Bee Pollen – Putting the Buzz back into your life

benefits of bee pollen

 

Bee Pollen is a very complete and nutritious food, and it is said that it contains all the essential nutrients vital for  life. Bee pollen is protein rich with many free amino acids (i.e. highly available), and can be considered as a complete food having far greater amino acid concentrations than beef, milk, eggs or cheese .

 

Bee pollen is particularly high in  B vitamins, and also contains many essential minerals. It can be considered as more powerful than brewer’s yeast or wheat germ in terms of its rejuvenating properties.

Bee pollen also contains many powerful antioxidants including lycopene, flavonoids, selenium, beta-carotene and vitamins E and C thus making it very protective against chronic and degenerative diseases.

According to researchers at the Institute of Apiculture, Taranov, Russia, “Honeybee pollen is the richest source of vitamins found in Nature in a single food. Even if 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”.

Bee pollen is widely used throughout the world by many different cultures and for a wide variety of applications. For example it has been used to help in improving endurance and vitality, aiding recovery from chronic illness, adding weight during convalescence, reducing cravings and addictions, regulating the intestines, and preventing infectious diseases

Bee pollen is usually taken as  a supplement. It comes in a granular form, (either dried or frozen) and can be sprinkled onto food or incorporated into smoothies etc. A teaspoon a day is usually all that is required.

Uses for Bee Pollen

–          To strengthen your immune system. Due to its high anti-oxidant levels bee pollen is especially effective for protecting and enhancing your immune system. Bee pollen has been shown to be effective in helping with chronic diseases such as cancer and  diabetes.

–          To maintain a healthy gut and protect against pathogens. Research has shown bee pollen to have a powerful antibacterial factor effective even against salmonella.

–          To maintain youthful good looks.  It is known for slowing the aging process and can aid in cell regeneration

–          For fertility problems. Pollen stimulates ovarian function and also improves the ability of eggs to remain viable until fertilisation and implantation in the womb.

–          Regulating blood fats. Bee pollen can normalize cholesterol and triglyceride levels, partly due to its high lecithin levels. Lecithin is a substance that helps dissolve and flush fat from the body.

–          Helping in weight control and weight loss. Bee pollen stimulates the metabolic processes. It can also reduce cravings due to its rich nutrient content, and its natural phenylalanine content acts as an appetite suppressant. When you are overweight, phenylalanine exerts a natural appetite suppressant effect. When you need to gain weight, the phenylalanine in bee pollen works in reverse by stimulating appetite.

Have you ever tried Bee pollen as a supplement and if so how did you find it? Did it give you the health benefits you were expecting?

Comments

  1. On another note, Bees are an important part of the eco system, without them plants would not produce fruits and vegetables. I did not know that bee pollen can regulate blood fats, Thanks for your research for this article. Stopping by from UBC, Good luck with your challenge,
    Karren Haller recently posted..If I Could Have Someone Write My BioMy Profile

  2. Interesting info on bee pollen. Do you personally use it in your foods/diet?
    Dominique Goh recently posted..Random Nature Shots at Gardens at the BayMy Profile

  3. Very interesting post. I learned a lot about bee pollen that I had not known before.
    Ann recently posted..B is for Baking – A to Z April ChallengeMy Profile

  4. Didn’t know Bee pollen had so many uses. Thanks for sharing.

    Damyanti @Daily(w)rite
    Co-host, A to Z Challenge 2013

    Twitter: @AprilA2Z
    #atozchallenge
    Damyanti recently posted..Be Like WaterMy Profile

  5. I take a daily regimen of honey and cinnamon that have benefits that you’ve listed. I’m so allergic to bees, but it’s nice to know they are productive and do something good for me! I love your title of today’s post!
    MelAnn recently posted..Devastated By Your Truth | IntuitionMy Profile

  6. Fascinating blog on bee pollen, thanks so much. Bees are vital to everyones health. Thanks for sharing. I am going to share this on my FB page and The Twitter.
    Anita-Clare Field recently posted..Bring Me Sunshine – The Sunshine AwardMy Profile

  7. I love this theme – very interesting post.

  8. Well, I grew up eating honey. Does that count? As much as I love honey, I think cheese is still going to have to trump it in my diet. I mean seriously, can you find a happier food than cheese?
    Crystal Collier recently posted..How to Find Happiness A-Z: BMy Profile

Speak Your Mind

*

CommentLuv badge

badges