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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

Welcome to the RAW Forest Foods Knowledge Bank. Our goal is to be a comprehensive and reliable source of information about our products and the ingredients they contain. We believe in not only offering the highest quality supplements, but also in providing accurate and objective information to our customers.

Below, you will find annotated links to the articles available here, and a complete list of links by expanding the Navigation & Table of Contents box. More information is available our blog and—of course—in the product pages

Visit the Customer Care page for assistance with order logistics and customer support. We encourage you to share the knowledge you find here with others.

Annotated Links:

Pine Pollen Extended Information

Going Above and Beyond the Product Pages

The Pine Pollen Extended Information page provides a wealth of information about Pine Pollen and its various uses and benefits. The page contains links to several resources that delve deeper into the topic, including articles on allergies, safety, and contraindications; the historical and Chinese medicine perspective of Pine Pollen; the Pro-Androgenic and Adaptogenic effects of Pine Pollen; and translated scientific research articles.

Additionally, the page includes information about choosing between RAW Pine Pollen™, Pine Pollen Extract Powders, and Pine Pollen Tinctures, as well as the nutritional analysis of Pine Pollen and the health benefits it offers.

You can find the "Pine Pollen Extended Information" page at the following link: Pine Pollen Extended Information.

Highlighted Resources

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.

This page discusses the three types of androgenic herbs and their role in supporting the production of androgens in the body. Androgens are a group of hormones that include testosterone, and they play important roles not only in the development and maintenance of male characteristics, but in overall health, wellness, and vitality in men and women.

The page also provides information on the benefits and risks of using these herbs and offers some tips for those considering incorporating them into their health routine.

For a deeper understanding of androgenic herbs, you can read the complete article on "Understanding the Classes of Androgenic Herbs" in the Knowledge Bank—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.

Please read our article Furthering a Deeper Understanding of Reishi.

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.

Please read our Knowledge Bank entry on our Reishi Buddha Blend.

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.

Please read our Wild-Harvested Siberian Chaga Extract Knowledge Bank entry.

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. 

For more information, see our Knowledge Bank article on Nettle Root and Women's Hormonal Health.

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. 

Please read our Himalayan Shilajit Extract Knowledge Bank entry.

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 the Importance 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.

Please see our Knowledge Bank page on The Herbs of the 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

Our Facilities

Please visit our Facilities Page to learn more about (and see pictures of) where some of our products are manufactured.


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 recommendation, medical diagnosis, treatment, cure, or advice.

We advise all customers to consult their qualified healthcare practitioner before undergoing any lifestyle changes, including using dietary or nutritional supplements—from RAW Forest Foods and elsewhere.

All products offered by RAW Forest Foods are not for use by those who are pregnant or nursing, children under the age of 18, individuals with a known medical condition, or those allergic or averse to any ingredients contained within them.

* 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.

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