What exactly is bee pollen?
Bee pollen is the male seed of flowers. It is required for the fertilization of the plant. The tiny particles consist of 50/1,000-millimeter corpuscles, formed at the stamen’s free end in the heart of the blossom.
It is important to know that the production of one teaspoon of pollen takes a bee one month work to gather. As bees buzz from blossom to blossom, microscopic pollen particles coat their stubby little bodies so densely that they sometimes look like little yellow fuzz balls. Each bee pollen pellet contains over two million flower pollen grains and one teaspoonful contains over 2.5 billion grains of flower pollen.
Pollen is the most important food for the bees and it contains a long list of nutritions. This is the ultimate superfood!
Bee pollen is a valuable apitherapeutic product greatly appreciated by the alternative medicine because of its potential medical and nutritional applications. It demonstrates a series of actions, such as:
- Local analgesic.
Its radical scavenging potential has also been reported. Beneficial properties of bee pollen and the validity for their therapeutic use in various pathological condition have been discussed in this study and with the currently known mechanisms, by which bee pollen modulates burn wound healing process.
Pollen is quite a varied plant product rich in biologically active substances. Two hundred substances were found in the pollen grains from different plant species.
In the group of basic chemical substances, there are proteins, amino acids, carbohydrates, lipids and fatty acids, phenolic compounds, enzymes, and coenzymes as well as vitamins and bioelements. Moreover, vitamins and bioelements also belong to valuable substances. Pollen is quite a significant source of vitamin both fat-soluble 0,1%, such as provitamin A and vitamins E and D, and water-soluble 0,6%, such as B1, B2, B6, and C, and acids: pantothenic, nicotinic and folic, biotin, rutin, and inositol. Their total amount is equal to 0,7% in the whole product.
When do we use it?
- Prostate gland problems;
- Chronic exhaustion;
- High cholesterol levels;
- Cardiovascular disorders;
- Nervous system disorders;
- Great for bodybuilders and athletes;
- Great for vegans and people on a special nutritional diet;
- Regulates the gastrointestinal system;
- Helps in cases of kidney disorders.
How do we use it?
Adults – 1 table spoon in the morning, 20-30 minutes before breakfast;
Children from 3 to 12 years old – 1 tea spoon in the morning, 20-30 minutes before breakfast.
Fresh bee pollen can be taken directly.
It should be stored in a freezer at -10’C.