I just had a spoon and had to share how amazing this is!
Bee pollen doesn’t need to be tinctured or put in a tea or cooked, it is eaten raw. So many actions come from the complex variety of tastes. The taste is a natural rollercoaster ride of different flavours that range from the sweet of honey, to salty and earthy, like the taste of flowers and roots. I almost want to guess which flowers and plants I am tasting. This is the original version of a vitamin that nature intended. Food of the Gods!
Bee pollen is really concentrated flower pollen that bees collect from the many flowers, herbs and trees that it visits in the process of gathering nectar, which bees turn into honey. Bees cross-pollinate and accumulate flower pollen on their bodies, which they shape into grains to feed the bee larvae. Propolis, honey and royal jelly are products of the hive produced by bees, which is different from bee pollen; it is not an animal product, but a botanical one.
Bee pollen is good for malnourished people who have malabsorption conditions, such as gluten allergy and anemia. It is good for treating chronic allergies and infections, where immune deficiency is present. It is a nutritious food that helps to rejuvenate, support and detoxify all systems.
Bee pollen is used as medicinal food all over the world. A super nutritive, an elixir of longevity and detoxifying food, it has more chemical constituents than any other botanical remedy, more than even micro-algae and nettles. It has a powerhouse of nutrition including ten amino acids, enzymes, minerals and every vitamin, nucleic acids, antibiotic substances and steroid hormones, but nutrition content will vary due to the fluctuations in nature.
18 proteins 35% (half in amino acid free form including 8 essentials)
16 minerals and trace minerals: (calcium, potassium, phosphorus, sodium, sulphur, chlorine, magnesium, iron, manganese, copper, iodine, zinc, silica, selenium, molybdenum, boron, titanium)
16 vitamins: (B 1&2, C,D,E, K, B6, B12, biotin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, folic acid, rutin, choline, inositol)
Enzymes and co-enzymes: (amylase, diastase, 24 oxidoreductases, 21 transferases, 33 hydrolases, 11 lyases, 5 isomerases, pepsin, trypsin)
Nucleic acids: (DNA & RNA)
Phytosterols: (estrogen and androgen)
Flavonoids, nucleosides, terpenes, glucose, xanthine, lecithin, lycopin, pentosane,
Fats & oils 5%
Dosage: Dissolve the granules in your mouth. Take a few grains up to a teaspoon a day on an empty stomach.
Caution: Even though bee pollen use treats allergies, in some people it may cause allergic reaction. The inhaled version of pollen creates a different reaction than when ingested and being an immune tonic it will build up immunity to allergens. The doctor does the same thing when they inject allergy sufferers with small doses of allergens to build up a tolerance. Caution is advised!
Take a small dose at first: a couple of grains to ¼ teaspoon to start.
The Energetics of Western Herbs: Vol. 1
Snow Lotus Press, Peter Holmes