Knowledge Bank

We created the Knowledge Bank at RAW Forest Foods to expand the depth of information available about products and the different ingredients contained within them.
We want the Knowledge Bank be your go to source for definitive information about all of our products and about other relevant topics of interest. In addition to providing you with the highest quality supplements, we want to be your source for rich, detailed, and highly accurate information. Please feel free to share any and all of this information.
Pine Pollen: Extended Information
Please visit the consolidated Pine Pollen: Extended Information page. This page connects you with all of information available about Pine Pollen at our site.
A Visual Guide to using our Extracts and Pollens
Using medicinal extracts and RAW pollens is both easy and fun. To both illustrate and celebrate just how simple it is we have worked with an artist and friend to product our Visual Guide to Using our Extracts and Pollens. Here, we show you just how easy it is.
Elephant Mountain Ginseng Formula: The Herbs
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.
Our Facilities
To learn more (and see pictures) of where our products are made, please visit Our Facilities page.
Furthering a Deeper Understanding of Reishi (Ganoderma lucidum)
FurtheThere are some herbs and fungi that capture the imagination and the heart, and you keep coming back to them.
Reishi 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.
Understanding Estrogen Detoxification
To understand our Peak Performance Estrogen Detox, and to better understand estrogen detoxification, please read our article Understanding Estrogen Detoxification at the Knowledge Bank.
Understanding 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. Please read the full article on understanding the three classes of androgenic herbs at the Knowledge Bank.
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.
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.
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. Please read our Nettle Root and Women's Hormonal Health entry at the Knowledge Bank.
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 are 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 Standardized Extract
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.
To learn more The Importance of Safe Estrogen Detoxification
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.

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