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Nature’s Perfect Food - Bee Pollen
Whether you associate bees with blossoms or a nuisance, the humble, buzzing bee is not only an important part our ecosystem, bees provide us with a “perfect” food - Bee Pollen! Bee Pollen and raw honey are the only two foods on earth containing all 22 essential nutrients, making it a wonderful addition to our own diet as well as our pets’. Each bee pollen granule is densely packed with active enzymes and just about every nutrient that has a name and even some elements science has not yet identified are in it. The unknown elements are often claimed to have “magical” properties that account for some of the unexplained health benefits experienced by those taking bee pollen as a supplement.
Giving bee pollen to your pet can help with airborne allergens, enhance vitality, heighten fertility, rejuvenate, as well as weight gain and weight loss. Since it contains 96 nutrients, including zinc, calcium, magnesium, iron, proteins, amino acids, vitamins (including B-complex) and folic acid, it is a natural energy booster. It can energize your pet while giving them a sense of well being, increase their intellectual capacity and close any nutritional gaps that may exist with their current diet. Pets who suffer from environmental and airborne allergies can benefit greatly from bee pollen, as would any sick or elderly pet in need of total rejuvenation. Bee pollen works for weight loss and weight gain because it is an adaptogen, a metabolic regulator which has a normalizing effect. Bee pollen also contains active antibiotic substances that immediately destroy harmful pathogenic bacteria on contact.
When adding bee pollen to your pet’s diet, it is important to start slowly because it is such a rich food. Begin with one or two granules and work up from there. Don’t cook the granules or add them to anything that requires heat as this will destroy the active enzymes and reduce the nutritional content. In rare cases, bee pollen may cause extreme allergic reactions. Start with a very small dose and watch your animal closely for the first few doses to determine that they do not react to it.
Bees are such hard workers! It takes a single bee, working 8 hours a day, one month to gather a teaspoon of pollen. That teaspoon of pollen contains over 2.5 billion grains of flower pollen! So if you give bee pollen a try and are amazed at the results, or even if you don’t, make sure you stop and give a high five in the sky and a big thanks to the next bee that buzzes by.