Bee pollen has all the essential components of life. It is considered by many to be nature’s most perfect complete food. It is loaded with vitamins and contains nearly all known minerals, trace elements, enzymes and amino acids. Bee pollen is also considered to be a first-rate source of anti-oxidants.
Bee pollen is a complete food, and taking it helps to balance the incomplete foods that we are all used to eating in everyday life.
Additionally, bee pollen is one of the world’s oldest health foods. You can find references to it in the Bible, the Torah, the Koran as well as ancient Chinese and Egyptian texts. And one of our most popular presidents, Ronald Reagan, took bee pollen for years.
So what exactly is bee pollen?
Pollen is created by the male part of the flowering plant. As the bee flits from flower to flower, it carries pollen with it, which cross-pollinates and fertilizes the plant. Some of the pollen also makes it back to the bee hive where bee keepers can then collect it.
And it is precisely because of this pollen that many people who have allergies will be negatively affected by bee pollen. In fact, there are documented reports of bee pollen and royal jelly triggering asthma, hives, sore throats, facial itches and even anaphylactic shock in people with allergies to specific pollens. And these reactions can occur with as little as one teaspoon of bee pollen.
10 Proven Powerful Benefits of Bee Pollen
Boosts Energy. Bee pollen consists of 55 % carbohydrates and almost 40 % protein, making it a great source of energy. Due to its massive amount of protein, bee pollen can be used as a natural supplement for bodybuilders.
Infertility problems. Research has proven that bee pollen stimulates and restores ovarian functions thus boosting fertility. Bee pollen also acts as aphrodisiac!
Treats allergies. Bee pollen contains quercetin which is known for its ability to minimize or neutralize histamine responses.
Aids in weight loss. Bee pollen stimulates the metabolism which promotes increased energy and weight loss
Improves skin. According to Dr. Lars-Erik Essen, a Swedish dermatologist who first started using bee products for skin issues, “[Bee pollen] seems to prevent premature aging of the cells and stimulates growth of new skin tissue,” says Dr. Essen. “It offers effective protection against dehydration and injects new life into dry cells. It smooths away wrinkles and stimulates a life-giving blood supply to all skin cells. The skin becomes younger looking, less vulnerable to wrinkles, smoother, and healthier with the use of honeybee pollen.”
Immune system booster. Due to proteins, mono and polyunsaturated fats, vitamins B, C, D, E, and beta-carotene, calcium, magnesium, selenium, nucleic acids, lecithin, and cysteine in been pollen, it is very effective in strengthening the immune system.
Aids the cardiovascular system. Bee Pollen possesses great amounts of Rutin; an antioxidant that helps strengthen blood vessels and capillaries. It exhibits anti-clotting properties which can help prevent heart attacks and strokes.
Low or high blood pressure
Nervous system problems
How to Consume Bee Pollen
Make sure bee pollen comes from a reliable and organic sources. Bees should not be exposed to chemicals and/or high fructose corn syrup.