(Translation from FEMINA No.40, 1961)
That pollen could give us the answer how life actually arose is a romantic theory. Of course, no scientist would dream of expressing thoughts in that direction publicly at the stage pollen research stands today. We can only note that pollen is subject to intensive research in laboratories around the world and that results have not been absent. In other words quite a lot is proved, and much remains to be proved. And so we laymen are free to read between the lines and theorize-anyway we are sure that we are not concerned purely with utopian ideas.
In a report from the Cernelle Company in Vegeholm, published in Femina No.4, 1957, we rendered an account of how it is possible for a scientist today to pursue a rational pollen research program. Accordingly it was the founder Gosta Carlsson who realized the desire of the scientist to have an unlimited and stable supply of pure pollen at their disposal, and it is these two who first should receive thanks from mankind. Earlier it was impossible to obtain an accurate analysis of pollen, partly because the material was not available in the large amounts needed and partly because the time available to work on the material was so short, since the pollen grain did not last without the outer membrane.
Now however these difficulties have been eliminated and the Cernelle company has outgrown its swaddling-clothes and is striding out into international arenas. They still remain the sole collectors and distributors of pure pollen on a big scale, in the world, but they are now also manufacturing a number of their own drugs, the T60 preparations. The ultra-up-to-date laboratories keep their doors open to foreign and domestic research scientists. Tests with the T60 preparations and future development is controlled by asst. prof. Hans Palmstierna, Bacteriological Institution, the Karolinska Institute.
Why Just Pollen?
Effective Against Infections
After Professor Ask-Upmark's observations prostate patients at the Urological Clinic in Lund and in few other places have also been treated with pollen preparations and good results have been attained. In these cases a variant of T60, Cernilton®, which is available both in fluid form and in pills was used. T60 is an ethical drug according to the rules of the Medical Board concerning registering of preparations as medicines. One could ask why an entirely poison free and non habit forming remedy should be available only on prescription, and with Professor Ask-Upmark we can also wonder why all the T60 preparations are not on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme.
An Interesting Theory
Considering that we are becoming a community of predominantly old people it would be wonderful if the less comfortable aging symptoms could be made easier. It has also been shown that the body more easily utilizes other valuable substances if they are given in combination with T60. Ground bones for instance are very difficult for the body to absorb, but in combination with T60 and vitamins A and D the body can utilize up to 85 per cent of the calcium. The tablet, as it has been called, has given very good results in connection with pregnancy where the possibility of albumin cramps has been eliminated by giving the body sufficient amounts of calcium, phosphorus, fluoride and vitamins. And because of the great value of calcium and fluoride the skeleton and tooth formation the effect of the tablets has of course also been studied by dentists. The tablets have been shown effective when it comes to preventing tooth decay, and the Medical Board is going to raise the question about the suitability of making an obligatory supplement to school meals.
Thus the T60 preparations have seriously come into the medical limelight here at home, in the rest of Scandinavia and Europe and in both North and South America. The survey done on T60 in connection with a test of American football players is considered sensational. Dr. Charles E. Noyes was the leader of the experiment, which was carried out in Maitland, Florida. Thirty football players from Winter Park High School were divided in two groups, one half got the ordinary multivitamin tablets while the other got pollen tablets or Pollisport, as they are called when sold abroad. The group receiving pollen tablets showed an increase in weight at the end of the season, which is remarkable. Here the weight increase must have meant an activating of the cells in the muscle mass. On top of that it was found that these boys had a greater resistance against infections-according to the statistics only one day's illness because of a cold and seven because of influenza. The corresponding numbers for the ordinary vitamin group were respectively sixteen and eighteen. And while doctors and researchers around the world are busy finding out the possibilities of the already available T60 preparations, the research in AB Cernelle Laboratories is still going on under high pressure. Now more can be extracted from the pollen than ever before, and the latest news is a number of fat soluble substances, green in color and with a local anesthetic effect. The designation is T60. So far it only comes in as a constituent of T60 healing ointment. Besides the great project which is the collecting of pollen and the manufacturing of medicines, a series of cosmetic preparations based on T60 have also been made up under the leadership of pharmacist Erich Paul Tonisson. We are grateful for the low prices of these cosmetics-thus it is possible for all women to give their complexion the biologically correct stimulant it needs for cell regeneration and the normalizing of these cells.
Biologically correct. Well, nothing could be more right than the composition of pollen. All constituents well balanced in nature's own ingenious laboratory in harmony with all cells of the organism. And the scientists have got a field of research so extensive that they seem to shun the closing of the accounts. But their adventure is great, and the more doors opened up to nature's secret chambers the more stupefying the discoveries. But don't let us get quasi-scientifically romantic-the existing facts are sufficient. The prospects on pollen are more sensational than the prospects on the moon. To us earth creatures...