There are many stories of high profile athletes using bee pollen on a regular basis to enhance their athletic performance. Mohammed Ali reportedly consumed bee pollen regularly throughout the duration of his career. A Finnish Olympic track coach, Antii Lananaki, reported the regular use of bee pollen supplements by her track team and was quoted saying, "our studies show it significantly improves their performance with no negative side effects." A published study conducted by former Olympic Coach, Remi Korchemny, showed that bee pollen shortens recovery time after intense exercise, increased recovery time of heart rate and blood pressure, and enhanced athletic performance in repeated intense activities. Bee Pollen is one of the most complete super foods in existence. It is loaded with vitamins, minerals, enzymes and phytonutrients, as well as an abundance of amino acids that can help you to recover more rapidly after an intense workout. Bee Pollen is also comprised of 25% protein, and has a very high ORAC rating as it is loaded with anti-oxidants. Since anti-oxidants protect muscles from oxidation during strenuous training, Bee Pollen is is an excellent option to support more rapid recovery. Taking Bee Pollen is also one of the best ways to replace minerals and electrolytes lost through sweating. The high doses of minerals, including potassium and magnesium are perfect for this purpose. If you want to increase your ability to handle a high volume of training, bee pollen can help. Combine with raw honey or royal jelly for extra benefits!
By providing nutrients for neurotransmitter production, bee pollen helps to restore brain chemistry balance and related feelings of well-being and satisfaction.
It is difficult to get enough of the specific amino acids from our typical diet that our brains need to manufacture neurotransmitters that keep us feeling balanced and happy. Tests with each ingredient separately have shown the physical and economic unfeasibility of taking amino acid supplements individually.
The complete spectrum of amino acids present in bee pollen are:
Cysteine - 3.4 mg per gram - deactivate free radicals and neutralize toxins
Alanine - 12.3 mg per gram - strengthens the immune system by producing antibodies
Valine - 12.1 mg per gram - essential amino acid that helps calm emotions
Leucine - 16.1 mg per gram - essential amino acid that increases alertness
Iso Leucine - 10.5 mg per gram - essential amino acid
Histidine - 5 mg per gram - essential for tissue growth and repair
Phenylalanine - 10 mg per gram - antidepressant, improves memory and reduces hunger
Serine - 12.4 mg per gram - strengthen the immune system by providing antibodies
Threonine - 10.1 mg per gram - assists metabolism and assimilation
Lysine - 10.7 mg per gram - enhances absorption of calcium
Methionine - 5.7 mg per gram - reduces withdrawal symptoms and depression
Arginine - 8 mg per gram - promotes regeneration of the liver
Aspartic acid - 22.8 mg per gram - aids in the expulsion of harmful ammonia from the body
Tyrosine - 7.6 mg per gram - helps with depression and fatigue
Glutamic acid 23.7 mg per gram - helps to decrease the craving for alcohol
Proline - 21.8 mg per gram - helps maintain and strengthen heart muscles
Glycine - 10.3 mg per gram - helps make hormones responsible for a strong immune system
Tryptophan - 2 mg per gram - anti-anxiety and anti-depressant
Nature's most perfect food is a tool for restoring vital balance in brain chemistry and amino acid balance.
As it is very difficult to manufacture or engineer in a lab proper dosages and ratios that are in correct molecular orientation so as to properly match nerve cell receptor sites, Bee Pollen does that for us and provides that the perfect mixture and dosage of amino acids naturally!!
Cautions and Contraindications
There are no known side effects or drug interactions associated with supplementing with bee pollen. However, while reports of toxicity are extremely rare, those with a known allergy to bee venom, honey, or ragweed, should probably avoid it.