In shape, pollen resembles small multi-colored spools the size of a needle head or slightly larger. A variety of shades due to the fact that pollen is collected from different plants. The product is sweet to taste. Sometimes there may be a slight bitterness.
Bee pollen composition
Bee pollen contains more than 50 different substances that saturate our body with the necessary strength, health, and provide effective protection against destructive factors.
Almost all useful for the human body part of the periodic table is contained. It is worth listing some useful substances that make up bee pollen:
• vitamins of group B, C, E, A;
• phenoxy acids and flavonoids;
• amino acids;
• polysaccharides, disaccharides;
• alimentary fiber;
Useful properties of bee pollen
• disinfecting, anti-inflammatory effect;
• immunomodulatory effect;
• restorative effect;
• antitumor activity;
• anti-aging effect;
• choleretic effect;
• activation of reproductive cells;
• restoration of the sexual function of the body;
• creating a favorable background for conceiving and bearing a child.
• the body from everyday stress and overstrain.
• restores strength.
• protects the nervous system,
• strengthening the heart muscle,
• improvement of blood formation.
Bee pollen is often given to children in order to maintain and restore immunity (in this case, a doctor's consultation is needed). Caring parents prefer to strengthen their and children's body, not only during the season of acute respiratory viral infections and colds, but also in advance.
Bee products contain some enzymes produced by the body of bees. In general, these are extremely useful substances. However, many people are allergic to these food components. Bee pollen is believed to be the least allergenic beekeeping product. However, having an established allergy to bee products, it is not worth trying pollen. Also, people prone to allergic reactions should consult a specialist before deciding on the use of bee pollen.
It is worth noting that this product is contraindicated:
• persons suffering from blood diseases (poor coagulation);
• patients with severe hepatic pathologies;
• children under the age of 3 years;
• diabetics (with caution and taking into account the content of sucrose, fructose).
In any chronic and acute conditions, specialist advice is required on the admissibility of the use of bee pollen for food purposes.
Attention! Use this product in moderation. Exceeding the norm threatens the development of an allergic reaction, an overexcitation of the nervous system.
How to take bee pollen
It is important to remember that for the benefit of the body you should choose natural bee pollen, which beekeepers also call the pollen. The product must be hermetically packed and stored in a dry, dark place.
The shelf life of bee pollen is 18 months from the date of collection. After this time, the product loses the desired quality and becomes a high-calorie useless mixture.
You can use the dressing in a dry form, absorbing under the tongue, or mixed with honey.
The norm of use per day:
• adult - up to 10 grams per day;
• children from 3 years old - 4-5 grams per day;
• adolescents (from 13 years old) - 7–9 grams per day.
The norm should be divided into 2–4 doses and consumed in small portions.
It is not recommended to take pollen before bedtime, as the product has an exciting effect on the nervous system.
The prophylactic course of taking bee pollen is 30 days with a break between courses of 3 months.