The 5 Benefits of Bee Pollen - The Dust of Life
by Mason Kuhr January 17, 2022
We've made waves in the world by showing off our Spartan Bee Bread, something we jokingly refer to now as the "rusted bolt" or "bee hashish" as a few have named it. This supplement has been used for thousands of years, with the ancient Egyptians referring to bee pollen as "the dust of life" and the ancient Greeks referring to bee bread as "the food of the Gods."
Not that it's connected, but these two cultures are know for their superiority in ancient times.
Bee Bread is fermented honey and bee pollen used by bees as a food source within the hive. It is loaded with 250 active substances, and is 100% organic and natural. In fact, bee bread cannot be manipulated in its creation otherwise it would no longer be bee bread in the first place.
Because of this, we are increasing the need for bees in the world, doing our part to save them from a population decline, providing more demand, and helping family owned businesses provide more value to their communities. It's a BIG WIN.
There are no known negative effects of bee pollen unless the user is allergic, so another aspect of bee bread is that it only has a positive or neutral effect. Like all nutritional supplements, the experience is different user to user.
Many of our customers tell us that they have increased energy, anxiety relief, and better recovery. Here are 5 additional benefits to bee bread and why it's so powerful:
1. High Antioxidant Content Protects From Free Radicals and Chronic Diseases
Bee pollen is loaded with a wide variety of antioxidants, among them flavonoids, carotenoids, quercetin, kaempferol and glutathione.
Antioxidants protect your body against potentially harmful molecules called free radicals. Damage by free radicals is linked to chronic diseases such as cancer and type 2 diabetes.
Test-tube, animal and some human studies have shown that bee pollen antioxidants can reduce chronic inflammation, eliminate harmful bacteria, fight infections and combat the growth and spread of tumors
2. Packs Several Compounds With Anti-Inflammatory Properties
Bee pollen has been used traditionally to reduce inflammation and swelling.
An animal study showed that bee pollen extract reduced swelling of rats’ paws by 75%.
Bee pollen packs several compounds that can reduce inflammation and swelling, including the antioxidant quercetin, which lowers the production of inflammatory omega-6 fatty acids, such as arachidonic acid.
What’s more, plant compounds in bee pollen may suppress biological processes that stimulate the production of inflammatory hormones such as tumor necrosis factor (TNF).
3. Can Help You Avoid Illness by Boosting Immunity and Killing Bacteria
Bee pollen may boost your immune system, helping you avoid illnesses and unwanted reactions.
For one, research has shown that it may reduce the severity and onset of allergies.
In one study, bee pollen was shown to significantly reduce the activation of mast cells. Mast cells, when activated, release chemicals that trigger an allergic reaction.
Also, several test-tube studies have confirmed that bee pollen has strong antimicrobial properties.
Bee pollen extract was found to kill potentially harmful bacteria such as E. coli, Salmonella, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, as well as those that cause staph infections.
Just as a vaccine of any sort is to cause slight immunity, the same can be said for bee pollen.
4. Can Improve Nutrient Utilization, Metabolism and Longevity
Evidence suggests bee pollen may improve your body’s utilization of nutrients.
For instance, iron-deficient rats absorbed 66% more iron when pollen was added to their diet.
Additionally, healthy rats fed pollen absorbed more calcium and phosphorus from their diet. Pollen contains high-quality proteins and amino acids that may aid such absorption.
Other animal studies have demonstrated that bee pollen may improve muscle growth, speed up the metabolism and promote longevity.
5. Was Used By Bruce Lee and Muhammed Ali
Legendary Martial Artist and champion boxer Muhammed Ali both were advocates of Bee Pollen. This is just a cool thing to be able to say.
Bee Pollen is a 100% natural and potent solution to increase overall well-being, immunity, vitality, energy and more. We are doing our part to continue bringing this powerful food to the world, while helping people worldwide wake up their full potential in mind, body, and spirit.