Bee Pollen Offers Anti-Aging and Longetivity Properties


Many people today are trying to live longer with less signs of aging to their bodies. If you are one of these people, you need to learn how bee pollen can benefit you with this effort. Research is available to show just what benefits are received from consuming the bee pollen on a regular basis.

Russian Research

According to the book "Superfoods: The Food and Medicine of the Future", Nicholas Tsitin, a Russian Biologist published a report in 1945 that stated all of the one-hundred-and-fifty centenarians, who answered some questions about their principal foods, jobs, age that all of them stated that honey was their primary food staple. Upon more research through held with the Longevity Institute in the USSR it was found that the people not only turned to honey for food but also other bee products such as bee pollen.

Source of Rutin, RNA and DNA

The Institute of Apiculture in Taranov, Russia stated that pollen from honeybees is the best natural source of vitamins that nature provides in one food source. Aside, from the other healthy ingredient though, the bee pollen contains a high quantity of rutin that by itself is a reason to take about one teaspoon everyday to strengthen the capillaries. Bee pollen also provides quite a bit of ribonucleic acid (RNA) and deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). (For the exact quote for this institute, refer to the book listed earlier.)

Mineral Content in Bee Pollen

Honeybee pollen has a large trace mineral and mineral content. As many as sixty different ones are stated to bit in it ranging from iron to gold. In fact, in 1981, researchers discovered that there was 0.9 part per million of dry weight in gold in this pollen. Researchers do not all agree about the mineral composition of honey. Many do though, think that one to 3 percent of any dry mineral content is made up of mineral matter and unidentified compounds.

Some of these compounds could be Ormus elements, which are in the polysccharide carbon chains. David Radius Hudson discovered these mineral elements. These elements provide healing, extreme longevity and other properties important for preventing some of the effects of aging on the body.

Important Enzymes

Bee pollen provides the body eleven important enzymes. Among these are pectase, catalase, and diatase, along with other enzymes beneficial to the digestive system. It only takes a small amount of this pollen to help digest a moderate amount of food, because of the enzymes it contains. Research discovered that people who consume bee pollen on a regular basis are able to lower their food intake on a daily basis by up to 20 percent. (more about bee pollen and weight loss)

Bee Pollen Contains Amino Acids and Vitamins

Bee pollen also provides the body all eight essential amino acids. This pollen has about five to seven times the amount of these acids as most of the foods that are high in protein. These amino acids are vital to many processes of the body.

Vitamins Along with amino acids, bee pollen offers the body vitamins D, A, K, C, E, and all the B complex vitamins. It is especially high in the niacin and B5 though with the B complex of vitamins. B5 happens to be beneficial to the adrenal glands that easily are negatively affected by anxiety. Because of the B vitamins in part, bee pollen provides added energy to the body. The C and E vitamins are quite powerful antioxidants that prevent free radicals from causing damage including signs of aging on the body. This pollen also helps to increase the body's supply of red blood cells, which could help carry oxygen through the blood, resulting in more energy. A study backed this fact up, along with proving some Chinese herbs have the same effect on red blood cells.

Bee Pollen is a Natural Preventative for Aging

Bee pollen is an ideal natural preventative and beneficial treatment for symptoms of aging according to G. Liebold from Germany, who is a holistic physician and psychologist. He went onto say that it can help improve the cardiovascular system, respiratory system, memory functions, ability to concentrate, and metabolism of the body. This pollen also provides safe nutritional supplementation of pregnant and lactating women. It can also speed healing after an operation or severe illness.

In 1997, Naum Petrovich Ioyrish, a Russian scientist and the author of the book "Bees and People" states he agrees that bee pollen users live long lives. That the pollen is full of nutritional and medicinal quality. Every grain of it contains necessary elements for life.

Bee Pollen and Age Reversal

Dr. Lars-Erik Essen, M.D from Sweden states that bee pollen has a huge biological effect on the body. It appears to stop the cells from prematurely aging and helps to stimulate new skin growth. The pollen also prevent the cells from becoming dehydrated and can also bring dried out cell back to life. It can diminish wrinkles and increases blood flow to the cells located in the skin.

Analysis of Greek Pollen

Bee pollen collected in Peloponnesus during April 2006 was analyzed under a microscope to discover its properties and biological activity. This was the first time such a study occurred on pollen from this area. The study included three different extracts of Greek pollen. This pollen was found to be a rich source of phenolic acids and flavonoids, and to have significant free radical scavenging activity. It provides insight into the effectiveness of the bee pollen's antioxidant properties on the human cells. People could indeed be helped by using Greek bee pollen for a food supplement.