Bee pollen is a superfood, a natural suplement, and a highly regarded natural medicine. Eaten by Greeks and Romans to acquire eternal youth, this nectar has been confirmed in modern times, that promotess benefits in the form of healing and rejuvenation. Studies show that bee pollen has natural rejuvenating powers, aids beauty, boosts energy, extends life span, fights allergies (and possibly even cancer) and relieves digestive disorders.
Nutitional content of bee pollen:
Bee pollen is rich in proteins, free amino acids, and vitamins, including B-complex and folic acid. It has a high concentration in lecithin, which nourish the brain and nervous system.It contains digestible carbohydrates, sugars (mainly fructose and glucose), lipids (including essential fatty acids), phenolic compounds (including flavonoids), minerals (including calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium, potassium, iron, copper, zinc, manganese, silicon and selenium), water-soluble vitamins and acids (including B1, B2, B6 and C), and fat-soluble vitamins (including vitamins A, E and D).
Health benefits of bee pollen:
- Regulates intestinal fuctions.
- Aids in digestion and circulation functions.
- Helps to control weight.
- Detoxifies the body.
- Boosts the immune system.
- Has antibiotic properties.
- Controls diabetic syntoms.
- Controls anemia.
- Helps with depression and stress.
- Helps women with menopausal symptoms.
- Helps men with impotence and prostate problems.
- Increases energy and mental alertness.
- Lowers down the aging process.
- Increases the body’s healing power.
- Helps the body build resistance to disease.
- Reduces inflammation.
- Acts as an antioxidant.
- Protects against liver toxicity.
- Cures allergies.
- Fights nervous diseases.
How to take bee pollen:
Adults: Start with 1 tsp. in the morning (1/2 hour before breakfast) followed with some water, juice or milk. Increase your intake every day by a few grains until reaching 2 tsp. a day (10 ml). For normal daily intake, you may take up to 1 tbsp. (15 ml) daily.
Children: Start from 3 grains, increasing by 2 grains every few days until reaching 1/2 tsp. a day. You may mix pollen with raw honey and eat it, or dilute it in a liquid at room temperature.