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Bee pollen consists of plant pollens collected by worker bees combined with plant nectar and bee saliva. Bee Pollen is gathered from pollen laden bees by a special device placed at the entrance of the hive. The device is designed to brush the material from the bees' legs.

Bee Pollen has been called nature's perfect food because it is rich in vitamins and contains almost all known minerals, trace elements, enzymes, and amino acids. This is possible because bee pollen captures the essence of every plant from which it collects pollen. In addition, Bee Pollen contains digestive enzymes from the bees.

Clinical studies have shown that a certain pollen extract, Cernilton®, has anti-inflammatory properties, is capable of relaxing the muscles that surround the urethra, and may also be able to slow or inhibit the growth of prostate cells. Trial studies have also shown that this pollen extract may improve symptoms for people with chronic prostatitis.

Bee pollen is believed to rejuvenate the body, stimulate organs and glands, enhance vitality, and bring about a longer life span. Bee pollen's purported ability to consistently and noticeably increase energy levels also makes it a popular substance among many world class athletes and those interested in sustaining and enhancing quality performance.

Bee pollen as a nutritional supplement may build the immune system and provide energy for the entire body. It contains 35 protein, 55 carbohydrate, 2 fatty acids, and 3 minerals and vitamins. It is high in B-complex and vitamins A, C, D, and E. It is high in B-complex and vitamins A, C, D, and E, and contains lecithin and seleniumbeta-carotene.

Because of its diverse makeup of vitamins, minerals, enzymes and amino acids bee pollen is believed by some experts to be a good source of anti-oxidants. Research studies and tests indicate that bee pollen plays a part in immunizing the body, enhancing vitality, and can possibly counteract the effects of radiation and certain harmful toxins. When used to build the immune system. It is considered to have the ability to eliminate toxins and poisonous materials from the body. Chemical pollutants are known as the most severe stressors to your immune system. Many believe that bee pollen can be quickly absorbed into the blood stream and inspire immunological responses.

Notwithstanding the many suggested benefits of bee pollen, to date, there is insufficient clinical research to suggest that bee pollen is an effective remedy for many health conditions. A few in vitro and animal studies suggest that bee pollen might actually protect against some forms of radiation damage, that it might have some immunomodulating effects and that it might be of benefit to pregnant women.

Supporting Literature

Anan'eva TV, Dvoretskii AI. [Effect of beta-carotene oil and bee pollen on ion transport in rat brain slices following radiation-chemical exposure.] [Article in Russian.] Radiats Biol Radioecol. 1999; 39:341-344.

Stanley RG, Liskens HF. Pollens. Springer-Verlag: New York, 1974.

Loschen G, Ebeling L. Inhibition of arachidonic acid cascade by extract of rye pollen. Arzneimittelforschung 1991;41:162-6.

Habib FK, Ross M, Buck AC, et al. In vitro evaluation of the pollen extract, cernitin T-60, in the regulation of prostate cell growth. Br J Urol 1990;66:393-7.

Bevzo VV, Grygor'eva NP. [Effect of bee pollen extract on glutathione system activity in mice liver under X-ray irradiation.] Ukr Biokhim Zh. 1999; 69:115-117.

Suzuki T, Kurokawa K, Mashimo T, et al. Clinical effect of Cernilton in chronic prostatitis. Hinyokika Kiyo 1992;38:489-94

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