do you take bee pollen?
If you are interested in taking bee pollen for health reasons or
in hopes of reducing the effects of seasonal allergies you should take bee
pollen very slowly and in very small quantities at first. Always use your best
judgment and consult your physician when adding something new to your diet.
Adults can try adding bee pollen a ¼ teaspoon at a time and should not exceed
two teaspoons a day. Children should start with only a few granules and should
not exceed a ½ teaspoon a day.
Note: Heating bee pollen will destroy all of its
granules as a topping over yogurt or cereal
2. Add ground bee pollen to cooling
homemade granola while it is still moist and sticky.
3. Blend ground pollen or granules
into a smoothie
4. Incorporate into raw protein
bars, raw desserts or candies
5. Sprinkle granules directly over
6. Incorporate ground pollen into
salad dressing such as a honey mustard
7. Sprinkle ground pollen over
8. Use granules as a garnish on top
of dark chocolate
7 Reasons to add to your daily diet… although there are many more!
Bee Pollen is considered one of nature's most completely nourishing
foods as it contains nearly all nutrients required by humans. Bee-gathered
pollens are rich in proteins (approximately 40% protein), free amino acids,
vitamins, including B-complex, and folic acid.
1. Treating Allergies – Pollen reduces the presence of
histamine, ameliorating many allergies. Dr. Leo Conway, M.D of Denver Colorado, reported that 94 percent of his
patients were completely free from allergy symptoms once treated with oral
feeding of pollen. Everything from asthma to allergies to sinus problems were
cleared, confirming that bee pollen is wonderfully effective against a wide
range of respiratory diseases.
2. Energy Enhancer - The range of nutrients found
within bee pollen makes it a great natural energizer. The carbohydrates,
protein and B vitamins can help keep you going all day by enhancing stamina and
fighting off fatigue.
3. Skin Soother - Bee pollen is often used in
topical products that aim to treat inflammatory conditions and common skin
irritations like psoriasis or eczema. The amino acids and vitamins protect the
skin and aid the regeneration of cells.
4. Respiratory System - Bee pollen
contains a high quantity of antioxidants that may have an anti-inflammatory
effect on the tissues of the lungs, preventing the onset of asthma.
5. Digestive System - In addition to
healthful vitamins, minerals and protein, bee pollen contains enzymes that can
aid in digestion. Enzymes assist your body in getting all the nutrients you
need from the food that you eat.
6. Immune System Booster - Pollen is
good for the intestinal flora and thereby supports the immune system. According
to holistic health expert Dr. Joseph Mercola, bee pollen has antibiotic-type
properties that can help protect the body from contracting viruses. It's also
rich in antioxidants that protect the cells from the damaging oxidation of free
7. Supports the Cardiovascular System - Bee Pollen contains large amounts of Rutin; an antioxidant bioflavonoid
that helps strengthen capillaries, blood vessels, assists with circulatory
problems and corrects cholesterol levels. Its potent anti-clotting powers could
help prevent heart attack and stroke.