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Bee Pollen Granules (Spanish)

£9.25£16.50

~ Ancient and complete superfood, often called ‘Nature’s Perfect Food’.

~ Incredible physical health/exercise enhancer, high source of bioavailable protein.

~ Eighteen vitamins and up to sixty mineral elements.

~ Dried at low temperature to ensure optimal nutritional value.

~ A snack, add to muesli/granola cereal, desserts, blend into smoothies or elixirs.

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Spanish Bee Pollen Information

 

One of the worlds most ancient and complete superfoods, often called ‘Nature’s Perfect Food’, bee pollen was used by both the early Egyptian and Chinese civilisations as a physical rejuvenator, and Hippocrates, the Greek Father of Modern Medicine used pollen as a healing substance over 2500 years ago.

With its many benefits and uses so grand that they could fill volumes of books, bee pollen is an amazing class of superfood that can complement health for the rest of your life, and the only food that comes close to bee products in overall richness is chocolate (cacao).

Spanish bee pollen is considered to be the best in the world, not only due to its sweet taste, fresh aroma and beautiful golden colour, but also for its outstanding nutritional value.

Gram for gram, our Spanish bee pollen is one of the highest sources of bioavailable protein in nature (25 percent), and contains an estimated five to seven times more protein than meat, eggs, or cheese. Also containing eight essential amino acids- quite importantly the amino acid phenylalanine, which helps eliminate cravings, acting as a natural appetite suppressant.

Bee Pollen also contains a high percentage of lecithin that helps dissolve and flush fat from the body, with a side benefit of this same process being very effective in lowering the bad LDL cholesterol in the blood.

Also the richest source of vitamins in nature, boasting eighteen in total, including nearly all B vitamins (not B12), as well as A, C, D, E and K; rutin (an enzyme catalyst par excellence); carotenes, including xanthophyll and beta-carotene; lecithin (15 percent)/choline. With such an extraordinary presence of B vitamins, pollen builds up the body’s stress-defense shield, increases longevity, helps to clear up acne, and assists in reversing ageing and wrinkling.

Rich in major minerals too, containing up to sixty elements, including barium, boron, calcium, copper, gold, iodine, iron, magnesium, manganese, phosphorous, potassium, selenium, silicon, sodium, and zinc.

Pollen is also a food source containing fourteen fatty acids, including essential fatty acids (EFAs); eleven carbohydrates ranging from polysaccharides to simple sugars; nucleic acids such as RNA and DNA; steroid hormone substances, a plant hormone similar to the human pituitary called gonadotropin; and scientists are constantly discovering more!

Although little research has been done on bee pollen – probably because there is little financial reward to justify such an investment – the research that does exist is impressive. For example, studies in animals show that bee pollen can promote growth and development, protect against free radical and oxidative damage, and protect against the effects of harmful radiation as well as toxic exposure to chemical solvents.

Pollen contains up to eleven different major enzymes, including diatase, phosphatase, and transferase, as well as high amounts of catalase, amylase, and pectase, all of which aid in digestion. Thanks to bee pollens enzymatic properties, just 130 milligrams can assist in the digestion of three pounds of food. Experiments have also shown that those who take bee pollen decrease their daily calorie intake by 15-20 percent.

With potent aphrodisiac and fertility improving properties, pollen can reduce prostate problems as it rejuvenates sexual organs with its content of seminal substances. Those who suffer from low blood pressure can also be subject to deficiencies in sex glands, and pollen is therefore recommended as it increases blood pressure in these types of individuals, especially when taken with kelp, and may increase hormone levels and sexual strength.

Bee pollen is also shown to produce significant improvement in menopausal symptoms, including headache, urinary incontinence, dry vagina, and decreasing vitality. Such improvements have been achieved in studies even though pollen extract produces no oestrogenic effect, an important consideration for women who cannot take oestrogens of any kind.

When it comes to physical health and exercise, bee pollen increases strength, endurance, energy, and speed, and provides a quicker recovery from exercise, returning heart rate to normal, and improvements in endurance for repeat exertion.

Bee pollen increases muscle growth and definition, and the British Sports Council has recorded increases in strength by as much as 40-50 percent in those taking bee pollen regularly. And Antti Lananaki, coach to the Finnish track team that swept the Olympics in 1972, revealed that most of the athletes were taking pollen food supplements, as their studies showed it to significantly improve their performance, with no negative results since bee pollen had been supplied to the athletes.

Pollen has also been noted to assist in helping the following conditions: anaemia, constipation, supporting chemotherapy and radiation therapy, menopausal symptoms, colitis, sinusitus, asthma, and bronchotis, is used to reduce histamine in order to neutralise many allergies, and in relieving type 2 diabetes symptoms by restoring mineral and metabolic deficiencies.

Consume Spanish bee pollen by itself as a snack, or blend into smoothies, elixirs, and desserts. Start by using between one teaspoon and one tablespoon each day (for children over five and adults).

Additional Information

Weight 0.25. 0.5. 1.0 kg
Product Specification

Bee Pollen Granules

Country of Origin

Spain

Nutritional Information

Per 100g – Energy 400kcal – Protein 16g – Fat 7g – Carbohydrate 35g – Fibre 24.4g – Sodium 0.1g

Micronutrient Information

Per 100g – Iron 4.3mg (46.6% RDA*) – Magnesium 47mg (35.8% RDA*) – Zinc 4.8mg (32% RDA*) – Vitamin C 28mg (46.6% RDA*) – Vitamin B1 0.8mg (57.1% RDA*) – Vitamin B2 0.5mg (31.2% RDA*) – Vitamin B3 8.9mg (38.3% RDA*) – *RDA Recommended Daily Amount

Storage Instruction

Cool dry place, away from direct sunlight.

Bee Pollen Warning

On first trying bee pollen, a small amount of people have been known to be allergic and should therefore avoid it. It is recommended that you take a small amount at first, and if any sneezing, discomfort or rash occurs, discontinue use immediately.

Harvesting Information

 

The bee pollen I source is produced in Spain from multiple wildflowers including Cistus, Lavandula Stoechas and Genista. (Spanish bee pollen is considered to be the best in the world, not only due to its sweet taste, fresh aroma and beautiful golden colour, but also for its outstanding nutritional value).

Usually harvested between April and May after the rainy period has ended and before the start of summer when the bees finish collecting pollen. It is the result of careful and natural bee-keeping that is considerate of the bees, the environment and the overall excellence of the final product. .
A net or thin mesh is placed on the main entrance of the beehives, so that when the bee enters the largest pollen, pellets fall off and are gathered in a collection box. This process takes place only 3-4 days of the week, and for no longer than 4-5 weeks, ensuring that the bees have sufficient pollen for their own nourishment.

The collected pollen is then directly transported to a processing centre where it is heated in special air dryers that remove most of its moisture content at a temperature no higher than 45ºC. This drying process guarantees the product a longer shelf life, without diminishing any of its nutritional value. Harsh processing methods such as steralisation or irradiation are avoided so as not to alter the complex composition of the pollen.

The pollen is carefully cleaned and passed through different-sized sieves, allowing any foreign particles to be eliminated. It then travels on a conveyor belt on which individual granules undergo the meticulous inspection and approval of expert staff. Our supplier takes great pride in the quality of their bee products and allocates an identification number per lot and bee-keeper. This way they are easily able to trace the origin of each product and evaluate them effectively.

Finally, the pollen is packed in cardboard boxes within a hermetically sealed bag and stored in a cool, dry place. Every measure is taken to ensure the final bee pollen arrives with us in the very best condition.

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