Friday, February 11, 2011

The Power of Superfoods: Bee Pollen

Bee Pollen is the most complete food found in nature, and has 5-7 more times protein than beef. It is especially beneficial for the extra nutritional and energy needs of athletes and those recovering from illness. It is a natural antidote for fighting allergies, particularly hay fever and sinusitus. Research shows that pollen counteracts the signed of agin and increases both mental and physical capability.

Bee Pollen is a highly bioactive source of naturally occurring multi-vitamins, minerals, carotenoids, bioflavonoids, phytosterols, amino acids, fatty acids, enzymes and more. Add to smoothies or take it by spoon, but it is important to start with only a few granules and work your way up to 1/2 to 1 heaping teaspoon twice a day, or as needed.

Look for fresh, whole granule, organic bee pollen at your local health food store. Keep refrigerated.

Safety Note:
LNH does not suggest the use of Bee Pollen for those who are knowingly allergic to bees, if you do not want to risk an allergic reaction. If you know you're allergic to bee stings, do not take bee pollen. If you decide to try Bee Pollen, start with small amounts to see if there are any symptoms present. Obvious signs of reaction are itchy throat, wheezing, coughing, hives and skin flushing. Some people have a several allergic reaction known as anaphylactic shock. The same reaction can occur with a bee sting. Anaphylactic shock is a true medical emergency, and 911 should be called immediately. Some repercussion s from this type of allergic reaction con include convulsions, breathing problems, unconsciousness and death.

There are no studies for pregnant and lactating women at this time. Although bee pollen may be beneficial, it is not suggested to use Bee Pollen since the side effects are unknown.



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