Bee Pollen

What is Bee Pollen?
Bee pollen is a powdery substance that bees collect from flowering plants, store in their hives, and use as a protein source. Bee pollen is a mainstay of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and is used in the alternative medical world for a wide range of health benefits. Because it is thought to boost energy, vitality, and strength, it is sometimes promoted as an aid for athletic performance. In addition to protein, bee pollen contains a variety of vitamins, amino acids, carbohydrates, antioxidants, fatty acids, enzymes, and trace elements. It is known for being rich in the B Vitamin complex.

What are the health benefits of Bee Pollen?

Bee pollen is also taken to improve memory, increase hormone levels, prevent allergies, enhance prostate health, lower cholesterol, protect the liver, and to treat intestinal disorders such diarrhea and constipation. It is also used for weight loss.

Are there any precautions for taking Bee Pollen?

It is recommended that those who are allergic to bees avoid bee pollen. Bee pollen should also be avoided by pregnant women, nursing mothers, and those with asthma.

Where can I find Bee Pollen?
Bee Pollen is available as a dietary supplement in a variety of forms including powder, lozenge, cream, capsule, and lozenge. It can be found online and in health food stores.

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