THE ORIGINAL SUPERFOODS*
Bee pollen is an alkaline food considered by nutritionists to be one of the most complete foods found in nature. Benefits of bee pollen include:
- High antioxidant levels that help increase longevity by neutralizing free radicals.Antioxidants also help make herbs work more effectively.
- Potent aphrodisiac and fertility-improving properties. Pollen can reduce prostate problems as it rejuvenates sexual organs due to its
content of seminal substances. People who suffer from low blood pressure can be subject to deficiencies in sex glands. Pollen increases blood pressure in these types of individuals, especially when taken with kelp, and may increase hormone levels and sexual strength.
- Bee pollen increases strength, endurance, energy, and speed. It provides a quicker recovery from exercise; returns heart rate to normal; and improves endurance for repeat exertion. Bee pollen increases muscle growth and definition. The British Sports Council recorded increases in strength by as high as 40 to 50 percent in those taking bee pollen regularly. Even more astounding, the British Royal Society has reported height increases in adults who take pollen. Antti Lananaki, coach of the Finnish track team that swept the Olympics in 1972, revealed, “Most of our athletes take pollen food supplements. Our studies show it significantly improves their performance. There have been no negative results since we have been supplying pollen to our athletes.”
- Pollen reduces the production of histamine, thus neutralizing many allergies.
- The extraordinary presence of B vitamins in pollen builds up our stress-defense shield, increases longevity, helps clear acne, and assists in reversing aging and wrinkling.
- Helps relieve type 2 diabetes symptoms by restoring mineral and metabolic deficiencies.
- More than forty research studies document the therapeutic efficacy and safety of bee pollen. Clinical tests show that orally ingested bee
pollen particles are rapidly and easily absorbed since they pass directly from the stomach into the blood stream. Within two hours after ingestion, bee pollen is found in the blood, in cerebral spinal fluids, and in urine.
- Pollen has also been noted to assist in helping the following conditions: anemia, constipation, colitis, sinusitis, asthma, and bronchitis.
- Pollen is a source of eighteen vitamins, including nearly all B vitamins (except B12) as well as C, D, and E; rutin (an enzyme catalyst par
excellence); carotenes including xanthophyll and beta-carotene; lecithin/choline; all the essential amino acids (twenty-two amino acids in total); fourteen fatty acids including essential fatty acids; eleven carbohydrates ranging from polysaccharides to simple sugars; nucleic acids such as RNA, DNA; steroid hormone substances, a plant hormone similar to the human pituitary called gonadotropin; 15 percent lecithin, and we are still discovering more.
- According to research by doctors from France, Italy, and the USSR, pollen is one of the richest sources of bioavailable protein in nature.
Pollen is approximately 25 percent protein. Gram for gram, pollen contains an estimated five to seven times more protein than meat, eggs, or cheese. Because the protein in pollen is in a predigested form, it is easy to assimilate.
Longevity, Bee Pollen, and Russia
Long lives are attained by bee pollen users; it is one of the original treasure-houses of nutrition and medicine. Each grain contains every important substance that is necessary to life. —Dr. Naum Petrovich Joirich, chief scientist at the SovietAcademy in Vladivostok (1975).
In 1945 a report from Russian biologist Nicholas Tsitin was published stating that of the one hundred and fifty Russian centenarians who replied to a questionnaire inquiring about their age, occupation, and principal foods, all replied that honey was their main food staple. Further investigation by the Longevity Institute of the USSR revealed that they ate not only honey, but bee pollen and other hive products as well.
Honeybee pollen is the richest source of vitamins found in Nature in a single food. Even if bee pollen had none of its other vital ingredients, its content of rutin alone would justify taking at least a teaspoon daily, if for no other reason than strengthening the capillaries. Pollen is extremely rich in rutin and may have the highest content of any source, plus it provides a high content of the nucleics RNA [ribonucleic acid] and DNA[deoxyribonucleic acid]. —Institute of Apiculture, Taranov, Russia
Pollen is the reproductive material of the plant world. It is made up of noble substances (trace mineral elements) that have been drawn up, or levitated
into, the seminal point of the plant (the flower). Pollen is also abundant in major minerals and trace minerals. It may contain up to sixty elements, including barium, boron, calcium, copper, gold, iodine, iron, magnesium, iron, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, selenium, silicon, sulfur, sodium, and zinc.
In 1981 gold was found in honeybee pollen in amounts as high as 0.9 parts per million (dry weight). Two plants (in British Columbia, Canada) were
isolated that could conceivably provide gold in the diet, either to honeybees or perhaps directly: Phacelia sericea and Dryas drummondii, which carry
twenty-five to fifty times as much gold as any other plants with which they are associated.
The overall mineral makeup of pollen is still open to scientific debate. Most researchers on the subject now agree that a fraction of pollen ranging from
1 to 3 percent of the dried mineral matter consists of unidentified compounds and mineral material. I believe that even the identified fraction of minerals may be misrepresented as carbon when it really consists of something else. That “something else” consists of compounds containing Ormus minerals probably present in polysaccharide carbon chains. These Ormus elements are the mineral elements discovered by David Radius Hudson and now known to occupy a third, newly discovered dimension of Mendeleev’s Periodic Table of the Elements. These elements are metals in extremely small atom clusters where the Coulomb force becomes strong enough to overcome forces that cause metal-to-metal atomic covalent bonding. This flips the metal into a substance that appears to the eye to be more like silicon. These Ormus elements possess extraordinary longevity, healing, rejuvenation, neurological, and psychic-enhancing properties.
At least 2 percent of the contents of honeybee pollen has yet to be isolated and identified. The individual pollen grain is encased in two protective
coatings. The exine, composed of sporo-pollen and cellulose, is known to be acid-resistant, and has withstood temperatures in excess of 300 degrees C.
Beneath this is the thinner, intine layer, which preserves oil and starch.
Pollen contains up to eleven different major enzymes, including diatase, phosphatase, and transferase, as well as high amounts of catalase, amylase,
and pectase (a pectin-splitting enzyme), all of which aid in digestion. Just 130 milligrams of bee pollen can help assist in the digestion of three pounds of food, thanks to pollen’s enzymatic properties. Experiments show that those who take bee pollen decrease their daily intake of food by 15 to 20 percent.
To be contunued…
* “Superfoods” by David Wolfe