How To Make A Pine Pollen Tincture – And Increase Your Testosterone Naturally!
In this article, I explain and talk about how to make a pine pollen tincture by using the pine pollen powder that you have already bought. I also talk about what this potent supplement is and where you can get it the best price and quality if you have not already done so.
What Is Pine Pollen Powder?
Pine pollen is what I call a mega food as by having over 200 nutrients it goes way beyond that of what regular superfoods pack in terms of nutritional content. For sufferers of low testosterone the news is great! of the 200+ nutrients testosterone, DHEA, and further 2 androgens are included.
Yes, you read that right, pine pollen contains testosterone as one of the 4 androgens! – This is exactly why it is considered as a natural hormone replacement therapy!
Rather nicely it also contains the correct vitamins and minerals needed to increase our testosterone in a very natural and subtle way. It is also a complete protein source having all of the amino acids, including all 8 essential ones and borderline essential ones. L-Tyrosine, an amino acid which helps to boost your levels of the feel-good brain chemical dopamine which helps to, in an indirect way, increase T levels also. Dopamine lowers cortisol, which is the stress hormone, cortisol is a testosterone killer! Lowering cortisol results in, indirectly enhancing your testosterone.
How To Make A Pine Pollen Tincture
Firstly, why should you make a tincture?
Super simple! With a tincture the nutrients and active compounds are absorbed quicker and easier by the body and have a quicker, almost instant effect due to entering the body directly via your blood stream.
Equipment And Ingredients Needed
- High quality pine pollen powder, preferably This One.
- Alcohol, preferably organic if you can and strength of 80 proof alcohol at least (40% Alcohol) (yes vodka will do!)
- A clean glass container with a lid, big enough to keep your pine pollen. An old jam jar will do! I recommend to keep your herbal products very fresh an ultraviolet Miron glass jar. IMPORTANT DO NOT USE a plastic container of any kind!. Alcohol being a solvent will draw and bring out contaminants like Xenoestrogens and BPA from the plastic.
- A filter. A coffee filter will get the job done!
- A funnel, metal not plastic.
- Dropper bottles, you can get them from amazon or you can reuse old ones that you may have.
Place your pine pollen powder in the glass jar and then slowly using a funnel add the alcohol to slightly above the level of the pine pollen. Less alcohol can be used, the result will be a stronger more powerful and potent tincture. It all just depends on you and what you want.
You can start with just over the level of the powder and then as you progress from batch to batch using a little alchemy alter the amount of alcohol by using a measuring beacon and either increase or decrease the quantity. You can also add in other such herbs like Tongkat Ali and Horny Goat Weed!
Then mix your alcohol and pine pollen powder with a teaspoon until you have a pasty liquid substance in your jar. If a pasty liquid substance is not formed add a little more alcohol.
Ideally speaking the liquid should resemble a yellowish slime! if it is too thick again add a little more alcohol.
Now you will need to leave your mixture in a dark, cool place for a period of 15 days as a minimum. This allows the alcohol to extract and draw out the nutrients and the androgens from the powder. Leaving the mixture for longer periods of time has zero negative effects in regards to the tincture but does make it stronger as the alcohol extracts more nutrients. If you are leaving for longer periods shake the mixture at least once per week and leave no longer than 3 months to get the most potent tincture.
This is why it is a good idea to make several batches at a time!
Once the formula that you have premade is ready you will see that the alcohol and your pine pollen have become separated. This due to the liquid alcohol being less dense than the powder.
When you see this, and you wish to leave the mixture longer to draw out more nutrients and hormones from the pine pollen just give the jar a good shake and then rinse and repeat until you wish to use the liquid as a tincture.
To test the tincture simply use a dropper and draw the alcohol liquid off the top and sample the tincture by placing a few droplets either sublingually, below your tongue, or, between your lower lip and gums and holding there for at least one minute before swallowing. Then try it again!
You really ought to notice the effect of your homemade pine pollen tincture!
To separate the rest of the pine pollen powder mixture and alcohol just use the coffee filter so that the coffee filters out the pine pollen from the alcohol, resulting in a beautiful clean home made pine pollen tincture!
The leftover sludge still has some nutrients in it, you can still use that if you wish to get the max from the powder you bought. Then simply decant the tincture into one of your dropper bottles using your funnel and store it in a dry, dark and cool place. I like to store mine in my fridge!
BONUS TIP: The leftover sludge, dry it out and grind it down into a powder. Which you can use as a condiment, or add to juices, shakes, or smoothies. You can even use it in your next batch of homemade pine pollen tinctures!
For more information on where to get the best pine pollen powder in terms of potency, price and quality click the post insert or the link below!
If you have any questions regarding how to make a pine pollen tincture leave a comment below and I will reply back as quickly as I can!
To Your Health, Wealth And High T levels,