Bee pollen has been know for it healing and healthful qualities for as long as anybody can
remember. It has been mentioned in the books as old as the Bible, and we are still using
and learning about it today.
Uses: Bee pollen is packed full of nutritional elements, so taking it on a regular basis
corrects deficient and unbalanced nutrtion in a person.
In Chinese medicine, pollen has been used to restore energy; improve endurance and
vitality; aid in recovery from chronic ilnesses; regulate appetite and cravings, thus aiding
in gaining or losing weight; regulate intestines; build new blood' prevent cold and flue;
help overcome retardation and other developmental problems in children; and is thought
to protect against radiation and have anti-caner qualities.
Bee Pollen increases white and red blood cells and has been given to anemic patients. It
has been observed that levels of hemoglobin go up significantly in these patients.
It has been seen that those with bad cholesterol and triglyceride levels have seen
normalization with regular use of bee pollen. HDL increased, and LDL decreased as well
as blood serum cholesterol levels normalized.
Perhaps, the most popular remedies of bee pollen is allergies. Allergy problems don't end
with a runny nose and water eyes. They can cause bronchitis, ulcers of the digestive tract,
colitis, and migraines. So by reducing your allergies, you can, in effect, take care of any
of the other problems.
How it works: Bee Pollen contains approximately 40% protein and almost all the
nutrients required in the human body. Half of the protein is amino acids. Amino acids are
the building blocks to various proteins, thus in order to have a sufficient supply of
proteins, one must have amino acids. It is also full vitamins, including B-complex and
Because of all the nutrients that bee pollen contains, it reduces cravings. It also contains
L-phenylalanine naturaly. L-phenylalanine acts as a hunger suppressant when you are
over weight, and causes hunger when you are underweight.
Research has proven that bee pollen contains a substance that suppress the development
of numerous harmful bacteria. This substance acts as an antibiotic against salmonella and
other strains of bacterial.
Bee pollen has a high proportion of cellulose and fiber. This helps the intestinal system to
Bee pollen is used in the desensitization technique to help allergy sufferers rid themselves
of their symptoms. This works in the same was as vaccination. Starting with a small
amount of the pollen which contains high levels of the allergens, the patient ingests it
orally and increasingly over time. This the immune system toproduce antibodies that will
then attack the allergens and get rid of any adverse affects.
Bee pollen contains 15% lecithin. Lethicin is a substance needed to metabolise fat. This is
why it is so good at balancing LDL and HDL.
Dosage: Each granule of bee pollen is densely packed with live enzymes, therefore, when
if you are just beginning to take it, you should start with just one granule a day and build
up over a week or so to the correct dose. If not, you digestive system may not be able to
handle it, or you could have an allergic reaction.
Never cook pollen or add it to anything that requires heat. This will kill the live enzymes,
making the pollen useless.
When taking pollen for allergeries, you must start taking it at least six weeks before
allergy season, and continue taking it daily until the season is over. Begin with a single
grain, gradually increasing the dose to 1 teaspoon daily.
Each person is different, so the amount you should take may vary. If you can work up to
one tablespoon a day, it will give you about 5 grams of protein.
Toxicity: Severe allergic reactions are possible if you are already sensitive or allergic to
bee products. Avoid bee pollen if you have such allergies.
Children under the age of 18 months old should never take any bee products.
Some possible side effects include flushed skin, wheezing, headache, itchy throat, hives,
and diziness. All of these reactions may signal an allergy to bee products.
How to choose quality bee pollen:Be sure that your product is produced at GMP
compliant facilities. These facilities comply with the most rigid standards to ensure their
product is as free as possible from contaminants. Be sure your product does not contain
fillers or additives. Only get freeze-dried bee pollen. This process preserves your product
without applying the heat that would kill the live enzymes that make bee pollen what it is.
Never get processed or heat dried pollen.