I have been taking pine pollen for about seven months now, along with several of your other herbs. Since that time, it has been an essential part of my recovery from a long term stressful situation (I think they call it life!). My workouts are far easier, my recovery times shorter, and my overall health is excellent. While I will be 57 in June, I am still in far better shape than most in their twenties. This, while sitting in front of a computer for much of my day! I take one teaspoon with each meal (along with Lion’s Mane, Bacopa, Nettle Root Powder, local bee pollen, and either royal jelly or plain raw honey, and horsetail. I am finishing up my last bottle of pine pollen tincture as I no longer feel it is necessary). I found the combination of the bee pollen with the pine pollen to be a very powerful force. Though many may read your claims and find them too much to believe, I think you are quite conservative with them. I consider this (as well as your other herbs which I use) to be an essential part of my diet. Thank you so much, now you only have 999 more people to dramatically impact!
The mean number of exacerbations per year (as defined above) was significantly reduced with budesonide/formoterol as compared with treatment with formoterol alone or placebo (mean rate compared with - in the placebo/formoterol group). The mean number of days on oral corticosteroids/patient during the 12 months was slightly reduced in the budesonide/formoterol group (7-8 days/patient/year compared with 11-12 and 9-12 days in the placebo and formoterol groups, respectively). For changes in lung-function parameters, such as FEV 1, budesonide/formoterol was not superior to treatment with formoterol alone.