For the average person, up to 1 tbsp. per day spread over 2-3 doses is recommended.
For those involved in a highly active lifestyle, 1 tbsp. three times per day is recommended.
Regular use of pine pollen is quite safe. However, there is potential risk for pregnant women and young children and as such is the case many other herbs, consumption should be avoided.
There are not currently any reports of interactions. However, since pine pollen is pack with potent phytoandrogens, people with sex hormone related medical conditions should consult with their naturopath or family doctor before consumption.
Extensive research shows that both men and women should take steps to ensure that they maintain healthy levels of androgens which are male hormones. This becomes especially important as we age. Research suggests that there is a link between low androgen levels and an increased risk of obesity, disease and premature death in both men and women.
Low androgens are the primary casue of symptoms related to menopause and pre-menopause and the androgens that are present in pine pollen can have a balancing effect and as such, women can benefit from pine pollen much faster than men.