Natural Energy from Health Supplements and Bee Products.
If you’re looking for natural energy supplements then look no further – royal jelly and bee pollen may be the most natural of all energy supplements available! Many people think of bee pollen when looking for stamina, or royal jelly when looking for additional energy. But there’s a wide user base of supplements and stimulants who never give a thought to the potential benefits of bee products. People pay anywhere from $1.25 to $2.00 for ‘energy waters’ or ‘vitamin waters’, when a regular 20oz container of tap water with a single soluble capsule of Total Bee Plus (contains all four bee products) would cost less than 20 cents. And if you wanted to flavor the energy drink, just add a teaspoon of raw honey and a teaspoon of lime juice and you’ve got a great natural energy supplement for only a few cents per drink.
It’s the same with weight training / body building / and the high-energy workout crowd. They’ll pay $100’s per month for body-building energy supplements which are basically a concentration of amino acids with various vitamins and minerals (at least the safe ones are). Yet these folks are probably unaware that bee products are rich sources of natural and essential amino acids. Coupled with carbs, proteins, vitamins and minerals, they make far more sense for energy supplements than any potentially dangerous products sold within the ‘body-building’ niche.
In many respects people want more than what’s naturally good for them. Rather than supplement a healthy and balanced diet with natural supplements for energy, they’ll skip healthy foods and use only supplements, in an effort to ‘bulk-up’ or gain some perceived energy advantage. Of course this can be ok with some application of common sense and moderation, but it can also be quite damaging when the methods are misapplied.
In other cases, outside of the ‘training’ and ‘working out’ arenas, people who feel constantly tired and lethargic have a more moderate approach to sourcing the all natural energy supplements to increase energy. There are obviously many choices outside of bee products, and it can be very difficult to choose an optimal supplement. Natural herbs like Gotu Kola – a plant that used by many for its natural energy bearing properties, is one such alternative. But few herbs have the reputation for energy boosting properties that royal jelly has – along with bee pollen it may be everything you need for energy, stamina and mental alertness/focus. We’ve touched on the use of amino acids in body building supplements and noted that bee products are high in amino acids, but another common vitamin associated with energy is the B vitamin.
How do Bee products compare with standard herbs and vitamins?
The human body requires 22 basic elements including vitamins, amino acids, hormones and enzymes. Royal Jelly is rich in B Vitamins and contains 17 amino acids. The B group vitamins help to regulate metabolic function and provide us with a natural energy source to supplement our diets. Taken extensively for energy, the B vits are found naturally in fruits, vegetables, nuts, whole grains and beans. Bee products contain B-1 (thiamine), B-2 (riboflavin), B-3 (niacin), B-5 (panothenic acid), B-6 (pyridoxine), B-7, B-8, B-9, and B-12.
In terms of their complete vitamin and mineral breakdown –
Vitamins in bee products
Provitamin A (carotenoids), Vitamin B-1 (thiamine), Vitamin B-2 (riboflavin), Vitamin B-3 (niacin), Vitamin B-5 (panothenic acid), Vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), Vitamin B-7, Vitamin B-8, Vitamin B-9, Vitamin B-12 (cyamoco balamin), Vitamin C (ascorbic acid), Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin H (biotin), Vitamin K, Choline, Inositol, Folic Acid, Pantothenic Acid, Rutin, VitaminP (nicotinicamide) .
Minerals in bee products (royal jelly – bee pollen – propolis – honey combined)
Calcium, Phosphorus, Iron, Copper, Potassium, Magnesium, Manganese, Silicoa, Sulphur, Sodium, Titanium, Zinc, Iodine, Chlorine, Boron, Molybdenum.
Enzymes & Coenzymes, Disstase, Phosphatase, Amylase, Catalase, Saccharase, Diaphorase, Pectase, Cozymase, Cytochrome systems, Lactic dehydrogenase, Succinic dehydrogenase.
So clearly, with the nutritional composition of bee products, they have the potential of delivering much more besides natural energy. But why don’t we see them used and marketed more in? –
- Energy Supplements
- Energy Drinks
- Energy foods – protein shakes etc
- Energy Bars
It’s a difficult question to answer. I think in some respects people don’t take herbal supplements quite as seriously as they should. Their benefits are somehow undervalued alongside the glitzy marketing campaigns that we see coming from the body-building supplement suppliers.
Still, I maintain that if you’re looking for a more healthy and natural way to boost your energy and supplement your diet, you need look no further than bee products.