What Are The Bee Pollen Side Effects You Should Know About?
by Glenn Reschke
What are the side effects of bee pollen? Bee pollen is safe for
the vast majority of people but not for all. Knowing what its side effects are is something
every user of a this superfood supplement should be aware of.
Understanding bee pollen dosage requirements, guidelines and precautions will dramatically reduce any risk you
may incur through the systematic taking of such a health product.
Again, by almost all accounts, bee pollen and bee products appear to be very safe. Bee pollen itself has been
used for years by athletes and non-athletes alike. Still, as Confucius once said, "The cautious seldom err."
Core Bee Pollen Health Benefits
The health benefits of bee pollen are substantial. It's no surprise that bee pollen capsules and/or
granules have grown in popularity.
I want to focus primarily on bee pollen side effects and guidelines here, which you can see
in the section below, so if you'd like more information on the advantages of bee pollen, please read my
bee pollen benefits web page within this site.
Briefly, however, some of the core benefits of it are:
- It increases the sex drive in both men and women.
- It holds off the ravages of age and is anti-carcinogenic.
- It increases energy levels.
- Bee pollen and weight loss should also be mentioned as it helps to increase the metabolism, spurring weight
loss (this is due to the lecithin in the bee pollen).
- You could literally live off of raw bee pollen in an emergency as it has every
vitamin, mineral, amino acid, and enzyme known to man.
...and there are actually more...for this list is by no means comprehensive.
Specific Side Effects of Bee Pollen
So, what are the bee pollen side effects we need to be aware of? What are the guidelines you need to know about
this nutritional supplement? You should know that there is potential for serious reactions as at least 5% of
Americans are allergic to ragweed pollen.
In turn, bee pollen has pollen from ragweed or plants that cross-react with ragweed, like chrysanthemums,
dandelions, and sunflowers.
Some side effects are allergic reactions like itchy throat, wheezing, coughing, hives, and skin flushing.
All these are characteristic
responses for someone who is allergic to bee products. If any of these responses happen to you upon
taking bee pollen, discontinue its usage and consult your doctor immediately.
It is wise to see your doctor before starting any new supplement regime and I advise accordingly.
Err on the side of caution -- that is a key point I want to make on this bee pollen side effects web page.
Severe allergic responses are also possible including anaphylactic shock. This can be fatal.
Anaphylactic or anaphylaxis is characterized as a vehement response to a drug, food, or supplement causing
convulsions, breathing problems and unconsciousness. If you question the purity of your bee pollen, start taking it
in very small dosages and then work up from there.
If you notice nothing, you're probably not allergic to it -- the vast majority of people are not. If you have
asthma or an allergy to bee stings, consult with your doctor first. If you're allergic to bee stings, chances are
you would have a reaction to the bee pollen and shouldn't take it.
Be especially aware of your physical responses when taking any new supplement. Bee pollen is no exception.
Pregnant and lactating women should consult with their doctor about taking bee pollen supplements, (or any
supplement really) even if they've been taking it previously.
Children should be given very small doses to see if any unwanted physical allergic
responses occur. In truth, it is best -- and wisest -- not to give a child 12 years of age and under any bee
While these guidelines are effective and important, the
vast majority of people have no adverse reactions to bee pollen or bee products. Nevertheless, if you have
any doubts about bee pollen, consult with your licensed doctor first.
How To Choose Good Bee Pollen
Buying bee pollen supplements or powder that follows certain
guidelines can go a long way in curtailing any risk with your daily bee pollen dosage goals.
Not all bee pollen is created equal. Some gather their pollen from inferior sources and this affects the
nutritional potency of the end product.
Make sure you get only the best quality bee pollen supplement product, I recommend you ensure your supplement
follows the following criteria.
1. Buy your pollen from a GMP-compliant manufacturing facility that has
certificate of analysis (COA) for every batch produced. This certifies product quality. As most of the
pollen sold in the U.S. comes from China, most of these Bee Pollen batches have actually been shown to be
You need to know the source from
where it is coming from. Getting only GMP compliant product ensures you're getting
pharmaceutical grade quality product.
2. If you're buying bee pollen powder instead of bee pollen tablet supplements, only buy freeze dried Bee Pollen. This prevents the pollen from becoming oxidized thus maintaining
nutritional potency. (Remember, with most bee pollen, 95% of its nutritional value isn't
even assimilated and this is why.)
TIP: Here's a little trick to
get better assimilation from your bee pollen granules. Soak your desired amount overnight in a bowl of water
(preferably distilled or filtered). This will substantially increase the assimilation of the pollen.
3. Lastly, avoid processed, heated, or heat dried pollen as this destroys the nutrients as well.
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After much research, I came across a company that meets the
criteria above (it's in capsule form). A New Zealand company has a bee pollen supplement product that is
pharmaceutical grade quality, made in GMP facilities that actually exceed FDA requirements.
The pollen itself comes from pollen that is gathered in the pristine North West corner of New Zealand's South
This company also certifies that the product is at a minimum 80% assimilable by the system, offering an
unconditional money-back guarantee.
Their product is scientifically formulated containing not only bee pollen, but also vitamins, minerals,
specialty minerals, and nutrient-rich enzymes.
It also has Vitamin E not to mention the core energy giving B vitamin complex.
I've been taking this bee pollen supplement and bee pollen in general for over 25 years and can testify
to the overall health benefits of bee bread.
I've experience significantly greater energy so if you're looking to get the benefits of bee pollen for
yourself, I encourage you to explore further.
Yours in health,