Bee Pollen


Bee Pollen


“BEE POLLEN” has been called a miracle food.  Nutritionally speaking.  Pollen is probably the most important “new” food of the twentieth century to be made available.  Bee Pollen may also be considered possibly the “oldest” food on the face of the earth as bees and flowers evolved about the same time, some one hundred and fifty million years ago. 


Nutritional values of the Bee Pollen


British and French scientists who analysed Pollen found it contained 96 elements, including vitamins, minerals, enzymes, protein and amino acids and a host of others such as lecithin, a fat tissue found in the brain and blood cells.


Vitamins in Pollen and some of the uses


Other findings have suggested that Pollen contains all known water soluble vitamins – especially “B” and “C”, twenty two amino acids, twenty seven mineral salts, (including calcium, magnesium, zinc, copper, iron) and other elements and various enzymes.


For a healthy heart we should eat foods having high B6 content.  Three foods having the highly desirable B6/methionine ratio are bananas with 10, carrots with a ration of 15, onions with a ration of 10, and Bee Pollen with a ration of 400 10 1 – proving once again its unique properties.


Vitamins in Pollen


B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B8, B12,

Vitamin C, Carotene or provitamin A, Vitamin D, Rutin, Vitamin P,


Minerals in Pollen



Calcium and Phosphorus










Other elements – Pollen also contains enzymes or ferments that provoke certain chemical reactions that are indispensable to the life of the cell.


Additionally, Hormones have been discovered in Pollen which are a stimulant whose principal actions consists of provoking reactions at the level of the receptor tissues, with precise biological or physiological function.

Recently the presence of an Antibiotic has been discovered in Pollen, a substance that, in even very small doses, has the property of detaining or eliminating the proliferation of microbes.


In a remarkable analysis done in 1942, showed that Pollen contained precisely the nutrients most indispensable for our well being in a natural source easily assimilated by the body.  This study revealed Pollen to be an extremely complex substance


Bees it seems collect the Pollen from plants that are amply endowed with nutrients ad ignore the poor ones.
Taking Bee Pollen will not necessarily make “super” men and woman of us, but to those who use it faithfully, it will provide a certain degree of energy they may presently lack. 


Historical uses of Pollen


Pollen, like Honey, was written about by many historical writers, listing its’ medicinal and nutrition qualities.  Early Egyptians described Bee Pollen as “Life giving dust” to be added to their daily diet.  In the Orient, Pollen and Honey were both used for medicinal purposes.  Pollen mixed with Honey was used as a poultice on wounds.


In Piny’s Eleventh Book of Natural History, Pollen collected by Bees from the flowers was stated to be beneficial to health.  The city ofAtticin ancientGreecewas claimed to have many thousands of beehives.  People were said to have come for miles around to gain the benefits of Honey and Pollen.


Early American Indian women gathered flower Pollen by hand for tribal medicine men and for use in fertility ceremonies.  Hieroglyphic carvings and symbols of bees, Honeycomb and Pollen have been found indicating that Aztec and Mayan Indians also used Honey and Pollen.  Studies show they used it both as food and as offering to their deities.


Since ancient times, Chinese have floated finely woven nets on lakes to collect flower Pollen.  It was then dried, formed into cakes for storage and used in medicinal preparations.


The healing powers of Pollen


“The healing, rejuvenating and disease-fighting effects of this total nutrient are hard to believe, yet are fully documented.  Aging, digestive upsets, prostate disease, sore throats, acne, fatigue, sexual problems, allergies and a host of other problems have been successfully treated by the use of Bee Pollen.



Pollen brings beauty and well-being


Pollen contains hyaluronidase (and other enzymes) which is the strange, but beneficial effects of Pollen to the skin.  It is assumed that Pollen absorbs into the outer layer of the skin and this is the reason for its rejuvenating properties.


Honey Bee Pollen seems to be able to help correct the body chemistry to allow the body to rid itself of unhealthy conditions.  Pollen has even been used in correcting errors of metabolism that may be involved in unhealthy weight gain and is a natural method of weight control.


Training Athletes


The Chinese Journal of Sports Medicine, Peijing, The People’s Republic ofChina.  A study was done in 1986 on the effect of Bee Pollen and its suitable dosage in improving sports performances.  Fifty athletes were divided into an experimental group and a control group.  The results showed that Bee Pollen improved the cardiac function, muscular strength, and endurance – significantly.