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

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

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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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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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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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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Will bee pollen cure non bacterial or bacterial prostatis? Have been tested 3 times and no bacteria has shown. Been living with it for 4 months.Cures?

Will bee pollen cure non bacterial or bacterial prostatis? Have been tested 3 times and no bacteria has shown. Been living with it for 4 months.Cures?

Maybe: Bee pollen has been used for centuries as a cure for multiple illnesses;but for my brother or son-no. And as a 29 y/o female how have you been living with prostatitis for 4 months? Is this a unique VT thing? ...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 the bee pollen helpful with seasonal allergiy I have allergy for tree pollen but only in spring

Yes, : Yes, it can be. But here is the catch. It needs to be from bees in your immediate area. Like within about a four mile radius. Because they are the bees that are associated with the pollens in your area. ...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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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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