Bee pollen is pollen collected from plants by bees and mixed with bee saliva and nectar. This powdery substance becomes an adequate food source for the male bees. It is reputed to offer many health benefits for human consumption in the form of nutritional supplements.
Protein, carbohydrates, B-complex vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids and other essential nutrients are found in bee pollen in varying amounts.
Reported benefits are increased energy and stamina. It may also help allergies by strengthening immune function.
Bee pollen is found in powder, tablet or capsule form. It may or may not be combined with other nutritional supplements.
It may be best to find bee pollen from a local source to increase potential benefits.
As with all bee products, there is potential for allergies to bee pollen, therefore it should be used with caution in susceptible individuals.
- Prescription for Natural Healing, 3rd ed; Phyllis Balch; 2000
- Bee Pollen
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