Bee Pollen (90 x 500mg) Vegetarian /Vegan capsules
Bee pollen powder (equivalent of 500mg)
magnesium stearate (vegetarian)
vegetable capsule shell – hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, silicon dioxide
What is Bee Pollen ?
Bee pollen is a raw material made from the pollen collected from plant anthers, mixed with a bit of bee saliva or nectar. Bees transport it to the hive where it is packed into honeycomb cells and sealed with honey and wax to make bee bread, the primary food for the colony.
Bee pollen is a nutritional marvel, containing nearly all the essential elements necessary to support life. One teaspoonful contains over 2.5 billion grains of flower pollen and represents many hours of bee labor. There are roughly 250 compounds that have been identified in bee pollen but there are still unknown elements in it. It has essential fatty acids, flavonoids, leukotrienes, catechins, and phenolic acids. It contains the macronutrients calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium, and potassium and the micronutrients iron, copper, zinc, manganese, silicon, and selenium.
Also present are significant amounts of both fat- and water-soluble vitamins – provitamin A, vitamins E, D, B1, B2, B6, and C, as well as pantothenic, nicotinic and folic acids biotin, rutin, and inositol. The rutin is particularly important because it increases the biological potency of vitamin C, contributes to the production of collagen and is important for the structural integrity and strength of capillaries. It is antiallergic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, cytoprotective, anticarcinogenic, neuroprotective and cardioprotective.
And that’s just the rutin! Combined with all the other elements from proteins, amino acids, carbohydrates, lipids and fatty acids to the phenolic compounds, enzymes, and coenzymes, bee pollen is a nutritional powerhouse. It is no wonder that it is so useful for regulating metabolism and reducing cravings for weight loss and as a valuable supplement in addiction, convalescence, nutritional deficiencies, loss of appetite, malnutrition, post-surgery recovery, developmental delay, and in cases of physical and mental strain.
Bee pollen can be considered as an antiaging tonic and adaptogen, defined as a non-toxic natural substance that helps us resist physical, chemical and biological stressors. It increases physical fitness, improves brain and mental functions (memory, learning, comprehension, concentration, mood), and strengthens the immune system. It helps improve both the cardiovascular system and respiratory systems and has a detoxifying action on things like heavy metals and pharmaceutical drugs, including antibiotics.
The anti-inflammatory prowess of bee pollen is equivalent to NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as naproxen, analgin, phenylbutazone and indomethacin.