What you need to know about the humble yet amazing nature’s superfood.
Bee pollen is widely known in the world as a nutritional powerhouse,
and fundamentally, it is the male seed of flowers that is required for
the fertilization of a plant.
Each particle contains 50 to 1000
millimeter corpuscles, and fascinatingly, EVERY flower in the world has
Bee Pollen Information You Need To Know
Also known as bee pollen, this humble superfood is 40% protein, and
is one of the world’s most complete and nutritious food, containing
nearly all the vitamins, minerals, amino acids and enzymes that we
About 50% of its protein is found in the form of free amino
acids that are readily available to be used by our bodies, and such
highly ready and usable protein will contribute significantly to our
body’s protein needs.
Right now, pollen is most popularly known for its
characteristics of providing abundance energy to the consumer, and
because of that, it has been used by athletes all around the world since
years ago for the improved endurance, energy and stamina it provides.
I’ve been taking Xtend Life Pollen Natural Energy since 2014, and I will personally and comfortably
share that it helps me a lot in my daily schedule of 5 AM to 10 PM of
managing busy publishing businesses, young children,
family, research, meetings, investments, quiet time, exercise and
wellness – it is one the most important supplements that I take.
In Fact, Pollen Is Also Used To Help Combat And Recover From Illnesses, Including:
skin conditions such as eruptions and skin problems like eczema
helps to balance our endocrine system with benefits in menstrual and prostate problems
improves blood health and blood production
decrease cravings and improve satiation rates from junk sugary foods and alcohol
antioxidants helps as a cancer cell inhibitor
helps to stabilize mood and menopausal symptoms
Some parents have sworn that it is helpful with diaper rash, and
though I’ve never seen or used it that way, but as it is very useful
with skin health, that makes sense to me.
Pro-medical enthusiasts may
say that there isn’t sufficient data or research to support the benefits
of bee pollen for health, but I say please consider to take things with
a pinch of salt and with wide, open eyes and minds.
There are very good
doctors and medicine out there, but there are also big economics at
Think about this:
106,000 deaths annually, at a cost of $12 billion, from adverse drug reactions;
98,000 deaths annually, at a cost of $2 billion, from medical errors;
115,000 deaths annually, at a cost of $55 billion, from bedsores;
88,000 deaths annually from infections, at a cost of $5 billion, caused by medical intervention;
37,000 deaths annually, at a cost of $122 billion, from unnecessary medical procedures;
32,000 deaths annually, at a cost of $9 billion, from surgery-related medical intervention
The above figures do not include those outpatient
deaths from medical intervention (some 199,000 annually at a cost of $77
billion), or the astounding figures from Dr. Lucien Leape’s 1997 study
of medical and drug-error rates (3 million deaths annually, he reports!)
(Leape LL, “Error in Medicine,” JAMA, 1994 Dec 21;272(23):1851-7).
And yes, the government can help and does help.
In fact, I show you an example:
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) found a particular bee pollen product had a banned drug in it!
The banned substance is called sibutramine.
Sibutramine is a controlled substance that was
removed from the market in October 2010 for safety reasons. The product
poses a threat to consumers because sibutramine is known to
substantially increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients
and may present a significant risk for patients with a history of
coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, or
stroke. This product may also interact, in life-threatening ways, with
other medications a consumer may be taking.
“Ultimate Formula Bee Pollen Capsules (Ultimate
Formula),” a product promoted and sold for weight loss. This product is
promoted on www.zixiutangsuccess.com, and possibly sold in some retail
stores and the government has advised to NOT buy it.
This is a good investigation by the government and FDA, and tells of how
important that we as consumers and wanting our health to improve, need
to do our research and due diligence when we buy any forms of health
supplements – quality is very, very important.
So, How Should We Use Bee Pollen?
It is available in granules or capsules form.
shared a lot on what I don’t like the granules version, though it is
more flexible in a sense you can mix it into salads, put into shakes or
eat just like that.
Bee bread supplements are not only popular with
athletes, but it is also very popular with C-level executives,
executives, busy parents and moms, entrepreneurs, bankers as well as
sporty, athletic individuals too.
If you want more energy to get on top
of your day, you should be taking it too.
Some Advice And Precaution With It Comes To Taking Pollen As Supplement
Ok few things. If you’re pregnant,
lactating/breastfeeding, under 12 years old or have allergy or reactions
to bee products, please don’t take it until or unless you’ve checked
with your doctor.
Always better to be safe than sorry.
I also recommend that you only buy bee pollen that is
made in facilities that are GMP-compliant, to ensure that the raw
pollen/nutrients and the handling process, cleanliness, employee
training, no banned substances etc are in tip top standards.
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.
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
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
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.
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.)
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.
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.
I used to feel like I needed a
nap after work and didn't have the energy to get anything done around
the house or take my little girl outside to play. It was making me
depressed and miserable. After the first few days of taking Xtend Life Bee Pollen supplement I all
the sudden realized I wasn't feeling tired and sluggish anymore.
feel jittery or crash at the end of the day. I am still able to fall
asleep at night-I just have the energy I need to make through the whole
I have also lost about 12 lbs in the past month. I don't know if
its the product or just from having more energy and moving more.
4 Stars - The power it helps to gives me is fantastic considering my age
Diana, Australia on Mar 09, 2016
As for the Natural Energy bee
pollen product, when I have to do manual labour in the garden I take
this product the day before, in the middle of the day.
The staying power
it helps to give me is fantastic considering my age (70!).
5 Stars - I will probably never stop taking it!
Doreen on Jan 11, 2017
I have been taking
Xtend Life'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.
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!
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.
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