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Doctor insights on: Are The Health Food Store Bee Pollen Meds Just A Gimmick For Treating Allergies

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Are the health food store bee pollen meds just a gimmick for treating allergies?

Are the health food store bee pollen meds just a gimmick for treating allergies?

Yes: The pollens that cause allergies are very small, and carried by the wind. Flowers need bees to cross-pollinate, because the pollen is too big and heavy to be carried by the wind. Since they're not airborne, people can't inhale them and react to them. Thus, the pollens found in bee pollen are not the pollens that cause your allergic symptoms. ...Read more

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Pollen (Definition)

Pollen is the equivalent of sperm for a plant. It is a genetically active product, seen on flowers usually, which the plants with the assistance of birds, bats and insects as well as the wind, uses to fertilize the egg of the plant to ensure a next generation. It also can be irritating, functioning as an allergen, leading to sneezing ...Read more


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Does taking bee pollen really work for getting rid of allergies, or is it a gimmick?

Does taking bee pollen really work for getting rid of allergies, or is it a gimmick?

No: Bee pollen is not helpful to get rid of allergies. Seasonal allergens that cause rhinitis etc are pollens that are wind borne. Bees pollinate flowering plants and these don't cause seasonal allergy. ...Read more

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Can OTC bee pollen for a toddler with eczema and food allergies hurt? Any help?

Can OTC bee pollen for a toddler with eczema and food allergies hurt? Any help?

It could: It depends what your child is allergic to. I would not try anything even if it is otc without talking it over with your allergist or physician. ...Read more

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Can bee pollen work as an effective treatment of outdoor allergies?

Can bee pollen work as an effective treatment of outdoor allergies?

No: Pollen (bee or otherwise) is an allergen and can elicit an immune response (allergic response). If you have allergies, you should use an anti-histamine or have allergy testing done. Yu can start with an allergist or an ent. ...Read more

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Was considering taking bee pollen supplements but heard if you have seasonal allergies you shouldn't, is this true?

Was considering taking bee pollen supplements but heard if you have seasonal allergies you shouldn't, is this true?

Probably: There are rare cases of anaphylaxis from bee pollen. One problem is that the pollen collected by bees are specific for that colony and area. They are mostly from flowering plants they are not the usual allergenic ones which travel in the air. The reaction is usually from cross-sensitivity between a particular pollen and another plant. No evidence bee pollen is effective for allergic diseases. ...Read more

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I have a very slight symptoms of allergy on pollen. Can I use q urol (witch contains bee pollen) and can this cure help me with ED caused by cpps?

I have a very slight symptoms of allergy on pollen. Can I use q urol (witch contains bee pollen) and can this cure help me with ED caused by cpps?

Bees, pollen allergy: Most people with pollen allergy are allergic to wind-borne pollen such as grass, tree and weed pollen. Their seasonal allergy symptoms are not due to insect-borne flower pollen. This bee pollen does not help seasonal allergy sufferers but may have other health benefits. I would recommend seeing your urology md for ed and cpps as it is not related to allergies. ...Read more

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What is health benefits of bee pollen?

What is health benefits of bee pollen?

Bee Venom: Tangentially related: promising report from washington u of bee venom (not pollen) killing HIV virus: http://bit. Ly/14zdsvu. ...Read more

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Is bee pollen gluten free?

Is bee pollen gluten free?

Most Likely: As with any product you have to read labels carefully. What starts as unadulterated bee pollen may be cut with other things. Carefully read ingredients and use a reputable manufacturer. ...Read more

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I am using antihistamine. I want to try bee pollen. Does it gonna work together.

I am using antihistamine. I want to try bee pollen. Does it gonna work together.

Better not: If you do have pollen allergies, it might not be a good idea to try it, and it won't help too, whether the antihistaminic would interact with the bee pollen, unlikely. Check this link for more info http://www. Webmd. Com/balance/bee-pollen-benefits-and-side-effects ...Read more

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Is eating Bee Pollen safe? What r its benefits? Will it help in weight loss?

Is eating Bee Pollen safe? What r its benefits? Will it help in weight loss?

Safe: Bee pollen is safe but people can have allergic reactions to it. The benefits are minimal and there are no studies showing any help with weight loss. I would save my money and focus on improving your diet and exercise instead! ...Read more

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Is it ok to take fish oil pills and bee pollen pills together?

Is it ok to take fish oil pills and bee pollen pills together?

I think so: I probably have probably taken both myself as a physician. Of course it is highly unlikely that the combo has ever been formally studied. I am unaware of any reason why one would expect an untoward reaction. ...Read more

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I'm eating a lot less since I started taking bee pollen because it doesn't make me hungry. Could that be why I feel dizzy and off everyday?

I'm eating a lot less since I started taking bee pollen because it doesn't make me hungry. Could that be why I feel dizzy and off everyday?

Dehydrated: Drink plenty of water, 2 liters more a day (8 glasses with 8 more ounces) and see if you do not feel better. Make sure you are eating enough calories to fuel your body through the day with a balanced diet as well. Eat more vegetables and fruits and maybe a multivitamin and see how much better you will feel. It will be amazing. You are most likely just dehydrated. Good luck and feel better! ...Read more

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Help please. Could bee pollen supplements cause blocked eustachian tubes?

Help please. Could bee pollen supplements cause blocked eustachian tubes?

No: There is no evidence that bee pollen supplements would help blocked eustachian tubes. A better approach would be to see your physican about possible causes, and address these directly. ...Read more

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How can you eat bee pollen or jelly to boost energy?

Honey: Some persons believe that by eating locally collected honey that pollen contained in the honey will help to make them resistant to allergic plants. (desensitize them). Bees collect pollen primarily from flowering plants that require the bee to carry the pollen to other plants; these pollens are not typically airborne and therefore are not the plants that typically cause respiratory allergy. ...Read more

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Is taking bee pollen good for you? Are there any benefits or side effects?

Bee pollem: Bee Pollen Benefits and Side Effects For years, herbalists have touted bee pollen as an exceptionally nutritious food. They've even claimed it is a cure for certain health problems. Yet after years of research, scientists still cannot confirm that bee pollen has any health benefits. En.wikipedia. Org/wiki/Bee_pollen ...Read more

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What do you think about bee pollen being ingested? Do you think it's a healthy addition to smoothies and yogurts?

What do you think about bee pollen being ingested? Do you think it's a healthy addition to smoothies and yogurts?

Safe But Careful: It is saie if you are not allergic to pollens, because if you are allergic it can cause hives, shortness of breath, swelling and life threatening Anaphlactic Reaction Not safe for pregnant women or if Breast Feeding and it can cause increased bleedind if you are opn blood thinners It is claimed to cure certain health conditions but there is no scientific evidence to support this after years of resear ...Read more

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What is use of tablets containing bee pollen, granular, honey, stearic acid, silica and royal jelly?

What is use of tablets containing bee pollen, granular, honey, stearic acid, silica and royal jelly?

Unknown Supplement: This is definitely not a prescribed medication. It has nothing in the ingredients list that would have any medical or health benefit. It is probably one of the thousands of fraudulent products designed by herbal or 'supplement' factories to sell to gullible humans. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more