Bee Pollen, thanks to the patient and precious work of these industrious insects, is one of the richest substances in nature, and is considered one of the most powerful tonic for our body. The Properties and Benefits of this extraordinary product are many:
- Multivitamin in general, as it is rich and complete in minerals, vitamins, enzymes and amino acids present in nature,
- Strengthens the immune defenses and has antibiotic properties, as a source of pure and immediately available energy,
- Interesting anti-aging action,
- Contains 30 to 40% of protein,
- Helps to lose weight, as it reactivates the metabolism and partially suppresses the appetite,
- Helps to keep cholesterol under control,
- Stimulates the brain, increasing mental clarity and memory,
- Powerful ally for the most assiduous sportsmen who can recharge quickly.
It can be consumed throughout the year, but it is especially indicated in the change of seasons, where our body is put to the most severe test.
To be consumed on an empty stomach in the morning, about 2 teaspoons, the dose can change from person to person, to be dissolved directly in the mouth or mixed with any drink or food.
Bee Pollen can be kept in a cool and dry place.
Characteristics of Bee Pollen
Bee Pollen has a soft and malleable consistency, and a sweet and aromatic, almost floral scent, which in some ways recalls that of raw honey. The color is variable, even if it usually takes on different shades of yellow; some pollens may however be orange, violet, blue, depending on the plant species from which they come.
In general, it can be said that the components of bee pollen are mainly represented by:
- Water (about 60%);
- Nitrogenous substances (35%): proteins, enzymes, coenzymes, amino acids (arginine, lysine, methionine…);
- Carbohydrates (simple sugars);
- Lipids (4-5%): essential fatty acids (alpha-linoleic acid [Omega-3], linoleic acid [Omega-6]), monounsaturated, polyunsaturated and saturated;
- Vitamins (A, C, D, E, K, PP, vitamins of group B);
- Growth hormones;
- Mineral salts and trace elements (calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, phosphorus, iron, aluminum, manganese, copper);
- Antibiotic factors;
- Plant pigments and phytosterols (xanthophylls, carotenoids, flavonoids, beta-sitosterol, beta-carotene, lycopene, isoramnetin, quercetin, rutin)
Pollen has a protein content much higher than that contained in meat or fish, and contains about twenty different amino acids, among which many of them are essential (that is, which the human organism is not able to produce from alone and must therefore take through food).
“According to some opinions, bee pollen is such a balanced and complete food that a human being could survive for a few months just by eating it. Of course this is a provocation, but this underlines how much bee pollen can be considered precious within any dietary regime and in the presence of the most varied lifestyles. "
Contraindications of Bee Pollen:
Avoid the consumption of Bee Pollen for those suffering from known intolerances and allergies to other bee products, such as Honey, Royal Jelly, Propolis.
For people who normally suffer from rhinitis and allergic reactions due to normally airborne pollen, the consumption of Bee Pollen must be moderate and gradual, in order to understand the body's response reactions.
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