Pollen

The pollen the bees collect is a very complete and valuable food of nature. It is known that a diet containing pollen permits any human being to live longer than with a traditional diet. The bees take the carbohydrates from the honey for their food, and the pollen is their source of proteins. They feed on honey and pollen so that they can always be active and healthy; this is why they work tirelessly from the time they are born until they die.

With each flight, a bee takes to the hive up to 15 mg of pollen in the form of two small balls; (for one kilogram of pollen, a bee has to make 60,000 flights). They collect it from the flowers and together with their own secretions they form the balls. Upon entering the hive they leave them in a special trap the beekeepers place there to collect them with.

This pollen dries in the shade, is cleaned and packaged for sale. It is well appreciated by the people who nourish themselves well, since it is the only known food that contains the 22 essential amino acids. The average amount of protein per weight in pollen is 25%.

The proteins contained in pollen:

The elements necessary for human life contained in the bees´ pollen are:

  • Ácido aspártico
  • Aspartic Acid
  • Glutamic Acid
  • Leucine
  • Lysine
  • Isoleucine
  • Valina
  • Proline
  • Phenylalanine
  • Alanine
  • Arginine
  • Serina
  • Glycine
  • Tyrosine
  • Methionine
  • Hydroxyproline
  • Cystine



Besides all these essential amino acids, the following microelements also appear: titanium, nickel, vanadium, chrome, cobalt, chlorine, beryllium, boro, zinc, lead, silver, arsenic, tin, gallium, strontium, iodine, barium, uranium, silicon, aluminum, manganese, molybdenum, iron and copper.

It contains so many valuable elements, such as, organic acids, enzymes and it is particularly rich in carotene (vitamin A). It is also rich in rutoside or vitamin P, which strengthens and enlarges the capillaries and veins, and reverses the hardening of the arteries; helping the circulatory system in general. It is recommended for people over 40 years old.

Pollen improves our health.

In the first place, it is one of the main growth factors that produces balance and energy. It possesses bactericide qualities and it is also an antiseptic and restores the intestinal flora.

It helps our digestive activities, stimulates the appetite, the pancreas, and the gallbladder. It mainly stimulates the organism against infections and inhibits the growth of cancerous tumors and it is antitoxic.

It is a great help for people who are receiving chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Because it gives them a better quality of life due to its antioxidant qualities.

Anemophilous Pollen and Entomophilous Pollen; Popular medicine recommends that people who are allergic to pollen (Hay Fever) should regularly chew on pieces of honey panels from the area they live in, as soon as they can obtain them in Spring or Autumn, according to the harvest.

Anemophilous pollen is the type that floats in the air and is the one that normally causes these allergies. Entomophilous pollen is the type that the bees collect and carry on their back legs. They deposit it in special baskets and on the way to the hive they add their own secretions, enzymes and other valuable elements necessary for this procedure.

The custom of chewing on a piece of bee honeycomb to relieve respiratory tract symptoms has prevailed for centuries; since it relieves and desensitizes the bronchia and also serves as an antiallergenic due to the small amounts of pollen that it contains.

How should bee pollen be consumed?

Athletes whose normal diet contains 3 500 calories per day, can take a supplement with 765-785 calories using a mixture that contains 175-200 g of honey and 50-58 g of pollen daily per person.

Athletes whose normal diet contains 3 500 calories per day, can take a supplement with 765-785 calories using a mixture that contains 175-200 g of honey and 50-58 g of pollen daily per person.

Pollen should be consumed in its natural state, mixed with honey or butter.

The normal dose is around 20 g per day for adults and 7 g per day for children; equal to 1Tabelspoon for adults and 1 teaspoon for children.

In order to take advantage of the therapeutic qualities of pollen, we recommend taking it in the morning, preferable before or with breakfast.

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