Bee pollen is a truly magical food. Ancient cultures have used Bee Pollen to promote general wellness for centuries. Native Americans on long journeys across mountain or desert terrain carried bee pollen in pouches to ensure they would always have a food source if wild game was not readily available.
Natural Sugar Content
Bee pollen contains between 10 to 15 percent natural sugars, including fructose, glucose, pentose, raffinose, stachyose and sucrose. These are essentially the same simple natural sugars that are found in honey, and which exist in easily-digested chains and bonds. Many are converted to a predigested form by the enzymatic action of the bee's salivary glands. (Ref 1)
At these small percentages, these simple natural sugars are quickly absorbed by the body providing a natural energy boost…unlike high fructose syrups and sweeteners (not too mention refined white sugar) which provide a rapid increase in energy followed by a rapid drop (also known as a crash) in energy.
A powerful source of protein
One of bee pollen’s biggest nutritional attributes is that it is more rich in protein than any other animal source, and more amino acids to support muscles, cells and other tissues than beef, these complex carbohydrates and protein will breakdown slowly, keeping you energized for longer, that is why it has the reputation as a perfect superfood!
In addition to protein, bee pollen is packed with antioxidants to fight free radicals, and offers all the nutrients needed for human survival, including:
- Iron - Iron assists our bodies in metabolizing protein and makes up much of the hemoglobin found in red blood cells which carry oxygen throughout our bodies. It is also an important part of muscle health and exercise, since muscles require extra oxygen in order to work during exercise and recover afterwards.
- Zinc - Because zinc plays a role in immune function, it is one of the nutrients that may help shorten the duration of colds naturally. It may also help speed the healing of wounds.
- Potassium - There’s a reason why potassium-rich bananas are a favorite of athletes. Potassium is an essential nutrient that helps muscles recover after exercise. It may also help increase blood flow by assisting muscles including heart contractions, moderating pressure lower.
Perfect mix of nutrients
Bee pollen also provides more than a dozen vitamins, myriad minerals, 14 fatty acids that help keep the body’s joints lubricated and neurotransmitters functioning, as well as carbohydrates and hormones, it is also low in calories. (Ref. 1)
Because bee pollen acts as a natural antibacterial, it can not only help fight free radicals, but can also support the immune system.
Athletes use it
Because of the benefits, athletes have been consuming bee pollen for decades, and according to British researcher Dr. Maurice Hanssen, it “should be part of the ideal athletes’ diet.” (Ref. 2)
Athletes who have reportedly used bee pollen to boost their performances include Mohammad Ali, the Finnish track team at the 1972 Olympic Games and Olympic runner Steve Riddick, who won a medal in the 1976 relay team for the United States. It is still widely used today.
“Bee pollen is the finest, most perfect food. It is a giant germ-killer in which bacteria simply cannot exist. The health restoring property of honeybee pollen not only builds up strength and energy in the body, but also gives increased resistance to infection,” said British scientist and nutrition expert Dr. G.J. Binding. (Ref. 3)
By mixing bee pollen with enzymes that provide synergistic effects to boost the bee pollen’s power, we’re harnessing everything good in this powerhouse ingredient. We call ours Natural Energy, - collected in a region of New Zealand that borders one of our largest national parks, ensuring pristine land free from chemicals and other contaminants found in many commercial bee pollen supplements. (Ref. 4)
If you are struggling with your energy levels give this a product a try.