Bee pollen contains nearly all the nutrients needed to sustain life. It has long been revered in Traditional Chinese Medicine as an energy and nutritive tonic.
What is Bee Pollen and what is it good for?
Botanical name: Produced by the honeybee, Apis mellifera L.
Other names: Honeybee pollen
Bee pollen is made by honeybees from flower pollen, which they spend thousands of hours collecting. It contains nearly all the nutrients needed to sustain life, and has long been revered in Traditional Chinese Medicine as an energy and nutritive tonic. Cultures worldwide have used bee pollen for endurance, vitality, longevity, recovery from illness, reducing cravings and addictions, preventing infectious diseases, strengthening the immune system and correcting nutritional deficiencies. Recent studies have found bee pollen beneficial for infertility, allergies, cancer, weight control and physical performance.
Bee pollen contains 35% protein, Amino acids, Folic acid, Vitamins A, B-complex, C, E. Recently, bee pollen has gained traction in the health community because it’s loaded with nutrients, amino acids, vitamins, lipids and over 250 active substances.
Bee pollen granules consist of approximately:
- Carbs: 40%
- Protein: 35%
- Water: 4–10%
- Fats: 5%
- Other substances: 5–15%
Bee pollen is a complex food. There are about 200 active substances in pollen, including:
- amino acids
- macronutrients and micronutrients
Pollen also contains the following important nutritional compounds:
Eat as is, or add to yogurt, fruit salad, smoothies, raw treats, trail mix.
Bee Pollen Common Uses:
Bee Pollen Actions:
Bee Pollen Precautions:
Bee pollen can cause allergic reactions in people who are allergic to pollen- use with caution.
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