I’m a beekeeper, and have been adding a tablespoon of fresh pollen into my protein shake for many years.
It appears to give me a little extra energy before I lift.(I Think)
Does anyone else use pollen and what kind of results do you get.
Also, is there any other benefit that you guys may know about ?
Mostly when inhaled.
Very few people have any problems when eaten.
As a matter of fact! I take it for my allergies.
To be any good for your allergies you must get the pollen from a local source.
Not a thousand miles away.
I'm not to up to date on it's benefits, feel free to post any revelant studies medical articles etc.
liftsiron is a fictional character and should be taken as such.
OK ! I did a little search and came up with a few articles .
Some are a little redundant, but nevertheless still a good read.
Benefits of Bee Pollen
Evidence of benefit of bee pollen ¹ - it both protects the prostate gland and stimulates the production of testosterone , and has some beneficial effects in radiation therapy. It has been suggested that bee pollen has some positive effects in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and disorders of the liver, gallbladder, stomach, and intestines. It is also beneficial for people with hay fever. Many studies have shown that bee pollen contains antibiotic substances that act against bacteria, including Colibacilli, and certain strains of salmonella. Benefits of pollen for specific health conditions include the following·
Allergies and Hay fever: Pollen extracts taken orally have been used to desensitize people to plants to which they are allergic. In one double-blind study, people with allergies to grass pollen were asked to place drops of liquid grass pollen extract under their tongues daily for three weeks, gradually increasing concentration. After three weeks they took pollen twice a week at a maintenance level. During the next allergy season, bee pollen users had significantly less hay fever symptoms than those experienced by a group given placebo drops.
Cancer : Bee pollen protects the liver from depletion of its antioxidant stores. Antioxidants fight the toxic free-radicals that harm healthy tissue during radiation therapy.
Dr. Paavo O. Airola, in his book "Health Secrets from Europe": "It has been suggested that Bulgarians, Rumanians, Russians and other eastern European peoples known for their enviable record of longevity have to thank lactic acid for their excellent health and youthful vitality. Probably the most beneficial effect of pollen is that taken internally, it quickly produces the same anti-putrefactive effects as lactic acid foods, and thus contributes to a healthy digestive system and good assimilation of nutrients for good health and long life" He goes on to say..."Analysis of pollen has shown that it is indeed food for Gods, it is the richest and most complete food in nature."
The 'Journal of the National Cancer Institute' stated that Bee Pollen was given to laboratory test animals which had been bred to develop tumors. They found that certain amounts of bee pollen appeared to either prevent or inhibit the growth of malignant cells.
Dr Carlton Fredericks comments: "Honeybee pollen is the only super food on this earth ...this statement has been proven so many times in the laboratories around the world by chemical analysis that it is not subject to debate or challenge."
Dr. John R. Christopher comments: "I consider honeybee pollen the most natural food and the most perfect food in the world. Pollen is life itself."
¹ source includes "Prescription for Herbal Healing" Phyllis A Balch CNC.
Bee pollen has long been known as a nutritional supplement that strengthens the immune system and boosts energy . It contains 35% protein, 55% carbohydrate, 2% fatty acids and 3% minerals and vitamins. It is high in B-complex and vitamins A, C, D, and E. It also contains lecithin, beta-carotene, selenium. This combination of elements makes bee pollen an excellent source of anti-oxidants. Research studies and clinical tests have demonstrated that bee pollen has an immunizing effect, enhances vitality, and can counteract the effects of radiation and chemical toxins.
Studies have shown that, like honey, bee pollen also contains vitamins, minerals and amino acids. A breakdown of its fat, protein, phosphorus and iron levels reveals a nutritive content comparable to that of dried beans, peas and lentils. In a 1997 study published in the Journal of Economic Botany, researchers determined that bee pollen contained even more calcium and magnesium than legumes. Cherbuliez calls it a “complete food,” one that easily can be taken daily (three heaping teaspoons at breakfast) to increase general health. Another benefit of bee pollen is heightened athletic performance. A course of pollen extract was shown to be effective in treating prostate enlargement and prostatitis, according to a review of complementary therapies published in Current Urology Reports in 2002.