our Peak Performance Estrogen Detox and estrogen detoxification.
The Herbs Of The Elephant Mountain Ginseng Formula
It is all too easy to overlook plant medicines' wild, natural origins. To help strengthen this bond, we've included vivid photographs of the seven adaptogenic and tonic herbs we've custom formulated into our Elephant Mountain Ginseng Formula.
Making Professional Grade Tinctures
What is the distinction between a 1:5 tincture and a 2:1 tincture?
Understanding tinctures and taking tinctures is all about understanding what the ratios mean, both economically and in terms of how much of a specific product you are taking. The exact recipe for making the tincture is the formula plus the ratio.
Please visit the Knowledge Bank to read the full article on Understanding Tincture Extraction Ratios.
All information provided by RAW Forest Foods, including throughout this website, is for educational purposes only and is not intended as—nor should be misconstrued as—any type of recommendation, medical diagnosis, treatment, cure, or advice.
Customers are advised to consult with their qualified healthcare practitioner before undergoing any lifestyle changes, including the use of dietary or nutritional supplements.
Products offered by RAW Forest Foods are not for use by those that are pregnant or nursing, children under the age of 18, individuals with a known medical condition, or those allergic or averse to any of the ingredients contained within them.
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