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Think of the Knowledge Bank as an Encyclopedia of Our Products

We created the Knowledge Bank at RAW Forest Foods to expand the depth of information available about the products we carry, the wide-range of ingredients contained within them, and their uses and benefits.

Our objective with the Knowledge Bank (in conjunction with our blog and product pages) is to provide a rich source of definitive and objective information regarding about our products alongside relevant topics of interest to our family of customers.

In addition to providing the highest quality supplements available, we pride ourselves on offering quality information.

Feel free to share any and all of this information.


The quick links on the right offer generalized knowledge useful in better understanding our products and our company. For logistical, customer service oriented questions, navigate to our Customer Care page.

For product and ingredient specific articles, see the annotated links below. 

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Pine Pollen Extended Information

Beyond the Product Pages

Visit the consolidated Pine Pollen Extended Information page to go beyond what is available on the product pages.

This page connects you with the majority of information available at RAW Forest Foods about Pine Pollen, including—but not limited to—devoted resources on:

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Highlighted References From the Knowledge Bank


Exploring The Three Classes Of Androgenic Herbs

To obtain a full understanding of how androgenic herbs—and many of our products—work, you must first understand the three classes of androgenic herbs.

Find the full article on understanding the three classes of androgenic herbs at the Knowledge Bank (which is, quite possibly, one of the most popular pages on the site).

A Visual Guide To Using Our Products

Using medicinal extracts and RAW pollens is both easy and fun.

To illustrate and celebrate just how simple it is we have worked with an artist and friend to produce our Visual Guide to Using our Extracts and Pollens.

Furthering A Deeper Understanding Of Reishi

There are some herbs and fungi that capture the imagination and the heart, and you keep coming back to them.

Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum) is—without a doubt—one of these.

As such, we are pleased to offer an expanded article all about Reishi, including some classical information, important modern day research, and an introduction to the medicinal compounds and the different types of extracts available. We also talk about what makes Duanwood Reishi so special.

RAW Duanwood Reishi Spores And Extract

At RAW Forest Foods, we choose to utilize the pollen of the plant whenever possible. That is because pollens contain the richest, most potent amounts of the phytonutrients present in the plant. This is true for mushrooms and other fungi as well.

We seized the opportunity to offer our customers with RAW Duanwood Reishi Spores.

They are cracked-cell wall, just like all our pollens, and contain of 70 times the concentration of the active constituents found in the whole Reishi Mushroom. Long considered the "Royal Longevity" tonic in China, Reishi Spores are used today to treat many diseases, including cancer.

Please read our Reishi Buddha Blend entry here at the Knowledge Bank.

Wild-Harvested Siberian Chaga

Chaga is a powerful immune restorative and longevity tonic used traditionally in the near-Artic regions of Siberia. Today, Chaga has undergone extensive testing and many clinical trials showing its efficacy in promoting immune function and for its anti-tumor and anti-cancer properties.

Chaga is indigestible by the human body and must be extracted in water and alcohol. Our Chaga is a standardized water/alcohol extract and is based off of the same Chaga extracts used in the clinical trials.

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

Nettle Root And Women's Hormonal Health

Nettle Root is proving itself as a powerful natural treatment for PCOS and PCOD—a severely debilitating, and most common, endocrine disorder in women. To learn more, consult our Nettle Root and Women's Hormonal Health article at the Knowledge Bank.

Himalayan Shilajit Extract

Known traditionally as "The Destroyer of Weakness, the Conqueror of Mountains," and has earned the reputation today as the "Indian Viagra."

Shilajit is a potent restorative adaptogen for men and women—a panacea when all else fails.

Please read our Himalayan Shilajit Extract entry at the Knowledge Bank.

Why Safe Estrogen Detoxification Is Important

In this article we address the growing concern over low levels of testosterone in the body, and introduce two new concepts into the conversation: estrogen toxicity and estrogen detoxification. The majority of people today suffer from both high levels of estrogen (estrogen toxicity) and low levels of testosterone.

Estrogen is difficult to remove from the body, and even more difficult to do it safely. In our Importance of Safe Estrogen Detoxification entry at the Knowledge Bank, we introduce you to the protocol to do this.

Understanding How Estrogen Detoxification Works

To understand our Peak Performance Estrogen Detox, and to better understand estrogen detoxification, please read our article Understanding Estrogen Detoxification at the Knowledge Bank.

The Herbs Of The Elephant Mountain Ginseng Formula

It is all too easy to forget the wild, natural origins of plant medicines. In hoping to strengthen this connection we are including here vivid photographs of the seven adaptogenic and tonic herbs we have custom formulated into our Elephant Mountain Ginseng Formula.

Please visit our page here at the Knowledge Bank on The Herbs of the Elephant Mountain Ginseng Formula.

Manufacturing Professional Grade Tinctures

What is the difference between a 1:5 and a 2:1 tincture? Understanding tinctures and taking tincture is all about understanding what the ratios mean, this is true both economically and for the sake of understanding how much of a particular product you are taking. A ratio is the exact recipe for making the tincture.

Please read the full article on understanding tincture extraction ratios at the Knowledge Bank.

Our Facilities

To learn more (and see pictures) of where some of our products are made, please visit our Facilities Page.


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.

* 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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