Bee-ginner's Guide to Using Bee Pollen Safely and Effectively (Part 2)
Posted on September 14, 2018.
In the last post, we discussed the steps required to start taking organic bee pollen powder safely. However, once you understand how to consume it, it's just as important to know when to consume it. Here's part two of our beginner's guide to using bee pollen safely, where we'll discuss some more essential details related to bee pollen consumption.
Soaking Bee Pollen
Bee pollen, food for young honey bees, is about 40% protein and is rich in amino acids. But before you buy raw bee pollen for consumption, you should consider any digestive issues that may affect how the pollen is absorbed. If you suffer from digestive issues such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohns, Colitis, bloating or gas, or any other condition that impairs digestion, soaking your bee pollen can make it easier on your stomach. Just soak your bee pollen for a full 12 hours to make it more easily digestible.
Keep in mind that it's generally believed that the soaking process is only necessary for those with digestive issues or sensitivities. In most cases, the human body is able to break down the outer shell of the pollen granules without a problem.
In our prior post we recommended talking with a doctor before taking any bee pollen. If you experience mild allergy symptoms when you take bee pollen, e.g., a runny nose, itchy throat, sweating, teary eyes, or a headache, be sure to check back in with your doctor immediately. If they give the OK, try cutting back your dose and starting the acclimation process over again. One pellet of bee pollen contains more than 2 million grains of flower pollen, and it could be possible that your allergy symptoms can be alleviated once you develop more of a tolerance for the substance.
When to Take Bee Pollen
Many people wonder when is the best time to take bee pollen. They'll be glad to know that this substance is not known to interfere with any vitamins, supplements, or prescription drugs. It can be taken safely at any time of the day or night. Just be aware that some experience a jolt of energy after taking the substance, so it may be best to consume it earlier in the day rather than at night. It can also be mixed into anything, including cereal, applesauce, yogurt, smoothies, and more.
Now that you know how to safely consume it, you can buy raw bee pollen for sale and start ingesting it in small doses. Don't forget to store it in the freezer for maximum freshness!