Bee Pollen is a very popular natural food supplement and probably one of the original superfoods. Bee Pollen is the food for young bees made by the honey bees but white also contains a large number of important nutrients that humans need.
It is super high in protein – around 40% and includes vitamins such as B vitamins, D E and K, as well as minerals such as magnesium, selenium, silica and zinc.
These are only just some of the nutrients that can be found in Bee Pollen, and because of its high protein content is considered an excellent source of protein for vegetarians, But the thing I like the most about this, is because it is a natural product (no synthetics like in many multi) then the body can recognise these nutrients and utilise them straight away in the body. Because of its amazing nutrient profile it may help support energy production, so helpful for fatigue and increasing stamina.
Not only is it high in nutrients and protein but also high in antioxidants such as carotene’s, polyphenols and flavonoids. This means it not only us a super food for energy but also a great supplement to consider for anti-aging, this is why it is so popular for women wanting to look after their skin!
It is also said to be helpful for hair growth and strength and this is probably due to the high protein content but also important minerals such as silica and zinc.
Immune System Health
And also lets remember those fast acting nutrients will support overall immune health. The high levels of antioxidants are important for the immune system but also its vitamin C content and protein content will bolster overall immune health. Studies performed on Bee Pollen also suggest it has antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties. Wow! What a super food! Why not consider this as your next super multi?
Bee pollen is available in both loose granules and capsules. Generally speaking the granules have a rather sharp bitter taste, not what you would expect coming from a bee! But most people really love the flavour and add the granules to smoothies, yogurt and the likes.
For those who don’t enjoy the bitterness then capsules are available.
Worried about allergies?
Some people may have a reaction to bee products and this include Bee Pollen. If you do want to try, you can start with a very small amount say 1/2 tsp to begin and watch for a reaction. Slowly work your dose up to 1-3 tsp per day. For those who know they have a bee allergy, you are best to avoid Bee Pollen all together.