"Bee pollen is often referred to as nature's most complete food.
Human consumption of bee pollen is praised in the Bible, other
religious books, and ancient Chinese and Egyptian texts. It has
long been prescribed by traditional health
practitioners-including the fathers of Western medicine
Hippocrates, Pliny the Elder, and Pythagoras-for its healing
properties. Bee pollen rejuvenates your body, stimulates organs
and glands, enhances vitality, and brings about a longer life
span. Bee pollen's ability to consistently and noticeably
increase energy levels makes it a favorite substance among many
world class athletes and those interested in sustaining and
enhancing quality performance." Steve Schecter
Bee pollen contains all the essential components of life. The
percentage of rejuvenating elements
in bee pollen remarkably exceeds those present in brewer's yeast
and wheat germ. Bee pollen
corrects the deficient or unbalanced nutrition, common in the
customs of our present-day
civilization of consuming incomplete foods, often with added
chemical ingredients, which
expose us to physiological problems as various as they are
Alicia McWatters, Ph.D - "Bee pollenís popularity is
increasing as more and more dog owners and
breeders are recognizing its great potential. Bee pollen
contains many healing components and has
been used for centuries as a source of nourishment. Today it is
used not only for achieving better
human health, but also to improve the health of our canine
The Use of Bee Pollen as a Super Food
What Is Pollen?
It is important to recognize that
a 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 teaspoonful
contains over 2.5 billion grains of flower pollen.
contains all the essential components of life. The percentage of
rejuvenating elements in bee pollen remarkably exceeds those present
in brewer's yeast and wheat germ. Bee pollen corrects the deficient
or unbalanced nutrition, common in the customs of our present-day
civilization of consuming incomplete foods, often with added
chemical ingredients, which expose us to physiological problems as
various as they are numerous.
Pollen is considered an energy and nutritive
tonic in Chinese medicine. Cultures throughout the world use it
in a surprising number of applications: for improving endurance
and vitality, extending longevity, aiding recovery from chronic
illness, adding weight during convalescence, reducing cravings
and addictions, regulating the intestines, building new blood,
preventing infectious diseases such as the cold and flue (it has
antibiotic type properties), and helping overcome retardation
and other developmental problems in children. It is thought to
protect against radiation and to have anti-cancer qualities.
Nutrient deficiencies and all
the health problems they cause are recognized worldwide as a
problem. Because bee pollen contains all the nutrients needed to
sustain life, it is being used on an ever larger scale for human
nourishment and health. Science teaches that bee pollen contains
many substances that combine to make it a healthy, nutritious,
complete food. There are numerous reports from medical
experience that conclusively show the benefits of bee pollen
exceed that of a simple food item. And the bees do most of the
pollens are rich in proteins, free amino acids, vitamins,
including B-complex and folic acid.
According to researchers at the Institute
of Apiculture, Taranov, Russia, "Honeybee pollen is the richest
source of vitamins found in Nature in a single food.
Even if bee pollen had none of its other vital ingredients, its
content of rutin alone would justify taking at least a teaspoon
daily, if for no other reason than strengthening the
capillaries. Pollen is extremely rich in rutin and may have the
highest content of any source, plus it provides a high content
of the nucleics RNA [ribonucleic acid] and DNA [deoxyribonucleic
Bee pollen is a complete food and contains many
elements that products of animal origin do not
possess. Bee pollen is more rich in proteins than any animal
It contains more amino acids than beef, eggs, or
cheese of equal weight. Bee pollen is particularly concentrated
in all elements necessary for life.
NATURAL TABS PROMOTE:
Protection From Bacteria & Viruses
In his summary, Dr. Robinson reveals the
dramatic results: "In the untreated mice [the mice not given bee
pollen], mammary tumors appeared as expected at an average of
31.3 weeks. Tumor incidence was 100 percent. In the postponement
series, [the mice given bee pollen], the average [onset of
tumors] was 41.1 weeks, a delay of 9.8 weeks being obtained.
Seven mice in this series were still tumor-free at 56 to 62
weeks of age, when the tests were terminated. I would like to
emphasize that these mice were especially bred to die from
cancerous tumors. Without the protection of bee pollen in their
food, the mice developed tumors and died right on schedule.
Given the fact that cancer is the number-two
killer in the United States (heart disease is number one), we can
all certainly agree that this is an electrifying article. What
happened from it? Nothing. Even the National Cancer Institute, which
published it, failed to follow up on this very promising line of
research. It was dropped with no explanation.
More good news comes from the University of
Vienna, where Dr. Peter Hernuss and colleagues
conducted a study of twenty-five women suffering from inoperable
uterine cancer. Because surgery was impossible, the women were
treated with chemotherapy. The lucky women given bee pollen with
their food quickly exhibited a higher concentration of
cancer-fighting immune-system cells, increased antibody
production, and a markedly improved level of infection-fighting
and oxygen carrying red blood cells (hemoglobin). These women
suffered less from the awful side effects of chemotherapy as
well. Bee pollen lessened the terrible nausea that commonly
accompanies the treatment and helped keep hair loss to a
minimum. The women also slept better at night. The control group
receiving a placebo did not experience comparable relief.
A report from the Agronomic Institute, Faculty of
Zootechnics, Romania, showed the immune-
strengthening effects of bee pollen. According to the report,
"Comparative Studies Concerning
Biochemical Characteristics of Beebread as Related to the Pollen
Preserved in Honey" by Drs. E. Palos, Z. Voiculescu, and C. Andrei,
"An increase has been recorded in the level of blood lymphocytes,
gamma globulins, and proteins in those subjects given pollen in
comparison with control groups. The most significant difference
occurred in lymphocytes. These results thus signify a strengthening
in the resistance of the organic system."
Lymphocytes are the white blood cells that are
the "soldiers" of the immune system. They are
responsible for ridding the body of injurious and harmful
substances, including infected or diseased cells, mutant and
cancerous cells, viruses, metabolic trash, and so on. Gamma
globulin is a protein formed in the blood, and our ability to
resist infection is closely related to this protein's activity.
Pollen stimulates ovarian function. The best
results were obtained with a pollen supplementation of 2 parts per
100 in the ration, and with the substitution of animal proteins with
pollen in a proportion of 5 parts per 100. The intensity of
ovulation increased. Parallel to this increase in ovulation, pollen
also improves the ability of eggs to withstand the incubation
period. The best results were obtained with a quantity of 4 parts
per 100 of pollen added to the ration, resulting in an increase in
the percentage of eggs in respect to the control group. The
application of pollen is recommended whenever the end result is
obtaining eggs for reproduction.
Bee Products Also Treats Allergies!
Pollen is also a remedy for hay fever and
allergies. However it must be taken at least six weeks
before the season begins and then continued throughout the season if
it going to work.
Bee pollen has been effectively used down through
the ages to rid allergy sufferers of their afflictions. This
technique, called desensitization, was developed at St. Mary's
Hospital Medical School in London soon after the turn of the
century. The treatment consists of administering small amounts of
the allergen to stimulate the patient's own immune system to produce
antibodies that will eliminate the allergic reaction. It works
rather like a vaccination does against childhood diseases.
Desensitization is based on the premise that the administration of
the allergen will cause the body to produce antibodies that will
cancel out the effects of the offending substance when the patient
is again exposed to it.
Leo Conway, M.D., of Denver Colorado, treated his
patients with pollen. Dr. Conway reported: "All
patients who had taken the antigen [pollen] for three years remained
free from all allergy symptoms, no matter where they lived and
regardless of diet. Control has been achieved in 100 percent of my
earlier cases and the field is ever-expanding. Since oral feeding of
pollen for this use was first perfected in his laboratory,
astounding results were obtained. No ill consequences have resulted.
Ninety-four percent of all his patients were completely free from
allergy symptoms. Of the other six percent, not one followed
directions, but even this small percentage were nonetheless
Relief of hay fever, pollen-induced asthma,
with ever increasing control of bronchitis, ulcers of the
digestive tract, colitis, migraine headaches, and urinary
disorders were all totally successful.
Unfortunately, Dr. Conway, an early pioneer in the field of
allergies, is now deceased. What we did
not know was just how lightning-fast it could bring relief. It
actually eliminated long-standing
symptoms in minutes. Everything from asthma to allergies to
sinus problems cleared. These trials
confirmed that bee pollen is wonderfully effective against a
very wide range of respiratory distress.
Bee Products and Physical Activity
The British Sports Council recorded increases in
strength of as high as 40 to 50 percent in those taking bee pollen
regularly. Even more astounding, the British Royal Society has
reported height increases in adults who take pollen. Antii Lananaki,
coach of the Finnish track team that swept the Olympics in 1972,
revealed, "Most of our athletes take pollen food supplements. Our
studies show it significantly improves their performance. There have
been no negative results since we have been supplying pollen to our
Alex Woodly, then executive director of the
prestigious Education Athletic Club in Philadelphia, said, "Bee
pollen works, and it works perfectly. Pollen allows super-stars
to increase their strength and stamina up to 25 percent. This
increase in strength and endurance may be the key to the secret
regenerative power of bee pollen. Bee pollen causes a definite
decrease in pulse rate. The whole beauty of bee pollen is that
it's as natural as you can get. No chemicals. No steroids."
Renowned German naturalist Francis Huber was a great proponent
of this miraculous food from the hive. Huber called bee pollen
"the greatest body builder on Earth."
Bee Pollen and Weight Control
Bee pollen works wonders in a weight-control or
weight-stabilization regimen by correcting a possible chemical
imbalance in body metabolism that may be involved in either abnormal
weight gain or loss. The normalizing and stabilizing effects of this
perfect food from the bees are phenomenal.
In weight-loss programs, bee pollen stimulates the
metabolic processes. It speeds caloric burn by
lighting and stoking the metabolic fires. Honeybee pollen is coming
to be recognized as Nature's true weight-loss food. Bee pollen is a
low-calorie food. It contains only ninety calories per ounce. (An
ounce is about two heaping tablespoons.) It offers 15 percent
lecithin by volume. Lecithin is a substance that helps dissolve and
flush fat from the body. This is one reason why bee pollen lowers
low-density lipoproteins (LDL) surer and faster than any other food
while helping increase the helpful high-density lipoproteins (HDL),
which science says protect against cholesterol and heart disease.
By boosting the value of each nutrient present in
the food you eat, bee pollen also eliminates cravings. Its natural
phenylalanine content acts as an appetite suppressant. Phenylalanine
is a natural amino acid that the body requires. It acts on your
appestat, the control center that signals fullness and hunger.
Mother Nature knows what she's about. You just plain won't want to
eat as much when you take bee pollen regularly. When you are
overweight, phenylalanine exerts a natural appetite suppressant
effect. When you need to gain weight, the phenylalanine in bee
pollen works in reverse.
The chemical drug in over-the-counter
weight-loss products is a manmade cousin of phenylalanine
called phenylpropanolamine, which chemically depresses the
appetite whether you are fat, thin, or
just right. It can also give you the jitters and leave you with
a drug-induced "hangover" and can be addictive. Phenylpropanolamine
is a common ingredient in many decongestants, explaining why one
of the side effects of these products is loss of appetite.
Products that include phenylpropanolamine as an ingredient must
by law carry a warning that they should not be taken by persons
with certain conditions, including thyroid problems and high
Health and Beauty
Basic beauty begins with the glow of good health,
which shines from within. A scrubbed and radiant complexion
transforms any woman (or man) into a singularly attractive person.
On the other hand, dull, muddy skin, often caused by poor nutrition
or personal hygiene, can detract from even the most attractive.
Studies have shown that unhealthy or aging skin can be dramatically
improved by the consumption of honeybee pollen.
When bee pollen is included daily in the diet, it
not only gives you the glow of health and aids in safe, permanent
weight loss, but it can also be blended into seemingly "magic
potions" to smooth, soothe, and rejuvenate every inch of the outside
of your body. Several relatively inexpensive mixtures of hive
products, used externally, can revitalize and rejuvenate the
complexion and may even eliminate acne.
Dr. Lars-Erik Essen, a dermatologist in Halsinborg,
Sweden, pioneered the use of bee products for skin conditions. He
treated many of his patients successfully for acne. Dr. Essen says,
transcutaneous nutrition, bee pollen exerts a profound biological
effect. It seems to prevent premature aging of the cells and
stimulates growth of new skin tissue. It offers effective protection
against dehydration and injects new life into dry cells. It smoothes
away wrinkles and stimulates a life-giving blood supply to all skin
The skin becomes younger looking, less vulnerable
to wrinkles, smoother, and healthier with the use of honeybee
pollen," Dr. Essen says. "Taken internally or used externally, bee
pollen exercises a suppressive effect on facial acne. It is also an
important skin rejuvenator, primarily because it contains a high
concentration of the nucleic acids RNA and DNA as well as a natural
The French, long noted for their preoccupation
with all things beautiful, have done a great deal of
research on the use of bee pollen and other hive products in
cosmetic preparations. Dr. M. Esperrois of the French Institute of
Chemistry notes that honeybee pollen contains potent antibiotics
that can act to reverse the effects normal aging exerts on skin,
correcting darkening, wrinkles, and blemishes.
Professors N. Mankovsky and D. G. Chebotarev,
two Russian scientists, confirm honeybee pollen
stimulates cell renewal. They say, "The rejuvenation of skin and
body cells can be encouraged by
the administration of the poly-vitamins, microelements, enzymes,
hormones, and amino acids present in bee pollen. These nutrients
are needed by the body to form new tissue." These professors go
on to praise the properties of bee pollen, calling them "vital
to a form of internal and external rejuvenation at the cellular
Longevity and the Aging Process
According to G. Liebold, a holistic physician and
psychologist of Karlsruhe, Germany, "Bee pollen is an excellent
prophylaxis and therapeutic treatment against all the precocious
symptoms of old age. It should be considered a universal geriatric
treatment in the form of a natural remedy.
"Bee pollen causes an increase in physical and
mental abilities, especially of concentration and memory ability,
activates sluggish metabolic functions, and strengthens the
cardiovascular and respiratory systems. This natural nutriment from
the bees removes the causes of cardiovascular symptoms, such as
arteriosclerosis, cerebral insufficiency, and other sequelae. It
prevents nutrient deficiency during old age, gravidity [pregnancy],
and the lactation [nursing] period. Bee pollen accelerates
convalescence after serious illness and/or an operation, increases
the body's physical defensive powers of the immune system stimulates
mental and psychological resistance to stress, and creates a
harmonizing of vegetative and hormonal disorders."
Dr. Nicolai Vasilievich Tsitsin, the USSR's
chief biologist (and botanist) and an acknowledged expert in
geriatrics, spent quite a few years pursuing the secrets of the
many in what was the Soviet Union who live extraordinarily long
lives. He visited the numerous small villages that dot the
landscape high up in the Caucasus mountains, where the air is
always clear and sweet. In summer, the breezes there are
perfumed with the scent of thousands of wild flowers. The
villagers work their small farms and tend their kitchen gardens
without the dubious "benefits" of the space-age technologies
employed by agribiz conglomerates. This is one of the few areas
left in the world where the old ways still prevail.
The stalwart families who make their homes in
the mountainous regions of the former Soviet Union are some of
the most long-lived people in the world. On examination, many
exhibit signs of "silent" heart disease, scars of "silent" heart
attacks that would have almost certainly been lethal to a modern
man or woman. The hard physical work they do every day well into
what some of us in the so-called civilized world consider old
age plays a part in their remarkably healthy lifestyle.
Dr. Tsitsin was amazed to find more than 200
individuals over 125 years of age, all still working every day and
participating actively in village life. The hard facts of their
daily existence partially explained the extended life span they
achieved, but Dr. Tsitsin remained puzzled. He knew there had to be
some other factor entering into the equation. He set himself the
task of finding the common denominator. Then he stumbled upon it.
These people kept bees. Beekeeping is a profession
that in itself a historically confers some sort of "magical" life
protection on its members, a fact validated by today's scientific
research. Still, only
very well informed, modern beekeepers are knowledgeable about the
many health-promoting benefits of bee pollen and regularly serve it
at table. The villagers didn't fit the profile. Dr. Tsitsin dug
He found the answer. These beekeepers, happy
and fulfilled though they were with their almost idyllic
pastoral existence, were very poor. Bartering among themselves
to exchange homegrown or handmade products for services was the
accepted way of life. They had little cash available to them, so
they regularly harvested-and either sold or bartered away the
pure, clear honey from the combs of their beehives. What they
kept for themselves and ate regularly was the thick residue that
accumulated on the bottoms of their hives.
When he was served some of the sweet, sticky stuff
in the home of one of the villagers, Dr. Tsitsin realized that this
was the magic elixir that contributed to the remarkable longevity.
The tasty but unattractive glob was rich with golden granules of bee
pollen. Dr. Tsitsin attributed the remarkable
health and extended life spans of these particular Russians to the
scientifically documented action of bee pollen. He concluded his
report by saying, "Taken regularly and in sufficient amounts, bee
pollen will prolong the life span of man for many years."
Another Russian scientist, Naum Petrovich
Ioyrish, chief of the Academy of July 26, 1997Vladivostok and
author of Bees and People, agrees. In 1975, Dr. Ioyrish reported
without any qualification, "Long lives are attained by bee
pollen users. It is one of the original treasure houses of
nutrition and medicine. Each grain contains every important
substance necessary to life."
Scientifically Established Miracles of Bee
A doctor wrote about a five year old child: "This is a severely
developmentally delayed floppy child
whose differential includes a structural abnormality in the brain or
a genetic abnormality, some of
which may be diagnosed by chromosome analysis or genetic screen."
Parent's tried every possible
approach with no improvement. The Easter Seals Rehab Center listed
the child as "(1) Severe
receptive and expressive speech/language delay; (2) Immature
neuromotor functioning; (3) Delay
in development of play/cognitive skills; (4) Questionable hearing
acuity/perception; (5) Severe delays in all areas of development;
(6) Severe hypotonia."
Her mother began to give Bee tablets, and slow
progress began: lost rag-doll floppiness, clung to
mother when held. Later noted that her eyes fixed on colorful
objects with interest; able to scoot
body forward while sitting on couch; rolled over for the first
time; reached with operational arm for articles; skin color
better; able to drink from cup. Improvement continued onward:
Colleen is alert and interested in things around her -- this
fact alone is "medically impossible" -- and is beginning to
speak - she smiles and laughs, loves hugs and kisses.
Bee Pollen for your Pets
Bee pollen was fed to hundreds of animals over a period of two years
Dr. Remy Chauvin of the Institute for Bee Culture in
Bures-sur-Yvette, France. Reporting to the
French Academy of Medicine in 1956, Chauvin said, there were no side
effects in the test
for animals. Furthermore, the use of bee pollen gave the animals
increased vitality and improved
"powers of reproduction" because of boosted fertility.
Royal Jelly - The
exclusive food of the queen bee is often referred to as the
longevity food since
the queen bee, although genetically identical to worker bees,
outlives them by a factor of 40 to 1.
This mysterious food contains the greatest known concentration
of pantothenic acid, the anti aging vitamin, which reverses
imbalances in the body's chemistry. Hormonal and chemical
imbalances are causes of stress, anxiety, and overeating.
Bee Propolis - A rich source of B vitamins, minerals and
bioflavonoids. As a natural antibiotic it has no equal. It
stimulates the thymus gland to produce more white blood cells,
which the body uses to rid itself of viruses, poisons and other
metabolic waste products. When our immune system is strong, the
result is health rather than illness.
Bee Pollen - Often
referred to as natures perfect food. With 96 known nutrients, it
is a rich dietary source of zinc, calcium, magnesium and iron.
It can energize you, give you a sense of well being, increase
your intellectual capacity and close any nutritional gaps in