Bee pollen is a serious superfood. The nutrient-dense powerhouse contains almost all the nutrients required by the human body to thrive. It’s rich in 18 vitamins, including vitamin B complex, 28 minerals, proteins, fatty acids, enzymes, RNA/DNA nucleic acids and antioxidants. It also contains at least 18 amino acids including all the essential amino acids, making it a complete protein. In fact, bee pollen contains more protein per ounce, than any animal source.
It’s also an antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral agent, making it a potent immune booster. It’s very beneficial for allergies, as it contains antihistamines that inhibit the activation of mast cells during early and late phases of allergic reactions. It can even counteract the effects of radiation and chemical toxins. Its powerful nutritional profile and healing properties have actually caused it to be recognized as a medicine by the German Federal Board of Health. Just one granule of bee pollen contains over 250 biologically active compounds.
Its rejuvenating properties have incredible anti-aging effects, increase energy, longevity and enhance vitality. Bee pollen can also be very beneficial for the skin andhelpful for weight issues. It also helps to heal a condition known as chronic reversed polarity which is a disease of the body’s electrical system.
Bee Pollen is considered an energy tonic in Traditional Chinese Medicine. From an energetic point of view, when you consume bee pollen, you are taking in the healthy essence that the bees collect from fresh flowers. It takes a bee eight hours to collect just one teaspoon of pollen. And that one teaspoon of pollen contains over 2.5 billion nutrient-packed flower pollen granules.
The energy that bee pollen gives is not a stimulating energy like that of caffeine. It’s not going to give you a rush 15 minutes after taking it and then cause you to crash an hour or two later. The energy from bee pollen is a smooth and steady, long lasting energy that promotes vitality.
Many athletes supplement with bee pollen as it helps to not only increase energy but endurance and strength as well. In fact, the British Sports Council recorded 40 to 50 percent increases in strength in those taking bee pollen regularly. Even more incredible, the British Royal Society has reported height increases in adults who take bee pollen.
Anti-Aging and Skin Benefits
Bee pollen is a potent skin food. Studies show that bee pollen can dramatically improve unhealthy and aging skin. Dr. Lars-Erik Essen, a dermatologist in Helsingborg, Sweden, says that bee pollen prevents premature aging of the cells and stimulates the growth of new skin tissue. It also offers effective protection against dehydration by injecting new life into dry skin cells. It helps to smooth away wrinkles and stimulates blood supply to skin cells. He also says, “taken internally or externally, bee pollen exercises a suppressive effect on facial acne. It’s also an important skin rejuvenator, primarily because it contains a high concentration of the nucleic acids RNA and DNA as well as a natural antibiotic factor.”
Russian scientists, N. Mankovsky and D. G. Chebotarev, confirm bee pollen stimulates cell renewal and praise its properties, calling them “vital to a form of internal and external rejuvenation at the cellular level. They say, "the rejuvenation of skin and body cells can be encouraged by the administration of the poly-vitamins, microelements, enzymes, hormones, and amino acids present in bee pollen. These nutrients are needed by the body to form new tissue."
Dr. M. Esperrois, of the French Institute of Chemistry, agrees that due to its potent antibiotic properties, bee pollen can reverse aging skin and can correct skin darkening, wrinkles and blemishes.
Bee pollen can help to stabilize weight by correcting a possible chemical imbalance in the body’s metabolism that’s involved in either abnormal weight gain or loss.
When it comes to weight loss bee pollen can be very helpful for a number of reasons. It speeds up caloric burn by stimulating the metabolism. It also contains lecithin which is a substance that helps to dissolve and flush fat from the body. This is one reason why bee pollen lowers LDL faster than any other food while helping to increase the beneficial HDL, which protects against cholesterol and heart disease.
Bee pollen can help to eliminate cravings by helping with nutrient absorption. It also acts as an appetite suppressant due to its phenylalanine content. Phenylalanine is an amino acid that acts on the body’sappetite control center which signals fullness or hunger. When overweight, phenylalanine will apply a natural appetite suppressant effect and when you need to gain weight, the phenylalanine in bee pollen will help to stimulate your appetite.
Chronic Reversed Polarity
Bee pollen helps to heal chronic reversed polarity which is a disease of the body’s electrical system. Our body’s electrical system has a north and south pole just as the Earth does. During times of stress, a shift in polarity can happen, reversing the way electricity flows through our cells. Once the body’s polarity has been reversed and remains that way, the body cannot operate as it was designed too. It becomes more difficult for the body to restore and balance properly and fatigue and illness can set in.
If you think of your body’s electrical system as a battery cable and if you were to switch the positive and negative charges, the battery would likely fail. While our bodies are self-generating and much more resilient than a battery, reversed polarity will cause the body to only be able to operate at a very low level. This makes it very difficult when someone is trying to overcome an illness. In fact, when someone’s polarity is reversed and they are dealing with a chronic illness, almost all treatments do not work or do not hold, meaning they may only work temporarily. Incredibly enough, once normal polarity is restored, treatments work perfectly and oftentimes diseases will subside or disappear on their own.
There are many ways to unreverse your polarity and bring your body back into balance. One way is by taking certain herbs or nutrients such as bee pollen.
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By @eatyourbeautyblog @jenacovello