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Bee Pollen

Information About Bee Pollen

Bee pollen is the term used for pollen collected by bees from flowering plants. Bee pollen is used in nutritional supplements because of the high concentration and variety of nutrients it contains. Bee pollen is counted among the 'superfoods' such as lecithin, spirulina, chlorella and greens formulas; nutritionally-rich whole foods that have been minimally processed and are consumed as foods and as supplements.

Health Benefits of Bee Pollen

People use bee pollen to increase energy, stamina and promote resistance to stress and disease. It is a concentrated source of essential amino acids, vitamins, minerals, enzymes and is cholesterol-free. Most people find that bee pollen has an energizing effect without being a stimulant itself. Other uses of bee pollen include support for chronic prostatitis, for which there is some evidence.1,2

Using Bee Pollen

Bee pollen capsules and tablets can be used according to manufacturer's recommendations. Bee pollen granules have a pleasant nutty taste and can be added to shakes, yogurt, applesauce and other foods.

Side-effects and Cautions:

People sensitive to pollen or bee products should avoid bee pollen or start with very small doses to assess their tolerance.

1. Curr Urol Rep. 2007 Jul;8(4):313-8.
2. Ther Clin Risk Manag. 2007 Aug;3(4):507-12.