Bee pollen is the male seed in flowering plants. It is usually expensive and provides insufficient, uncertain quantities of nutrients.
How This Vitamin Works in Your Body:
There are no proven effects on the body.
May destroy or inhibit the growth of microorganisms
May restore skin
May increase immunity
May lessen allergy symptoms
How to Use:
Bee pollen supplements are available in injectable form and capsules.
Don't take if you are:
Pregnant, there is a possibility you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant in the future.
Consult your doctor if you:
Are using this herb for any medical problem that does not get better in 2 weeks. (Safer, more effective treatments may exisit.)
Do not use unless prescribed by your physician. There have not been any proven problems in pregnant women taking small or usual amounts, however the chance of problems does exist.
Do not use unless prescribed by your physician. There have not been any proven problems in breast-fed infants of lactating mothers taking small or usual amounts, however the chance of problems do exist.
Infants and Children:
It may be hazardous to treat infants and children under 2 with bee pollen.
Keep in a cool and dry location, but do not freeze.
Keep safely away from children.
Store in a tightly sealed container.
To date, there has been no "safe" dosage established.
Information on the comparative-toxicity rating cannot be found in standard references.
May cause allergic reactions in those sensitive to pollens
Life-threatening anaphylaxis may follow injection. Symptoms include immediate severe itching, paleness, low blood pressure, loss of consciousness, coma. Yell for help. Don't leave victim. Begin CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), mouth-to-mouth breathing and external cardiac massage. Have someone dial "0" (operator) or 911 (emergency). Don't stop CPR until help arrives.