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Pollen : fiber source

Pollen des fleurs

Qu’est What is pollen ?

Pollen is harvested by bees on flowers. It is traditionally recognized to be a real functional regulator. Pollen is a very light matter stored by plants in what we called “the anther lodges”. This dust is released by plants to permit its fertilization. Pollen is a vital beehive active for bees. Indeed, it is considered as the “bees’ bread”, it’s their main food, even before honey. It contributes to the livestock of the young larvae thanks to its protein supply. It’s important to note that bees’ pollen don’t cause cold, it’s the pollen carried by wind, in other words the anemophilous pollen that is the allergy cause.

Composition

Pollen composition can differ in function of the plants or the bees. However it’s possible to have average percentages :

COMPOSITION

%

Water

12% at the fresh state and 4% at the dry state

Carbohydrate

37%

Amino acids

25%

Proteins

21%

Lipids

9%

Diverse

4%

 

In the pollen, there are a lots of vitamins like vitamins A, B, C, D, E, in different content depending of the vitamin.

Pollen's benefits

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Thanks to its vitamin B3 amount, pollen contributes to :

  • Reduce the tiredness

  • The normal metabolism operation

  • The normal nervous system operation, having a positive effect on the humour and it’s even considered having an euphoric effect

  • Reduce the skin, hair and nails ageing effects

The different uses of pollen

Nowadays, it’s possible to have all the pollen benefits under different forms. Whether it’s pure, in capsules, with honey or in cosmetics… To make a fresh and efficient pollen cure, it’s generally advised to take 15 to 20g a day, preferably in the morning. Pollen could be mixed up with orange juice. It’s a 4 weeks cure. To obtain the best efficiency, it’s possible to increase the dose to 30g the first two days by dividing it between 2 meals.


Concerning dry pollen, it’s important before to take it, to rehydrate it with water. In general, the daily dose is 20g. For the other forms such as capsules, it’s important to look at the packaging, the dose are indicated. Indeed, they have been studied in function of the preparation pollen dose

Other information

Bees harvest an average of 20 to 30kg of pollen a year, however, the beekeeper cannot take more than 10% of it, in order to have an healthy beehive.