Bee pollen is a mixture of flower pollen, nectar, enzymes, honey, wax and bee secretions. Recently, bee pollen has gained traction in the health community because it’s loaded with nutrients, amino acids, vitamins, lipids and over 250 active substances
Benefits of Bee Pollen:
Working as an antioxidant. Researchers have found that bee pollen has very high antioxidant properties similar to those of fermented foods. Antioxidants are naturally occurring chemicals that exist in plant-based foods, usually those that are red or dark in color, as well as fermented foods. Antioxidants keep people healthy by counteracting oxidants such as air pollution and cigarette smoke that can damage the body.
Boosting liver health. The liver is responsible for filtering toxins out of the body. Researchers found that in rats, bee pollen helps keep the liver healthy and can even help the healing process after liver damage.
Strengthening the immune system. A strong immune system is necessary for fighting off disease and keeping you healthy. Researchers found that bee pollen naturally inhibits allergic reactions. Bee pollen has antimicrobial, antifungal, and antiviral properties. These properties could help kill off bacteria and viruses, such as staphylococcus aureus, which causes food poisoning.
Easing symptoms of menopause. Many women who take antihormonal medications often experience symptoms of menopause. Study found that some women with breast cancer who took a bee pollen supplement experienced fewer, less intense menopause symptoms than those who didn’t.
Reducing stress. Bee pollen can increase blood flow to the body’s nervous system, helping reduce stress. It’s also effective for tiredness.
Speeding healing. Bee pollen can be used on the skin to speed healing, as it boosts blood circulation, kills bacteria, and moistens the skin.