Bee Pollen (Polyfloral)
Bee Pollen is one of nature's healthiest and most powerful superfoods, rich in vitamins, minerals, proteins, lipids and fatty acids, enzymes, carotenoids and bioflavonoids. It's also delicious and easy to add to healthy foods, smoothies or just eat without anything. Some people may be allergic so test a tiny little first. Bee Pollen has been a staple product with Ancient Purity since our beginning. It has since been in fashion, out of fashion but we will always keep it, because this ancient superfood works. We stock foods, supplements, oils etc that create results in your health that's all that is important.
Ancient Purity presents the living superfood wonder that is Bee Pollen (Polyfloral Raw). The early Egyptian and Chinese civilisations both used it as a physical rejuvenator and medicine. The Greek physician Hippocrates, recognised as the father of modern medicine, used Bee Pollen as a healing substance over 2,500 years ago. Today natural health practitioners often refer to Bee Pollen as an herbal fountain of youth. It may be nature's most perfect food. One thing is certain: people who consume high-quality Bee Pollen almost always experience an increased zest, and good feelings. This is precisely why thousands of world-class athletes supplement their diets with this natural substance.
Bee Pollen contains an incredible array of vitamins, minerals, amino acids (all 22 essential), enzymes, co-enzymes, and hormones. It is especially rich in B vitamins and antioxidants, including lycopene, selenium, beta carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, and several flavonoids. It is composed of 55% carbohydrates, 35% protein, 3% vitamins and minerals, 2% fatty acids, and 5% other substances. Overall, it's one of the most nutritionally complete natural substances found on earth. When you first start taking Bee Pollen you may feel a significant increase in your energy right away, what’s more you are feeding your body the ancient nutrition of living nature, try this superfood now and feel it.
Bee Pollen (Polyfloral Raw) - Information & Points to Research
- Trusted European Single Source Origin.
- Collected Naturally, Supporting the Bee Population.
- Rich Organic Source.
- Nutrient Dense, rich in Vitamins & Minerals.
- Longevity Superfood, Immunity Boosting.
- Weight Management Support.
- Liver Support, Digestion Support, Anti-inflammatory.
- Might relieve Menopausal Symptoms.
Bee Pollen... A Gift from the Bees
Longevity... The anti-ageing benefits of Bee Pollen stem from the presence of antioxidants, antioxidants help slow the ageing process by repairing damaged cells and generating the growth of new cells, this can lead to clearer firmer looking skin. Athletes take Bee Pollen as it increases strength, energy, speed, endurance, and it also provides a quicker recovery from exercise by returning the heart rate to normal. Bee Pollen helps to increase muscle growth and definition, in fact, the British sports council found an increase in strength by as much as 40 - 50% in athletes regularly taking bee pollen. Bee Pollen provides marvellous benefits to both the nervous and immune systems of the body, it supports a strong immune system allowing it to fight off foreign invaders due to ailments and infections, it helps the nervous system by protecting nerves and aiding in the function of the entire system It's the dust-sized seed found on the stamen of all flower blossoms.
Speeds up Healing... Bee pollen can be used as a topical ointment to speed up the healing process, especially useful as a home remedy for burn relief. The pollen includes kaempferol, which inhibits the activity of enzymes after a burn and decreases inflammatory reactions and swelling. Pollen helps improve blood circulation in the vessels, and it moistens the skin. The anti-inflammatory and discomfort-relieving action of flavonoids in bee pollen helps relieve soreness and also might help with platelet aggregation. Bee Pollen also helps fighting infections because of its antimicrobial activity, allowing a wound or burn to heal quickly. Because Bee Pollen is a great source of many vitamins and minerals, it can also help keep your skin looking younger and glowing. It stimulates blood supply to all skin cells, helps detoxify the body, reduces the appearance of wrinkles and speeds up the healing process.
Bee Pollen... A Wonder of Nature
Bee Pollen Gives
Relaxing Mind and Body... Because of Bee Pollen’s nutritional and tonic properties, it may improve blood supply to nervous tissue, boosting mental capacity and strengthening the nervous system that may be weakened by stress. That makes it one of the most effective natural stress relievers. It may be particularly useful for people with a lack of energy, especially the elderly. Even small doses of Bee Pollen over an extended period of time can improve mood and physical endurance, thereby strengthening one’s desire to live. It also might serve as a local analgesic, giving it the ability to relieve discomfort that can be brought on by stress or injury.
Protects... One 2013 study published in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine found that chestnut bee pollen protects hepatocytes from the oxidative stress and promotes the healing of liver damage caused by toxicity. Rats with carbon tetrachloride-induced liver damage were separated into two groups — one group took two different concentrations of chestnut bee pollen orally (200–400 milligrams per kilogram a day), and one group was given silibinin, a medication that contains flavonoids. The researchers detected that both treatments reversed the liver damage, but silibinin caused significant weight loss and death due to severe diarrhoea when given to rats. These findings suggest that Bee Pollen is a safe alternative to the silibinin in the medical care of liver injuries and can be part of a liver cleanse.
What makes up Bee Pollen
Bee Pollen is a nutrient dense Superfood. It gives so much, after testing for allergy and experiencing it yourself, you will feel its power but let’s see what makes it so effective, what is in it.
- 30% digestible carbohydrates.
- 26% sugars (mainly fructose and glucose).
- 23% protein (including 10% of essential amino acids).
- 5% lipids (including essential fatty acids).
- 2% phenolic compounds (including flavonoids).
- 1.6% minerals (calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, sodium, potassium, iron, copper, zinc, manganese, silicon, selenium).
- 0.6% water-soluble vitamins and acids (including Vitamins B1, B2, B6 and Vitamin C).
- 0.1% fat-soluble vitamins (including vitamins A, E and D).
Bee Pollen Keeps Giving
Immunity... Bee Pollen has antimicrobial and antiviral properties. A 2014 study published in Food and Chemical Toxicology evaluated the biological actives of eight commercial Bee Pollen purchased from the market. All of the samples exhibited antimicrobial activity. Staphylococcus aureus was the most sensitive to Bee Pollen, and candida glabrata was the most resistant. Bee pollen may also be a natural fighter against an immune system response to a foreign substance. A 2008 study conducted in Japan investigated the effect of Bee Pollen on mast cell activation, which plays a central role in various immune system response issues. The researchers performed in vivo and in vitro experiments and found that Bee Pollen does have anti-allergic action because of its ability to inhibit the activation of mast cells, which plays an important role in the early and late phases of allergic reactions.
Relieves Menopausal Symptoms... A 2015 study conducted in Germany found that both honey and Bee Pollen honey improved menopausal complaints in breast health issue patients on anti-hormonal care. Over two-thirds of the patients who completed the study reported an improvement in their symptoms. Researchers suggest that Bee Pollen and honey may be offered to women who have failed to respond to other alternatives to cope with postmenopausal symptoms.
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Digestion... Bee Pollen aids in digestion allowing the body to absorb the healing qualities of the other supplements and medications you are taking much faster, it also helps by destroying harmful intestinal bacteria which can be the cause of many horrible infections. Further benefits of Bee Pollen in the stomach especially for someone looking to lose weight, is that it reduces cravings so you eat less, yet still feel satisfied, experiments have shown that people who take Bee Pollen decrease their daily intake of food by 15 to 20%. Bee Pollen will most-likely also give you increased energy levels so you'll want to get up and exercise rather than lounge around.
Inflammation... The anti-inflammatory activity of Bee Pollen has been compared to a number of well-known synthetic over-the-counter drugs. Researchers suggest that it can be used in acute and chronic inflammatory conditions, initial degenerative conditions, and liver issues or toxicity. A 2010 study published in Pharmaceutical Biology found that honeybee pollen displayed significant anti-inflammatory activities when given to mice with liver issues. Another study conducted in 2010 investigated the anti-inflammatory effect of Bee Pollen bulk, its water extract and its ethanol extract by a method of carrageenan-induced paw edema in rats. The results indicate the bulk mildly suppressed the paw edema while the water extract showed almost no inhibitory activity. The ethanol extract showed potent anti-inflammatory activity, and researchers suggest that it can be used as a dietary supplement and as a functional food.
Bee Pollen is the Superfood of Flowers
Collected in a way that supports the Bees and the Environment
Ancient Purity have dedicated time and energy to find a fantastic environmental conscious farm that encourages the growth of the Bee population and collects the Bee Pollen in a supportive way, whilst also giving you the best source of nutrient dense Bee Pollen. Easier-to-use pollen traps have become available, technology has moved on a lot. Most negative information on Bee Pollen is from past techniques. Just as honey bees make excess honey (enough for us to harvest) they also collect excess pollen. By using good judgment, a conscious beekeeper is able to collect Bee Pollen without harming the colony. Bees largely contribute to everything that’s good for our planet’s natural environment and ecosystem. We want to stress that no bees are harmed during the collection of our Bee Pollen. This also applies to our Organic Forest and Longan Fruit Honey, it is all about compassion and care.
How can we all Support and Help the Bee population?
You will have heard about the dangers we face with the decline of the Bee population, but you may not know how vitally important this is. We all must live our lives in a way that supports, encourages and perpetuates nature and wild life. We can take on huge companies who are harming wild life and nature but right now each of us can make a change that will support the bees. Here’s a simple shortlist.
- Plant bee-friendly flowers and flowering herbs in your garden and yard.
- Weeds in your garden usually attract bees.
- Don't use chemicals and pesticides to treat your lawn or garden.
- Buy local, raw honey (No longer supporting mass production).
- Sponsor a Hive and also consider buying a Flow Hive (Simple & Easy to use).
Bee Pollen - Life Giving Nutrition from Flowers
Bee Pollen... Closing Thoughts
Pollen collected by honey bees is referred to as Bee Pollen. The grains of pollen that make up Bee Pollen are the tiny, male reproductive units (gametophytes) that form in the anthers of flowering plants. The characteristics of Bee Pollen will depend upon the plants from which it is gathered. Bee pollen is also the nutritional and mineral source for the production of royal jelly by worker bees. Bee pollen is collected by beekeepers with the use of pollen traps, devices that fit over the entrance to a hive and contain openings just big enough for a returning forager to squeeze through.
In the process of squeezing through the trap’s opening, the pollen carried on the hind legs of the bee are knocked off and falls through a screen into a drawer where it is collected by the beekeeper. Recently, Bee Pollen has gained traction in the health community because the stuff is loaded with nutrients, amino acids, vitamins, lipids and over 250 active substances! In fact, the Federal Ministry of Health in Germany recognises Bee Pollen as a medicine. Numerous researches have examined Bee Pollen’s health effects and found promising results.
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- Bee Pollen (Polyfloral) 100% Natural.
- Produced to ecological standards, free from agro-chemicals, non-irradiated and GMO-free.
- Before start using Bee Pollen, you should first sample one tiny grain. This is due to some people experiencing minor allergic reactions.Once you've successfully tried a small amount you can start using more.
- Take one tablespoon daily, you can use more if you like but its best to build up gradually or as directed by your healthcare practitioner, Do not exceed the recommended dose.
- Bee Pollen works well blended into smoothies (our preferred method) or other healthy drinks, straight off the spoon as a snack or even sprinkled over your morning cereal.
Those allergic to it shouldn’t use Bee Pollen. Ask your doctor or healthcare practitioner if it is OK for you using Bee Pollen if you have certain allergies (Especially to bee stings or other bee products).
It is not clear yet whether Bee Pollen will be bad for an unborn baby. However, there has been some concern that Bee Pollen might stimulate uterine contractions. Do not use Bee Pollen if you are pregnant and don’t consume it if you are breast-feeding a baby.
- Brand: Ancient Purity.
- Size: 350g.
- Origin: Romania.
- Container: Kraft Paper Pouch.
- Storage: Store in a cool dry place, keep out of reach of children.
- Estimated shelf life from purchase: 2 years.
Q - How is the Bee Pollen collected?
A - The pollen collects on the legs of honeybees as they move from flower to flower looking for nectar. The bees secrete nectar and special enzymes into the flower pollen to create what we know as bee pollen. The pollen is usually collected by placing a special device at the entrance of beehives that brushes it from the hind legs of the bees into a collection vessel. No harm is caused to the Bees at all. (See the video of the collection of Bee Pollen)
Q - How long is it since the Bee Pollen was harvested, and is it freeze-dried?
A - The pollen is essentially harvested-to-order and will never be two months on from that process (Rarely even close to two months). It is not freeze-dried at any point.
Q - Can people who are allergic to bees and bee stings take bee pollen and other bee products?
A - The allergy is to the venom, not to the bee or its pollen, so most people will be fine. Only 0.1% of the population will have a problem taking bee products, but the vast majority won’t. However, as with any new supplement, especially if you are known to have sensitivities, begin taking it gradually, and make sure that you are not having any adverse reactions. If your reactions are known to be severe or life-threatening it is advisable to check with your physician prior to beginning on such a supplement.
Q - Can Bee Pollen be taken during pregnancy?
A - It is not fully clear yet whether Bee Pollen will be bad for an unborn baby. However, there has been some concern that Bee Pollen might stimulate uterine contractions. Stay on the safe side and do not use Bee Pollen if you are pregnant and don’t consume it if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Q - Can Bee Pollen be taken with allergies?
A - This is dependent on the person and the type of allergies. Those people who have pollen sensitivities and do not tolerate inhaled pollens may be able to take our pollen because it is swallowed rather than breathed in. Others may be sensitive and develop a slight rash generally on the arms and at other times stomach upsets. These reactions are rare and pollen is normally very well tolerated but it is recommended that people with known allergies to pollen proceed with caution and take a reduced dose.
Q - Can Bee Pollen be taken with other medication and vitamin supplements?
A - Yes, there are no contraindications with other medications or vitamin supplements including medications for high blood pressure, diabetes, epilepsy, hormone replacements, bronchodilators etc. If the person wishes to continue with their vitamin mineral supplement they can do so but may find after a period of time on both the Bee Pollen will provide all the nutrition necessary and they can drop the additional vitamins. Those women taking additional calcium may wish to continue with that supplement.
Q - Can an asthmatic take Bee Pollen?
A - Yes in general, our Bee Pollen is ingested as opposed to inhaled and generally doesn't create a problem with asthmatics. In some very infrequent instances the Pollen will induce mild asthmatic symptoms if the trigger factors for asthma include pollens. It is suggested that the person concerned starting on Bee Pollen capsules start with just a small pinch a day over a week to assess if suitable and watch for a tight chest and wheezing in that week then increase to normal dose of two capsules a day when ready.
Q - Can a diabetic take Bee Pollen?
A - Yes, there are no sugars or carbohydrates in our Bee Pollen that will affect a diabetic.
Q - Does Bee Pollen cause acne?
A - It is unlikely but certainly possible. The thing you have to remember is that everyone responds to nutrients very differently and this may be your initial response. However we have never seen or heard of anyone taking pollen and having this happen. If it happens stop taking it for a week or until the pimple goes away. Once your skin is perfectly clear again, resume taking the Bee Pollen. If it reoccurs, then you've got your answer!
Supporting Scientific Research
- Anderson, Kirk E, Mark J Carroll, Timothy H. Sheehan, and Brendon M. Mott, Patrick Maes, and Vanessa Corby-Harris, (2014) Hive-Stored Pollen of Honey Bees: Many Lines of Evidence Are Consistent with Pollen Preservation, Not Nutrient Conversion, Molecular Ecology, 23: 5904–17. doi:10.1111/mec.12966.
- Gilliam, Martha, (1979b) Microbiology of Pollen and Bee Bread: The Yeasts, Apidologie 10 (1): 43–53. doi:10.1051/apido:19790304.
- Mattila, Heather R., Daniela Rios, Victoria E. Walker-Sperling, Guus Roeselers, and Irene L G Newton, (2012) Characterization of the Active Microbiotas Associated with Honey Bees Reveals Healthier and Broader Communities When Colonies Are Genetically Diverse, PLoS ONE 7 (3), doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0032962.
- Fernandes-Da-Silva, P.G., and Serrão, J.E., (2000) Nutritive value and apparent digestibility of bee-collected and bee-stored pollen in the stingless bee, Scaptotrigona postica Latr. (Hymenoptera, Apidae, Meliponini) Apidologie 31: 39–45.
- Herbert, EW & Shimanuki, H., (1978) Chemical composition and nutritive value of bee-collected and bee-stored pollen. Apidologie 9: 33–40.
- Nechaeva N. Changes of Functional and Sport Medicine after Intake of Bee Products. Ryazan, Russia: Ryazan State Medical University; 2009.
- Wang W., Hu J., Cheng J. Biological effect of pollen from beehives radioprotective effect on hematopoietic tissues of irradiated mice. Proceedings of the 31st International Apicultural Congress Apimondia; 1987; Warsaw, Poland. p. p. 176.
Hellmich II, R.L., Kulincevic, J.M., Rothenbuhler, W.C. 1985. Selection for high and low pollen-hoarding honey bees. Journal of Heredity 76:155-158.
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