Bee Pollen has traditionally been used as a holistic remedy for a wide range of conditions from prostate cancer to skin conditions and can help rectify specific nutritional imbalances within the body.
Used as a medicine among the early Egyptian and Chinese civilizations, Bee Pollen known as Apis Mellifera in scientific terminology is also known as honey bee pollen. Bee pollen was used to embalm the pharaohs of ancient Egypt and the Greeks called it ‘life-giving dust’.
Even Hippocrates, the ancient Greek physician recognized its healing and rejuvenating properties.
It is pollen from the plants that collect on the legs of bees while they feed on the nectar of flowers. It is a combination of pollen, plant nectar, and bee saliva. It is not to be confused with bee honey.
Bee Pollen first rose to popularity in the 1970’s when it was endorsed by athletes who praised it for its stamina enhancing properties. Bee pollen has been a part of certain cultures for centuries but in modern times, it is only now that its benefits are being explored.
Bee Pollen is a complete food and contains many nutrients which animal based products do not. It is rich in minerals and amino acids, vitamins, including B-complex, and folic acid.
Bee Pollen has been described as 'nature's perfect food'. Many Chinese medicines contain bee pollen due to its rich nutritional properties.
Why add bee pollen to your daily diet?
There are at least ten amazing reasons why you should incorporate Bee Pollen into your daily diet.
Bee Pollen is best eaten in the morning at breakfast with a bit of fruit. Bee Pollen is mainly used as a dietary or nutritional supplement.
Besides the reasons stated above, bee pollen is also used for the following:
It is also undeniable that bee pollen is rich in nutrients and this could be by why Geniux works. It contains almost twice the amount of animal protein found in ordinary amounts of meat, twice as much iron than in any other food and significantly high amounts of vitamins and minerals.
Most people experience an immediate surge of energy and rejuvenation after the first few doses of Bee Pollen. They also vouch for a greater sense of well-being and report other health benefits after a period of time.
Perhaps the most important drawback is the lack of scientific evidence for any of its benefits. There is also a lack of controlled laboratory studies on its benefits. But what is clear is that taking Bee Pollen is not without risk. Bee pollen has also been touted to help lose weight, but the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns of its potential dangers.
Online information about Bee Pollen usually exaggerates its potential benefits in order to increase sales. They often overlook the fact that it could cause life- threatening anaphylaxis. That said, at least, one study did find anti-inflammatory properties in bee pollen. What can also be said that it is safe to use in the short term.
If you are not prone to allergic reactions, and you wish to take Bee Pollen, it is available in powdered form, granules, capsules or tablets in health food stores. Remember to keep it refrigerated as it spoils in room temperature.
It is also recommended to try local Bee Pollen first in order to help your body fight off any allergic reactions to help your body get used to it.
Now here is another catch. There is no recommended dose. Just start with a quarter teaspoon of Bee Pollen daily and increase it gradually to a spoonful or two.
Granules are the most recommended form to be taken orally starting with a spoonful daily a half hour before breakfast mixed in milk or juice and gradually work it up to two teaspoonfuls a day.
Children can be given three granules per day and increase it by two granules to reach a half teaspoon daily.
Bee Pollen has a sweet flowery taste and blends easily into smoothies, cereals, salads, milk and yogurt.
So while there are no serious side effects of Bee Pollen, it is always better to check with your doctor first before buying it over the counter.