I first started taking bee pollen because I knew it was great for increasing energy levels, but I found out it has a lot of other great benefits including better focus and clear head!
Bee pollen is so full of nutrients that it alone could sustain a human life! It is very high in B vitamins, which are helpful in providing the body with energy, and it is rich in amino acids like L-glutamine (more on this soon) and antioxidants, which are beneficial for modulating the immune system.
My favorite reason to have bee pollen is for its natural energetic boost with no jittery side effects like you would get from the unnamed and incredibly unhealthy energizer drinks. You also won’t experience that awful crash after the high you may receive from said drinks. I just feel like I have more energy when taking bee pollen.
Bee pollen is also great for weight loss because it improves your metabolic rate. Back to the L-glutamine…this key nutrient steadies blood sugar levels which is extremely helpful with controlling sugar cravings and withdrawals. You could potentially squelch the desire for dessert and other snacks requested by the pesky sweet tooth by supplementing with bee pollen.
You can buy granular bee pollen in the refrigerated section of a health food store. If you are an online shopper, you could try this brand, but you could reap an additional benefit of beating seasonal allergies by finding a local source of bee pollen gathered from your area. This will add the local allergens to your blood stream which will prevent your body from creating histamines to fight against them when they enter your body through the air. I have also found them in the supplement section (by the Flax oil) at our local Whole Foods.
Every morning, before starting my day, I tuck a few granules under my tongue and let them dissolve. Everybody is different, so see what works for you and let us know in the comments.
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NOTE: If you are allergic to bees, do not use this product!