Pollen is a superfood that contains all the necessary nutrients except for raw fiber. Its main value comes from the amino acids it contains. Out of the 22 known amino acids, it contains 20 different types. It is the richest beekeeping product in vitamins and also contains proteins, sugars, fats, minerals, hormones, and enzymes. Depending on the species of plants and their growing conditions, it contains at least 20 different minerals in varying proportions.
With the arrival of spring until the end of summer, we hear about it almost every day because many people suffer from allergies caused by pollen. However, many people do not know that it can be an excellent remedy if used properly. Bees prefer to collect heavier pollen grains, and they do not gather those that remain in the air for a long time and trigger allergies in sensitive individuals.
The fresher the pollen, the more effective it is. The best and fastest results can be achieved with fresh pollen.
Processing of Pollen
Preservation is usually achieved through drying, but pollen older than one year is difficult to dissolve in the stomach, resulting in slower absorption in the body.
Bees store a portion of the pollen inside the cells as fermented and mashed, known as bee bread or bee pollen.
This kind of “preservation” further preserves the beneficial effects of pollen. Bee bread has a significant content of vitamin K, which plays a role in blood clotting.
Effects of Pollen
Pollen primarily has invigorating effects and provides strong support for exhausted individuals, postoperative patients, people in recovery, and those after childbirth.
It enhances energy production and supports weakened bodies. Those who want to lose weight should take pollen before meals, as it reduces appetite.
Regular consumption of pollen continuously enhances the body’s resistance and promotes high levels of performance.
It has a positive effect on blood composition, protects against deficiency symptoms, and promotes attention and memory retention.
Pollen increases appetite, but it is not recommended to use it on an empty stomach. Always consume it after a meal. Its use is not advisable in cases of gastric ulcers.
Due to its high protein content, it can cause allergies and stomach discomfort, so it should be used with great caution. Always perform an allergy test first, during a meal. Start with a small amount for the test and gradually increase it.
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