LITTLE EEDEN FARM POLLEN
RAW POLLEN - BENEFITS & USES
The superfood you probably didn’t know existed!
Bee pollen is naturally rich in protein, vitamins, healthy fats, antioxidants and other nutrients.
Pollen granules collect on the legs of honey bees during their visits to flowers and other plants; the excess granules are collected upon re-entering the hive.
Give your energy levels and overall well-being a boost be adding pollen to your daily diet.
HOW IS IT GOOD FOR YOU?
- Fights seasonal allergies,
- Rich in protein,
- Loaded with vitamins,
- Weight loss stimulant,
- Helps reduce stress,
- Helps rebuild muscle tissue,
- Energy booster,
- Rich in antioxidants,
- Boosts immune system,
- Lowers blood cholesterol,
- Naturally gluten free.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Serious allergic reactions to bee pollen have been reported, including potentially life-threatening anaphylaxis.
Symptoms can include itching, swelling, shortness of breath, light-headedness and severe whole-body reactions.
If you have a pollen allergy, it is crucial to take caution and consult your physician prior to consuming bee pollen.
Taking bee pollen with warfarin (Coumadin) might result in an increased chance of bruising or bleeding.
DOSAGE & PREPARATION
Bee pollen is sold as granules.
Recommendation is starting with 1/4 teaspoon dose gradually increasing up to 2 tablespoons a day, and watch for symptoms of an adverse reaction including itching, swelling, shortness of breath, light-headedness and severe whole-body reactions.
Children should start with just a few granules.
Bee Pollen can be sprinkled over cereals, yogurt or oatmeal, added to homemade granola or mixed in smoothies.
Bee pollen should be stored in a cool dark place like a pantry, refrigerator or freezer and kept out of direct sunlight.