Bee pollen is the richest & most complete food in nature. Collected by the honey bee, bee pollen is a perfectly balanced, natural multi-vitamin containing virtually all the essential nutrients necessary to sustain life. The human body is made up of 22 essential elements and pollen is the only food that contains each and every one of them.
Rich in vitamins, minerals, proteins, enzymes and amino-acids, bee pollen acts as a natural energizer for the body and boosts the immune system. This perfectly balanced ‘super food’ has many other reported health benefits ranging from slowing the effects of aging on skin, to improving memory, and re-activating sluggish metabolisms.
Abeeco prides itself on producing the best bee pollen which is 100% natural, untampered, non-potentiated, GE Free and is pure New Zealand - as pure as you can get anywhere in the world. Our bee pollen is quite different to most due to the purity of product. Most bee pollen granules sold in dietary supplements are sourced from the USA and China. Independent laboratories frequently find traces of heavy metals present in these bee pollens as a direct result of air pollution. Our bee pollen is produced to the highest possible standard. We only use GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) manufacturers - two of New Zealand's best......not that the manufacturers have to do too much as the bees are doing virtually everything but putting the pollen into a convenient capsule!
Bee pollen is acclaimed in the Bible, the Torah, the Koran as well as ancient Chinese and Egyptian texts. Throughout time it has been prescribed by traditional health practitioners for its healing qualities. Ronald Reagan even swore by bee pollen as a major contributor to the excellent physical health that he enjoyed.
Q: Where does Bee Pollen come from? A: Bee pollen is essentially the male seed of a flower blossom that has been collected by bees to which they add certain digestive enzymes. Pollen granules stick to the bees’ legs and other body parts as they help themselves to nectar inside flowers. Bees have feathery body hairs and the females have brushes on their legs which they use to remove pollen that sticks to them. The pollen is then stored under the abdomen or on their hind legs for taking back to the hives. As the bee enters the hive the pollen is gathered using special collection nets which the bee rubs against.
One of the most interesting facts about bee pollen is that it cannot be synthesized in a laboratory. One teaspoon dose of pollen takes one bee working eight hours a day for one month to gather. Each bee pollen pellet, contains over two million flower pollen grains and one teaspoon contains over 2.5 billion grains of flower pollen.
Q: What is in Bee Pollen?
approximately 25% complete protein
contains at least 18 amino acids
contains every vitamin known (extraordinarily rich in most of the B vitamins)
contains 16 different minerals but has particularly high levels of iron, zinc, magnesium & copper
rich amounts of carotenoids, bioflavonoids & phytoestrogens
numerous active enzymes & co enzymes
2-3 grams of fats per ounce. Most of the fats are essential fatty acids with 70% Omega-3, 3-4% Omega 6, 16-17% mono-saturated & saturated
at least 25 trace elements, including all essential elements
complete spectrum of amino acids
contains only a few calories per serving
Q: What is the shelf life of abeeco Bee Pollen? A: Up to 3 years if the product is not exposed to light.
Q: How quickly will it work for me? A: Clinical tests show that orally ingested bee pollen particles are rapidly and easily absorbed - they pass directly from the stomach into the blood stream. Within two hours after ingestion, bee pollen is found in the blood, in cerebral spinal fluids, and in the urine. The full effects of bee pollen are usually felt as early as 2-3 days after taking the first dose, but in a very fit and healthy person it may take longer.
Q: I'm a diabetic, can I take abeeco Bee Pollen? A: Yes. The amount of sugar/carbohydrates in bee pollen is negligible and not enough to have any negative effect on a diabetic.
Q: I'm pregnant, can I take abeeco Bee Pollen? A: Yes. Bee pollen is simply a vegetable based food. It provides most of the nutrients required during pregnancy but is not a substitute for a balanced diet. If you're pregnant you may also want to try our Premium Fish Oil which many studies have proven to aid infants brain and motor development if taken neonatally.
Q: I'm an asthmatic, can I take abeeco Bee Pollen? A: Yes in general. Although rare, if one of your asthma triggers is pollen then taking bee pollen may induce mild asthmatic symptoms in severe asthmatics (however, this is very rare as the pollen is ingested, not inhaled). If at all concerned then we suggest you start with one capsule a day for the first week and gradually increase the dosage week by week provided no symptoms expose themselves.
Q: I am allergic to bees, can I take abeeco Bee Pollen? A: Although there are many benefits of bee pollen, those who are allergic to bees should avoid bee pollen (and other bee products) just to be on the safe side.
Q: I suffer from allergies, can I take abeeco Bee Pollen? A: Yes in general. See above for bee allergies which is discussed separately. Studies have shown that the consumption of bee pollen has helped many sufferers of allergies and hay fever to control their symptoms due to the presence of quercetin in the pollen inhibiting the release of histamine in the body resulting in decreased hay fever and allergic responses. In one study (Middleton, 1981) 73% of hay fever patients averaged a 75% improvement when given bee pollen orally.
However, although very rare, if you have pollen sensitivities taking bee pollen may in rare cases induce a reaction. If at all concerned then we suggest you start with one capsule a day for the first week and gradually increase the dosage week by week provided no symptoms expose themselves.
Q: I'm on medication for a range of complaints, can I take abeeco Bee Pollen with other medications? A: Yes. There are no known contradictions with medications. Bee pollen is simply a vegetable based food and therefore it will not interfere with any medications of any description.
Q: I'm a vegetarian, can I take abeeco Bee Pollen? A: Bee pollen is a vegetable based food and is derived only from plants. The capsules are gelatin based.
Q: Can my pets take this product? A: Absolutely! Animals need vitamins, nutrients and anti-oxidants just as we do.