Bee pollen is a powderlike material that is produced by the anthers of flowering plants and gathered by bees. It is composed of 15 percent protein and also B-Vitamin complex vitamins, vitamin C, essential fatty acids, enzymes, beta-carotene, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, potassium, manganese, sodium, plant sterols, and simple sugar. This is very amazing, it basically contains almost all the vitamins and minerals in abundant.
Also, Bee pollen has an antiviral effect. In addition, it is useful for combating fatigue. Let me ask you this question? Do you sometimes feel fatigue even when you get enough rest? If yes, then you might have “candida yeast overgrowth” in your intestines caused by the parasitic fungus called “Candida Albicans”.
What is candida albicans? Candida albicans is a parasitic fungus that can infect the mouth, the skin, the intestines or the vagina.
Candida Description: It is a yeast-like fungal organism found in small amounts in the normal human intestinal tract. Normally kept in check by the body’s own helpful bacteria, but think about what happens when the body’s natural flora is destroyed, what is going to keep the candida in check??
What causes candida yeast overgrowth??
- Antibiotics: destroy both harmful bacteria and good bacteria. This allows candida to multiply.
- Birth Control Pills: promote yeast overgrowth (YO)
- Stress: Stress can cause YO, cortisol can depress immune system and raise sugar level (yeast love sugar)
- Parasites and Intestinal Worms: destroy friendly bacteria
- Constipation: can lead to candida, creates favorable environment
- Drugs and alcohol: excess alcohol can destroy friendly bacteria
- Hypothyroidism: can be common in cases of candida.
- Immune Deficiency: a weakened immune system can bring about candida.
- Hormonal Imbalance: imbalances between estrogen and progesterone can be a factor in YO.
- Diet: excess in sugar is food for yeast to grow.
- Diabetes: cause blood sugar to be high. Diabetes must be addressed first, then candida.
What are the symptoms of candida yeast overgrowth?
Fatigue, depression, PMS, headaches, digestive disturbances including severe constipation and bloating, frequent bladder infections, irritability, feeling of being “spaced out,” unusual sensitivity to odors, aching muscles, bones or joints and food cravings, hair falling out, tired all the time vs. at a specific time of day, rectal itching, insomnia, feeling short of breath, recurrent infections or fluid in ears, nasal congestion, sugar craving, memory loss, sexual dysfunction and weight gain.
What am I trying to say?
Bee pollen is very useful in combating fatigue, depression, cancer, colon disorders and basically help with candida yeast overgrowth. It is also helpful for people with allergies because it strengthens the immune system.
What are the health benefits of bee pollen?
- It slows down the premature aging of skin. Bee Pollen is an excellent therapeutic treatment against the precocious symptoms of old age. It should be considered a universal geriatric treatment in the form of a natural remedy”.
- It causes an increase in mental and physical abilities, improvement in metabolic systems and the removal of other cardiovascular symptoms such as arteriosclerosis & cerebral insufficiency.
Bee pollen appears to work wonders for weight control by correcting a possible chemical imbalance, which may be involved in abnormal weight gain.
- It helps speed up caloric burn by stimulating the metabolic system.
- It also contains a high percentage of lecithin that helps dissolve and flush fat from the body. As a side benefit this same process is very effective in lowering the bad LDL cholesterol in the blood. The choline and inositol in “lecithin” protect against hardening of the arteries and heart disease by promoting normal processing of fat and cholesterol. Lecithin itself helps to bind fats and cholesterol to water so that they can pass through the body rather than cause a potentially harmful buildup in the heart or liver. Cell membranes, the protective sheaths surrounding the brain, and nerve cells also contain this essential fatty substance.
- It also helps eliminate cravings. This is due in part to the natural phenylalanine (an amino acid) present, which acts as a natural appetite suppressant. A synthetic version of phenylalanine called phenylpropanplamine has been developed and is present in common over the counter weight loss products and other pharmaceutical weight loss drugs. This synthetic version chemically suppresses your appetite irrespective of whether you are overweight or not and has serious side effects. It can also be addictive. However, the natural version will not artificially suppress appetite if your body is undernourished or underweight.
- To improve sexual performance your mind and your body both have to be healthy. Your hormones also have to be balanced. It is dangerous to ‘play around’ with hormones ‘chemically’. Your hormones should be balanced by the ingestion of only natural substances.
- In addition to the amino acids within Bee Pollen, which are precursors to “human growth hormone” (HGH), Bee Pollen also contains a gonadotropic hormone very similar to the human pituitary hormone, gonadotropin, which functions as a sex gland hormone.
What is the best form of bee pollen?
It is best to obtain bee pollen from a local food source as this increases its antiallergenic properties. Fresh bee pollen should not cling together or form clumps and it should be sold in a tightly sealed container. Before you take bee pollen, try to take a very small amount at first and watch for the signs of developing rash, wheezing, discomfort or any other signs of reaction. If such reactions occur, discontinue using bee pollen.
How To Choose A Quality Bee Pollen Supplement
In order to obtain the healthiest bee pollen, make sure the source is as pristine as possible with the product being produced at GMP compliant facilities. Facilities that are GMP registered comply with the most rigid standards so as to minimize the possibility of product contaminants.
- Ideally, make sure the bee pollen benefit or product rather does not contain any fillers or additives such as sucrose (sugar), starch, gluten, silica (sand) or any other artificial colors, dyes, or flavors.
- Next, only get freeze-dried Bee Pollen. This preserves the nutrients in the bee pollen. Avoid processed or heat dried pollen as this kills the sensitive enzymes.
- If you’re buying raw bee pollen herb or powder, one naturopathic doctor recommends soaking it for 12 hours in orange juice or water in preparation for consumption as this improves nutrient assimilation from 7 to 12% to 80 to 90%.
- Lastly, like most supplements, bee pollen’s effectiveness (at least in tablet or capsule form) is heightened when combined with other nutrients.
- Check the label to make sure your supplements do not contain any cheap fillers, additives, or artificial colors, etc.
Bee Pollen Allergic Side Effects
While there are no known negative drug or nutrient interactions, there are a few bee pollen side effects you should be aware of.
Some possible side effects are skin flushing, which usually signals an allergy to bee products, wheezing, headache, itchy throat, hives, and dizziness.
It should also be noted that severe allergic reactions such as anaphylactic shock is possible if you are already sensitive or allergic to bee products.
Anaphylactic shock can cause death so if you have any reservations at all, and just to be safe, please consult with your doctor before beginning any new supplement.
Bee pollen comes in many forms, in a natural powder form, tablet, cream, lozenge, cream, capsule, and as fresh bee pollen herb.
What is the reason behind chemical imbalance and weight gain?
The scientific reason behind weight gains is the ingestion of the toxin Obesogen. Obesogens are chemicals that disrupt the function of hormonal systems; this leads to weight gain and numerous health problems. These obesogens invade the human body from a variety of sources. For example; natural hormones found in soy products, hormones administered to animals, plastics in some food and drink packaging, ingredients added to processed foods, and pesticides sprayed on produce. They act in a variety of ways: by mimicking human hormones such as estrogen, by misprogramming stem cells to become fat cells and alters the function of genes.