Truly made with nature’s own hands bee pollen is made by honeybees, and is the food for their young. Each bee pollen pellet contains over two million flower pollen grains and one teaspoonful contains over 2.5 billion grains of flower pollen.
Despite being overlooked by today’s mainstream health food ecosystem, bee pollen has always been a holistic remedy used throughout the world for thousands of years. Unfortunately the vast amount of uses that pollen can be used for are often overlooked.
Bee pollen contains nearly every nutrients required by humans. Bee-gathered pollen consists of nearly 40% protein, folic acid, vitamins, including B-complex, and is considered one of the Earth’s most nourishing foods.
Bee pollen in itself is a complete food and contains elements that animal based products don’t possess. Bee pollen is far richer in proteins than any other animal source as it contains more amino acids than eggs, cheese or even beef of equivalent weight. Being greatly comprised of protein in the form of free amino acids, once ingested bee pollen is ready to be used directly by your body.
As a well-practiced Ayurveda therapist, I have listed bee pollen as one of my 22 most recommended natural foods. Bee Pollen has traditionally been used medicinally for a wide range of medical conditions ranging from prostate health to skin conditions and also has been known to help correct specific nutritional imbalances within the body.
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.
Bee pollen is astonishingly effective against a wide range of respiratory diseases.
Pollen causes a reduction in the presence of histamine, which can free allergy sufferers from nearly every symptom once treated with pollen orally. Everything from asthma to allergies to sinus problems can be scoured clean
Though a more recent holistic treatment for addictions and inhibiting cravings, some people firmly believe that bee pollen can effectively curb cravings. Proper research would prove very useful, particularly when it comes to weight management.
Bee pollen, though an often overlooked solution for men suffering from prostate hyperplasia, may offer lasting relief. Bee pollen has long been known to reduce inflammation of all sorts and can also be used to ease frequent urges to urinate.
For the lover in the both of you, bee pollen, is a huge hormone booster and great aphrodisiac. Research studies have shown that bee pollen can stimulate and restore correct ovarian function, and can be used to accelerate pregnancy expectation times.
How Do I Use Bee Pollen in My Diet?
A spoonful at breakfast, taken with a piece of fruit should aptly provide an adequate daily allowance. Bee pollen is a food and its healthy benefits are much more effective and pronounced when taken with dried fruits, such as dates, plumbs, raisins, and other dried fruits which will allow the pollen to thoroughly yet gently cleanse the intestinal tract. The fruit fibers will reinforce the functioning of the bee pollen.