Bee pollen is a powerful longevity-boosting and anti-aging superfood. Pollen is a complex and nutrient-dense food that supports vibrant health. Bee pollen, as the name suggests, is pollen collected from bees. Simply put, bees make it when they land on flowers by bringing honey from the hive, scraping off the gathered pollen, and mixing the most nutrient dense parts with their saliva and honey, creating a small pollen granule. It is packed and concentrated in the hive for use by the queen bee and is nutritionally diverse, containing protein, fat, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.
Here’s what you need to know:
It’s nutrient-rich—Bee pollen contains B vitamins, folic acid, amino acids (hey, protein!), minerals, like zinc, iron, and magnesium, and fatty acids—packing a punch for its small size. Bee pollen contains all eight essential amino acids, and 40% of its profile is protein. Amino acids can also satiate food cravings and help with weight loss. Rich in over 12 vitamins, almost 30 minerals and a whole range of enzymes and coenzymes, bee pollen supports some of the body’s most vital functions.
It’s a digestive aid—As a result of its high enzymatic count, bee pollen helps with various digestive disorders and stomach ailments by healing and regulating the intestinal flora. Bee pollen is easily broken down by the body, which not only alleviates digestion, but its high nutrient content can also quickly absorbed and utilized.
It’s beauty-boosting—Due to its digestive-aiding enzymes and antimicrobial activity, bee pollen is known to promote healthier, better-looking skin. Bee pollen is loaded with antioxidants, which can help keep the skin healthy and protected from free radicals bringing radiance to the skin.
How do I use it?
Since bee pollen are small granules, you can essentially add it as a topping to anything—oatmeal, yogurt, blended into smoothies or juices, or even on its own. You can also take it as a supplement or in capsule form. Look for local bee pollen, if available, to combat seasonal allergies, and if you have a pollen allergy, you may also be allergic to bee pollen, so take caution. Try ½ teaspoon and gradually increase the amount over time to make sure you don’t have a sensitivity.
Protein- and vitamin-rich bee pollen makes a powerful all-in-one nutrient-rich treat. Find bee pollen in our Unwind Tonic, where we use it for its high mineral content—namely, magnesium. When paired with herbs like skullcap and Griffonia seed, you have the ultimate recipe for regeneration.