Bee pollen is a product with great nutritional qualities. It has been a long time since the beekeepers, who had been dedicated to spy attentively on the hives, observed among other things as strange as interesting, that the larvae of the bees grew practically in plain sight. In fact it could be established that these larvae multiplied about 1500 times their own weight in only six days. Such a growth regime was indicated not only to amaze the friends of nature but also to awaken the interest of men of science, always on the lookout for this kind of phenomena, because who says extraordinary growth regime says adequate nutrition.
As on the other hand the nutritional value and the beneficial virtues of honey are known from the highest antiquity, the case of the larvae was even more worthy of interest. But he had to spend some time to discover that, greedy, the bees keep honey for themselves and that it is not the honey they use to feed their larvae but another substance: the pollen of the flowers.
As is known, pollen is the masculine seed of flowers, seed that the wind or insects are responsible for disseminating and getting to the female pistil of the same botanical species. Composed of corpuscles whose size is of the order of 50 thousandths of a millimeter only, this impalpable powder contains in power the energy and all the necessary principles for the formation of a plant, a fruit or perhaps a large tree. Here is the secret of the prodigious vitality of the larvae of bees.
By means of patient observations, the system of collection and preparation of pollen by bees was also discovered. While other worker bees pecorean the nectar, the first material used to make honey, the bees specialized in keeping the larvae collect the pollen in the heart of the flower, with a little nectar they agglutinate it in the form of balls and take it to the honeycomb in a kind of tiny baskets located in the hollow of their hind legs.
It is from this preparation that specialists have studied the possibilities of use by man, convinced that pollen is vital energy in its purest state, since there is an abundance of vitamins, calcium, phosphorus and other trace elements. Pollen contains all the vital principles for the development of being and this in a compound so complex that only nature could elaborate.
The administration of flower pollen to people of any age and condition has shown that it has the most healthful effects, without ever causing any disorder. It is very beneficial in cases of chronic constipation. In colitis, as in colibacillosis, interesting results have also been observed. Some patients suffering from chronic diarrheas resistant to antibiotic treatments have improved to take pollen.
Bee pollen causes a very rapid and spectacular recovery of weight and forces in convalescents, being a notorious euphoric. In the advanced age its effects are also extraordinary.
In anemic children, thanks to pollen, a rapid increase in the level of hemoglobin in the blood is observed. To this we must add that many people have been consuming natural pollen for long periods without ever having registered phenomena of intolerance.
Children in crisis of growth, convalescents, exhausted people, so numerous at this time, people with a tendency to age prematurely, that is, in all those cases in which vitality is low or the organism is weakened, bee pollen has been revealed as a revitalizing sovereign and a fortifying unparalleled fortifier.
On the other hand it has been found that, without being a laxative, bee pollen is probably the most perfect regulator of intestinal functions discovered until now. Paradoxical as it may seem, it ends in a few days only with the most tenacious constipation and also with intestinal relaxation. Many women were forced to take a daily laxative more or less irritating and that the poppy honey has definitely rid of this obsessive concern, while at the same time providing in most cases the joie de vivre and general well-being. According to Dr. Robert Le Bihan, in intestinal disorders pollen is unparalleled in both constipation and colitis.
Pure pollen, therefore, is inscribed without any doubt as one of the great elements of modern dietetics that aims to alleviate the shortcomings of our sophisticated regular diet. Indeed, the intestinal disorders, the decreases in vitality such as early senility are caused essentially either by accumulation of waste harmful to the organism, leading progressively to the poisoning of the cells, or by the absence of a