by the Chinese extensively, bee pollen seems to show some
benefits in treating prostate problems and symptoms of premenstrual
supplement is safe so it is worthwhile to consider trying it out to see
if it will help your symptoms of enlarged prostate. When you decide to
try it, give this
supplement a fair trial of three months before making any judgement
about its effectiveness.
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are studies to suggest that taking this supplement could
help treat men with chronic prostatitis (prostate infection).
||Benign prostatic hyperplasia
a study done in rats, giving them this supplement reduced their
prostate size. Studies done in humans seem to show some modest
in some urinary symptoms.
||Reducing side effects from cancer
There is some evidence that this supplement helps with improving the
side effects from cancer chemotherapy.
||Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
show that it improves some PMS symptoms such as headache,
irritability, weight gains, incontinence, vaginal dryness and swelling
There is one clinical study that showed it helped with healing stomach
one animal and one human study, taking this supplement
ability for the animals and humans to adapt to high-altitude locations
||Atherosclerosis (Hardening of the
a study done in rabbits given a high-fat diet over 12 weeks, it
significantly lowered the cholesterol and reduced plaque
formations in arteries.
studies show that this supplement kills prostate cancer cells and the
authors suggested that it may be a "promising candidate for the
treatment of advanced prostate cancer."
- Probably not effective
Scientific research studies showed that taking this natural supplement
did not improve athletic performance.
is Bee Pollen?
Bee pollen can be harvested from various plants such as buckwheat or
collected from honeybees (through traps set up near beehives).
It is rich in polysaccharides and contains nutritious products such
as protein, carbohydrates, essential amino acids and fats.
is often used as a tonic to rejuvenate the body and to improve athletic
performance and strength. It is traditionally used in folk medicine to
desensitize a person with allergies.
Pollen is used extensively in China as a natural food supplement and as
an herbal medicine. Scientific evidence seems to support some of the
uses this supplement.
Studies in animals and some studies in humans
appears to show that
taking bee pollen helps with improving prostate problems such as
enlarged prostate and prostatitis (prostate infection). It also seems
to be helpful in managing some of the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome
Benefits and Traditional Uses
- altitude sickness prevention
- anti-bacterial properties
- anti-fungal properties
- anti-oxidant benefits
- appetite stimulant
- atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries)
- athletic performance enhancement
- chronic prostatitis
- desensitization to allergies
- enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia
- hay fever
- immune system support
- increase energy levels to help with depression
- infertility treatment
- liver dysfunction
- memory enhancement
- nutritional supplement
- premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
- prostate cancer
- radiation sickness
- rheumatoid arthritis
- sexual performance enhancement
- sores in the mouth
- stomach and intestinal problems
- stomach ulcers
- urination pain and difficulties
- weight loss
Effects, Toxicity and Warnings
Reported side effects include:
an watchful eye out as allergic reactions to this supplement has been
reported. Allergic reactions would include swelling, itching, shortness
breath, severe dizziness and even anaphylactic reactions.
- loss of appetite (anorexia)
& How to Take It
It is available in capsule, pills, powder and liquid formulations. It
is available in various strengths.
The typical dose used is 1/8 to 2 teaspoon (powder) taken one to three
a capsule or pill formulation, dosage ranges from 500 to 1,000 mg taken
up to three times daily. Take one-half hours prior to meals.
Many products combine vitamins, minerals and other herbal supplements
with bee pollen.
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