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Characteristics and properties

Bee pollen is found in every part of the world. The pollen is made by bees, but they simply picked up the flowers and is the raw material for the production of royal jelly.

The pollen is considered by many to be the most perfect food on earth in terms of full range of nutrients. Each grain of pollen is a biological unit that contains everything that is necessary for life: vitamins, proteins (consists of 35% protein - as much as beans and lentils - five to seven times more protein than the meat) twenty-one twenty-three amino acids known, carbohydrates, enzymes, coenzymes, sugars, growth hormones, minerals, trace elements (more than 25 trace elements make up 3.8 per cent of pollen, and include any essential trace element), lipids [the majority of acids are essential fatty acids - 70 percent alpha-linolenic acid (omega 3), 3-4 per cent of the linoleic acid (omega 6), 16-17 percent monounsaturated and saturated].

At the core of his cell, the pollen contains the secret of life: DNA and RNA molecules that determine the function of all living cells.

Average composition per 100 g: water 60.5 g, protein 20 g, fat 4.5 g, carbohydrates 15 g, vitamin A, B vitamins, vitamin C, D, E, PP, K (virtually all known vitamins, even if the B12 is present in low percentages), minerals (calcium, manganese, phosphorus, iron, sodium, potassium, aluminum, magnesium, copper), enzymes and coenzymes, pantothenic acid, nicotinic acid, thiamine, riboflavin, ascorbic acid ( Vitamin C), pigments, xanthophyll, carotene, and sterols.

The pollen is uniformly rich in carotenoids, bioflavonoids and phytosterols, but the exact profile is variable according to the source of the plants and the growth conditions. However, beta-carotene, lycopene, beta-sitosterol, quercetin, isorhamnetin, rutin are always present in the analysis of the pollen.

Bioflavonoids are a main reason for the many health benefits of pollen. Bioflavonoids are a large class of phytoestrogens that are widely distributed in food and medicinal plants. The "basic skeleton to three rings" of all flavonoids consists of two benzene rings connected to a pyran ring. There are thousands of variations, based on the different components that are related in position around the rings.

Epidemiological studies have shown that the higher the intake of bioflavonoids, the lower the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Many bioflavonoids are powerful antioxidants. Bioflavonoids lower cholesterol, stabilize and strengthen capillaries, reduce inflammation, fight free radicals and are antiviral, antibacterial and anti-cancer.

Quercetin is an antihistamine, Anti-allergy and asthma, so it is very useful in treating asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, bronchitis, sinusitis, colds, flu, and allergies.

Rutin tones the capillaries, helping varicose veins, venous insufficiency, hemorrhoids and hypertension.

The pollen has so many properties, being:

* Tonic, nourishing and invigorating - strengthens and nourishes the entire body. It 'used to give strength and endurance. Used by athletes to increase energy, strength and resistance to fatigue and muscle strain. Effective in combating fatigue, tiredness, exhaustion, depression. Can restore vitality and vigor - useful in convalescence and recovery after illness or surgery.

* Anti-allergen - pollen is very useful in fighting allergies, you begin to take in small doses gradually increasing until the allergies scompaioni. Used in the treatment of hay fever.

* Useful for hypertension and nervousness

* Corrects and regulates the endocrine imbalances

* Anti-microbial

* Detox - The pollen extracts help the liver to detoxify and protect it from damage.

In a laboratory experiment, mice were given lethal doses of acetaminoefene, with or without pollen extracts, and there was observed for 72 hours. All mice that had not been given the pollen died in 24 hours, whereas a significant proportion of those who had been given the pollen survived. The pollen proved more protective when administered one hour after the dose of acetaminophen, instead of an hour before. In a prolonged study, the mice were exposed to vapors of organic solvents 30 hours per week for three months, simulating industrial exposure. This caused a mean increase of liver enzymes, indicating the fact that the capacity of the detoxifying liver were under stress. The mice were ACUI data pollen extracts had levels of enzymes significantly lower levels of the mice of the control group. The solvent exposure also increased cholesterol (104 per cent) and triglycerides (37 percent) in mice of the control group; these increases were almost nonexistent in mice treated with pollen.

* Helps against high cholesterol and high triglycerides

* Used in the treatment of cancer - several studies have been done in this regard:

Standardized extracts of pollen were evaluated an effective treatment for prostate enlargement and prostatitis in clinical trials in double-blind and placebo-controlled study. There were no significant side effects. The pollen contains lycopene, beta-sisterolo and numerous flavonoids that have demonstrated an action in inhibiting the growth of prostate tissue and in reducing the pain, inflammation and the risk of prostate cancer. Mice that were implanted lung cancer survived almost twice as long when treated with pollen extracts compared with untreated control groups. The pollen also increases the effectiveness of treatment of chemotherapy when administered simultaneously. Instead of medicines, the pollen does not attack the tumor directly, but rather stimulates the immune system.

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