Pine pollen has long been used therapeutically in China and across Asia as a restorative tonic to support longevity and healthy ageing whilst boosting energy levels and the sex drive. Modern research has revealed that pine pollen is a complete protein superfood containing some 200 bioactive nutrients including more than 20 amino acids, superoxide dismutase and other antioxidants, methylsulphonylmethane, and many essential vitamins and minerals. It’s also a rare source of phyto-androgens, testosterone-related compounds that help to balance hormones in both men and women. As pine pollen supports the skin's structural proteins elastin and collagen, it has a beautifying effect whether applied externally or consumed. Teelixir’s pine pollen powder is wild harvested from Masson pine trees and cracked for easy absorption. It has a mildly bitter taste and may be mixed into tea, other hot and cold beverages, meals and desserts.