How Much Bee Pollen Is The Optimal Daily Amount?

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With so much interest in this natural superfood, making sure you get the right amount each day is important. However, you should also be aware that the purity and effectiveness is also important. Find out how to ensure you get the best source and the right dose.

How much bee pollen is optimal?

This depends on what you are taking of course, granules or supplements.

For the granules, you generally need to take more than the equivalent supplements because they are not absorbed so well.

Many people get some benefits from taking 2 heaped tablespoons a day, sprinkled on breakfast cereal or whatever you prefer. This is a very safe food to consume and extremely nutrient rich. Start with a small amount and gradually build up, experiment with the dosage and see what feels best.

It is particularly essential to start off slowly if you suffer from allergies like hay fever. Bee pollen can actually help to desensitize you against this allergy and reduce the symptoms. It is best to start taking it a few months before the season starts.

For supplements, how much bee pollen to take would depend on the type and amount of pollen it contains.

One teaspoon of raw bee pollen granules is about 5000mg, one capsule of the average bee pollen supplement would provide you with about 1/10th of a basic recommended dose. This applies to the average capsules today.

The one I take for example contains over 800mg of pure pollen and also special nutrients and enzymes to increase the effectiveness and bioavailability.

With most pollen granules, very little is absorbed and reaches your bloodstream, around 5-10% of the potency. When enzymes like amylase and lipase are added, they help to break the pollen down and as a result, with the very best supplements, you can get 95% of the potency.

Two of these a day would give you far more health benefits than eating more than 5 tablespoons a day of pollen granules, and you would also know more about the purity too.

You really need to choose granules carefully and if you have to use them, try and look for a local and trusted source as many companies now import from China where there is extensive pollution.

So there you have it, follow these tips and experiment a little for yourself and you will soon be able to enjoy all the many health benefits this natural wonder provides.

If you would like to find out more about the pure natural bee pollen supplements I personally take, visit my website below.

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This article was published on 2011/05/04