Testosterone levels

Keep in mind that testosterone is an important hormone that can influence certain body functions. If you’re using pine pollen as a testosterone booster, be careful not to use too much.

Levels of testosterone that are too high can cause the following problems in males:

If you’d like to use pine pollen as a testosterone booster but have questions about potential side effects, talk to a doctor before using it.

Allergies and allergic reaction

Many people are allergic to pollen. Because of this, ingesting pine pollen has the potential to cause allergy symptoms. Some symptoms of pollen allergy include:

  • runny nose or nasal congestion
  • postnasal drip
  • sneezing
  • itchy, watery eyes
  • wheezing


Exposure to allergens also has the potential to cause a life-threatening condition called anaphylaxis in some people. This is a medical emergency. Symptoms can include:

  • wheezing or difficulty breathing
  • swelling of the tongue and throat
  • itchy hives
  • pale, clammy skin
  • low blood pressure
  • feeling dizzy
  • fainting
The takeaway

While you may be familiar with pollen as an allergen, pine pollen has long been used in traditional medicine. It’s believed to have anti-aging properties, treat various health conditions, and boost testosterone.

Research into the health benefits of pine pollen is ongoing. The results so far suggest it has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. These qualities could be beneficial in treating a variety of health conditions, although more research is needed.

People with a pollen allergy should avoid using pine pollen.

If you have any questions or concerns about using pine pollen as a supplement, be sure to discuss them with a doctor, pharmacist, or other healthcare provider.