Published: 03/12/2013 - Updated: 10/26/2018
Bee pollen has been used for thousands of years as a healthy food. It has also been used for its healing properties. Bee pollen contains many vitamins, amino acids and bioflavonoids, on the other hand, is rich in some minerals.
But besides these nutritional characteristics, a recent study has shown that bee pollen can help people with cancer. This study showed that women with cervical cancer were more able to tolerate stress resulting from radiation when taking bee pollen. They also found that bee pollen helped offset the fatigue of patients.
Other benefit is to treat digestive disorders, prostate disorders and ulcers. It can also help eliminate acne and helps fight fatigue.
In general, adding pollen to your diet can bring surprising benefits.
The components of bee pollen
Pollen is the male seed of flowers needed to fertilize the plant. Each flower is unique in the world and has a lot of pollen, like many fruit orchards and crops. Bees are responsible for pollinating more than 80 percent of the foliage of the earth.
Bee pollen contains all the essential components of life, and is rich in valuable natural compounds. Note that the composition of the pollen can vary slightly in different parts of the country and in the world. Some of the main vitamins found in bee pollen are:
Thiamine (vitamin B1): Indicated for the treatment of toxic effects of alcohol and certain medications to treat edema and heart health, it is also useful in a diabetes regimen.
Riboflavin (vitamin B2): It is necessary for the health of the retina, is used to treat some skin diseases and relieve migraines.
Pyridoxine (vitamin B6): required for the formation of hemoglobin and is used to combat anxiety, fatigue, muscular weakness, brain tumors, anemia, Parkinson's disease, brain arteriosclerosis and radiation sickness.
Nicotinic acid (Nicotinamide): It acts on the formation of blood, is used in the treatment of toxic overload, diabetes mellitus, gastrointestinal disorders, asthma, neuralgia, migraine and tinnitus combat, and lowers cholesterol.
Pantothenic Acid (Part B complex): It is effective in healing wounds, ulcers, gangrene diverse, herpes, bedsores, inflammatory infections of the mouth, colds, bronchitis, infectious hepatitis and minor skin problems.
Ascorbic acid (vitamin C): To stimulate antitoxic effects. Beneficial for colds, respiratory distress, and is useful in calcium metabolism.
The retinol (vitamin A): Effective against infections, dry eyes and night blindness.
Tocopherol (Vitamin E): Support oxygenation at the cellular level, resulting in a powerful antioxidant. Has anticoagulant properties and improves blood circulation.
The nutritional composition of bee pollen is very similar to the following:
- Protein 21.2%
- Carbohydrate 48.5%
- Fatty acids 9.9%
- Ash 3.5%
- Fiber 14.2%
The benefits of bee pollen
Vitamins and minerals are not the best part of bee pollen. It is also rich in protein, amino acids, hormones and trace elements.
No other food on earth offers such a broad spectrum of nutrition so naturally.
Worldwide, bee pollen is recognized not only as an ideal food source, but as a food with great medicinal properties, including:
- Helps restore lost sexual desire and energy.
- It can help relieve menstrual cramps.
- Accelerates wound healing.
- It is useful for depression and fatigue.
- Normalizes digestive problems.
- Relieves migraine and headaches.
- It can relieve many prostate problems.
- Improves fertility in men and women.
- Lowers cholesterol.
- Greatly enhances energy levels.
- Useful properties are attributed to weight control
- Supplementing our diet with bee pollen daily, can help build resistance to allergies from pollen in the air.