Bee Pollen is said to be derived from the male part of a flower. It is said to contain an astounding amount of vitamins and nutrients beneficial for human health.
According to the web site Benefits of Honey, bee pollen may even be useful in lowering cholesterol. They record that it is able to stabilize and strengthen the human capillaries.
“Fresh pollens contain a wide spectrum of at least 20 amino acids which are the building blocks of protein needed to build every cell in the body, from blood cell to the cells in the skin, organs and bones,” says the site. “There are also more than 100 active enzymes present in fresh and unheated pollens.”
Bee pollen is also a huge source of protein for bees, officials say.
In addition to being an abundant source of nutrients, sources add that bee pollen may also be beneficial in weight loss, because it is said to contain Phenylalanine, which is said to help curb feelings of hunger. It is also said to contain Lecithin, which is said to aid in flushing out fat.
According to some sources, there is one potential risk with consuming bee pollen, which is an allergic reaction.
While many claims have been made alluding to the multifaceted benefits of bee pollen, more research must be done to conclude the veracity of these claims.