Age reversing, disease fighting, complete nutritious food dating back to antiquity times may be the closest thing today to the Fountain of Youth.
In 1975, Dr. Naum Petrovich, chief scientist at the Soviet Academy in Vladivostok said, “long lives are attained from each grain of this food substance that is one of the original treasure-houses of nutrition and medicine, containing every important substance that is necessary to life”
I have been consuming bee pollen on and off most of my adult life. I knew that bee pollen was really good for you, but once I did the in depth research for this article, I was absolutely blown away at the wide range of anti aging benefits.
Bee pollen is a fine powdery substance collected by honeybees from the stamens of flowering plants and stored I honeycomb hives. It is regarded as highly nutritious and a complete food. Some nutritionist insist you could live on bee pollen alone.
- 35% protein (twice as much as beef)
- All 22 known amino acids found in the body (this is more than beef, eggs or cheese)
- All 28 minerals found in the body
- Folic Acid
- Vitamins A, C, E
- Essential fatty acids
- Quercetin (neutralizes histamine response, which alleviates inflammation caused by hay fever or other common allergies causing substances)
Bee pollen has been revered throughout the ages.
- Hippocrates, considered the father of modern-day medicine favored bee pollen as a natural medicinal solution over 2,500 years ago.
- Chinese and Egyptian societies used it for it’s near-miraculous ability to rejuvenate and heal.
- Bee pollen was often entombed with Pharaohs.
- The Romans and Greeks called bee pollen “the life-giving dust”.
In my opinion bee pollen is an easy way to invest in ageless beauty and long term good health. Read further and I think you’ll agree that bee pollen is a miraculous super food that every ageless beauty wannabe will want to incorporate into their daily routine.
Bee Pollen for Weight Management
1 Tablespoon of bee pollen has 45 calories and is 15% lecithin which is crucial for normal fat metabolism. It also contains natural phenylalanine which acts as an appetite suppressant.
Bee Pollen for Boosting Energy
The British Sports Counsel saw a 40 – 50% increase in strength of every athlete who took bee pollen regulary. Athletes report that it helps them increase stamina, train harder and recover quickly.
Bee Pollen for Increased Sex Drive
Over 20 scientific studies show that bee pollen supports men’s sexual health by seriously increasing sexual pleasure.
Bee Pollen for Increased Fertility
Studies show that when men include bee pollen in their diet it has a dramatic effect on sperm count. Sperm swim faster, last longer, are more motile and viable, therefore increasing fertility.
Bee Pollen for Allergies
Many people hear the word “pollen” and think allergies. What is so interesting is that bees are very selective in the pollen they collect. There are two types of pollen, anemophile pollen grains and entomophile pollen grains. Anemophile pollens which can cause allergic reactions in people are NOT collected by bees. Entomophiles which contain the super nutrient profile known as bee pollen is what bees collect.
According to the Journal of Allergy, allergy sufferers showed a dramatic improvement after eating bee pollen, some even showed a 100% recovery.
Read Bee Pollan: Nature Provides an Answer for Allergies
Bee Pollen for Cancer Prevention
Bee pollen prevents and inhibits the growth of mutated cells that cause cancer.
Bee Pollen Provides Radiation Protection
According to Dr. Gabriel Cousens, author of Conscious Eating, the high nutritional content of bee pollen helps to support the immune system and protect both red and white blood cells against their usual depletion from radiation.
Bee Pollen Strengthens Adrenals
Stress is the #1 cause of adrenal weakness and bee pollen helps combat stress related free radical damage to the adrenals.
According to The Underground Health Report Bee Pollen can also:
Slow down and even reverse the aging process
Improves skin health and elasticity resulting in less wrinkling and acne
Reduce cholesterol, blood pressure and the risk of heart disease
Relieve symptoms of Type II diabetes by restoring mineral and energy deficiencies
Fight bacterial infection the way antibiotics do
Eliminate cravings for alcohol and drugs
Rebuild damaged and inflamed tissue, muscles and joints
Combat depression and sleep disorders
Still not convinced that Bee Pollan is a Fountain of Youth food?
Bee keepers in remote villages who consume raw honey which contains bee pollen have incredible health well past the ripe old age of 100.
For best results, buy your been pollen from a local source which increases the anti-allergy effect. Make sure they practice organic bee farming and do not expose honeybees to high-fructose corn syrup or other harmful chemicals. Fresh bee pollen should not cling together or form clumps, and it should be sold in a tightly sealed container.
You can take bee pollen in liquid form, capsule, chewable tablet or as granules or powder that you mix into food, drinks or smoothies. It has a sweet, nut like flavor. Granules are the most recommended form of bee pollen and the form that I personally take.
Adults start out taking 1 teaspoon a half hour before breakfast in water, juice or a smoothie and gradually work your way up to 2 teaspoons a day.
Over 40 clinical trails show bee pollen to be a safe, powerful food supplement for all ages, including children, teens, and pregnant or nursing women. Bee pollen is a food, you can not overdose or consume toxic levels. People who are allergic to bee stings, are likely to be allergic to bee pollen.
WARNING: An estimated 0.05% of the population may be allergic to bee pollen.