Bee Pollen and Allergies
Firstly we need to dispel a myth, many people assume that because they have allergic reactions to bee stings they cannot take bee pollen or other bee products like royal jelly for allergies. Generally that is not the case, the bee sting consists of bee venom, which is clearly intended to cause a negative reaction in the unfortunate victim, but bee pollen, propolis, royal jelly and honey do not contain bee venom.
So can taking bee pollen benefit my allergies, is bee pollen an allergy cure?
Many people claim to have benefited from or had their allergies cured by consuming bee pollen, with reduced susceptibility to bee sting reactions and other allergic reactions. Bee pollen reduces the production of histamine in the body which is known to cause allergic reactions stemming from exposure to pollen dust or other airborne contaminants. Often the symptoms are grouped under the general heading of ‘hay fever’.
Bee pollen when used as an allergy treatment has a way of gradually desensitizing the body and reducing its natural defensive reaction to the ingress of these airborne ailments. In a sense you are training your body not to react negatively, thus reducing the severity of the allergic reaction to these airborne contaminants. In addition, bee pollen users have shown a gradual strengthening of the respiratory system in general. Coupled with the desensitizing properties, this seems to improve the bodies overall ability to defend itself from allergic reactions.
We should say at this point that if you suffer from allergies, take bee pollen under the supervision of your medical practitioner (as with any natural supplements). Likewise if you’ve had severe reactions to bee stings and/or you suffer from asthma or other severe respiratory problems, bee pollen may not be safe for you. More detail on allergy treatment with bee pollen.
Its easy to become drawn to trying products after reading about their potential health benefits, but if you have existing ailments the introduction of bee pollen or any natural product can cause negative reactions, so always consult with your practitioner before use. In the same way when taking bee pollen for weight loss, it’s still necessary to do so under supervision.
It’s good also to understand what the potential side affects can be, upset stomach, reddening of the skin, swelling of the tongue and respiratory problems are some of the more serious side affects, of course there are a relatively small percentage of bee pollen users who exhibit any kind of negative reaction.
When taking bee products for allergies or any other medical condition, introduce them slowly into your diet and in small doses. If you are using capsules, it’s often easy to pop the capsule open and dispense half the powder into a cool drink. Or preferably, open the capsule and dab a small amount of the powder onto your tongue to see if any reaction is felt.
We recommend bee pollen for allergies and other benefits, but always under controlled and supervised conditions.
An email to our customer service department from Jean Rodgers in Colorado…
“I read about bee pollen online while looking for supplements that could help with weight loss. The thing I find best about your bee pollen is that it seems to act as an appetite suppressant. I take it about an hour before regular meals and I seem to eat less….working great so far, just as described – thanks!”
For more information on bee pollen we recommend that you download our free ebook [download ebook] – which offers more reference information on bee pollen and its many benefits.
“Total Bee Plus”with Royal Jelly – Bee Pollen – Propolis – Honey
Our “Total Bee Plus” combines bee pollen, propolis, royal jelly and honey in one convenient capsule. This has been our most effective beehive product for many years and been sold into over 50 countries around the world.
Royal Jelly – 2400mg*
Bee Pollen – 1600mg*
Propolis – 800mg*
Honey – 200mg*