Pine Pollen and Testosterone: Nature’s Own Androgen with Actual Testosterone

Pine Pollen is one of my favorite testosterone supplements out there. Even though it’s not even proven in human science yet.

It might sound weird that I, as a guy who likes to state everything with scientific evidence, would be a big time fan for a compound that wasn’t even proven in science yet.

But this article should explain my enthuasism towards the magnificient pine pollen:

Pine Pollen is Filled with Actual Male Hormones

pine pollen and testosterone levelsThere’s not that many plants in the world that we know of which would have actual male hormones in them.

However pine pollen has those. It has actual testosterone, not a mimetic or anything, but the actual androgenic hormone that’s in our bloodstream naturally.

The Pinus Sylverstis variete for example contains: 80 ng/g of testosterone, 110 ng/g of epitestosterone, and 590 ng/g androstenedione (source).

Pine pollen is also a complete protein with 22 amino acid’s. Containing more than 100 enzymes, and more than 15 vitamins and 30 minerals…

…Along with all the essential fatty acids. It’s also richest known source for testosterone boosting plant sterols and brassinosteroids.

But let’s get back to those androgens and how they can boost testosterone levels:

Some people claim that there’s not enough of testosterone or other androgens in pine pollen that they would make any noticeable differences in the body. However if one gram of pine pollen contains 80 nanograms of testosterone, then 100 grams of the stuff would contain roughly 8,000 ng’s of the actual hormone.

An average man has somewhere around 500 ng’s of testosterone per deciliter of blood, out of which around 5-20 ng’s is free testosterone that isn’t bound to either SHBG or albumin. (the testosterone in pollen is not bound to proteins either).

Given that an average male also has around 5 liters of blood, which translates into 50 deciliters, means that an average guy with average testosterone would have around 250-1,000 ng’s of unbound testosterone in him (or 25,000-100,00 ng total)

Suddenly the fact that 100 gram’s of pine pollen contains 8,000 ng’s of actual testosterone doesn’t seem so small anymore.

But ain’t some of that testosterone going to be destroyed in the gut before reaching the bloodstream?

Answer: Yes, if you eat pine pollen powder orally, most of the androgens will not make it into the bloodstream due to the fact that the sensitive molecules will be destroyed in our digestive track.

And that’s precicely why I use – and make my own – pine pollen tinctures:

When the powder and the active androgens are dissolved into the carrier agent (I use 40% vodka) you can simply take few drops of the tincture in your mouth, and wait few minutes until the tincture penetrates into the bloodstream through the thin mucus membranes of the mouth.

(Mucus membranes in the mouth are extremely easily permetable by hormones. The occurrence was witnessed in this study where the researchers found out that the actual act of kissing is an evolutionary mechanism where the male sends testosterone via spit into the women’s mouth which then is absorbed through the mucus membranes into the bloodstream where it increases her likelihood for mating behavior).

So basically when you take pine pollen as a tincture and let it absorb through the mucus membranes into the bloodstream, you’re literally getting a hefty amount of those androgens right into the blood and they don’t have to go through the harsh conditions of the digestive track. At least that’s the theory, as there’s not any human or animal research yer to prove anything.

That in short, is why I use pine pollen tinctures and why I see pine pollen as the strongest natural testosterone booster, even though there’s no scientific studies that would validate my claims.


Pine pollen contains actual testosterone, and even though the amount may seem miniscule on the paper, it’s not when you compare it to the actual amount of androgens in the human blood.

Not only is pine pollen high in androgens, it’s also a great source for bio-active protein (25%) and has a total of more than 15 vitamins and 30 minerals, along with all the essential fatty acids.

So it’s a superfood with actual hormones in it.

Like I said above, I’m a firm believer in the fact that pine pollen should be consumed in a tincture form.

And if I’m not making my own tincture’s, I’m using this one from Surthrival (affiliate link).

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Pine Pollen and Testosterone: Nature’s Own Androgen with Actual Testosterone was last modified: July 20th, 2017 by Ali Kuoppala

Ali Kuoppala

Ali Kuoppala is the founder of Anabolic Men, and an Independent Researcher that has been credited with organizing the findings that have helped thousands of men reach hormonal balance.
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  1. Rod Mullins on 12/03/2014 at 22:52

    Hi, I had made a pine pollen tincture a few months ago using Absolute vodka with a 1:1 mixture letting it sit for 2 weeks stirring daily. I would take about 10 drops 3 times per day. I’m not sure if it is doing anything because I really don’t feel any different. Am I doing it right? I had done this for about 2 months and now I have made another tincture this time using Everclear and WOW does this stuff burn ! I cannot keep it in my mouth because of the burning of the alcohol. So, again, am I doing this right ? Is it really boosting my T level? Will I need a blood test to find out? And last, what can I do about my latest tincture and the burning of the alcohol, can I dilute it some way? Thank you, Rod.

    • Anabolic Men on 13/03/2014 at 16:47

      Well ultimately you’ll need a blood test to truly find out the effects, and you shouldn’t except to note a drastic difference from it if it’s the only thing you’re doing.

      For me the pine pollen has always worked amazingly well, and I have always used both tincture and powder from Surthrival.

      But ultimately I can’t promise you that it works, as it’s just an assumption and my own experiences. If you continue to feel that it doesn’t do anything I recommend that you try something else, something that has proven scientific evidence, like Shilajit for example. For your question about if you’re doing it right, it seems that you’re doing it just as you should. So that wouldn’t be the cause of problem here.

      Hopefully this answered your question Rod and thanks for participating!

  2. Ali Kuoppala on 01/08/2014 at 20:44

    Yeah that should work to some extent, the absorption is probably not going to be as good as it is with alcohol, but it could have similar effects, hard to say.

  3. Ali Kuoppala on 01/08/2014 at 20:45

    This was a major concern for me before I started experimenting with Royal Jelly and Pine Pollen as both contain actual testosterone.

    However after using both of the compounds for years now, my LH levels have only gone upwards.

    I believe that it’s simply due to the fact that naturally occurring testosterone is not after all the same thing as synthetic testosterone which is made in the lab, even though their structure is similar.

    • Sal on 16/09/2014 at 16:44

      Thanks for that information! Just what I needed to know. What about to much estrogen?

    • John on 09/09/2015 at 02:29

      Hey Ali,

      Big fan of the site. This made my eyebrows go up. Were you aware? See below:

      Epitestosterone is an endogenous antiandrogen steroid, an epimer of the hormone testosterone. It is a weak competitive antagonist of the androgen receptor and a potent 5α-reductase inhibitor. Wikipedia

      • JutSherk on 08/11/2015 at 19:50

        I agree this is a great site. Spend plenty of time on it.

        I bought a pine pollen tincture and then saw this post. Could anyone please clarify Epitestosterones role in pine pollen. Do the pros outweigh the cons?

  4. Logan Christopher on 12/09/2014 at 00:40

    Ali, I like your site, after coming across this article. If you’re interested I could send you a new brand of pine pollen powder and tincture to test out to see if you like it. Its cheaper and just as high quality as the brand above.

    • Audie Champion on 04/04/2017 at 18:01

      What is the name of site that you have for Pine Pollen?

  5. Sal Sharpe on 16/09/2014 at 15:58

    Have you found that it weakens the pituitary gland or shrink testicles like testosterone injections?

  6. G.W. Klinval on 25/12/2014 at 07:36

    how do you take it without it turning off your bodies normal production of test’ ?
    This is a natural external hormone and will effect your bodies function.

  7. j parks on 11/07/2015 at 16:00

    When I cycle pine pollen pills and shilajit, the right parts tingle and I’m very “active”, if you know what I mean.

  8. Matthew Olds on 01/01/2016 at 00:04

    I am personally a huge fan of supplementing with Pine Pollen and am thinking of developing a pine pollen lozenge. Was wondering if this would be an effective method for absorbing the hormonal properties via the mucus membranes in the mouth. Could it be as effective as the tincture?? Also, curious if there are any other ingredients that could go in that might be particularly synergistic with the pollen for boosting T levels. Any thoughts? Thanks

  9. Michael Kars on 09/02/2016 at 23:06

    Ali, in another post you mentioned that bee pollen contain testosterone. Does honey contain testosterone too?

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  11. Tubal on 08/07/2016 at 08:02

    Practically all the pine pollen sold is from Chinese pine trees not Scottish pine trees so making a tincture from it is useless, contains no testosterone!

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