Bee pollen contains many minerals like potassium, magnesium, titanium, silver, zinc, copper, chromium, vanadium, cobalt, molybdenum, nickel, gallium, zirconium, manganese, phosphorus, silicon, calcium, iron, aluminium, barium. Fresh pollen contains: 20-40% proteins; 30-60% of sugars in the form of nectar carbohydrates; vitamin C, B1, B2, B5, B6, B8, E; provitamin A, folic acid, biotin, tocopherol; enzymes; antibiotic agents; mineral substances; biologically active substances; lipids, aromatics and pigment substances. An important constituent of pollen cells is carbohydrates. Identified are glucose, fructose, sucrose, arabinose, ribose, galactose, raffinose, stachyose, xylose, dextrin, starch, cellulose and lactose. 100g bee pollen composition consists of essential for the human body amino acids such as:
- Arginine – an average of 4.7mg;
- Isoleucine – 4,7mg;
- Histidine – 1.5mg;
- Leucine – 5.6mg;
- Lysine – 5.7mg;
- Methionine – 1,7mg;
- Phenylalanine – 3,5mg;
- Threonine – 4.6mg;
- Tryptophan – 1.6mg;
- Valine – 6.4mg;
- Alanine, glycine, asparagine, glutamine, serine, proline, tyrosine, cysteine, cysteine.
Bee pollen has therapeutic effects strengthening the bone system. Its vitamin E successfully stimulates the male potency, and daily consumption reinforces the blood cells and heart function, normalizes high blood pressure and reduces bleeding. Pollen is rich in lecithin which normalises lipid metabolism and contributes to weight loss. Bee pollen has a high level of selenium that acts prophylactically in the cancer cases by triggering the organism to release its heavy metals.
- Used in the treatment of diabetes by stimulating the release of insulin by the body.
- The iodine in bee pollen is applied in the prevention of goitre.
- Treats various diseases of the small and large intestine (constipation and colitis).
- Pollen contains iron, which means it could be used in the treatment of anaemia.
- Reduces the level of cholesterol applied in the treatment of atherosclerosis.
- Bee pollen consists of magnesium and potassium as well, which makes it suitable for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases.
- It has a profound biological effect in preventing premature ageing of cells and stimulate the growth of new tissues. Pollen smooths wrinkles and stimulates blood flow to all skin cells.
- Highly successful in the treatment of symptoms such as fatigue, allergies, and other respiratory diseases (bronchitis, sinusitis, and the standard cold).
- Efficient against neurasthenia and depression.
- Bee pollen is highly recommended for athletes and ill people in a recovery period
The daily dosage for adults is 15 – 20 g dried pollen for a period of 1 to 3 months. We also recommend pollen to be consumed within the autumn-winter and spring-summer periods.
• Children: 3-5 years – 5 to10 grammes daily;
• Children: 6-12 years, 10-15 grammes daily;
• Adults: 15-20 grammes a day.