Besides being nutritious, bee pollen is touted for other health benefits.
: Always consult a physician before taking any nutritional supplement. Be aware that research has not confirmed that bee pollen has any significant health benefits.
Step 1: Boost nutrition and immune system Boost your nutrition and your immune system with bee pollen, which contains high amounts of readily-available protein as well as vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, and lipids.
TIP: Don't take bee pollen if you have an allergy to bee stings, a honey intolerance, or are allergic to ragweed or chrysanthemums.
Step 2: Improve digestion Improve your digestion. Bee pollen is used for such gastrointestinal problems as diarrhea, constipation, enteritis, and colitis. It's also used as a mild diuretic.
Step 3: Lose weight Jump-start your weight loss. Bee pollen is thought to rev up your metabolism and help burn calories while curbing food cravings.
Step 4: Treat allergies Treat allergies, like hay fever and asthma, with bee pollen, which contains trace amounts of allergens and may act as a sort of allergy "shot," increasing your immunity.
Step 5: Increase stmina Increase your stamina or improve your athletic performance. Although not proven, bee pollen is often recommended by herbalists specifically for athletes.
Step 6: Apply to skin Apply bee pollen in cream form to soften skin to treat skin conditions like acne, diaper rash, and eczema.
Step 7: Take capsules Take bee pollen in the form of granules, usually sold by the ounce. Capsules and tablets, which are usually 500 to 1,000 milligrams are taken at meals.
FACT: To make a single pound of honey, workers bees fly 55,000 miles and tap two million flowers.