What is Pine Pollen?
Pine pollen is a yellow dust-like substance that is incredibly fine and is a superfood that comes from various pine tree species. While the word superfood is far too commonly used in health and wellness circles, pine pollen far surpasses the threshold for qualifying as such because it contains over 200 nutrients the human body can use, and it nature’s highest source of DHEA and other beneficial phytohormones for both men and women. The top benefits include: healthy testosterone levels for men, healthy estrogen levels for women, brain health, detoxification, cardiovascular support, healthy endocrine function, liver health, joint health and more. Phytohormones are also known as brassinosteroids or phytoandrogens and are bio-identical to human hormones in their effects. We share some of our DNA with the pine trees; namely, genes that code for the making of bio-identical humans gene androgens like testosterone and DHEA.
In other words, us humans are wired for the consumption of pine pollen to help us on a DNA and genetic level.
Remember from above that these phytoandrogens play equally important roles for both men and women and are strong supporters of libido, healthy hormone production, brain health, mental outlook and a healthy metabolism.
In fact, pine pollen contains phenylalanine, which is associated with dopamine levels in the brain and is an L-dopa precursor. L-dopa has been known to specifically treat a woman’s inability to have an orgasm. Pine Pollen also contains arginine, which helps boost circulation throughout the body and has been shown to support fertility in women and men.
It also influences growth hormone (GH) release. DHEA
Pine pollen is nature’s highest source of a hormone called DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone), which is commonly used for upliftment, happiness, outlook, mood and is a strong stimulator of neurogenesis, which is the creation of new neurons in the brain.
Additionally, DHEA is often referred to as the master hormone because it is through DHEA that all other hormones branch off. It begins as a neutral hormone and then can be converted to both male and females hormones, making it the king and queen of hormones.
The pine pollen is nature’s highest source of a hormone called DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone), which is commonly used for upliftment, happiness, outlook, mood and is a strong stimulator of neurogenesis, which is the creation of new neurons in the brain.
This also helps give DHEA the benefits of supporting increased mental and physical energy levels, muscle strength, immune system support and a healthy, youthful metabolism. SOD ( Superoxide Dismutase )
Pine Pollen powder is loaded in perhaps the most crucial internal antioxidant to the human body, which is known as Superoxide Dismutase, or SOD for short. SOD is 3,500 times stronger than vitamin C as an antioxidant.
While most pine pollen products are sourced from China, we source ours from remote Canadian forests and wild-harvest with love and respect for nature. Our product also remains a wild, raw and LIVING superfood.
Additionally, we go the extra steps to utilize the most unique and potent extraction the industry.
Most companies will use “cracked cell-wall pine pollen,” whereas we use the whole, uncracked cell-wall pine pollen. This allows for our pollen to not be damaged by light and for nutrients to begin degrading.
Ascent Nutrition’s pine pollen is the bright golden, yellow color in the top two bins. Because our pine pollen is uncracked, oxidation does not occur and ALL of the nutrients within remain alive and fully potent.
Cracked cell-wall pine pollen, as seen in the darker brown bin, oxidizes quickly and the brown color results from nutrients losing their potency.
The question then becomes, which do you prefer? Ascent Nutrition’s Pine Pollen Powder
DHA, Light, Algae Oil and The Quantum Brain
What would be your reaction if you heard someone state that DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) is more important than DNA itself? This is exactly what Michael Crawford, the Director of the Institute of Brain Chemistry and Human Nutrition at Imperial College in London, states. Michael has won numerous awards and is a great example of a multi-disciplinarian with extensive knowledge in health, wellness, genetics, quantum biology and more. He won the International Award for Modern Nutrition for work on unsaturated fatty acids in early human brain development and health, and in 2012 published a shockwave paper titled, “A quantum theory for the irreplaceable role of docosahexaenoic acid in neural cell signaling throughout evolution.” Most molecules in nature have change over the course of a very long “time”, perhaps millions or billions of years to adapt its ability to function in the most energy-efficient and optimal way.
The omega-3 fatty acid known as DHA is actually one of only a few that have been maintained because of its efficiency. Stated otherwise, DHA has remained unchanged because it has played its role so well and so efficiently within the brain, nervous system and eyes. It is also sometimes called the “Master Omega” for maximizing mental and cognitive speed and efficiency. It is here where neurons send and receive electrical signals that convey information to each other and throughout the entire nervous system. In order for this lightning fast communication to take place, efficiency in energy transmission is paramount.
Thus, we can view the human brain as a battery that has voltage–and it is DHA that is responsible for generating this voltage across cell membranes. As a brief explainer, voltage is “defined as an electropotential difference between two points” and in this case, it is the difference between the inside and outside of the lipid bilayer of a neuron. The voltage across a neuron’s membrane is reported to be around .07 volts and if we divide that by the average thickness of a neuronal membrane (5 nanometers), it results in 14 million volts/meter. The equation looks like this: -(0.07 volts) / (5×10-9 meters) = 14,000,000 volts/meter As shocking comparison, the voltage required to product lightning in a thunderstorm is only 3,000,000 volts/meter. This means that per meter, the voltage in the brain is nearly 5 times stronger than what is needed to create lightning!
Stepping back into the bigger picture, it is DHA that takes photons from the Sun and transforms that energy into voltage that helps our brain, eyes and nervous system operate. As stated earlier, it is believed that DHA has remained selected by Nature to help maximize the speed of communication between neurons.
Synaptamide and Neurogenesis
Another riveting aspect of DHA is how it relates to something called Synaptamide. This compound is rapidly growing in interest within the biohacking and neurohacking fields and is the topic of exciting scientific research. Synaptamide (N-Docosahexaenoylethanolamine) is an endocannabinoid and anandamide-like metabolite that is created from DHA. In the brain, there exists a tightly linked relationship between the levels of synaptamide and its precursor, DHA. At nanomolar concentration, synaptamide promotes neurogenesis, neurite outgrowth and synaptogenesis in developing neurons.
Because Synaptamide is produced from DHA, the intake of DHA becomes the rate-determining factor of Synaptamide production. In my quest to stimulate neurogenesis, optimize quantum processes happening in my brain and eyes and boost mitochondrial function, finding the purest and most unique version of a DHA supplement became the most important task to me. After extensive personal experimentation, countless hours of medical paper reading and inquisitive conversations with lipid biochemists, my company Ascent Nutrition now proudly offers a truly rare, unique DHA product whose quality speaks for itself. Ascent Nutrition’s Algae Oil DHA uses a wild-type strain of algae that is uniquely water extracted to produce the cleanest, purest DHA in the world. Unlike fish oil, this specific golden algae oil is balanced to match human biology for the DHA to EPA ratio, because again, DHA is 10 times more abundant than any other omega-3 in the human body.
The brain’s omega-3 needs are 97% DHA and only 3% EPA, which closely matches our superior strain. Many fish oil products have an upside down ratio because it has way more EPA than DHA, which is not how the body is made. Of the two, DHA is what we need most…by far. Our Algae Oil DHA can be considered safer than fish and fish oil for both pregnant and nursing mothers, as well as for purity and direct delivery of the right DHA levels for pregnant women. After all, accretion of DHA at an early stage is critical for neurodevelopment. Be reassured that natural omega-3 DHA-rich oil like Ascent Nutrition’s Algae Oil DHA gives all the DHA needed for the body to harness these secrets-to-life lipids for health benefits in the body and brain. Additionally and most importantly, algae oil is backed by at least 12 different human clinical studies and is shown to build up DHA levels in the human body. (See references below my bio at the end of this article.) In order to build up one’s levels of DHA in the body, the science shows that 1,000-2,000 mg of algae DHA per day over a period of 3-6 months can do just this and will also help support the brain, nervous system and the process of neurogenesis. The DHA Regimen and the use of Ascent Nutrition’s Algae Oil DHA to support the science behind The DHA Regimen is being announced and put forth here in this article. The DHA Regimen supports peak Omega-3 levels, synaptamide production and neurogenesis at 1,000-2,000mg of algae DHA per day over a period of 3 months. In other words, if you want to build up your DHA quantity to peak levels, support synaptamide production and neurogenesis, consuming 1,000-2,000 mg of Algae Oil DHA over a period of 3 months can help. 3 months of 1,000-2,000 mg of DHA per day equates to 3-6 bottles. If you are interested in supporting peak Omega-3 levels, it is better to have a long-term goal of 3 months to 12 months to double the total body and brain DHA levels. View the Algae Oil DHA from Ascent Nutrition. One substance that is phenomenal for the respiratory system is pine bark extract.
Pine bark extract has been the focus of extensive research for well over a hundred years and has been used for thousands of years, dating all the way back to the Indigenous peoples of local lands.
The Indigenous people have used pine bark extract to help support healthy detoxification of blood and the circulatory system, support healthy microbial balance, supports a healthy inflammatory response, support brain health and support respiratory health.
This is due to the presence of compounds called OPCs, or oligomeric proanthocyanidin compounds. The higher the OPC content, the better.
- Cordyceps mushroom 7% extract
- Stinging Nettle 4:1 extract
- Butterbur 15% extract
- Feverfew 4:1 extract
- Citrus Bioflavonoids
- Vitamin C