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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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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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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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I Hurd that bee pollen, and natural honey is good for "Allergies"..I have severe environmental allergies not to bees would it work.?

I Hurd that bee pollen, and natural honey is good for "Allergies"..I have severe environmental allergies not to bees would it work.?

Bee pollen : The thought is that the local honey will contain properties that can help make you less allergic to plants and trees in your local area ...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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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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I'm highly allergic to bees. I have become interested in taking bee pollen weight loss. Would i be able to take even though i'm allergic?

I'm highly allergic to bees. I have become interested in taking bee pollen weight loss. Would i be able to take even though i'm allergic?

No problem.: If you are allergic to bee stings you are allergic to the venom in the sting. You are not allergic to any other part of the bee including honey. I am not aware of the virtue of bee pollen for weight loss so my answer is not an endorsement of this unusual recommendation. I'm old-fashioned & believe that weight loss is a combination of eating less, exercising more & willpower. It works for me. ...Read more

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Can i still take bee pollen or eat raw local honey if i'm allergic to bee stings?

Can i still take bee pollen or eat raw local honey if i'm allergic to bee stings?

Venom: Your deadly allergy is to the venom from a bee sting. That does not mean that you would be allergic to bee pollen or honey. If you are concerned about food allergies, an allergist would be the medical professional to see. ...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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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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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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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Allergic reactions are sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more