I’d like to share some knowledge relating to the enormous health benefits of Bee pollen which my lovely daughter recently brought to my attention.
Bee pollen is one of nature’s healthiest and most powerful ‘Superfoods’ and has been recognised as a dietary supplement for thousands of years. Bee pollen was used by the early Egyptian’s and Chinese civilizations as a physical rejuvenator. Over 2,500 years ago the father of modern medicine, Greek physician Hippocrates, used it as a healing substance. It’s referred to today by natural health practitioners as an herbal ‘Fountain of Youth’, beneficial for almost everything from weight loss to cancer prevention.
We’ve all seen this humble little worker busily going about his business collecting pollen, but what exactly is Bee pollen?
It’s the dust-sized seed found on the stamen of all flower blossoms. This seed collects on the legs of honeybees as they move from flower to flower in search of nectar. Bees secrete nectar and special enzymes into the flower pollen which creates Bee pollen. The collection of this precious substance is usually done by placing a special device at the entrance of the beehive which effectively brushes it from the hind legs of the bees into a collection vessel.
So what’s actually in it? It would be easier to list what’s not in it….. Most doctors and nutritionists accept and agree that 35 grams of Bee pollen a day contains each of the nutrients needed by the human body to sustain life. Bee pollen contains an incredible array of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, co-enzymes and hormones. It’s especially rich in B vitamins and antioxidants, including lycopene, selenium, vitamin C, vitamin E, beta carotene, and several flavanoids.
It’s made up of 55% carbohydrates, 35% protein, 3% vitamins and minerals, 2% beneficial fatty acids and 5% other substances. It’s been found to have antibacterial and antiviral properties, and is low in calories. It also contains active antibiotic substances that immediately destroy harmful pathogenic bacteria upon contact.
Bee pollen has proven to be beneficial for nausea, sleep disorders, urinary and rectal disorders, poor appetite as well as general decline and weakness after radiation treatments.
It can improve fertility and reduce cholesterol levels. Bee pollen has produced therapeutic benefits for men with prostatitis as well as patients with glycohaemia, low hemoglobin and bleeding ulcers. This amazing substance is one of the most nutritionally complete natural substances found on earth, in a nutshell, it’s the Bee’s knee’s.
Should you decide to include Bee pollen in your diet, initially you may feel an increase in your energy levels, which, with regular consumption, should continue to increase. In addition to this comes a greater feeling of general well-being and over time can help alleviate a variety of different health issues, slow down aging and improve quality of life.
So now you are aware of the result of this busy little Bee’s efforts, I hope you choose to share this information and please feel free to leave a comment.
To your ultimate health awareness.