Amazing Benefits of Bee Pollen
I know….you hear the word Bee and you start to twitch…but there is a lot of buzz ( I couldn’t resist ) lately about the amazing benefits of Bee Pollen. 😉
Obviously..if you are allergic to bee stings etc…Bee pollen is NOT recommended!!! Anaphylaxis can be an allergic reaction to bee pollen!!!!
Bee Pollen is the male seed of a flower that is formed in the stamen inside the blossom of a plant. A Honeybee collects the pollen and during the collection process it is mixed with secretions from a bee. A worker bee gathers a mass of pollen that has been mixed with bee secretions. When enough has been collected it returns to the bee hive to deposit the load. These intelligent honey bees only collect pollen that is rich in amino acids and leave the undesirable pollen behind.
Pollen is collected in pollen traps…the pollen granules fall into a tray thru mesh and is collected by a bee keeper. Pollen granules are processed very little or not at all…just sifted to remove any foreign matter..then packaged or perhaps frozen.
Bee Pollen is rich in B Vitamins 1,2,3,5, 6 and B 12…along with Vitamin C, A and E. It also includes Carotenoids, Folic Acid, Collagen, Lecithin, and Protein. It has also been proven to be rich in essential minerals such as magnesium, calcium, copper, manganese and many more. Bee pollen is a virtual power house providing a vast array of potential health benefits!
Scientific evidence is somewhat limited and research is still ongoing…but let’s take a look at the potential benefits…
- Allergies – One of the most common uses for bee pollen is taming your seasonal allergies. The concept is by ingesting pollen…you will build up a tolerance to it and your hay fever at bay.
- Energy – The array of nutrients, carbohydrates and protein found in bee pollen can give you stamina and combat fatigue.
- Immune Boost – Bee pollen has antioxidant and antibiotic properties. Antioxidants help protect your cells from free radicals. The antibiotic properties can help fight off viruses.
- Cardiovascular – Rutin is an antioxidant bioflavonoid that helps strengthen blood vessels, assists with circulation and can lower cholesterol. It also contains anti clotting properties that can help prevent strokes and heart attacks.
- Infertility – Bee pollen can be a hormone booster helping stimulate your ovaries.
- Weight Management – Bee pollen has been shown to suppress food cravings and appetite. Lecithin helps to dissolve body fat .
- Osteoporosis – Bee pollen may help boost calcium phosphate levels to reduce bone loss.
- Anti Aging – The enormous amount of antioxidants and vitamins aids with anti aging.
- Arthritis – The calcium content in Bee pollen helps keep joints lubricated.
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