I am always looking for natural ways to care for my health. After hearing about the positive effects of bee pollen, I started taking a teaspoon in hot water everyday. The results have been profound. Not only are my sneeze attacks and allergy headaches becoming more rare, my energy is also noticeably higher.
There are a lot of health benefits of bee pollen:
- prevents allergies
- increases energy and stamina
- improves mental performance
- stimulates production of sexual hormones
- assists with weight loss
- enhances the immune system
- corrects digestive problems and food intolerance
- protects the liver from toxins
- slows aging
- prevents disease such as cancer
- reduces stress
Bee pollen is pollen from flowers which is collected from bees upon entering a hive. Pollen granules stick to the bees’ legs as they nectar inside flowers. It is interesting that bees collect only the purest of pollens, avoiding toxic plants including those contaminated with pesticides. As a side note, bees carry a quality of life which is pristine and have been highly regarded by a number of esotericists.
Bee pollen contains amino acids, fatty acids, enzymes and vitamins such as vitamin B, beta carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E and flavanoids. It is considered one of nature’s most nourishing foods. It contains nearly all nutrients required by human beings. Bee pollen is richer in protein than any source from animals. The protein in bee pollen is nearly all usable by the body without any further breakdown or metabolism.
I purchase bee pollen granules from my local farmers market. It is best to buy bee pollen in the area where you live, especially if you suffer from allergies. The reason is that bee pollen desensitizes the body to the pollen that travels through the air. Buying it locally will help lower your sensitivity to local plant pollens.
Store bee pollen in a cool, dry place. It is best to have bee pollen during a meal. The advice to take it thirty minutes before a meal is not accurate, especially if you are like me and have a sensitive stomach. You have to build your system up, so work your way up to 1 tablespoon a day. If you are trying to rid yourself of an ailment like allergies, it is important to take it every day. Speak with your doctor before taking bee pollen, particularly if you have a history of anaphylactic reactions.
Finally, bee pollen is an alkaline food, which is beneficial if you are concerned about the pH balance of your body. Balancing your pH is extremely important if you are experiencing health problems and fatigue.