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The Royal Androgenic Herb: Pine Pollen

The Royal Androgenic Herb: Pine Pollen Androgenic herbs, as I’m sure you already know, and herbs (and other nutritional supplements) which increase blood androgen levels, including the four main androgens androsterone, androstenedione, dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), and testosterone. There are three classes of androgenic herbs, because different herbs work in different ways to increase androgen levels in […]

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Understanding the Three Classes of Androgenic Herbs

The Androgenic Approach: Understanding the Three Classes of Androgenic Herbs The androgenic approach encompasses and breaches the levy of androgenic plants like Pine Pollen. The Androgenic Approach is a lifestyle focus to reclaim and re-balance, finding health, wellness, and vitality in a world that at many times seems diametrically opposed to these objectives. But, like […]

Shilajit Capsules

Shilajit Extract Capsules

I love shilajit so much and have had such a wide-range of benefits from taking it (everything from skin, nails, and hair to increased energy and mental capacity), but I’ll be the first to admit that it can be hard to swallow. Literally. Because it is very, very bitter. I have definitely developed several tonic […]

Epigenetic Effects of Exercise

As is true for so many things in this life, the best answer is the simplest answer. This is concept is known as Occam’s razor, named after William of Ockham, who posed that the simplest explanation is usually the correct one. And Occam’s razor is not lost on the body; it is not lost on […]

Beta-Sitosterol Capsules

Beta-Sitosterol Capsules

Nettle root is one of my all time favorite herbs and it really speaks to much of the wisdom that can be found in using plants as medicines–that is, plants as herbal allies. Nettle Root is a seemingly simple plant which provides a host of protective and enhancing effects on the (specifically) male body. If […]

Tongkat Ali Capsules

Tongkat Ali 200:1 Capsules

At RAW Forest Foods, we’re excited to offer our popular Tongkat Ali 200:1 extract in capsule form. We like capsules because they are easy to transport and easy to take, which means that you will be more likely to take the products which you buy and which we formulate, manufacture, and ship to you because […]

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Tongkat Ali and Raising the Testosterone Thermostat

Eurycoma longifolia: turning the thermostat up Most herbs that raise testosterone levels–what is known as androgenic herbs–do so utilizing what I like to call the LH/FSH pathway. This pathway increases the production of lutinizing hormone (LH) in the anterior pituitary¬†gland, which increases the production of follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), the hormone directly responsible for signaling […]

A How To: Definitively avoiding GMOs.

A How To: Definitively avoiding GMOs.

Lately, there has been a lot of discussion about how to avoid GMOs (genetically modified organisms), due, partly I’m sure, to the wonderful documentary Genetic Roulette (one of the most important health related movies produced). In the US, there is no mandatory GMO labeling requirements. In this way, the US stands out among many other […]