Bee pollen, royal jelly, and propolis have been used for millennia as powerful healing agents. Even ancient rock engravings and inscriptions on Egyption sacropgahi depict honeybees as sacred insects! Spring is one of the best seasons to try adding in bee pollen for its allergy prevention and nutritional powers; here’s a snapshot of what this superfood can offer!

Bee pollen, royal jelly, and propolis have been used for millennia as powerful healing agents. Even ancient rock engravings and inscriptions on Egyption sacropgahi depict honeybees as sacred insects! Spring is one of the best seasons to try adding in bee pollen for its allergy prevention and nutritional powers; here’s a snapshot of what this superfood can offer!

Nutrition

Bee pollen contains proteins, fats, vitamins, and minerals. The pollen actually contains more essential amino acids than beef, eggs, or cheese; making it a complete protein. These little beauties are the perfect supplement to your diet as they are also rich in B-vitamins.

Allergies

Bee pollen is rich with flavonoids; compounds with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. Flavonoids are known to significantly inhibit the allergic response as it interferes with the release of histamine.

Bee Pollen vs Tree Pollen

Bee pollen is what is produced by flowers and flowering fruit trees; different than wind-born pollen often responsible for allergies. Bee pollen is much heavier and resembles the consistency of sticky-tack. Bee pollen rarely causes allergic reactions but those with bee sting allergies are cautioned to start with only a few grains of pollen at a time.

How to Use It

Look for pollen that is local to your area to reap the greatest benefits. Sprinkle a few granules in smoothies, on top of granola, or add a little on top of salad.

Safety

Always start with a very small granule and work up to a larger dose. Those with gout should avoid bee pollen entirely as it raises uric acid levels in the body, leading to the progression of gout symptoms.

Additional Benefits

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Asthma
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Immune system support
  • Infertility
  • Kidney disorders
  • Pain management
  • Prostate diseases