Endocrine Strengthening Formula
Third Generation Pine Pollen Alchemy for Renewed Endocrine Health and Long Term Pine Pollen Benefits*
Also available as a Tincture
We like being the company of firsts. We were the first to bring you Pine Pollen. The first to bring you Pine Pollen Extract. And the first to take Pine Pollen and to integrate it into a real formula. Our Endocrine Strengthening Formula has been a customer favorite since its first introduction in the winter of 2010/2011—and for good reason.
This formula is targeted at customers seeking a long term solution with Pine Pollen. It is an integrative formula designed primarily for long term benefits through long term usage.
Now on its third generation, this formula is representative of our deeper understanding of herbal medicine, Chinese medicine, and—perhaps most importantly—the needs of our community of customers. It has been formulated by professional herbalists.
Endocrine Strengthening Formula takes a long term approach to maximize & enhance the many benefits of Pine Pollen.
This formula is made using potent, hard to source Clinical Grade Extracts, all at a 10:1 extraction concentration. This means that in each serving there is the equivalent of 12 grams of whole herbs.
Endocrine Strengthening Formula (Pine Pollen Alchemy) Contains:
- He Shou Wu (Rhizoma Polygonum multiflorum);
- Pine Pollen (Pinus massoniana);
- Shu Di Huang (Radix Rehmannia glutinosa);
- Dang Shen (Radix Codonopsis pilosula);
- Astragalus Root (Radix Astragalus membranaceus);
- Dang Gui (Radix Angelicae sinensis);
- Bai Shao (Yao) (Radix Paeoniae alba);
- Chuan Xiong (Radix Ligusticum chuanxiong);
- Stinging Nettle Root (Radix Urtica dioica);
- Chen Pi (Pericarpium Citri reticulatae);
- Chinese Ginseng Root (Radix Panax ginseng);
- Bai Jai (Fructus Tribulus terrestris);
- Cordyceps (Cordyceps sinensis).
Listed in order of concentration.
This is the first ever formula built around Pine Pollen: It is a comprehensive formula designed to amplify and enhance the benefits of Pine Pollen. Pine Pollen is known to contain phyto-androgens [androstenedione, androsterone, DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone), and testosterone], which are plant analogs of the male sex hormones. These can be used to help supplement and fortify the endocrine system.*
Our Endocrine Strengthening Formula has been developed by a master herbalist to promote the adaptogenic and pro-androgenic effects of Pine Pollen, with additional long-term benefits not available with the singular use of Pine Pollen.
First introduced in 2010, the formula has been redeveloped, preserving the original and balanced and expanded upon for added immediate and long-term benefits. This third generation formula is exceptional.
This product is expertly formulated and manufactured in a domestic, FDA cGMP facility.
The Endocrine Strengthening Formula is Designed To:
- Promote a swift rise in androgenic hormones through the phytoandrogens in Pine Pollen;
- Assist in increasing the percentage of free (active) testosterone through the actions of Nettle Root;
- Help regulate the endocrine system with the use of adaptogenic herbs to possibly increasing testosterone production;
- Aid in the lowering levels of sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG), aromatase, and estradiol;
- Promoting estrogen detoxification and balancing the testosterone to estrogen ratio.*
Our original Endocrine Strengthening Formula was the first formula available that included Pine Pollen, and it quickly became a customer favorite. To offer customers an even better product, we updated the formula with the goal of increasing the long-term benefits of it—creating a smarter, more effective formula. This updated formula is available both in capsule and in tincture form.
- Our Forest Formulations are developed by professional herbalists;
- Made from organic or ecologically grown and harvested products whenever possible;
- Processed and Packaged in a domestic FDA cGMP facility;
- All packaging is food grade and produced with minimal waste;
- From RAW Forest Foods, the leaders in adaptogenic, tonic, and pro-androgenic herbs.
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Intended Uses and Product Guides
Our Endocrine Strengthening Formula can be found categorized as part of the following Product Guides collections:
- Estrogen Detoxification*
- Pro-Androgenic Herbs;
- Supporting Prostate Health;
- Tonics and Adaptogens*
- Traditional Aphrodisiacs.*
What You'll Find Inside
Each bottle contains 120 capsules of our Endocrine Strengthening Formula. At 3 capsules (1200 milligrams) per serving, each bottle contains 40 servings per bottle (also available in as a 2 ounce and 4 ounce bottle of tincture). This product, like all of our products, has been professionally prepared in a domestic, FDA cGMP facility.
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Clinical Grade 10:1 Extracts
We take pride in the quality of our raw ingredients, and our Endocrine Strengthening Formula is no exception. This product is made from hard to source, clinical grade 10:1 extracts. This means that in each serving of our Endocrine Strengthening Formula, there is an equivalent of 12 grams of whole, raw, unprocessed herbs. That's huge.
The Formula and Its Ingredients
(Listed alphabetically in the order of concentration)
He Shou Wu
Latin: Rhizoma Polygonum multiflorum
In Chinese Medicine, He Shou Wu is used to nourish and replenish the Yin. In staying with this theory, Yin can be understood to act as the substance which allows the Yang to have fuel. As we age, Yin is diminished and the body weakens—the foundation beings to crack.
By building Yin, the substance of the body can be repaired and, ultimately, youthful vigor can be restored. This is why He Shou Wu is a classic longevity tonic. In terms of combining He Shou Wu and Pine Pollen together into a formula, it is useful to think of an oil or hurricane lamp. While Pine Pollen is the flame of the lamp, He Shou Wu is the oil—the fuel of the lamp.
Latin: Pinus massoniana
In our Endocrine Strengthening Formula, Pine Pollen is the backbone, it is the skeleton of the all other ingredients and benefits are built upon.
Pine Pollen is a popular herb used to promote male health because of its phytosterols (plant analogs of the male sex hormones), helping to supplement the body and thus elevating androgen levels.*
Additionally, Pine Pollen contains the adaptogenic compounds gibberellins and brassinosteroids, which may work as an adaptogen in balancing the endocrine system and promoting improved hormone levels.*
Shu Di Huang
Latin: Radix Rehmannia glutinosa
Shu Di Huang is the prepared root tuber of Rehmannia glutinosaLibosch. Shu Di Huang is prepared by drying the root and then cooking it with millet wine. This preparation distinguishes it from Sheng Di Huang, the unprepared root tuber of Rehmannia glutinosa Libosch.
In this formula, Shu Di Huang is included similarly as to Dang Gui and He Shou Wu, namely because of its ability to "strongly nourish blood." The updated/upgraded Endocrine Strengthening Formula is making the leap to even longer-term focus and benefit by focusing more on building the substance properties of the body—the body's innate energy reserves.
Additionally, Shu Di Huang supports Kidney and Liver Yin deficiency. From a Chinese Medicine perspective, many of the symptoms of low testosterone and burnout are mirrored in Kidney Yin deficiency.
Latin Radix Codonopsis pilosula
Dang Shen, the roots of Codonopsis pilosula, are used similarly to Chinese and American Ginseng.
However, for many, especially those experiencing burnout, premature aging, and other related conditions, Dang Shen may be a much better choice over many of the popular adaptogens, because while it is tonifying (increasing energy) it is also nourishing, supporting the blood and generating fluid in the body.
Dang Shen is specifically indicated for "chronic illness, to restore the constitution, and where there is significant Qi deficiency." This makes it an obvious component of our Endocrine Strengthening Formula—fortifying the body while healing underlying illness and disease.
Latin: Radix Astragalus membranaceus
Astragalus is one of the most highly researched and prized longevity tonics and adaptogenic herbs are known, with a use dating back literally thousands of years. Astragalus Root is included in our Endocrine Strengthening Formula for use it's in helping the body mitigate stress—and thereby reducing cortisol— and for its use in repairing the immune system.
Latin: Radix Angelicae sinensis
Dang Gui (Radix Angelicae Sinensis) is perhaps the most important addition to our updated Endocrine Strengthening Formula, representing a huge leap in our understanding of health and Chinese Medicine, and representing a huge leap in the effectiveness and evolution of this important formula. Dang Gui has been a well-known herb in Chinese Medicine for over 1000 years and makes an exceptional addition to this product.
In this formula, Dang Gui is included for its ability to build blood (thereby adding substance to the body) and for its ability to relieve blood and Qi stagnation. Similar to He Shou Wu, Dang Gui is adding fuel to the fire, increasing the body's innate reserves for energy.
Bai Shao (Yao)
Latin: Radix Paeoniae alba
Bai Shao is the root of the white peony Radix Paeoniae Alba) and is a very important herb in Chinese Medicine. It is considered cooling in nature and helps to balance of the other warming, stimulating herbs in our Endocrine Strengthening Formula, including Chinese Ginseng and Cordyceps. This improves the long-term efficacy of the formula and helps to address some of the underlying issues that may be in effect with symptoms that would motivate someone to this formula or to other products that we offer.
While being cooling in nature, Bai Shao helps to support blood and yin (similar to Shu Di Huang, Dang Gui, and He Sho Wu) and nourished the Yang of the body while helping to preserve to Yin and Wei Qi.
Latin: Radix Ligusticum chuanxiong
Chuan Xiong is used in our Endocrine Strengthening Formula to help activate and potentiate the other ingredients in the formula. In Chinese herbal medicine, Chuan Xiong is used to invigorating blood and move Qi. Used alone, this action may help benefit some of the underlying conditions that may lead someone to seek out Pine Pollen. Chuan Xiong is one of the best herbal medicines for blood and Qi stasis.
Stinging Nettle Root (Urtica dioica)
Latin: Radix Urtica dioica
The root of the common nettle plant (Urtica dioica) has clinically been shown to be a potent male plant ally with many potential benefits for male reproductive health.* Compounds present in Stinging Nettle Root (including the compound ß-Sitosterol, found in our Våren Forest Nettle ß-Sitosterol Capsules) helps to deactivate Sex Hormone Binding Globulin (SHBG), which then increases the levels of free (active) testosterone and decreases levels of bound (inactive) testosterone.*
Furthermore, Nettle Root may help reduce SHBG and thereby reducing the amount of testosterone that is converted to the harmful estrogenic metabolite estradiol.* This same process may help elevate levels of free (biologically active) testosterone, adding even greater benefit.*
For those looking to target Pine Pollen and Nettle Root, we suggest our Elevated Pine Pollen Tincture. For those seeking Nettle Root exclusively, please see our Våren Forest Nettle Root Powdered Extract and Våren Forest Nettle ß-Sitosterol Capsules.*
Latin: Pericarpium Citri reticulatae
Chen Pi is the sun-dried peel of immature tangerine, botanically known as Pericarpium Citri reticulatae. Chen Pi is an important herb in Chinese botanical medicine, but it is largely unknown of in the West.
Chen Pi is classified as a Carminative, these are herbs that help to regulate Qi.
We include Chen Pi in our Endocrine Strengthening Formula to help increase and improve blood flow, helping to deliver the formula throughout the body. Previously we had used Ginger Root for this purpose, but have found Chen Pi to be more effective and to have additional positive actions in the body.
Chinese Ginseng Root
Latin: Radix Panax ginseng
Panax ginseng, more commonly known as Chinese Ginseng or Korean (Red) Ginseng, is the most celebrated herbal tonic, with over 50 years of scientific scrutiny confirming Panax ginseng time and again in its reparative endocrine system abilities and other adaptogenic effects.*
Chinese Ginseng is a potent adaptogen, but it is included here specifically for its gonadotropic properties, promoting and increasing the production of testosterone and other androgenic hormones in cases of low testosterone.*
Research has shown Chinese Ginseng to help promote male fertility, including increased sperm count and sperm quality.* At RAW Forest Foods, we see healthy male fertility as a sign of a healthy endocrine system.
Latin: Cordyceps sinensis
Similar to Astragalus, Cordyceps has also enjoyed thousands of years of use as a tonic, though until very recently (1970s) Cordyceps were so rare that their application in Chinese medicine was severely limited. Vast amounts of research have been conducted on the effectiveness of Cordyceps for a myriad of applications.*
A great amount of research and attention has been paid to Cordyceps for their longevity benefits, for their use as a reproductive tonic and for increasing libido, vitality, and for promoting athleticism.* This makes Cordyceps an obvious and natural addition to our Endocrine Strengthening Formula. Additionally, Cordyceps is an important addition to our Endocrine Strengthening Formula not just because of those reasons listed above, but because they help to balance some of the other herbs included in the formula for increased long-term effectiveness.*
Bai Jai (Bindi)
Latin: Fructus Tribulus terrestris
Tribulus has long been one of the most important tonic herbs in Ayurvedic plant-medicine, where it has been used for promoting male reproductive health, including endocrine health. In Ayurvedic medicine, Tribulus (Tribulus terrestris) is known as Bindi.
Today, Tribulus is just becoming known in Western herbal medicine, and has undergone some validating scientific research, with possible benefits to increase male fertility, with an increased number, quality, and swimming ability of sperm.* In Western herbal medicine, Tribulus is used similarly to Chinese Ginseng (Panax ginseng, Tribulus terrestris is an androgenic, gonadotropic plant, which increases production of androgen hormones like testosterone.*
- Aphrodisiac Properties of Tribulus Terrestris Extract (Protodioscin) in Normal and Castrated Rats
- Effect of Panax Ginseng on Testosterone Level and Prostate in Male Rats
- Effects of Panax Ginseng C.A. Meyer Saponins on Male Fertility
- Herbs for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
- Sex Hormones and Corticosteroids in Pollen of Pinus nigra
- Some Phytochemical, Pharmacological and Toxicological Properties of Ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe): A Review of Recent Research
- The hormonal Effects of Tribulus terrestris and its Role in the Management of Male Erectile Dysfunction – an Evaluation using Primates, Rabbit and Rat
- Treatment Effects of Onion (Allium cepa) andGinger (Zingiber officinale) on Sexual Behavior of Rat after Inducing an Antiepileptic Drug (lamotrigine)
- Tribulus terrestris and Human Male Fertility
- Urtica Dioica for Treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
Endocrine Strengthening Formula Capsules
Suggested usage is 3 capsules (1200 mg), taken as needed. Dosage may be broken up throughout the day into two servings: Two capsules in the morning and 1 capsule before bed.
Other Ingredients: Vegetable cellulose (capsule).
In eac bottle, there are 40 servings at full dosage of Endocrine Strengthening Formula (Pine Pollen Alchemy).
Extracted at a 10:1 ratio, each serving contains the equivalent of 12 grams of fresh, raw herbs per serving.
At RAW Forest Foods, we like to take our capsules with several ounces of water, taken on an empty stomach.
This product is vegan/vegetarian.
Store this product, and all RAW Forest Foods products, in a cool, dry place, away from sunlight and moisture. Try and use in a timely manner after opening the package.
For those customers who prefer to rotate their pro-androgenic and tonic herbs, we suggest a schedule of five days on and two days off, or four weeks on and one week off.
We have worked hard to offer you this clinical grade Endocrine Strengthening Formula Tincture as part of our full line of Mountain Harvest Pine Pollen. It is a full 1:2, true dual extract, made professionally using whole, raw herbs, in a domestic, FDA cGMP facility, ensuring you an unrivaled (in quality and in potency) tincture.
Endocrine Strengthening Formula Tincture Certificate of Analysis (CofA)
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Before starting any new medicinal herbs or nutritional supplements (from our company or otherwise), customers should consult with their qualified healthcare practitioner. This not because we question the safety of our products, but because we believe in the strength of our products and that plants have a medicinal, therapeutic potential.
This product is not for use by those under the age of 18, who are pregnant or nursing, or who are allergic or adverse to any of the ingredients contained within.
* 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. Please view our full Terms and Conditions.