I’ve fallen absolutely in love with this golden magical powder and use it for a number of my clients’ tonic recipes along with my daily adaptogenic tonic or smoothie! Derived from the pollen of a pine tree every spring, it serves up a list of magical properties: vitamin rich with A, D, E, B-carotene, B1, B2, B3, B6, and Folic Acid making it incredibly skin feeding and balancing. Wonderfully rich in minerals, it also provides bio-available calcium, copper, iron, manganese, magnesium, molybdenum, phosphorous, potassium, silicon, sodium and zinc. And it contains over twenty amino acids with all eight essential aminos making it a complete protein. As an incredible adaptogen and androgen, it can be taken on an ongoing basis to balance meridians and combat stress while also being a natural source of testosterone, which benefits both men and women to balance their testosterone levels. This pollen is wonderful for its natural steroid that is active against breast and prostate cancer by inhibiting and halting cancer cell growth and multiplication. On my last note, it also contains phenylalanine, which stimulates dopamine levels in the brain promoting happiness, and it contains arginine, which is used to improve fertility in men and women as well as increase growth hormone release. This is quite a powerful substance and a very safe one at that. Its neutral flavor makes for the perfect addition to any smoothie, tonic, or recipe!