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Xtend Life Bee Pollen Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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How does bee pollen help to increase energy and improve other bodily functions?

The known nutrient breakdown of bee pollen is approximately 35% protein, 55% carbohydrates, 2% fatty acids and 3% minerals and vitamins, including B-complex vitamins, vitamins A, C, D, and E, plus beta carotene, selenium, and lecithin.

There are still many as yet undiscovered components in bee pollen. As these are identified scientists may be able to explain more fully why bee pollen is so beneficial for us. Studies into the components of bee pollen continue.

Research has demonstrated that people who consume bee pollen report enhanced vitality, energy and endurance, and it may also help to help expel toxins.

Some people find that it can be useful regulating their appetite, boosting the metabolism and managing food cravings as well.

Can I split the Natural Energy capsule open and add the powder to foods?

They are best swallowed whole, but if you can't do this for any reason they can be split open.

You certainly may empty the contents of the capsule and add to cold foods or drinks, please ensure to avoid hot items as this may damage some of the valuable ingredients.

Bee pollen alone has quite a pleasant taste and may be a common addition to smoothies or juices.

Xtend Life Bee Pollen Natural Energy may be used in the same way, although please bear in mind that along with bee pollen, this product includes many other ingredients, so the taste will vary from pure bee pollen.

Also, please aim to consume the contents of the capsule as soon as possible to avoid degradation and oxidation of the valuable properties.

Is Natural Energy heated when it is encapsulated?

Natural Energy is not heated during the encapsulation process.

Therefore the valuable properties are not damaged as they may be in methods used by other brands that apply heat during manufacturing.

What other conditions can bee pollen help with?

Bee Pollen contains many nutrients and may be helpful for athletic endurance, stress, immune system improvement, allergy-resistance, sexual health and general energy as part of an appropriate diet and supplement program.

Can Natural Energy aid weight management?

Xtend Life Bee Pollen Natural Energy may prove a useful aid to weight management as the pure bee pollen it contains has a stimulating effect on metabolic processes, supporting fat metabolism and expenditure.

Other nutrients included, such as manganese, may also assist in reducing cravings for unhealthy foods.

Of course, it is best used in conjunction with a healthy diet and lifestyle and is not a quick-fix, cure-all for weight concerns.

As it is a naturally based product also, it will work differently for every person.

Can I take Natural Energy if I have an allergy to pollen?

Bee pollen has actually been shown to help, rather than exacerbate various allergic reactions, even where pollen allergies themselves are concerned.

This is due to a type of 'de-sensitization' process if bee pollen is taken in small doses by a susceptible person.

Our formula may provide an advantage because it is from a pure source, powdered by non-chemical processes, and it includes enzymes that assist with the absorption, ingestion, and assimilation process, as well as enhancing the properties of the pure pollen itself.

Although we would advise caution for anyone known to have a pollen allergy, it may be possible for you to take this formula, beginning with small doses and with careful monitoring.

Please check with your doctor first.

Can people who are allergic to bees and bee stings take bee pollen and other bee products?

The allergy is to the venom, not to the bee or its pollen, so most people will be fine.

Approximately 0.1% of the population will have a problem taking bee products, but the vast majority won't.

However, as with any new supplement, especially if you are known to have sensitivities, begin taking it gradually, and make sure that you are not seeing any negative reactions.

If your reactions are known to be potentially severe it is advisable to consult with your physician.

What is the recommended dosage for Natural Energy?

  • Servings per bottle: 30 (3 capsules per day)
  • Daily serving: Men or women - 3 capsules.
  • For optimal results take 3 capsules during the afternoon, preferably on an empty stomach.
  • If you have any questions, please contact our customer support staff.
  • Combines well with Total Balance and our Omega 3 Fish Oil products.

Can I take Natural Energy during pregnancy?

We suggest that you first seek the approval of your physician or midwife before taking Xtend Life Bee Pollen Natural Energy during pregnancy.

There is a slight caution with the Bee Pollen in the product, as the baby may not be immune to sensitivities such as pollen (shellfish is another).

Your physician may wish to investigate your medical history (parents, partner etc) to determine if there is any potential for an allergy.

One of our products which is highly recommended during pregnancy is our Omega 3/DHA Fish Oil. It is known to help support the brain development of the baby as well as giving sufficient DHA to the mother.

Where is the bee pollen in Natural Energy sourced from?

They are best swallowed whole, but if you can't do this for any reason they can be split open.

You certainly may empty the contents of the capsule and add to cold foods or drinks, please ensure to avoid hot items as this may damage some of the valuable ingredients.

Bee pollen alone has quite a pleasant taste and may be a common addition to smoothies or juices.

Xtend Life Bee Pollen Natural Energy may be used in the same way, although please bear in mind that along with bee pollen, this product includes many other ingredients, so the taste will vary from pure bee pollen.

Also, please aim to consume the contents of the capsule as soon as possible to avoid degradation and oxidation of the valuable properties.

Is Natural Energy heated when it is encapsulated?

Natural Energy is not heated during the encapsulation process.

Therefore the valuable properties are not damaged as they may be in methods used by other brands that apply heat during manufacturing.

What other conditions can bee pollen help with?

Bee Pollen contains many nutrients and may be helpful for athletic endurance, stress, immune system improvement, allergy-resistance, sexual health and general energy as part of an appropriate diet and supplement program.

Please ask us for more individualized advice.

Can Natural Energy aid weight management?

Xtend Life Bee Pollen Natural Energy may prove a useful aid to weight management as the pure bee pollen it contains has a stimulating effect on metabolic processes, supporting fat metabolism and expenditure.

Other nutrients included, such as manganese, may also assist in reducing cravings for unhealthy foods.

Of course, it is best used in conjunction with a healthy diet and lifestyle and is not a quick-fix, cure-all for weight concerns. As it is a naturally based product also, it will work differently for every person.

Can I take Natural Energy if I have an allergy to pollen?

Bee pollen has actually been shown to help, rather than exacerbate various allergic reactions, even where pollen allergies themselves are concerned.

This is due to a type of 'de-sensitization' process if bee pollen is taken in small doses by a susceptible person.

Xtend Life Bee Pollen Natural Energy formula may provide an advantage because it is from a pure source, powdered by non-chemical processes, and it includes enzymes that assist with the absorption, ingestion, and assimilation process, as well as enhancing the properties of the pure pollen itself.

Although we would advise caution for anyone known to have a pollen allergy, it may be possible for you to take this formula, beginning with small doses and with careful monitoring.

Please check with your doctor first.

Can people who are allergic to bees and bee stings take bee pollen and other bee products?

The allergy is to the venom, not to the bee or its pollen, so most people will be fine.

Approximately 0.1% of the population will have a problem taking bee products, but the vast majority won't.

However, as with any new supplement, especially if you are known to have sensitivities, begin taking Xtend Life Bee Pollen Natural Energy gradually, and make sure that you are not seeing any negative reactions.

If your reactions are known to be potentially severe it is advisable to consult with your physician.

What is the recommended dosage for Natural Energy?

  • Servings per bottle: 30 (3 capsules per day)
  • Daily serving: Men or women - 3 capsules.
  • For optimal results take 3 capsules during the afternoon, preferably on an empty stomach.
  • If you have any questions, please contact our customer support staff.
  • Combines well with Total Balance and our Omega 3/DHA Fish Oil products.

Can I take Natural Energy during pregnancy?

We suggest that you first seek the approval of your physician or midwife before taking Xtend Life Bee Pollen Natural Energy during pregnancy.

There is a slight caution with the Bee Pollen in the product, as the baby may not be immune to sensitivities such as pollen (shellfish is another).

Your physician may wish to investigate your medical history (parents, partner etc) to determine if there is any potential for an allergy.

One of our products which is highly recommended during pregnancy is our Omega 3/DHA Fish Oil. It is known to help support the brain development of the baby as well as giving sufficient DHA to the mother.

Where is the bee pollen in Natural Energy sourced from?

The bee pollen in Natural Energy is sourced from a pristine, pollution-free region of Canterbury in New Zealand's South Island.

It is far from any cities or industry and thus is exceptionally pure and free of contaminants.

What if I don't want to take the recommended daily dose?

We strongly recommend that all of our customers take the recommended daily dose of Xtend Life Bee Pollen Natural Energy whenever possible, as this is required to gain the maximum benefits from our supplements.  

Taking the recommended dose ensures you will obtain an even distribution of all ingredients in the blend.  

Taking less may mean that you miss out on some ingredients and therefore you may not get the best possible results.

What effect may drinking coffee close to taking my supplements have on the absorption of their nutrients?

We usually suggest taking your supplements away from hot drinks, especially those containing caffeine. 

Generally speaking caffeinated drinks of any kind, such as tea, coffee and fizzy drinks, may have a negative affect on the absorption of some minerals.

Drinking caffeine with a meal, for example, can hinder the adequate absorption of iron, as well as affecting the absorption of other minerals such as calcium and zinc. 

The same may be said for absorbing nutrients within supplements. 

Although, the enteric coating on products such as Total Balance ensures absorption of the ingredients does not begin until the tablet has entered the small intestine. 

Therefore any caffeine consumed around the same time will have already passed through intestines and will have a lesser impact. 
 
Even still, it is best to ensure caffeine is consumed at least one hour before or after a taking your supplements, to support the best possible nutrient absorption.

Is the bee pollen in Natural Energy freeze dried?

Generally, the bee pollen we use is in Xtend Life Bee Pollen Natural Energy is not freeze-dried.

However, since bee pollen is a naturally occurring substance it is subject to variations in moisture depending on when it is collected.

If the manufacturer finds that the moisture content is higher than normal they will freeze-dry the bee pollen in order to preserve its efficacy and prevent any increase in moisture content.

This process is not something that the manufacturer is required to tell us about if they perform it, but we are assured that it does not have any negative impact on the quality or beneficial effects of the bee pollen.

What form of folic acid do you use in your supplements?

Xtend-Life products contain folic acid, also know as vitamin B9, in the form of pteroylglutamic acid (PGA). 

This ingredient is used in a number of our supplements including the Total Balance and Neuro-Natural ranges, as well as Multi-Xtra

This form is easily absorbed as it does not need to be hydrolysed prior to absorption in the small intestine. Other supplement brands may use varying forms.  

One of these is the active form named methylated folate or 5-MTHF and 5-FTHF, also known as pteroylpolyglutamates (PPG). 

This form of folate is relevant for certain individuals that have a reduced ability to absorb folic acid due to a genetic defect or polymorphism named  MTHFR. 

Individuals with this genetic defect may have difficulty in absorbing folic acid in the form of PGA, but are able to more readily absorb methylated folate. 

Therefore using a supplement containing this form may be more beneficial for them. There is somewhat conflicting research regarding the most efficiently absorbed and beneficial form of folic acid to meet the needs of most people. 

Currently, Xtend-Life feel that the PGA form is most suitable, especially in consideration for the synergistic formulation of our products. 

It is important for us to ensure that the many ingredients in our supplements work in harmony with one another in order to deliver the most successful overall results.

Please follow this link to view more information regarding folic acid.

How long should it take for me to start seeing benefits from using Xtend-Life supplements?

As our products are naturally based, results do vary between individuals. 

We recommend using our products for at least one month and ideally for up to three months, in order to be able to best judge the results (this includes also Xtend Life Bee Pollen Natural Energy)

This allows ample time for any nutrients that may have been lacking in the body to become fully replenished and for you to feel your best.

Specialized products such as Lipi-Rite and Cardio-Support, are best used for a minimum of three months and possibly longer, before the best benefits may be observed.  

How do your supplements compare to other brands available on the market?

We are not privy to their manufacturing processes and practices, as well as the origin and quality of the ingredients used, therefore it is difficult and inappropriate for us to conduct a meaningful review.  

However, we are able to advise you on the main differences between our products and others on the market.  

These differences are what make our products unique and able to deliver powerful results, unlike those of our competitors.

We source our ingredients from a range of suppliers worldwide and maintain a very stringent selection process to ensure only the best quality raw materials are obtained.   

We are proud to source a number of our ingredients from local New Zealand suppliers such as Xtend Life Bee Pollen Natural Energy, Green Lipped Mussels, Hoki fish oil and Kiwifruit from local growers for use in Kiwi-Klenz and Zupafood.

We also make use of reputable suppliers worldwide for many of our other ingredients.

For example, the CoQ10 used in our Omega 3 QH/Ultra fish oil is sourced from the original developers Kaneka, in Japan.  

It is in Ubiquinol form, rather than the lesser quality Ubiquinone form used by some other companies.  This ensures that we can offer the best quality product, with the greatest possible efficacy in comparison to other similar products on the market.

Our supplements are produced in our purpose built 'state of the art' facility, where we complete the entire manufacturing process, including enteric coating, which is most often used within the pharmaceutical industry, largely due to the expense involved in this process.

We stringently test each ingredient to confirm its identity, purity and strength. This ensures we are one hundred per cent confident that each ingredient is what it states to be and is added to our products at the level we desire.

During the production process, double and even triple checks are performed. Therefore, you can rest assured that our products contain only the highest quality ingredients.

The finished products are also routinely tested for microbial and total heavy metal levels. Our products are manufactured to GMP standards and are shipped worldwide.

Because Xtend-Life own Natural Products (NZ) Ltd (who manufactures all Xtend-Life products), we have full control over the manufacturing and testing processes.

We believe the combination of these factors deliver products of outstanding and unsurpassed quality and efficacy.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require further information.

Can I take Xtend-Life supplements at the same time as my prescription medication?

As we are not medical professionals, we cannot advise you on the suitability of taking our products in conjunction with any prescription medications.  

This is very individualized and will depend on the particular medications you are using.

The best advise will come from your doctor and we strongly recommend speaking with them before beginning any of our products.  

We encourage you to take a print-out of the ingredients list for the products you may be interested in, so that they can provide you with the most appropriate recommendations.

Can people who are allergic to bees and bee stings take bee pollen and other bee products?

The allergy is to the venom, not to the bee or its pollen, so most people will be fine.

Approximately 0.1% of the population will have a problem taking bee products, but the vast majority won't. However, as with any new supplement, especially if you are known to have sensitivities, begin taking it gradually, to check for any negative reactions.

If your reaction to bee stings is known to be potentially severe, it is advisable to consult with your physician before starting Xtend Life Bee Pollen Natural Energy.

Are your supplements 'pharmaceutical grade'?

You may have come across the term 'pharmaceutical grade', especially in regards to fish oil supplements. 

However, it is important to recognise that this term is neither an official FDA, nor medical term. 

Critically, use of the term is also no guarantee or specification of an agreed quality or purity standard. 

This term is often employed as a marketing tool, to encourage consumers to believe a product is of superior quality to brands that do not use this term, which is a fallacy.

Xtend-Life recognise that this term is redundant and not applicable to dietary supplements, therefore it is not used on any of our products. 

We are confident that our product stands apart from many others on the market simply due to the exceptionally high quality ingredients used and stringent manufacturing standards that we uphold.

Is Xtend Life Bee Pollen Natural Energy dairy free?

Yes, Xtend Life Bee Pollen Natural Energy is dairy free.

Is it okay to use my supplements if they are six months past the expiry date?

The expiry dates of our products are very conservative and the products may still be used up to six months after the expiry date.  

However past this date the potency may begin to diminish, as they are contain very naturally based ingredients.  

The products remain absolutely safe to use provided they have been stored correctly, but to enjoy the very best results we would certainly suggest placing a new order, to receive fresh product.

What else can I do to enhance the benefits of taking Natural Energy?

To see the best and most rapid results we suggest that you follow our 'recommended protocol' suggestions. Xtend Life Bee Pollen Natural Energy may be taken every day or intermittently as required at 3, or up to 6 capsules per day.

If your energy levels are very low then you could also focus on replenishing your basic nutrient levels, to give your organs what they need perform at their best.

To do this, we recommend that you add a full daily dose of one of our Total Balance products to your protocol.

If it is viable for you, it is recommended that you add one of the Omega 3/DHA Fish Oil as well to help achieve optimum results.

To reach optimum health it is always important to combine a generally healthy lifestyle with any supplement regime. Even moderate exercise, is proven to be beneficial to our immune system, heart, muscles, circulation, joints and reproductive system.

A healthy diet rich in vitamins and minerals is of course also essential and will help enhance your overall health.

Is Xtend Life Bee Pollen Natural Energy suitable for those on a vegan diet?

Xtend Life Bee Pollen Natural Energy includes bee pollen, sourced from worker bees, so it will very much depend on your own individual beliefs surrounding the inclusion of this ingredient in a vegan diet.  

Some people that are vegan will not consume any bee products, such as honey or pollen, whereas others may find it acceptable.

Additionally, it is important to note that the capsules used in the production of Natural Energy are made from bovine gelatine.  

For this reason, vegans and vegetarians may not find this product suitable, but once again this is down to personal preference.  Also, bear in mind that the capsule can be opened to avoid consumption of the capsule itself.

For your interest, our high quality and comprehensive product Multi-Xtra is completely vegetarian and vegan.

Is Natural Energy peanut free?

Yes, this product does not contain any ingredients from peanuts.

What are the manufacturing processes involved in producing Natural Energy?

When we receive the Bee Pollen in our production facility, the enzymes are blended into this using a complex 5 day process.

The Bee Pollen and enzymes are then combined with the other ingredients and prepared for encapsulation.

Is it true that bee pollen is a 'cure all' anti-aging supplement?

No.

Unfortunately there is no such thing as a 'cure all' supplement or ingredient.

However, one of the contributors to the aging process is the damage that free radicals can cause to the cells in the body, which may contribute to chronic degenerative conditions.

Research does show that bee pollen is a very effective antioxidant and therefore, as part of a health regime, may help to protect cells from free radical damage.

Is Natural Energy shellfish free?

Yes, Xtend Life Bee Pollen Natural Energy does not contain any shellfish derived ingredients.

Is Natural Energy fish free?

Yes, this product does not contain any fish derived ingredients.

Is Natural Energy suitable for vegetarians?

Maybe, Xtend Life Bee Pollen Natural Energy contains bee pollen and is made from a bovine capsule, so personal perspectives on this may vary.

Is Natural Energy gluten free?

Yes, this product is gluten free.

How do you ensure the nutritional value of the bee pollen is not affected after harvesting?

As soon as the Bee Pollen used in Xtend Life Bee Pollen Natural Energy is harvested, it is immediately packed and sealed to preserve its goodness.

This helps ensure its nutritional value is not affected.

Are Xtend-Life supplements and skincare gluten free?

Yes!

We are proud to offer a one hundred percent gluten free supplement range, including our Zupafood products as well as our skincare line.

Should I periodically take a break from my supplements?

It may be worth taking a break for 2 weeks each year to ensure that your body does not become somewhat over-reliant on this supplement.

However, taking a break does leave you without the nutrients that you won't be getting from diet alone.

We consider this to be a matter of personal preference. If you do decide to take a break, we recommend that it is limited to 2 weeks.

Otherwise the benefit of the product will be reduced.

Do Xtend-Life products contain and ingredients sourced from Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)?

Xtend-Life products contain an impressive array of ingredients, sourced from many locations throughout the world, so it is simply not possible for us to certify our range as one hundred per cent GMO free. 

We have confirmed that many of the ingredients we use are free from GMOs but at this time we are not able to obtain certification on our finished products.  

We ensure to source only the purest and freshest ingredients, from the most reputable suppliers.  

We test not only on our raw natural ingredients but we also test every batch of finished product for potential contamination, so you can be assured they are pure and free of contaminants.

How To Choose A Quality Bee Pollen Supplement

Buying granules or powder that follows certain guidelines can go a long way in curtailing any risk with your daily supplement dosage goals.

Not all honey bee bread is created equal. Some gather their pollen from inferior sources and this affects the nutritional potency of the end product.

Make sure you get only the best quality bee pollen supplement product, I recommend you ensure your supplement follows the following criteria.

  1. Buy your from a GMP-compliant manufacturing facility that has certificate of analysis (COA) for every batch produced. This certifies product quality.

    As most of the bee pollen supplements and products sold in the world and US comes from China, most of these honeybee bread batches have actually been shown to be contaminated.

    You need to know the source from where it is coming from
    .

    So in order to obtain the healthiest and best bee pollen supplement, please make sure the source is as pristine as possible with the product being produced at GMP-compliant facilities.

    Facilities that are GMP registered comply with the most rigid standards (pharmaceutical/nutraceutical grade) so as to minimize the possibility of product contaminants as well as providing the best health benefits.

    These are the same standards pharmaceutical companies in the United States are required to operate under as mandated by the FDA.

  2. Next, only get freeze-dried honey bee pollen supplements (avoid all processed, heated, or heat dried honey bee pollen and bread because this preserves the nutrients in the bee pollen)

    Heat processing or heat drying bee pollen burns and kills the sensitive enzymes (and most of the health benefits).

    This also prevents the bread from becoming oxidized thus maintaining nutritional potency. (Remember, with most granules or bread, 95% of its nutritional value isn't even assimilated and this is why.)

  3. Ideally, make sure the bread benefit or product rather does not contain any fillers or additives such as sucrose (sugar), starch, gluten, silica (sand) or any other artificial colors, dyes, or flavors.

>> Buy / Try Xtend Life Bee Pollen Direct From Manufacturer Here <<

My #1 Recommended Xtend Life’s Pollen Natural Energy With New Zealand Bee Pollen (I've Been Taking This Since 2014)

A company in New Zealand offers GMP-compliant products, and meets all the above criteria and more.

Their bee pollen comes from one of the most pristine sources on earth in New Zealand that is made in facilities that surpass even U.S. FDA standards.

(They actually meet British Pharmacopoeia standards with some of their procedures, like their herbal extraction procedures).

Their supplement has 11 vitamins, a number of amino acids, enzymes, which complements its effectiveness.

Despite the dozens of bee pollen supplement brands on the market today, we’ve found that there is only one brand that meets all the criteria of a high-quality natural health supplement, and that brand is Xtend Life’s Pollen Natural Energy With New Zealand Bee Pollen.

So what makes this bee pollen product stand out from the rest of the bee pollen products out there? Just take a look at the following reasons:

  • It is harvested from the South Island of New Zealand.
  • It is freeze-dried right after harvesting.
  • It comes in an encapsulated powder form.
  • It is completely natural and does not contain any artificial ingredients.
  • It contains all the essential amino acids present in bee pollen.
  • It is naturally packed with vitamins, minerals and enzymes.

100% One Year Money Back Guarantee

Probably the best thing about Xtend Life’s Pollen Natural Energy With New Zealand Bee Pollen is that you have absolutely nothing to lose when you purchase the product.

This is because they offer an unbelievable one year money-back guarantee to anyone who is not satisfied with the product at all. That is how confident they are in the effectiveness of their products.

When a company does this it really shows how much care and consideration they put into their products to ensure that they are of the highest quality.

If you do not feel any difference within 12 months, you can simply get a full refund, no questions asked.

>> Buy / Try Xtend Life Bee Pollen Direct From Manufacturer Here <<

What Are Bee Pollen Users Saying About Xtend Life’s Pollen Natural Energy?

It’s very important to learn about any health product before you start using it. While the official websites do contain a host of details about these products, the best source of information on whether a supplement works or not would come from the feedbacks of people who had actually used the product.

Here are some of what actual users have to say about Xtend Life’s Pollen Natural Energy:

5 stars - Natural boost - Regina Sandrine on Sep 20, 2017

I have been using this for the past year. It gives me a boost in natural way. I trust this product 100% for my health and wellness. No side effect. Goodness as gold.

5 stars - Excellent -  William S on Sep 10, 2017

An excellent source of energy in the afternoon, or anytime, when I tend to slow down.

5 stars - I will probably never stop taking it! - Doreen on Jan 11, 2017

I have been taking Xtendlife's Natural Energy Bee Pollen for one year now, and will probably never stop taking it. It was recommended to me by my doctor to help with my overall well-being.

Strangely, I found this product to really help me with hot flashes and I think it helps me sleep better at night as well. I can honestly tell a difference when I miss taking it.

I highly recommend Natural Energy Bee Pollen from Xtendlife!! I won't buy it here in the USA as I don't think the quality is as good.

It is a definite 5 stars!

Because when I miss taking it (which I do not miss any doses any more) the hot flashes come back. I do like taking the bee pollen a lot!

(Read more Xtend Life Bee Pollen customer reviews here)

Recommendation

I've been taking Xtend Life bee pollen supplement in capsule form since 2014 now and can report superb results including increased energy and improved all-around good health.

If you prefer honey bee bread supplements in a tablet form, this is the ideal way to go, in my opinion.


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