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Bee Pollen

Bee pollen contains nearly all the nutrients necessary for humans. It has an incredible nutrition profile. It is loaded with vitamins, minerals, and nutrients as well as amino acids and protein. In an astonishing fact, bee pollen contains more protein than any animal on earth. And if that wasn’t amazing enough, it also has more amino acids than eggs, beef, and cheese.

Bee pollen can be sprinkled on coffee or your favorite salad or any other creative way you can think of…Be creative! Viva Deo’s PurePollen is harvested in Iowa, USA on a small bee farm also known as an apiary. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding or people on blood thinners like wrafarin should not eat bee pollen. People can be allergic to bee pollen. In order to safely find out if you are allergic to bee pollen, place one granule underneath your tongue and let it dissolve. Slowly increase by one granule each day until you are confident that you are not allergic.

Here are the top 5 awesome health benefits of bee pollen

1. Increases Libido and Fertility

Bee pollen is known as a powerful aphrodisiac and it also helps with fertility. It also is beneficial for those with prostate problems and it revitalizes male seminal substances.

2. Increases Your Energy, Muscle Growth, Stamina, and Strength

Because PurePollen is packed with nutrients, minerals, and Vitamin B, it’s a great natural energy enhancer. In addition, pollen is loaded with protein and carbohydrates to keep you going strong all day. It makes a great addition to that afternoon pick me up cup of coffee! The British Sports Council found that when athletes supplemented daily with bee pollen, their strength increased substantially by about 40-50%. The 1972 Finnish track team swept the Olympics earning gold medals in every contest. The coach ascribed their winning to their daily bee pollen supplement regimen. The British Royal Society noted that adults who regularly consumed bee pollen saw an increase in height.

3. Fights Inflammation

Studies done on mice showed that bee pollen can be used as a supplement to treat chronic inflammation, liver disease, and degenerative conditions. Bee pollen as a similar effect of drugs like naproxen, analgin, phenylbutazone and indomethacin which are used to treat inflammation.

4. Strengthens Your Immune System

Studies have shown that bee pollen consumption leads to an increase in white blood cell production, especially lymphocytes. Lymphocytes are white blood cells that rid the body of harmful infections, bacteria, viruses, metabolic waste, and mutated cells. PurePollen is good for the intestinal flora as well as having antibiotic properties that can prevent viruses. It’s also a great source of antioxidants which help to fight free radicals. It could also be used as a natural allergy reliever because it can reduce your histamine reaction.

5. Protects and Nourishes Skin

PurePollen is chocked full of vitamins and amino acids, which help to protect skin and help create new cells. PurePollen may be helpful in fighting off skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. Bee pollen can have soothing, invigorating, and revitalizing effects on the skin making your skin look and feel younger. Bee pollen could be helpful in the treatment of acne.

***WARNING****: For heart health, one study found that bee pollen inhibits COX-2, but not COX-1. This is the same effect as Vioxx which was found to increase the risk of heart attacks in susceptible people. Do not eat bee pollen or any bee pollen supplements if you are susceptible to any heart health problems such as heart attacks, strokes, heart disease, diabetes, irregular heartbeat, or any blood pressure issues.

Ideally, you should get bee pollen that is harvested locally. You want to find raw and organic bee pollen and bees that have not been feed high fructose corn syrup. Otherwise it could be toxic.

-Some information from Dr. Michael VanDerschelden

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