Pollen, pollen flowers, bee pollen, bee bread, it has many names, but in herbal medicine when we talk about pollen we do not talk about this dust, which gives allergies and is not other as the male fertilizing component of the flower.
Because of the benefits of bee pollen, the laboratory has created many food supplements containing bee pollen. It has been manufactured in several industrial forms
The pollen that has a real medicinal interest is actually the pollen of the hive, the one that is made by bees.
Bee pollen has been used for centuries in Chinese medicine, on the other hand, in the West pollen has only appeared for a few years at least in medicinal use.
So there is practically no trace of the use of this product in the history of our civilization, and the scientific research carried out on its alleged benefits and virtues are also very few.
The Chinese in their traditional medicine has always used as a strengthening and also to cure all disorders of memory ... Finally some Soviet athletes have entrusted their strength and power due to a high consumption of pollen.
However, without lending it a thousand benefits it is nonetheless a very rich element that can make an excellent dietary supplement, with however some reservations (see paragraph dosage).
The sale of this product is therefore quite recent and for information a hive does not produce more than two to three kilos per year of pollen. This makes it a rather rare product and therefore a fairly high price, in short a good product to market.
Unquestionably it is a product that has a chemical and biochemical composition of the most interesting.
Proteins, carbohydrates and lipids are present in proportions that are quite variable, according to the flora of the region, the climate, the nature of the soil etc, etc ...
There is also a fairly strong presence of vitamin B, as well as other groups of vitamins but in lesser proportions.
Minerals are also present in pollen with:
And finally pollen also has many amino acids: lysine, threonine, valine, arginine, histidine, isoleucine and leucine, etc ...
Given its very rich composition, bee pollen is therefore a fortifier of the first order, and helps to strengthen the immune system.
It helps relieve the symptoms of menopause: and especially calms and decreases hot flashes.
Good for intestinal problems: a French medical experiment has found a reduction in Crohn's lesions of around 30% with regular pollen intake.
Powerful anti-inflammatory and especially for people suffering from prostatitis.
Decreases memory loss especially in the elderly.
Helps fight against anemia: it will stimulate the appetite and therefore weight gain.
Improves physical performance
Effective for the problems of prostates and urinary tract: it helps to reduce inflammation.
Aid for the treatment of hay fever: it is part of the components of certain medicines in immunotherapy.
Bee pollen can come in many forms and it seems that the normal dosage is 15 to 20 grams per day.
However the simplest is to refer to the indications noted on the product.
You can eat it naturally, in a yoghurt, in an herbal tea, added to a smoothie ... the choice is vast.
But be careful on the one hand, depending on where it comes from, it will not have the same qualities, on the other hand we must not forget that it is a powerful allergen and that allergic reactions are sometimes possible, it so go slowly.
Finally, although there have not yet been serious studies on the subject, some remind that the pollen can contain pesticides, coming from the flowers and that it is better therefore to consume it in moderation.
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