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How to Use Bee Pollen Granules

by
author image Noreen Kassem
Noreen Kassem is a hospital doctor and a medical writer. Her articles have been featured in "Women's Health," "Nutrition News," "Check Up" and "Alive Magazine." Kassem also covers travel, books, fitness, nutrition, cooking and green living.
How to Use Bee Pollen Granules
Bee pollen contains vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images

Bee pollen granules are carried by honeybees from flowers to their hives to provide the nutrients the colony needs to grow, develop and produce honey. Bee pollen is made up of approximately 24 percent protein, 27 percent carbohydrates composed of the natural sugars fructose and glucose, and only 5 percent fat. It also contains a rich blend of nutrients, which are thought to give bee pollen granules health-promoting qualities such as increasing energy, slowing aging and treating acne, depression, allergies, sore throat, indigestion and prostate disease. However, Health Canada notes these findings have not been scientifically proved, and bee pollen can cause adverse reactions. Consult your doctor before taking these bee pollen granules.

Step 1

Consult your doctor or nutritionist about taking bee pollen granules as a health supplement, particularly if you have allergies or allergy-related illnesses such as asthma. Ifyou get your doctor's approvas, take a small dose of bee pollen granules and wait for 72 hours to ensure that there are no adverse or allergic effects.

Step 2

Purchase bee pollen granules from your health food store. Take the Recommended Daily Allowance, or RDA, for adults of a half ounce or 15 to 20 g of bee pollen granules per day. This amount is sufficient for the general health effects attributed to this natural supplement. The dosage can be increased, but you should begin initially with this recommended dose.

Step 3

Take 30 to 32 g of bee pollen granules daily, if approved by your nutritionist or doctor and after taking the initial recommended amount for at least one month. This larger dose is thought to help to increase anabolic strength and tone and should be taken for one month at a time only. The recommended dose for children is 12 g per day for the ages of 3 to 5 years, and 16 g per day for children aged 6 to 12 years.

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