How does it work?
Bee pollen is created through the common honeybee which collects pollen and mixes it with its own digestive enzymes.1 It is known for its high concentration of proteins, vitamins and minerals;2 and research has shown bee pollen to contain high amounts of various antioxidants which are powerful compounds known for preventing oxidative damage in the body.3
What results can be expected?
Due to bee pollen containing high amounts of antioxidants, adding it to a healthy diet and lifestyle may help to counteract exposure to free radicals.4
1Schecter, S. (2010). About Bee Pollen. Retrieved Jan 2014, from Bee Pollen Health Info: http://beepollen.info/
2WebMD. (2009). Vitamins and Supplements - Bee Pollen. Retrieved Jan 2014, from WebMD: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-and-supplements/lifestyle-guide-11/supplement-guide-bee-pollen
3Leja, M. (2007). Antioxidative properties of bee pollen in selected plant species. Food Chemistry, 100(1), 237-40. Retrieved Jan 2014, from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308814605008617
4WebMD. (2009). Vitamins and Supplements - Bee Pollen. Retrieved Jan 2014, from WebMD: http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-and-supplements/lifestyle-guide-11/supplement-guide-bee-pollen