Pollen is the male seed of a flower and the food source of an infant bee. Honey pollen is about 40% protein with half of the protein in the form off free amino acids which are readily available for your body to use. It truly is a superfood with nearly all the nutrients our bodies require provided in one serving.
According to Dr Lars-Erik Essen, a dermatologist in Helsingborg Sweden bee pollen works wonders on the skin. Taking pollen “seems to prevent premature aging of the cells and stimulates growth of new skin tissue. It offers effective protection against dehydration and injects new life into dry cells. It smoothes away wrinkles and stimulates a life giving blood supply to all skin cells. Taken internally or externally bee pollen exercises a suppressive effect on facial acne.”
But taking pollen benefits far more than your complexion.
Top 15 benefits of bee pollen:
- Soothing skin irritation and acne, anti-aging
- Extending your longevity
- Aiding recovery of illness
- Weight loss, suppressing cravings
- Reducing addiction
- Aiding digestive system and regulating intestines
- Building new blood
- Boosting immune system
- Increasing energy
- Aiding respiratory system by reducing inflammation on the lungs
- Lessening allergies: a Colorado doctor found 94% of his patients were allergy free after taking bee pollen
- Strengthening cardiovascular system extremely high in rutin an antioxidants bioflavin which strengthens capillaries blood vessels and reduces cholesterol.
- Aids prostate health: reduces inflammation which reduces the frequency of urination
- Reduces infertility: stimulates and restores ovarian function. Apparently it is also considered an aphrodisiac
- Anti cancer
If you take bee pollen, respect the bee; 1 teaspoon of pollen takes 1 bee 240hours of hard labour and contains roughly 2.5 billion grains of flower pollen. Furthermore, at this moment in time, researchers cannot artificially make bee pollen. When a bee is fed manmade pollen it dies, even though all the nutrients are present in the lab produced version.
They really are busy little bees.