Bee Pollen is a pure, natural food source. Often referred to as "Nature's Perfect Food" or "The Miracle Food", Bee Pollen is the most complete and balanced food in nature. It is the only natural food source known to contain every essential nutrient needed by mankind, and it is easily assimilated in the body.
Bee Pollen contains 96 nutrients including 16 vitamins, 16 minerals, 16 enzymes and coenzymes, and all the essential amino acids. It also contains a variety of sugars, carbohydrates, gums, fats, and oils. The total fats and oils usually make up only about 5% of the pollen.
There are two types of pollen, those that depend on air to spread them to new areas and those that remain in the flower. Bees are attracted to the heavy, sticky pollen that remains on the flowers. Bee Pollen is the male germ cells of flowering plants and is the starting point of production of fruits, grains, legumes, and vegetables. If bees can only reach one color of flower, their pollen will all be the same color. If they can reach a variety of flowers, their pollen will be several different colors.
Research has shown, that as bees collect pollen from flowers, they select only those flowers high in nutrients and ignore the poor ones. This explains why bee pollen contains such highly concentrated amounts of nutrients. Although bees have collected pollen for centuries, it was only a couple of decades ago that beekeepers invented special hives that enabled them to collect the pollen. A series of mesh-like enclosures are set up around the hive. As the bees fly through these enclosures, the pollen pellets fall from the bees' legs and are collected in special containers. Once the pollen is collected, it is dried, cleaned, and prepared for human consumption.
Bee Pollen can be purchased in tablet or granular form. Bee Pollen granules can be sprinkled on foods or mixed with yogurt. However, due to its strong taste, many people prefer to take Bee Pollen in tablet form, since tablets can be easily swallowed.
Several research studies have shown that Bee Pollen helps build up strength and energy, provides needed carbohydrates in the purest form, acts as a tonic stimulant, restores poor appetites, and works as an ideal body regulator- promoting weight gain in underweight people and weight-loss in overweight people.
Bee Pollen has been used by athletes for centuries to increase energy and stamina. Many college and professional athletic teams include Bee Pollen as part of their regular fitness program. Many Olympic Champions have attributed their success to Bee Pollen.
Other drugs used by athletes to increase body weight and muscle growth, can have serious side effects. For this reason, it is not surprising that so many athletes have turned to Bee Pollen tablets as a natural, harmless way to gradually improve cell rebuilding and growth.
LifeTime offers the highest potency Bee Pollen tablets available. Each tablet supplies 1000 mg of imported Bee Pollen in a base of Wheat Germ.