Pine pollen is a food rather than a supplement, however extracted powders or tinctures make it much more convenient.
First of pine has actual testosterone in a natural form. However the content is not high enough to produce any significant effects as studied so far.
Pine is loaded with androstenedione, which can convert into DHT and other 5-alpha reduced androgens. Androstenedione isn’t 5-alpha reduced and therefore can convert into estrogens, but considering other natural hormones in pine such as androsterone its unlikely that androstenedione will go down that path.
Pine contains androsterone in natural form, which is probably the best thing about pine. I’m yet to find any evidence on the exact amount of androsterone, but knowing androsterone is very potent even in very small quantity (study) makes it worth it regardless the amount. Of course if money permits then high amounts of pine can be used to dose-dependently reap the upsides of androsterone and DHT.
Androsterone being a precursor to DHT, other 5-alpha reduced androgens, a potent aromatase inhibitor, and a pro-GABA neurosteroid on its own makes pine a very DHT-friendly and androgenic supplement.
“The arthritis score and paw edema were markedly suppressed in the groups treated with pine pollen extract. Moreover, administration of pine pollen extract (100 mg/kg) for 49 days reduced the serum levels of rheumatoid factor, anti-type II collagen antibody, TNF-alpha, IL-1beta, IL-6, protein carbonyl, advanced glycation endproducts, malondialdehyde and LDL-cholesterol compared with that of collagen-induced arthritis mice. These results suggest that the pine pollen might be beneficial in the treatment of chronic inflammatory disorders.” – study.
In rats pine pollen extract is able to hinder symptoms of aging (study).
Pine pollen has antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory properties (study).
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