The Knowledge Bank

The Ultimate Source and Guide to Our Products

The Knowledge Bank serves as a central hub for accessing educational information we have created at RAW Forest Foods, including information about our products and ingredients, our practices, approaches, and supporting adjunct content we think would interest our customers and readers.

Besides providing exceptional, high-quality, high-integrity products, our goal at RAW Forest Foods has always been to provide accurate, objective, stand-alone educational content. While we acknowledge our subjectivity and the inherent biases in this, the goal of objectivity still stands.

As always, we our customers and readers to do their research using research databases such as the National Institutes of Health PubMed database, and to know that the information provided at RAW Forest Foods is strictly intended purely as educational—not as medical diagnosis, advice, or any kind of recommendation.

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Pine Pollen: Extended Information

Mountain Harvest Pine Pollen™ The Original Forest Tonic

For an in-depth exploration of Pine Pollen and its multifaceted benefits, the Pine Pollen: Extended Information page offers a comprehensive resource. This section details the nutritional profile, historical usage, and both traditional and contemporary health applications of Pine Pollen. It also provides guidance on selecting the appropriate form—raw pollen, extract powders, or tinctures—tailored to individual health objectives, alongside addressing safety considerations and potential allergic reactions. This resource is designed for those seeking to deepen their understanding of Pine Pollen's role in enhancing wellness.

For further details, please visit the Pine Pollen Extended Information page.

Highlighted Pine Pollen Resources

Investigating the Three Classes of Pro-Androgenic Herbs and Supplements

Understanding Pro-Androgenic Herbs: An Essential Guide

Discover the pivotal role of androgenic herbs in health and vitality through our exploration of their three main types. This insightful article illuminates how these herbs contribute to the production and balance of androgens, like testosterone, highlighting their importance for both male and female wellness.

Benefits, Risks, and Practical Advice

Dive deeper into the potential advantages and considerations of incorporating androgenic herbs into your wellness routine. Offering expert tips and guidance, this piece is a valuable resource for those looking to harness the natural power of these herbs for improved hormonal health.

For a detailed exploration and further insights, visit Understanding Pro-Androgenic and Phyto-Androgenic Herbs. This essential read is part of our Knowledge Bank, becoming one of the most sought-after resources for those interested in natural health optimization.

The American Botanical Council

RAW Forest Foods is a proud member of the American Botanical Council (ABC), a leading independent, nonprofit research and education organization dedicated to providing accurate and reliable information about herbs and botanicals.

For more information about the American Botanical Council and its mission, please visit the American Botanical Council page.

The History, Use, And Benefits Of Chaga

Chaga is a potent immune booster and longevity tonic that has been used for centuries in Siberia's near-Arctic regions. Extensive testing and numerous clinical trials have demonstrated its efficacy in promoting immune function and exhibiting anti-tumor and anti-cancer properties.*

Since chaga is indigestible to humans, it must be extracted using water and alcohol. Our chaga extract is standardized and uses a water/alcohol extraction method based on clinical trial chaga extracts.

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

Women's Hormonal Health and Nettle Root

Nettle Root is proving to be an effective natural treatment for PCOS and PCOD, two of the most debilitating and common endocrine disorders in women.

To learn more, please refer to our Knowledge Bank article on Nettle Root and Women's Hormonal Health.

Himalayan Shilajit Extract

According to folklore, Shilajit is known as "The Destroyer of Weakness, the Conqueror of Mountains." Today, it has earned the nickname "Indian Viagra."

Shilajit is a powerful restorative adaptogen, an Ayurvedic Rasāyana that has been used as a panacea for both men and women when all else fails.

Please read our Himalayan Shilajit Extract.

A Visual Overview of How to Use Our Products

Using medicinal extracts and raw pollens is a simple and enjoyable process.

We collaborated with an artist and friend to create a Visual Guide to Using Our Extracts and Pollens. This guide demonstrates and celebrates how simple it is to use our products.

You can find the guide here.

Why is Safe Estrogen Detoxification Necessary?

This article discusses the increasing concern about low testosterone levels in the body and introduces two new concepts to the discussion: estrogen toxicity and estrogen detoxification. Many people today have both high estrogen levels (estrogen toxicity) and low testosterone.

Removing estrogen from the body is challenging, especially when it comes to doing so safely.

Our Knowledge Bank entry on the Importance of Safe Estrogen Detoxification explains the protocol for achieving this. You can find the entry at The Importance of Safe Estrogen Detoxification.

Understanding the Process of Estrogen Detoxification

Please read our article Understanding Estrogen Detoxification in the Knowledge Bank to gain a better understanding of our Peak Performance Estrogen Detox and the process of estrogen detoxification.

The Herbs Of The Elephant Mountain Ginseng Formula

It's all too easy to overlook the wild, natural origins of plant medicines. To strengthen this bond, we've included vivid photographs of the seven adaptogenic and tonic herbs that we've custom-formulated into our Elephant Mountain Ginseng Formula.

Please refer to our Knowledge Bank page on The Herbs of the Elephant Mountain Ginseng Formula.

Making Professional Grade Tinctures

What is the difference between a 1:5 tincture and a 2:1 tincture?

Understanding tinctures and taking them 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.

To read the full article on Understanding Tincture Extraction Ratios.

Our Facilities

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