Pollen is produced on the anthers of flowers. Bees collect pollen in corbicula, i.e., special baskets on their bodies, to bring back to the hive, enrich it with nectar and feed the young bees. The taste of bee pollen is usually bitter but there are plants that can give sweet pollen. The harvest of pollen is done by traps, a device which is placed at the entrance of the hive. The daily consumption of 15 grams covers the needs of an average adult in proteins, vitamins and minerals. Bee pollen should be taken very slowly and in very small quantities at first so that the digestive system can get used to it.


Bee pollen is the richest plant source in proteins, vitamins and essential amino acids. It contains an average of 23% proteins, 5% of lipids, 27% carbohydrates, almost all the vitamins of the B-complex group, vitamin H, vitamin C, vitamin A, and vitamin E. It is also high in minerals. Bee pollen increases the resistance of capillaries, therefore protecting from cerebral hemorrhages, enhances heart performance and has a diuretic effect. It reduces inflammation and discomfort in patients who suffer from benign prostatic conditions. Bee pollen is highly recommended for people with a poor state of health. Bee pollen is an increasingly popular natural supplement and tonic. It can be taken by all age groups because it offers wellness and has anti-aging properties.

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