Bee pollen (also known as buckwheat pollen, maize pollen, pine pollen, pollen ball, bee bread, or pollen dabeille) is a mass of pollen collected by honeybees and made into pellets through their addition of honey and nectar. Bee pollen comes from various plants depending where the bees have collected from, including buckwheat, maize, pine, rape, and typha. It is considered to be highly nutritious as it contains vitamins (especially vitamin B12), minerals, proteins, carbohydrates, fats, enzymes, and essential amino acids. Very little research exists on bee pollen, especially human clinical trials. Evidence available supports a potential hypolipidemic effect. Significant lowering of total cholesterol and low-density lipoproteins have been observed with the addition of bee pollen to a cholesterol-lowering diet. It is considered an energy and nutritive tonic in traditional Chinese medicine, and is currently most commonly consumed based on its traditional uses. Cultures around the world use it for a variety of applications including general nutrition; as an appetite stimulant; to improve stamina and athletic ability; to assist in recovery from illness, premature aging, premenstrual syndrome, allergies, and rheumatism; as well as for weight loss and obesity. Topically, it is often used in skin-care products for dry skin, eczema, and diaper rash.
Bee pollen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 500 mg
Consult a health-care practitioner prior to use if you have asthma or allergies to either honey or bee stings.
Adults: Take 2 capsules daily or as directed by your health-care practitioner.
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