Do I Need To Start A Bee Hive?
I love honey and I have been doctoring lately and have been told by several of the nurses about the wonderful properties of honey. But today I want to write about another product of the bee, the pollen!
The science behind the benefits of bee pollen is that it is loaded with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, protein, and live enzymes. Because of its dense nutrition bee pollen uses included supporting energy needs, muscle strength, healthy digestion, immune support, and allergy relief. Bee pollen is taken as a supplement in its naturally occurring granule form and ground into a fine powder and put in the form of a pill or chewable tablet.
Pollen contains greater concentrations of living enzymes than any other part of the plant. Scientists state that enzymes are absolutely essential for every biochemical function of the body. Enzymes are the essential triggers for the metabolic system of every living thing from the grass in your yard to the cute baby hippopotamus.
Bee pollen has a well-deserved reputation as an allergy relief supplement. It is a natural antihistamine, and it provides immune system support that is believed to help reduce immune responses (such as sneezing, coughing, and itching) to non-threatening external stimuli. Typically it is not necessary to consume local bee pollen to achieve the allergy relief benefits. (But I try to buy locally for many reasons, and I still think local pollen and honey somehow help any symptoms I experience.)
Benefits of bee pollen:
- Pollen helps build and improve muscle conditioning for strength and endurance
- Live enzymes support better digestion
- Natural antihistamine fights allergies
- Immune system booster
- Supports healthy hormonal balance
- Contains whole food antioxidants, vitamins and minerals
If you live near a Health Food Store that happens to have well trained employees, stop in some time and ask about bee pollen. If your experience is anything like mine, you will hope the store has some chairs!
One of my favorite dog resources is the Whole Dog Journal. The article on bee pollen in the Whole Dog Journal is so good that I know I would do it in justice by trying to paraphrase what it says. Here is the link to the bee pollen article. I hope you find is as good of a dog health read as anything you have read lately. I know I did.
Do you have any experience with honey or bee pollen? I would love to hear about it.