As an alkaline food, bee pollen benefits and balances the overall PH of your body. People agree that the bee pollen nutritional profile is one of the most complete in the world. It can be used as an alternative to a multivitamin.
Here’s a list of all the bee pollen vitamins and other nutrients:
- 25% to 40% vegetarian complete protein -in pre-digested, free amino acid form.
- A variety of fatty acids – 70% is the omega 3 ALA, 3-4% is the Omega 6LA, and 16-17% is monounsaturated and saturated fat.
- Simple carbohydrates – many of the same sugars that are found in honey.
- All the B vitamins – including biotin, folic acid, choline and inositol but not a usable form of B12.
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin D (which is rare for plant foods to contain)
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin K
- Up to 60 major and minor minerals (including some rare elements like gold in amounts as high as 0.9 parts per million depending on the type of flower pollen used.)
- Nucleic acids such as RNA and DNA (a component found in the diets of many centenarians.)
- Steroidal and hormonal substances (natural plant sources of these are safe and beneficial)
- 15% lecithin (which lowers cholesterol as well being food the brain.)
- High on the ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity) scale due to a wide array of antioxidants (it is scored at 164, while blueberries for example are a 61)
- Rutin (a key antioxidant for strengthening the walls of the vascular system, also helps stabilize vitamin C)
- Carotenoids such as xanthophyll and alpha/beta carotenes (the more antioxidant carotenoids a mammal gets, the longer it can live.)
- At least 11 major enzymes (which are necessary for digestion. Bee pollen benefits and complements a live food diet since the extra enzymes have an anti-aging effect on the cells of the body.)
>Over 5000 minor enzymes and coenzymes (this is the most enzyme rich product on Earth!)
**People with allergies to bee stings should not take Bee Pollen to be safe
Test for an adverse reaction to bee pollen.
- Begin by placing a single granule or a small dosage of the bee pollen supplement on the tip of your tongue. If you are allergic to this product, you will begin to experience an allergic reaction within minutes of the pollen being absorbed by the mucus membranes of your tongue. Any signs of a runny nose, itchy eyes, nose or throat, shortness of breath, hives or other skin problems, or swelling will indicate an allergy to bee pollen.
- Slowly increase your dose every day to make sure that you don’t experience an allergic reaction with larger doses. If you begin to experience any side effects with a larger dose, reduce the quantity of bee pollen that you are consuming daily and maintain that smaller quantity for a few weeks. After time has passed, you can begin increasing your dosage once again.
Take bee pollen granules by themselves or dissolve them in water or hot tea.
- Some people mix bee pollen into a tablespoon or 2 of raw honey to improve the flavor of the bee pollen granules.
- Most individuals limit themselves to 1 or 2 tablespoons of bee pollen granules each day.
- Bee pollen capsules are easier to regulate and should be taken with a full glass of water.
You can find these on my website ($1.69 oz): www.drdebsherbals.com, type in search bar or look in loose herbs for Bee Pollen granules. They also have them available at Placerville Health foods, 1252 Broadway
**Once you get your bee pollen home, store in the refrigerator to sustain the best possible quality