Bee Pollen Information
What is it? Besides collecting nectar from flowers, bees select only those pollens that contain the greatest amounts of protein and other nutrients. The bees mix them with the nectar and some of the bee’s own secretions, and take them to their hives. Bees use this pollen as foods.
What does it do? Bee Pollen is the only food on Earth containing all 22 nutrients needed by mankind for complete health. Bee pollen contains much more protein per ounce than any other natural food. It also contains a wide variety of other nutrients.
Bee pollen seems to supply something that some unhealthy, stressed and aging people lack and need. It is used to retard hardening of the arteries, to strengthen the circulatory system, and to combat the symptoms of illnesses and allergies. It is believed to regulate the function of the endocrine system, and when eaten after meals it is believed to aid in digestion. It also stops some women’s menstrual cramps.
Bee pollen is believed to reduce stress and to increase alertness and stamina. Olympic and other athletes use pollen as a low-calorie protein source and also as a quick, yet sustained source of energy. Applied to the skin, bee pollen is believed to help heal wounds and acne.
How do you take it? A very few people are allergic to bee pollen, therefore it is suggested that people start taking small amounts of bee pollen, and gradually increase the amount until they are taking two teaspoons daily. If allergic symptoms occur, temporarily decrease the amount taken. Soon the symptoms will disappear.
What does it taste like? Bee pollen looks like tiny yellow, tan, orange, and brown balls. It varies in taste depending on the plants from which it comes. Some bee pollen has a slightly sweet and nut-like flavor. Some is bitter. It can be eaten alone or mixed with any cold food or thick cold beverage.
What does it contain? Bee pollen contains eight essential amino acids and ten other amino acids. Bee pollen will contain differing amounts of nutrients depending on its source.
Crude Fiber 3%
Total Fiber 7.6%
Typical Vitamins and Mineral Profile
Provitamin A 8300 IU/kg
Vitamin C 200 mg/kg
Alpha Tocopherol (E) 46 mg/kg
Thiamin HCL (B1) 14 mg/kg
Riboflavin (B20) 11 mg/kg
Pyridoxine HCL (B6) 2.9 mg/kg
B12 .04 mcg/kg
Biotin .054 mg/kg
Folic Acid 19 mg/kg
Niacin 110 mg/kg
Pantothenic Acid 7.7 mg/kg
Potassium 525 mg/kg
Selenium .3 mg/kg
Sodium 40.4 mg/kg
Calories 350/100 grams
*These statements have not been evaluated by FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent any disease.