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Bee Pollen Health Benefits

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Nicole Campbell has been writing professionally since 2005. With an extensive medical background, a nursing degree and interest in medical- and health-related writing as well as experience with various lifestyle topics, she prides herself on her conversational, active voice and ability to relate to the average reader.
Bee Pollen Health Benefits
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There are a variety of health benefits to be had from bee pollen, also called the "perfect food." According to Nutritional-Supplements-Health-Guide.com, bee pollen contains more than 96 nutrients needed for life, and it's made up of 40 percent protein. Best of all, everything that can be derived from bee pollen is as broken down as it is going to be, meaning that the body doesn't need to break the nutrients down any further. Just about anyone can benefit from this amazing supplement.

Stronger Immune Systems

Bee pollen can have a significant impact on the health of the immune system. It contains vitamins B, C, D and E, as well as calcium, magnesium, selenium, cysteine and a variety of proteins. These vitamins enhance the strength of the immune system, meaning fewer illnesses to worry about.

Resistance to Allergens

While it might sound a bit backwards, bee pollen can help the body to build up a resistance to allergies by lowering the body's sensitivity to pollen. This is similar to the way vaccinations can prevent disease. Bee pollen contains bits of the very same substances that can aggravate seasonal allergies, and by consuming it in small substances it can help the body to gradually build up a resistance.

Increased Endurance and Energy

Drugs.com says that while official studies are still in the works, many endurance athletes use bee pollen to enhance energy and increase endurance. Considering that the supplement contains such a variety of vitamins and minerals, it makes sense for it to benefit athletes looking for more energy and endurance.

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