BEE POLLEN, Canadian, wild harvested
This wild harvested, raw bee pollen was collected from Canadian mountain wildflowers and fruit trees (not from agricultural crops) in the Yukon Territories.
The flower's pollen grains coat and accumulate on the bees legs as they ingest nectar for honey. The pollen granule is then collected when the bees pass through a screen while returning to the hive. The screen gently scrapes the pollen off their legs where it drops into a tray for collection. This special Canadian pollen has been carefully open-air dried to retain optimal nutritional integrity (never oven dried, heated, or ground up). This high-quality process of collection yields a completely raw and natural as well as high protein and low sugar pollen.
Bee pollen is sometimes called Nature's gold. Just imagine, one teaspoon of pollen takes one single bee eight hours a day for one month to gather! Each bee pollen granule contains over two million grains of flower pollen and one teaspoonful contains over 2.5 billion grains of flower pollen. Consume mindfully and gratefully!
Safety: Bee pollen appears to be safe for most individuals but if you have ANY pollen allergies, are pregnant or breastfeeding, or use blood thinning medications, please consult your healthcare provider before use.
Qualities: Bee Pollen is also considered one of Nature's most complete foods as it contains nearly all nutrients required by humans. Bee pollen is rich in protein (approximately 40% protein) with easy to assimilate amino acids, many vitamins, including B-complex, and folic acid as well as a multitude of antioxidant flavonoids, such as myricetin, quercetin, rutin, and trans-cinnamic acid.
Over the centuries, bee pollen has been appreciated for many reasons:
- as a general energy booster, enhancing stamina and fighting off fatigue
- cardiovascular support attributed to potent anti-clotting powers and high content of Rutin, an antioxidant bioflavonoid that helps strengthen blood vessels and may correct cholesterol levels.
- respiratory support due to anti-inflammatory properties which may help with allergies and asthma
- digestive support as it contains enzymes that can aid in digestion and improve the intestinal flora
- immune support related to antibiotic-type properties and high content of antioxidants that may protect the cells from the damaging oxidation of free radicals
- thanks to its amazing nutrient density it is sometimes helpful in treating addictions and to inhibit cravings
- found in topical products to treat inflammatory skin conditions like psoriasis or eczema
Suggested use: start with 1 tsp. preferably taken with a piece of fruit as the fruit fibers (raw hemicellulose) reinforce the activity of the fresh pollen. Increase your intake every day by a few grains until reaching 2 Tsp a day (10 ml). For normal daily intake, you may take up to 1 Tbsp (15 ml) daily. Bee Pollen has a slightly sweet chalky taste and can be added to smoothies, salads, cereal, or enjoyed in pretty much anyway that will preferably keep it raw.
Storage: Store in a cool, dark, dry place. Refrigeration not required but recommended.
Disclaimer: this information is for educational purposes only and has not been evaluated by the FDA or CFIA. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This product has been packaged in the same facility as peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, soy, and other potential allergens.