In Germany, around forty percent of all men over forty are affected by erectile dysfunction. That's a good five million people!
During andropause, the climacteric virile - i.e. around the mid-fifties - men's testosterone levels reach their natural low. In many cases, this leads to negative side effects in men such as fatigue, listlessness and weight gain.
What can you do about it? How can you increase your testosterone levels naturally?
Conventional medicine usually points to a healthy lifestyle, sufficient sleep and exercise, and a balanced diet.
In rare cases, treatment with chemical testosterone, a testosterone cure, is also undertaken. The disadvantage of treatment with synthetic or chemical testosterone is the possible side effects that can be associated with treatment.
If we look at the most common causes of death in Germany for the year 2014, we find that cardiovascular diseases rank first by far, with 39 percent.
How does a doctor diagnose a weak heart? Supposedly, there is no surer means of diagnosis than the absence of the good old 'morning wood'.
In other words, potency problems are not luxury problems and should be taken very seriously!
Over forty years ago, Pine pollen was shown to contain pure plant testosterone. See the studies: "Testosterone, epitestosterone and androstenedione in the pollen of Scotch pine P. silvestris L."by Saden-Krehula M., Tajic M., Kolbah D., published in 'Experientia', Basel, January 1971 and: "Vitamin D and its metabolites in the pollen of pine. Part 5: Steroid hormones in the pollen of pine species." Saden-Krehula M., Tajíć M., published in 'Pharmacy', 1987.
Whether pine pollen helps with erectile dysfunction, i.e. whether it represents a kind of natural Viagra, is something that science has yet to find out in clinical trials!