Pollen collected by the bees from flowers and carried back to the hive in the "pollen baskets" on their legs. (Humans collect the pollen from bees via pollen traps on the hives.)
The pollen is the bees' protein source (plus many other vital nutrients).
Considered by some to be one of nature's most completely nourishing foods, it contains nearly all nutrients required by humans.
Nutrients found in Pollen: Vitamins: Provitamin A, B-1 Thiamin, B-2 Riboflavin, B-3 Nancin, B-5, B-6 Pyridoxine, B-12 (cyanocobalamine), Pantothenic acid, Vitamin C, F, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin H, Vitamin K, Vitamin PP, Folic Acid, Choline, Inositol, Rutin. Minerals: Calcium, Phosphorus, Potassium, Iron, Copper, Iodine, Zinc, Sulfur, Sodium, Chlorine, Magnesium, Manganese, Molybdenum, Selenium, Boron, Silica, and Titanium. Other: Amino Acid, Carbohydrates, Fatty Acids, Enzymes & Co-Enzymes, Fats.
Many people taking pollen report increased energy and other health benefits, as well as improvement of pollen allergy symptoms.
If you are new to taking pollen, start with 1 granule a day and gradually increase to 1 or 2 teaspoons a day. If you have a sensitivity to bees or honey, you may wish to consult with your doctor about adding pollen to your diet.