• Bee Pollen: A Buzzworthy Powerball

    Bee Pollen: A Buzzworthy Powerball

    Bee pollen is a little ball of pollen that is collected by the bee as it flies from flower to flower. The balls are then flown back to the hive on the legs of the bee.  The pollen balls are stored in the hive’s honeycomb, eventually fermenting, and used to feed the colony.

    In its natural form, bee pollen balls are small, crunchy pellets. One tablespoon of bee pollen contains

    • 16 calories
    • 24 grams of fat
    • 2 grams of protein
    • 18 grams of carbohydrates
    • Various vitamins and flavonoids

    Bee pollen generally has a sweet and flowery flavor making it a tasty addition to smoothies, yogurt, or oatmeal.

    We’ve collected a few pearls of information regarding bee pollen and the possible health benefits that it provides!

    • Research has shown that bee pollen may have anti-inflammatory effects. In two different studies, bee pollen reduced inflammation in both mice and rats to treat swollen extremities and liver disease.

    • Bee pollen has been found to have high antioxidant properties.

    • Bee pollen reduced cholesterol in a series of animal research studies. Additionally, in a study completed on people with nearsightedness caused by clogged arteries, bee pollen lowered cholesterol levels which led to an increase in their field of vision.

    • The severity and set of allergies may be reduced with bee pollen supplementation. In one study, the activation of mast cells was reduced with the use of bee pollen. When activated, mast cells are the culprits that trigger allergic reactions.

    • Studies have shown that bee pollen alleviates menopausal symptoms, including fewer hot flashes, less joint pain, and reduced irritability.

    Wildflower Bee Pollen is available for purchase in store or order online

    You should avoid bee pollen products if you are allergic to bee stings or wasps. Consult your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition, procedure, or treatment, whether it is a prescription medication, over-the-counter drug, vitamin, supplement, or herbal alternative.