The Power of Bee Pollen
Bees harvest, produce, and store some of the most potent vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins. Read on to learn more.
1. What is bee pollen?
It's a ball or pellet of field-gathered flower pollen packed by worker honeybees, and used as the primary food source for the hive. It consists of simple sugars, protein, minerals and vitamins, fatty acids, and a small percentage of other components.
2. How should bee pollen be consumed?
You can take it by the spoonful or mix it into granola, yogurt, or make smoothies with it.
3. How does it taste?
It depends on the type of flower from which the pollen was derived, but in general, it's a bit sweet.
4. What are the benefits of taking it?
According to experts, bee pollen can reduce inflammation, decrease stress, boost the immune system, and has antioxidant properties.
6. How bee pollen should be stored
It can be kept in the refrigerator or freezer – cool, dark places are best in order to preserve its nutritional value.
7. Is it safe to take? Known side effects?
Check with your doctor prior to taking. Might not be safe for pregnant women and can cause allergic reactions in some people.
8. Where can I find bee pollen?
We like the Beekeeper's Naturals brand. Also found on Amazon.
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