Bee Pollen has been recognised and valued for years as an exceptionally nutrient-rich supplement. It's a powerful food source that the ancient Greeks, Romans, American Indians & New Zealand's early Maori, who all understood the health benefits of the bee pollen.
Bee Pollen is the male seed of flower blossom which has been gathered by the bees and mixed with the honeybees own digestive enzymes. It is literally the food of the young bee. It takes one bee, working 8 hours a day for 1 month to gather.
Bee Pollen is considered one of nature's most complete foods - High levels of phenolic constituents (total phenols, phenylpropanoids, flavonols and anthocyanins) and antioxidants as found in many studies.
Nutrients in Bee Pollen
- Rich source of protein - about half of it's protein is in the form of free amino acids that are ready to be used by the body. Amino acids are building blocks of your 50 trillion cells!
- Source of energising vitamin B12 and folic acid among other B-complex vitamins
- Like Propolis, Bee Pollen ha excellent antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties.
- Cannot be synthesised in a laboratory. When researchers take away a bee's pollen-filled comb and feed her manmade pollen, the bee dies even though all the known nutrients are present in the lab-produced synthesised food. This shows the power of REAL food.
Honeybee pollen is the richest source of vitamins found in nature in a single food. Even if the bee pollen had none of its other vital ingredients, its content of rutin alone would justify taking at least a teaspoon daily, if for no other reason than strengthening the capillaries.
Health Benefits of Bee Pollen
Immune System Booster: Researchers found that Bee Pollen strengthened the immune systems of mice, improved their resistance to x-ray, and has antibacterial and antiviral properties. Bee pollen prevented the development of cancerous tumours in mice.
Supports Physical and Mental Abilities: Bee Pollen supports concentration and memory ability, activates sluggish metabolic functions, and strengthens the cardiovascular and respiratory systems
Energising and Revitalising: Since Bee Pollen is rich in B-complex vitamins and is an excellent source of amino acids, it is especially energising and revitalising!
Prevents Seasonal Allergies: In order to benefit from health benefits, you need to start taking bee pollen 5-6 weeks prior to hay fever season. it actually helps build your immunity against the very flowers that cause you to have a runny nose and itchy eyes.