Bee Pollen and Weight Loss
Bee pollen contains active ingredients with a proven ability to assist in weight loss and weight regulation.
There are many documented benefits to using bee pollen and it has long been associated with weight loss and weight regulation, but what evidence do we have via clinical research into such claims?
Many studies have been conducted over the years into the benefits of bee pollen and in many cases the results have shown improvements to metabolism (the rate at which your body burns fat); the dissolving and flushing of fat cells from your body, and also indication that it may help reduce cravings for food and other addictive substances.
It’s important to remember that bee pollen is actually a food and not technically a ‘vitamin supplement’. The nutrients in Bee Pollen are very concentrated meaning that even small amounts may provide effective and valuable levels of nutritional support – these include dietary antioxidants, bioflavonoids and polyphenols in particular, along with lecithin. These essential components of nutrition are missing from modern diets since we generally opt not to eat our recommended daily amounts of fruits and vegetables, and because the foods we do eat in many cases are nutritionally deficient.
Weight Loss Specifics
Foods are digested and enter the bloodstream at a specific rate, termed the Glycemic Index. The substance with the highest glycemic index rating is sugar (100). Food substances with higher GI’s cause a high rise in the creation of insulin, which is essentially a delivery system hormone for the storage of fats. Ingesting foods with a lower GI (proteins, fibers and certain fats with a positive nutritional benefit) help balance and control the release of insulin and go some way towards minimizing the creation and retention of unwanted body fat.
Bee pollen is an excellent source of protein and fatty acids which have a low GI rating and do not elevate levels of insulin – it is also high in lecithin which helps break down fats.
But doesn’t that suggests one may need to replace a significant amount of what we eat with bee pollen, for it to be effective?
Actually no, not necessarily. The issue comes about through our requirement for key nutrients. Most of the processed foods that are featured predominantly in western diets are nutrient deficient and high in calories.
Think about white breads, pasta, rice, and almost any food that comes to you in a packet. Our body requires nutrients to function healthily and it can’t get the nutrients it needs from these empty calories, so it encourages you to continue eating beyond the point where you’ve consumed sufficient foods to meet your energy demands.
So the excess food is simply converted to body fat and stored on your hips and thighs! But by simply adding a nutritionally dense ‘superfood‘ to your diet, you may find that your body reaches its target nutrient intake with a far lower rate of calorie consumption – put another way, it requires you to eat less.
So what’s the catch? – well, it’s a VERY BIG one. When you’re eating reasonably healthily you may wonder why you’re not getting the nutrient content that you need. We start the day with a glass of OJ, we eat our fiber breads, drink our milk and appear on the surface to be consuming a fairly healthy and balanced assortment of foods. The problem is that in many cases these foods have been pasteurized and/or irradiated before landing on our tables. Pasteurization of milks and natural fruit juices is a legal requirement in the USA, and many vegetable products are irradiated to reduce bacterial content for storage and transportation. Yes, even fresh fruits and vegetables in many instances are irradiated at source.
What has this to do with bee pollen, I thought that’s the reason we SHOULD take it? Yes, provided your bee pollen hasn’t been irradiated or heat treated! – if it has, you’re back to square one in the sense that your body is not getting what it needs from it.
So the key is to find a trustworthy manufacturer. You need to find a supplier of Domestic USA bee pollen who knows how to handle it and package it. If the stuff you are buying is from a major chain or online pharmacy, and you’re paying $3 or $4 a bottle, then you can bet that it originated overseas and its quality and nutritional integrity cannot be guaranteed.
So if you’re going to try bee pollen as a diet supplement, and bear in mind that it has so much more going for it than weight regulation / dieting alone, then I recommend that you start here: Buy premium quality domestic USA bee pollen here
Why us? – we don’t make a song and dance about nutritional integrity then sell something that’s been heavily processes, pasteurized or heat treated. Our goal is to retain our customers and we can only do that if we supply products which provide a real and tangible benefit. That has been our simple mantra since 1998 when we started our business.
At this point you should also consider expanding the scope of your supplementation to include other benefits. Royal jelly, bee propolis and honey, are three substances also extracted from the beehive, alongside bee pollen.
When you include all four of these unique substances in your diet you are providing your body with the complete spectrum of vitamins, minerals and essential amino acids. To make this more convenient for you we developed our products – Total Bee Plus. We firmly believe that though bee pollen is beneficial in single form, a combination supplement provides so much more than the sum of the individual parts.
In combining bee pollen, royal jelly, propolis and honey into one ‘Total Bee Plus’ capsule, we offer the full spectrum of vitamins, minerals and essential amino acids in a convenient and affordable format. And of course we operate with the same degree of care when we’re processing/selecting our royal jelly, propolis and honey ingredients as we do with our pollens.
As a complete supplement, the benefits of Total Bee Plus may extend to energy, health and general wellness, including weight regulation and natural weight loss. Just try it here and feel the benefits for yourself. And if you disagree with us as to its effectiveness, just send it back for a full refund at any time within 6 months from date of purchase.
While there are many benefits to using bee pollen and other bee products, there are also some people who have been known to react negatively when ingesting these products from the beehive. Allergic reactions are generally very mild, a slight reddening of the skin is a common symptom for anyone allergic to bee products.
Anti Aging and Longevity -
We become all misty eyed when people talk about ‘longevity’, the Holy Grail where we live forever. But just think about the greatest influence on our longevity in modern society – obesity and cardio related health issues. If you could cure obesity and minimize negative impacts on the heart, wouldn’t it be fair to talk about a ‘longevity aid’?.
As a longevity product it is interesting to read the many reports that pertain to the benefits of bee pollen propolis and royal jelly and how these substances from the beehive may slow down the aging process and actually extend life by controlling things like cholesterol and blood sugar levels. We are not claiming that this is fact, but it is interesting that multiple research projects have suggested it to be the case.
Considering the longevity of the Queen Bee, who is fed an exclusive diet of royal jelly, it stands to reason that scientists would look towards royal jelly and the chemical composition of the substance, to try to learn more about its impact on longevity and the reproductive system.
All in all we feel that there is more than enough evidence to recommend the inclusion of bee pollen and other products from the beehive in your daily diet regimen.
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