What is Bee Pollen?
Honey bee pollen is created from flower pollen bees bring back to the hive. Mixed with nectar and enzymes secreted by worker bees who pack the pollen granules into comb cells, these granules, known as bee pollen or bee bread, are the primary source of protein for bees.
Bee pollen varies in composition depending on the floral pollen collected.
In general, bee pollen consists of 55% carbohydrates, 35% proteins
(and all 22 protein-building amino acids), 3% vitamins (carotenoids, B-complex etc.), minerals (mostly phosphorus, potassium, calcium and magnesium), 2% fatty acids, and 5% other compounds (enzymes, trace elements and antioxidants).
The benefits of bee pollen are many. Traditional uses include natural allergy relief, for building stamina, strength and endurance in athletes, as an immune system booster, for gastrointestinal problems and as a natural anti inflammatory. Recent research provides a scientific basis for the traditional healing potential of honey. A 2010 Turkish study on a honey bee pollen mixture versus bee pollen, showed the combination improved anti inflammatory activity, improved antioxidant defense and improved sensitivity to allergens.
Bee pollen used in NutraBee’s Buzz Off is harvested from hives at a Canadian apiary located in a pollution-free environment. Combining the benefits of bee pollen with the healing potential of 100% pure unprocessed Canadian honey, try Buzz Off for natural allergy relief.
How to Use
- 1 teaspoon (10 g) per day to start.
- Delicious straight off the spoon.
- For a health tonic, add to
a shake, smoothie or add to
warm water as a tea.
Honey Health Tip - Mrs. Bee
’s Protein Smoothie
For a quick and easy way to add protein and improve diet, add 1 cup of your favorite fruits, 1 tsp. of Buzz Off, and 1 cup of milk for an instant protein smoothie. Bee pollen contains all 22 protein-building amino acids.
Buzz Off Product Information
Made by NutraBee, purveyors of Pure Gourmet Honey Products, this product is available in single bottles of 350 g/12.35 oz. Serving size, 1 teaspoon (10 g). Servings per bottle, 35. Discount available when ordering 3 or more bottles.