The Magnificent Benefits of Bee Pollen , 0 Comments
As discussed in our previous article (found HERE), the complete components of bee pollen are, as yet, immeasurable by modern technology. But the reported health benefits of consuming it are garnering more and more attention in the world of scientific studies, and those are the facts that we find worth dedicating an entire article to. We also find it worth mentioning just how precious bee pollen really is: to collect a teaspoon of these golden grains, a sole honeybee must work 8 hours a day for a whole month! Each compacted pellet can contain over 2 million flower pollen grains. Perhaps it is this incredible, microscopic variety that lends itself to healing the human body in so many ways. As previously mentioned, some of the health benefits of taking bee pollen orally are attributed to its high content of rutin, which is exceptionally beneficial for the circulatory system and general heart health. It can help prevent blood clots, strengthen capillaries and blood vessels, correct cholesterol levels and soothe symptoms of other afflictions, such as colitis, irritable bowel disease, and edema.
Besides rutin, bee pollen is also rich in free amino acids, making it an excellent source of protein. In fact, bee pollen is the most protein-dense animal food source. It contains more amino acids, by weight, than any other animal product (cheese, eggs, etc.). Dubbed “the building block of life,” it contains all the nutrients necessary for human sustenance, and then some! Along with rutin and protein, bee pollen is also a great source of the B-complex vitamins (thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine, biotin, folic acid, and cobalamin). These vitamins are responsible for performing various roles within the body, including, but not limited to, producing cellular energy from food, synthesizing fatty acids, forming red blood cells, and assisting in healthy metabolic and nervous system functions. Patients who suffer from anemia (as I do) can benefit from a daily intake of bee pollen; studies prove that bee pollen increases hemoglobin levels.
And that’s not all. It is estimated that over 50 million people in the USA alone suffer from hay fever or other seasonal allergies. Real-life doctors have shown that a daily dose of bee pollen can effectively neutralize these symptoms. In fact, this method of treating allergies was developed, modified, and honed at the Allergy Clinic in Denver, Colorado! If you ask me, that is some major SZL fate. If you’re itching to try to this natural home remedy yourself, we recommend setting up a relationship with a local beekeeper in your area (you can also look up apiaries, which are basically bee farms). The exact ratio of nutrients and vitamins in bee pollen will differ from area to area, based on the flowers and plants that are available to the bees, but the one thing that will always remain constant is the incredible, all-natural benefit your body will receive! And if you’re worried about the taste? Don’t be. Bee pollen smells just like honey, and tastes like it too (although with a milder saccharine overtone, and just a touch of bitterness). Like all the best things in life, it is balanced; not too acrid, not too sweet!
- Maria Vasylivna