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Bee Pollen Supplements

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Bee pollen is a natural multivitamin.

Every flower on earth produces pollen, and bees are responsible for about 80 percent of pollination to create flora around the world. People suffering from allergies sometimes take supplements made from local bee pollen to help their bodies build a tolerance for local plants; however, bee pollen is highly nutritious and it's not a bad idea to take it even if you don't have allergies.


Every flower on earth produces pollen, and bees are responsible for about 80 percent of pollination to create flora around the world. People suffering from allergies sometimes take supplements made from local bee pollen to help their bodies build a tolerance for local plants; however, bee pollen is highly nutritious and it's not a bad idea to take it even if you don't have allergies.

We all hear about superfoods---those fruits or vegetables that contain high volumes of essential vitamins and minerals. Believe it or not, bee pollen is one of them. The ingredients vary slightly depending on locality, but it contains about 21 percent protein, 48 percent carbohydrates and 15 percent fiber, along with amino acids and vitamins B1, B2, B6, A, C and E.

People have been taking bee pollen for health benefits for centuries for its medicinal properties. Modern research has shown bee pollen to increase energy levels, restore sexual desire and fertility, improve symptoms of depression, reduce migraine severity and reduce cholesterol. Of course, if you're one of the 1 percent of people allergic to bees, you should not take it.
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