Bee Pollen

The Use of Bee Pollen as Superfood

Dr. Mercola

… “Bee-gathered pollens are rich in proteins, free amino acids, vitamins, including B-complex, and folic acid.” Be sure the bee pollen you buy is collected by bees and not manufactured in some other way, or it will probably be useless.

Bee pollen contains all the essential components of life. The percentage of rejuvenating elements in bee pollen remarkably exceeds those present in brewer’s yeast and wheat germ.

Researchers have demonstrated that there is a substance in bee pollen that inhibits the development of numerous harmful bacteria. … effective against salmonella and some strains of bacteria. … a regulatory effect on intestinal function …

“Bee pollen has a good effect on the composition of blood. A considerable and simultaneous increase of both white and red blood cells is observed. …

“Bee pollen in the diet acts to normalize cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood …

In one study, mice not given bee pollen grew mammary tumors, “‘as expected at an average of 31.3 weeks. Tumor incidence was 100 percent. In … [the mice given bee pollen], the average [onset of tumors] was 41.1 weeks, a delay of 9.8 weeks being obtained. Seven mice in this series were still tumor-free at 56 to 62 weeks of age, when the tests were terminated.’ …

In an unrelated study, women with inoperable cancers were “‘given bee pollen with their food (and) quickly exhibited a higher concentration of cancer-fighting immune-system cells, increased antibody production, and a markedly improved level of infection-fighting and oxygen carrying red blood cells (hemoglobin). These women suffered less from the awful side effects of chemotherapy as well. …

In yet another study, bee pollen brought about an increase, “in the level of blood lymphocytes, gamma globulins, and proteins in those subjects given pollen in comparison with control groups. The most significant difference occurred in lymphocytes. These results thus signify a strengthening in the resistance of the organic system.”

“Lymphocytes are the white blood cells that are the “soldiers” of the immune system … ridding the body of injurious and harmful substances, including infected or diseased cells, mutant and cancerous cells, viruses, metabolic trash, and so on. Gamma globulin is a protein formed in the blood, and our ability to resist infection is closely related to this protein’s activity.

Pollen stimulates ovarian function.

Pollen is also a remedy for hay fever and allergies. However it must be taken at least six weeks before the season begins and then continued throughout the season if it going to work. …  Leo Conway, M.D., of Denver Colorado, treated his patients with pollen. Dr. Conway reported: ‘All patients who had taken the antigen [pollen] for three years remained free from all allergy symptoms, no matter where they lived and regardless of diet. Control has been achieved in 100 percent of my earlier cases … .’ Ninety-four percent of all his patients were completely free from allergy symptoms. Of the other six percent, not one followed directions … . Relief of hay fever, pollen-induced asthma, with ever increasing control of bronchitis, ulcers of the digestive tract, colitis, migraine headaches, and urinary disorders were all totally successful. … These trials confirmed that bee pollen is wonderfully effective against a very wide range of respiratory distress.

The British Sports Council recorded increases in strength of as high as 40 to 50 percent in those taking bee pollen regularly.Executive director of the prestigious Education Athletic Club in Philadelphia, said, “Bee pollen … allows super-stars to increase their strength and stamina up to 25 percent. …

Bee pollen works wonders in a weight-control or weight-stabilization regimenIt speeds caloric burn … (It is) a low-calorie food … (It suppresses appetite.) … safe, permanent weight loss

“Unhealthy or aging skin can be dramatically improved by the consumption of honeybee pollen. … Dr. Lars-Erik Essen, a dermatologist in Halsinborg, Sweden, … treated many of his patients successfully for acne. …

“Honeybee pollen stimulates cell renewal. …

Bee pollen causes an increase in physical and mental abilities, especially of concentration and memory ability, activates sluggish metabolic functions, and strengthens the cardiovascular and respiratory systems. (It) stimulates mental and psychological resistance to stress, and creates a harmonizing of vegetative and hormonal disorders.Taken regularly and in sufficient amounts, bee pollen will prolong the life span of man for many years.

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