Friday, April 06, 2018

Pollen is Rich in Protein, Minerals, Vitamins, Vitamin B12, and Amino Acids

The many benefits of bee pollen

Dear Betty,

Please give me some information on bee pollen. How much to take and the benefits?

Bees produce a variety of products besides honey, the pollen is one of the more than seven different products. Propolis is the most well known of these products. It is resinous material collected from plants used by the bees to seal the cracks or openings in their hives. It is sold in health food stores, used as an additive to skin lotions, soaps, beauty creams, shampoos, lipsticks, toothpaste, chewing gum, mouthwashes, sunscreens, etc. Different plants have different characteristics, making is difficult to get a product with uniform medical properties.

Bee pollen has been called the beef steak of the bee colony and provides more and better nutrition than does the nectar. The pollen is very beneficial containing nearly all the nutrients required by humans.

Pollen is rich in protein, minerals, and vitamins. It is particularly rich in vitamin B12 and amino acids, but its remarkable properties are not fully known. It improves endurance, promotes longevity aids recovery from chronic illnesses and helps prevent some diseases. Bee pollen is a remedy for allergies and hay fever. Like the propolis it has a wide variation in the nutritional value depending on flower source. One teaspoon of pollen takes one bee approximately one month to gather if it works eight hours a day...

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