Nutritional properties of pine pollen Part 1

19 September 2019
Nutritional properties of pine pollen Part 1

pine pollen

 

The pine pollen is considered the "only complex food product in the world". It contains all the essential nutrients unique by its nature. The fruits and vegetables we use for food contain up to 90-92% water, leaving less than 10% of their original weight after their dehydration. With pollen everything is back after dehydration  - it retains 94.7% of its baseline weight. That is why we can take it as a super-concentrated food that is not comparable to other nutritional products in nature.

Pollen contains various nutrients and bioactive components that have a great influence on metabolism and superbly regulate the physiological activity of almost all organs. In order to study these pollen functions, the Laboratory for Trace Elements, the NOAC Main Hospital, and the Institute for Nutrition Physiology (European Research Center for the Study of Microelements) at the Technical University of Munich who in the early 1990s collaborated on a "Program to study the nutritional and physiological functions of Chinese pine pollen". The results of this program, published in the spring of 1994, confirmed that pine pollen contains the nutrients necessary for the long life of the organism. They are more than 200 and include various proteins, amino acids, minerals, nucleic acids, enzymes and coenzymes, monosaccharides, and polysaccharides. This shows that the value of pine pollen is in its complexity and the optimal combination of nutrients. More valuable is that they are all biologically active.

 

 

1. Proteins and nucleic acids

1.1. Proteins

Proteins are essential for the body's life. They occupy second place after the water. All important tissues in the body need the involvement of proteins. Moreover, they are the main substance for the formation of the protoplasm of different cells. The adult body contains about 16.3% protein, ie if a person weighs 50 kg, their weight is 8.15 kg. They are subjected to constant dynamic degradation and synthesis changes. Proteins contained in the food and entering it into the body are mainly used to create new tissues and to maintain a dynamic balance between their destruction and their regeneration in the tissues. With insufficient consumption of protein foods, the body ages faster and becomes susceptible to disease. In plants, most nitrogen is found in pollen, and nitrogen is important for life because is the basic element of amino acids and the most important component of proteins. In pollen, proteins exist as prostanoids.

Amino acids are a breakdown product and a basic component of proteins. The purpose of protein intake is to produce various essential amino acids for the body that are extremely important for life. There are more than 20 amino acids in nature, 8 of which are essential (EAC), because they are not synthesized in the body and must be taken from the outside. The high content of amino acids is the main distinguishing feature of pine pollen. It contains in large quantities all the naturally occurring amino acids present in nature, as can be seen in Table 3-1.

 

Table 3-1

Content of common amino acids in the pine pollen

 

Amino acids

Content (mg/100g)

Amino acids

Content (mg/100g)

Asparagine (ASP)

1 098

Isoleucine (ILE)

539

Threonine (THR)

492

Leucine (LEU)

846

Serine (SER)

522

Tyrosine (TYR)

365

Glutamic (GLU)

1 579

Phenylalanine (PHE)

572

Glycine (GLY)

698

Lysine (LYS)

802

Alanine (ALA)

564

Histidine (HIS)

189

Cysteine (CYS)

112

Arginine (ARG)

998

Valine (VAL)

646

Proline (PRO)

880

Methionine (MET)

166

Tryptophan (TRP))

149

 

Eight of the amino acids listed above are irreplaceable and their contents and proportions are almost in line with the standards established by the World Health Organization and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The nutritional value of pollen with essential amino acids even exceeds the standards, as shown in Table 3-2.

 

Table 3-2


Content of the 8 essential amino acids in pollen compared to FAO standards

 

Amino acids

Content (mg/100g)

Ratio

FAO standard

Threonine (THR)

492

4,4

4,0

Valine (VAL)

646

5,8

5,0

Methionine (MET)

166

1,5

3,5

Isoleucine (ILE)

539

4,8

4,0

Leucine (LEU)

846

7,6

7,0

Phenylalanine (PHE)

572

5,1

6,0

Lysine (LYS)

802

7,1

5,5

Tryptophan (TRP)

149

1,3

1,0

 

The value of pollen is not only in that it is rich in amino acids, but also in the fact that they are present in pollen in a free state, thus being better absorbed by the body. Exactly the ones above mentioned are the eight essential amino acids.

 

1.2 Nucleic Acids

 

Life is a form of protein existence, and protein is the basis of life. But after the discovery of nucleic acids, it should be recognized that they are the most important substances in life. There are two reasons for neglecting their nutritional values ​​in the past: first, they were discovered a hundred years later than the proteins and, second, the belief in traditional nutrition that, despite the importance of nucleic acids for the organism, they, however, can be synthesized inside, so there is no need to import them with food.

There are two types of nucleic acid: ribonucleic acid (RNA) and deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). An American scientist has compared protein to a moving car whose driver is the nucleic acid, which reflects their connection and interaction. The proteins required for the physiological activity of the body are synthesized under the guidance of DNA, and RNA accomplishes this task. This can be seen as follows: DNA is the designer in protein production, and RNA implements its ideas in production. Studies conducted over 50 years have proven that nucleic acids carry all the genetic information about life and, located in the chromosomes of cells, determine heredity, guide protein synthesis, control cell division and growth. It can be said that from birth to death, life is governed and controlled by nucleic acids. Therefore, it can be said that they are the "essence of life".

Nucleic acids in the body are synthesized in two ways - primary synthesis in the liver and corrective - in the brain and bone marrow. It has been found that after the 20th year, the ability of primary nucleic acid synthesis is gradually reduced in the human body. Aging of the body, including skin aging, hair loss, and whitening, loss of physical strength, slowing down of thought processes, and loss of vision, is the result of stopped cellular renewal due to insufficient synthesis or intake of nucleic acids into the body. To slow aging, this process needs to be extended.

The important component of pollen, nucleic acid, has already attracted great attention in the world. Dr. Frank of the USA is convinced that consuming foods rich in nucleic acids, regenerate cells and prevent aging and various chronic diseases.  In his book "No-Aging Diet" (diet without aging), he writes:

"The Nation where are many people over 100 years of age confirms the nutritional value of nucleic acids." Some of her researchers believe that the use of food with pine pollen is absolutely necessary for health and longevity from a nutritional standpoint. In addition, it supplies the body with a large number of enzymes necessary for the decomposition of nucleic acids in order to produce various useful substances for the body and thus to prevent cell aging and repair damaged cells during the metabolism process. It can be concluded that the high content of nucleic acids in pine pollen is a major source of human health and longevity. 100gr. pine pollen contains 48, 65mg. nucleic acids, which makes it an important natural product capable of providing the body with sufficient amounts.

 

2. Vitamins


Vitamins are absolutely necessary for the metabolism of the body.  They are naturally present in food products. Although in small quantities, they perform various physiological functions. In Nutriology vitamins are divided into water-soluble and fat-soluble.

 

2.1 Fat-soluble vitamins

 

Common characteristics of fat-soluble vitamins are: 

  • Chemical composition: consist of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen;
  • They are dissolved in fats and their solutions, but not in water;
  • Coexist with lipids in food;
  • When digested in the intestines, they are captured by the lymphatic system together with the fat in small quantities and released through the bile;
  • After suction, the bulk is retained in the adipose tissue;
  • The symptoms of vitamin deficiency appear immediately;
  • It is impossible to determine the current state after urine analysis;
  • Taking some vitamins in large doses can have toxic effects.

 

2.1.1. Vitamin A 

 

Vitamin A is known by several names: the "first vitamin", retinol and the vitamin against xerophthalmia. To date, multiple studies have confirmed that vitamin A is important not only for vision but also absolutely necessary for growth, cell differentiation, proliferation, cell reproduction, hematopoiesis, and immunity. The main functions of Vitamin A are: maintaining normal vision, preventing nyctalopia and xerophthalmia, stimulating bone growth and strengthening, ensuring the health of the skin, hair, teeth, and gums. Vitamin A and its corresponding retinol have recently been shown to rehabilitate precancerous changes, preventing and delaying the development of new entities such as gastric cancer, cervix, respiratory system, skin, and breast. Epidemiological studies have shown that vitamin A intake provides an inverse relationship to new entities. Smoking for a long period, combined with a reduced amount of Vitamin A, increases the likelihood of lung cancer. Vitamin A deficiency contributes to the defeat of the tracheal epithelium of benzopyrene formed upon smoking four times.

Beta carotene is the precursor of vitamin A and is converted into it after being absorbed by the body, which is why it is called provitamin A. It helps prevent cancer. Beta carotene is able to trap peroxide ions and thus reduce the peroxidation of cell membranes and prevent radiation carcinogenesis. It has been experimentally shown to have an inhibitory effect on bladder, lung, and skin cancers. Beta carotene also helps lower cholesterol and, accordingly, reduces the risk of heart disease.

 

2.1.2. Vitamin D3 

 

Vitamin D3, another name for which is calciferol, is especially important for bone formation. Its deficiency in children leads to rickets and in adults to osteomalacia (softening of the bones). The main function of this vitamin is to help build healthy bones and teeth, improve absorption of calcium and phosphorus in the intestine, prevent conjunctivitis. Vitamin D3 is usually difficult to obtain with food, especially from babies and children, and its deficiency is only compensated by sunbathing. Exactly this vitamin is contained in pine pollen.

 

2.1.3. Vitamin E 

 

Vitamin E is also known as tocopherol. It supports a variety of physiological functions: maintaining reproductive capacity, preventing muscle atrophy, and in clinical practice, it is used to treat the risk of miscarriage. It also has an antioxidant effect, which explains its effect in slowing down aging and eliminating fatigue.

 

Fat-soluble vitamins contained in anti-pollen are shown in Table 3-3.

 

Table 3-3 fat-soluble vitamins in the pine pollen

 

Name

Vitamin А

Vitamin D 3

B- carotene

Vitamin Е

Content (mg/100g)

43, 2

22, 8

26, 0

3 240

 

2.2 Water Soluble Vitamins

What the water-soluble vitamins have in common is:

  • Chemical composition: In addition to carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen, there is also nitrogen, sulfur, and cobalt;
  • Dissolve in water, but do not dissolve in fats or lipids;
  • Excess quantities that are not needed by the body are taken out in the urine;
  • Do not accumulate quantities larger than those necessary for the functioning of the organism, therefore there are only small quantities in it;
  • The majority of them participate in various enzyme systems. For example, coenzymes play an important role in the processes of intermediate metabolism (respiration, carboxylation, and carbon exchange);
  • Symptoms of deficiency develop very quickly;
  • Nutritional status is determined by analysis of blood or urine.

 

2.2.1. Vitamin B 1


Vitamin B1 is also known as thiamine. Its deficiency leads to clinical amnesia, irritability, stiffness, muscle atrophy, heart failure, allogeneic polyneuritis, etc. Its main function is to stimulate digestion, improve mental processes, maintain the normal state of nerve tissues, muscles, and heart. It also helps to deal with seasickness and nausea when traveling. In 1930, The famous American vitamin B1 specialist Sibril wrote: "Usually in more than 50% of psychotic stationary patients a low level of vitamin B 1 is noted". He also noted that this low level influences the level of nutrition of brain tissues. Therefore, vitamin B1 is called a "psychogenic vitamin". Women during pregnancy, lactation, or taking contraceptives, also need an additional amount of vitamin B1.

 

2.2.2. Vitamin B2


Vitamin B2 is also known as riboflavin and is very important for the oxidation of living cells. Its deficiency leads to inflammation and dysfunction of the oral cavity, skin, and genital organs. For people in frequent stressful situations, additional intake of vitamin B2 is also recommended. Its main function is to stimulate the development and regeneration of cells, improve the state of vision, remove fatigue from the eyes, to stimulate the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins.

 

2.2.3. Nicotinic acid. (Vitamin PP).


Nicotinic acid in the body is converted into nicotinamide (Vitamin B3), which is a component of the Co I and Co II complexes, providing cellular respiration. Its deficiency leads to pellagra, dermatitis, glossitis, lack of appetite, dyspepsia, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, dizziness, and even mental disorders and imbecility. In clinical practice, this vitamin is appointed in the treatment of angina, hypercholesterolemia, atherosclerosis, and hypothermia.

 

2.2.4 Vitamin B6


Vitamin B6 is also known as pyridoxine and is absolutely necessary for many of the metabolism processes. It is closely related to the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins and appears as a coenzyme in approximately 80 biochemical processes, one of which is the conversion of the powerful neuromodulator serotonin from amino-tryptophan. When the levels of serotonin are low, migraines appear, depression and the concentration in children lowered. Vitamin B6 is also needed for growth processes. Pregnant women need an additional intake of this vitamin to carry the fetus normally. Its deficiency leads to anemia, seborrheic dermatitis. Its main function is the synthesis of amino acids, preventing aging of tissues and organs, eliminating night muscle spasms, clonus affecting the descending motor pathways, numbness of the upper limbs, as well as limb neuritis.

 

2.2.4 Folic acid (B9)


Folic acid was first extracted from the liver, but, since it was only later found its high content in the green parts of the plants, and especially in the leaves, it received the name "folic" (foil-sheet). It has a significant influence on the synthesis of nucleic acids and proteins. The main function of this vitamin is to regulate lactation, to prevent and cure stomach and eating disorders. It also exerts analgesic action, stimulates appetite in people with poor health. The WHO claims that "every woman of reproductive age should receive 400 mg. folic acid per day ", i.e. it protects the bone marrow of the embryo from damage. Its deficiency in women leads to a vulnerability of cervical cells to viruses and, accordingly, increases the risk of cancer. It has been shown that in women with a low level of folic acid in the blood this risk is 5 times higher than in women of the normal level. The same is true of the risk of bowel cancer.

 

2.2.4. Vitamin C


Vitamin C is also known as ascorbic acid. It is characterized by high physiological activity by contributing to the production of collagen, maintaining organic integrity, preventing the occurrence of scurvy, stimulating the formation of antibodies, increasing the resistance of the organism to various diseases, and accelerates wound healing. Also improves hemopoiesis and detoxification. Taking vitamin C decreases the level of cholesterol in patients with hypercholesterolemia and gives a certain effect on the prevention of arteriosclerosis. Recent studies of vitamin C have again confirmed its ability to amplify the body's resistance to various new formations by blocking the formation of nitrosamine compounds.

 

In table 3-4 below are shown the water-soluble vitamins in the pollen.

 

Table 3-4 Water-soluble vitamins in pollen

 

Name

В1

В2

Vitamin PP

B6

B9

Vitamin  C

Content (mg/100g)

 6070

 486

 14 230

 1 300

 934

 56200

 

2.3. Total flavonoid content.


In phytochromes, large quantities of bioflavonoids are found in 'colored' fruits and vegetables. It is the pollen that is the part of the plant in which the pigments accumulate. Common plant pigments are carotenoids and flavones.

The flavons in the pollen also present physiological functions of routine. A routine is usually referred to as a vitamin. The routine maintains capillary strength and is used in the treatment of their obstruction, as well as for the prevention of cerebral and intestinal hemorrhages. It also strengthens the systolic heart, stimulates the excretion of urine, and promotes the lowering of blood pressure. This vitamin has a synergistic affect along with vitamin C, preventing oxidative destruction of Vit. C. Along with vitamin D and increased flavone intake, it is able to eliminate the symptoms of warm waves in menopausal women. In 100 g. the pine pollen contains 29, 26mg. Flavon (rutin).

 

2.4. Choline 

 

Choline is a nitrogen-containing organic alkaline compound. They usually refer to it as vitamins. It is a key component of lecithin, which has a lipotropic and anti-liver steatosis (obesity) effect as well as a hepatoprotective effect. Choline has been experimentally proven to be one of the few substances capable of preventing the blood-brain barrier, the primary function of which is to protect the brain from all kinds of diets and malnutrition. It is able to penetrate this barrier and to embed itself in the cells of the brain, thus providing the production of memory-enhancing substances. This prevents old age forgetting and helps in the treatment of senile dementia. Choline is also capable of modulating apoptosis and suppressing cancer cell proliferation. Here is what valuable substance is included in the composition of pine pollen. In 100 g. pollen contains 202, 94- 267, 79 mg. choline.

 

3. Minerals 

 

The health of the body requires the presence of different nutrients. In addition to proteins, nucleic acids, and vitamins, various mineral substances are needed. Elements whose content is more than one-thousandth by weight are called macronutrients. These are potassium, calcium, sodium, magnesium, and phosphorus. Elements whose contents are less than one-thousandth are called trace elements - copper, iron, zinc, manganese, and selenium.

Among the elements in the body involved in metabolism, some are absolutely necessary to maintain vital functions, therefore they are called "vital". To date, 25 have been identified, of which 10 are macroelements (hydrogen, calcium, nitrogen, oxygen, sodium, magnesium, phosphorus, sulfur, chlorine, and potassium) and 14 are trace elements (fluorine, silicon, vanadium, chromium, manganese, iron, copper, cobalt, nickel, zinc, molybdenum, bromine, tin, iodine, etc.).

These elements are not the only constituent of the body, but also participate in the synthesis and metabolism of enzymes, hormones, proteins, vitamins. These nutrients are not synthesized in the body and must come from outside, so minerals are no less important than vitamins. Recent scientific studies have shown that today there are two major categories of diseases dangerous to health - the cardiovascular system and cancer. Both are related to trace elements. The quantity, species, and existing forms of trace elements in pine pollen are suitable for the needs and absorption by the body, and therefore they are deservedly called "wonderful natural nutrient".

 

Basic macroelements

3.1 Calcium

 

The calcium in the human body is the most – 1.5-2.5% of the normal weight of man, with more than 99% of it in the bones and teeth, and less than 1%-in the blood, other organs, and tissues. It provides a man with sturdy construction. Contemporary medicine has proven that the calcium content in the body is inversely proportional to the emergence of cancer because the weak alkalization of blood is necessary for health. In the absence of alkalinization, alkaline materials, including calcium, are used to neutralize the acidity, and the lack of calcium worsens it, which in turn creates favorable conditions for pathogenic bacteria, viruses, and cancer cells. Pine pollen is not only a source of calcium but also of improving its absorption of proteins and vitamin D, thus fulfilling the task of obtaining calcium in the body. In 100, pollen was contained 80.6 mg. calcium.

 

3.1.2. Magnesium

 

The content of magnesium in the body is 24-30 g. And it is one of the main components of the bone. It has been shown that calcium, in addition to being the main component of bone, has a calming effect and stimulates muscle contractions. Magnesium combined with calcium enhances soothing action and also helps to absorb it in the digestive process. Continued magnesium deficiency in the body can lead to anxiety and emotional instability. Its contents in the pollen are enough to restore the functional balance and consistency in the body, to improve the mental state. In 100, the pollen contains 110.3 mg. Magnesium.

 

3.1.3. Phosphorus  

 

Phosphorus is found in the body in large quantities, in adults is about 1,000g. It supports the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins (proteins), as well as acid-base balance in the body. Phosphorus is also a key element of nucleic acid and phosphorus compounds are found in the bones and the brain tissues. Phospholipids are important compounds in the body, and their deficiency increases the viscosity of the blood, which slows down the movement and the minute ejection. Deposits on the blood vessel walls further accelerate atherosclerosis and increase the risk of angina pectoris and myocardial infarction. In 100g. pine pollen contains 218.3 mg. phosphorus.

 

3.1.4. Sodium 

 

Sodium is one of the important trace elements in the body. Its main physiological functions are:

  • participation in osmosis and regulation of the volume of intracellular and extracellular fluids,
  • maintenance of reactivity of nerves and muscles,
  • participation in the regulation of acid-alkaline balance.

Sodium is one of the components of pancreatic and bile juice, sweat, and tears. With excessive sweating, severe diarrhea, vomiting, and adrenocortical insufficiency sodium deficiency occur, the consequences and symptoms of which are anorexia, hyperhydration (dehydration), weight loss, muscle spasms, nausea, and more. In 100g. pine pollen contains 10, 5 mg. sodium.

 

3.1.5. Potassium


Research shows that potassium cooperates with sodium in maintaining the water-electrolyte balance, as well as the normal heart rhythm (the potassium acts inside the cells, and the sodium- from the outside). Potassium helps to transport oxygen to the brain and facilitates a clear thought; fights toxic substances in the heart and thus prevents attacks; lowers blood pressure; supports the elimination of toxins from the body and the treatment of allergies. According to research data, potassium deficiency is reported by most people in the world today. This leads to an imbalance between sodium and potassium, so a better nutrient is the one that contains more potassium. This is precisely what distinguishes pine pollen. In 100g. pine pollen contains 128.5 mg. potassium.

 

3.1.6 Silicon


Silicon plays an important role in the formation of bones, cartilage, connective tissue, and hair. Especially much is contained in the connective tissue of the aorta, trachea, tendons, bones, and skin. The growth and repair of the tissues require the presence of a matrix to which the mineral substances attach for their repair. Silicon in large quantities participates in the metabolism of these matrices and appears to be an integral part of them. When used with other mineral substances, it increases bone strength and promotes their strengthening, as well as stimulates the formation of the osseous. As a type of connective tissue with high elongation, it joins all tissues with each other and increases the elasticity of the bones. In 100, boric pollen contained 201 mg. Silicon.

 

3.2. Basic trace elements

 

3.2.1. Iron

 

Compared to other elements, the iron in the body is not in large quantities. For example, in the adult body, it is 4 to 5 thousand milligrams and is involved in the synthesis of hemoglobin, myoglobin, cytochromes, cytochrome oxidase, and peroxidase. Iron deficiency or impaired metabolism causes metabolic disorders in terms of transporting and storing oxygen, transporting and releasing carbon dioxide, and impaired immune system function.

Most foods contain iron, but why do so many people suffer from iron-deficiency anemia? The fundamental reason for this is the low level of iron absorption from food. Contemporary medical studies show that it is improved by vitamin C, cysteine, and fructose. The pine pollen contains all these substances, thus replenishing the lack of iron in the food and, more importantly, stimulating its absorption from ordinary food. In 100g. pine pollen contains 24, 2 mg. iron.

 

3.2.2. Copper 

 

The human body contains 100-200 mg. copper. It is widespread in all its tissues and organs, where it participates in the processes of hematopoiesis as a good helper to iron, affecting the absorption, transport, and utilization of iron. Copper is also a unique catalyst in the biological system, involved in the synthesis of ascorboxidase, tyrosinase, uricase, and galactase, being the active component of more than 30 enzymes, including superoxide dismutase. Copper is also capable of enhancing the function of leukocytes in the destruction of bacteria and improving endocrine function. Long-term deficiency of copper in the body blocks the various types of biological activity and leads to pathological changes. One of the obvious consequences of this deficiency is an increase in blood serum levels of cholesterol, triglycerides, and uric acid, which induces coronary atherosclerosis, and subsequently-and ischemic heart disease. Other diseases include anemia, vitiligo, and copper deficiency in children. In the body there is a mechanism for storing copper, but not in large quantities, so it is necessary to take with food daily - this balances the excretion of the body with bile juice. The copper content in the milk is very low-only 0.02 mg. of 100, so in children primarily fed with milk, the copper deficiency was found. To compensate, the experts offer to add pine pollen to the milk. In 100 g. it contains 0, 413 mg. copper.

 

3.2.3 Zinc


Zinc has an important impact on the development, maintenance, and modeling of the immune system. Zinc deficiency causes are thought to be more common in countries where staple foods are cereals than in countries where staple foods are animal products. Zinc deficiency disrupts the synthesis of proteins, the activity of zinc-containing enzymes and sperm, the pituitary secretion of gonadotropin, and the T-cells function; decreases the level of immunoglobulin. This leads to growth and development slowdown, entheogenic acrodermatitis in children, nanism, and sexual hypofunction. In addition, diseases of the liver and cardiovascular system, the appearance of new formations, are also associated with zinc metabolism. In connection with its important function, it was called the "flower of life". There are organs in the human body that synthesize zinc but do not store it, so we need to get it daily. 100 g of pine pollen contains 3.26 mg. zinc.

 

3.2.4. Selenium 

 

The human body contains very small amounts of selenium, mainly distributed in the liver, spleen, kidneys, and also in blood. Selenium has shown remarkable effects in the prevention of cancer, cardiovascular disease, infertility, and premature aging, and has been called the "wonderful element of life protection" in recent studies that have generated a great deal of interest in the medical community.

Due to its particularly destructive effect on some carcinogens, including aflatoxin B1, selenium contributes to the body's resistance to heart disease, cancer, and aging, to the inhibition of major carcinogenic factors - free radicals, to the resistance of carcinogenic toxins, such as lead, cadmium, mercury, by detoxifying some of the most toxic elements. Scientists believe that by stimulating phagocytosis function, selenium disrupts energy metabolism and protein synthesis in cancer cells, suppressing cancer and also affecting the metabolism of chemical carcinogens so that they lose their carcinogenic activity. Selenium is therefore called the "king against cancer" among other trace elements. 

Selenium deficiency accelerates muscle atrophy and deformation, thickening of the joints in the limbs, dripping of hair, and the syndrome of premature aging. 100 g of pine pollen contains 0.003 mg of selenium.

 

Nutritional properties of pine pollen Part 2.

 

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Vitamin В9 has several roles and several names. When we mean his natural form, we're talking about folate. Deficiency of Vitamin B9 can lead to serious malformations of the fetus and premature birth. In addition- its role in the nervous system allows to reduce the risk of dementia or Alzheimer's. Vitamin B9 helps the brain and the nerve metabolism.

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23 October 2019 Pine pollen for bodybuilders and fitness maniacs

The androgenic compounds in the pine pollen, such as testosterone and DHEA, are bio-identical, which means they are in the same form that produces our own body. Unlike TRT (testosterone replacement therapy), the presence of these hormones in the pine pollen does not stop the body's own hormonal production, which is often a side effect of TRT. The pollen is useful for use by athletes actively involved in bodybuilding and fitness.

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26 September 2019 Properties of bamboo

Along with chrysanthemum, the plum and orchid bamboo is defined by the ancient Chinese sages for one of the four noble plants. The pine, the bamboo and the plum were called "the three friends for the winter", because only they best resisted the cold gusts of the winter wind. Bamboo was valuable mainly because of its qualities related to health, longevity, endurance, flexibility, growth forward, upward and step-wise, simplicity, honesty and spiritual exaltation.

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20 September 2019 Nutritional properties of pine pollen Part 2

"Pity that people know little about the new recipes for longevity. Break well and mash the pine pollen and consume it daily with food, so you will always be healthy! " Wang Shixiong Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)

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0 0000 Have you heard of "natto" (fermented soy), which is one of the traditional foods in Japan?

The word "natto" derives from the expression "preserved" and it refers to traditional Japanese food, which is obtained by fermentation of soya beans, using a bacterium called "Bacillus subtilis". The relatively low calorie content, combined with the chemical composition, rich in a large number of biologically active substances, makes it an extremely useful food product.

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0 0000 Main causes of weight gain and obesity

Obesity is one of the biggest health problems in the world. It is associated with several concomitant conditions known as metabolic syndrome. These include high blood pressure, high blood sugar and a poor blood lipid profile.

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1 August 2019 Max Gerson and his method of fighting cancer

The Gerson's therapy is based on the conviction that the disease is caused by the accumulation of toxins or by a deficiency in the body.

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11 November 2020 Useful applications of essential oils

Essential oils are natural aromatic compounds that can be found in seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers and other parts of plants. Essential oils have been used over the centuries in many cultures due to their health-promoting properties.

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11 November 2020 ДОКТОР НА СЕБЕ СИ

Програмата "ДОКТОР НА СЕБЕ СИ" – създадена от компания “Нова ера" съвместно с професор Чжао Лин - известен диетолог, ръководител на Микрохимическата Лаборатория на Централната Военно-Медицинска Болница на НОАК в Пекин и екип лекари.

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