Bee pollen can help manage allergies and has been thought of as a natural remedy for hay fever, also known as allergic rhinitis. The pollen contains minute quantities of allergens and when taken in small control amounts it can help to desensitise the body to these allergens over time. This is known as immunotherapy. We recommend that you chat with your health care professional before starting pollen-based immunotherapy to determine whether bee pollen is a safe option for you.
What’s the buzz about bee pollen?
Australian bee pollen is an absolute gem of nature. It comes in a multitude of colours, just like the flowers from which the pollen is collected. It is rich in antioxidants including flavonoids which may help reduce inflammation and oxidative stress associated with allergic reactions. Pollen is a nutritional powerhouse packed with essential vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. It serves as a rich source of protein and contains B vitamins which are an essential part of energy metabolism
Studies have suggested that regular consumption of pollen can strengthen the body’s defense against infections and illnesses. The immune-boosting effects are attributed to the presence of bioactive compounds such as flavonoids and phenolic acids, which help modulate the immune response. Whether you’re seeking better nutrition or improved overall well-being, incorporating Australian pollen into your lifestyle might be the natural solution you’ve been seeking
How does bee pollen help with hay fever?
Bee pollen contains a variety of plant pollens that are collected from the flora that bees visit. When you consume bee pollen, you are exposed to these pollens. This exposure can help your immune system become more tolerant to these specific allergens, potentially reducing allergic reactions.
It is thought that consuming small amounts of bee pollen may help regulate the immune system’s response to allergens. This then leads to a reduction in the severity of allergic symptoms. However, it’s important to note that Bee pollen can be an allergen for some people and can cause severe allergic reactions.
How to add pollen to your diet?
Bee pollen can be taken straight from the spoon or if that is not your thing, added to a smoothie or, sprinkled on your breakfast. Try our recipe for acai bowl with pollen