For most people, pollen receives the most recognition during seasonal changes. This powder, which can be anywhere from fine to coarse, is a crucial part of the reproductive process for seed plants. For plants that do not self-pollinate, male pollen finds its way to female plants usually by one of two ways: wind, which can only be accomplished with light pollen, or insects, which requires thicker and stickier pollen that attaches to these flower-hopping visitors.
Pollen-producing flowers have been in existence for millions of years. Fossilized pollen remains have been discovered dating back to the Devonian period of the Paleozoic Era—412 million years ago! This time period is when terrestrial groups of plants evolved leaves and roots and seeds, creating the earth’s first forests.
Flower Pollen Supplements
Flower pollen extracts may be considered a relative newcomer in the world of herbal supplements, only becoming popular in Europe and Asia within the last 50 years or so. These natural food supplements can be derived from grass, corn, or pine pollen, however the most popular pollen supplements are derived from rye (Secale cereale) thanks to its overall effectiveness.
Piping Rock’s Ultra Graminex® Flower Pollen Extract supplements are a concentrated form of this beneficial natural substance, optimized for potency. This extract from rye pollen is derived using solvent-free methods, manually removing the outer shell (which causes allergies) to extract the nutrients within. These supplements supply vitamins, amino acids, and enzymes while helping to support urinary tract wellness and comfort, as well as prostate health.**
Directions for Use
Always consult with your trusted healthcare provider prior to adding any supplement to your regimen. For adults, take one (1) quick release Piping Rock Ultra Graminex® Flower Pollen Extract capsule 2 times per day.