Bee pollen has been described by herbalists as a marvelous nutritious food, and it is claimed to be a cure for many health problems. Bee pollen is made by honeybees and it contains lipids, minerals, vitamins, protein and carbohydrates.
It is important that we do not confuse bee pollen with honeycomb, natural honey, royal jelly or bee venom. Bee pollen is used in natural dietary supplements and skin softening products used for eczema and diaper rash. Bee pollen is recommended for allergies, asthma, stomach problems and health maintenance. Still, there is no scientific proof to confirm it helps with these conditions.
It is advisable to check with your doctor before taking any natural product for a health problem.
Furthermore, herbalists recommend bee pollen to reduce side effects of chemotherapy and enhance athletic performance. You should be careful if you have pollen allergy; its allergic reaction can cause hives, shortness of breath and swelling.
Bee pollen is not safe for pregnant women or women that are breastfeeding. Bee pollen is said to be a natural energizer due to its wide range of nutrients. Its proteins, B vitamins and carbohydrates can help you fight off fatigue and enhance stamina.
Bee pollen is high in antioxidants that have anti- inflammatory effect on the lungs’ tissues, meaning it is good for the respiratory system. Bee pollen contains enzymes that help in digestion and getting all the nutrients needed for your body.
A holistic health expert said there are antibiotic- type properties for bee pollen that can protect the body from viruses. Additionally, it is used in treating addiction by inhibiting cravings and suppressing impulses which means it can help in weight management as well. Bee pollen is rich in Rutin (antioxidant) that helps strengthen blood vessels and capillaries and corrects cholesterol levels.