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Bee Pollen Purchase & Information

Alternative Names

ÁBee Pollen Extract, Buckwheat Pollen, Extrait de Pollen d'Abeille, Honey Bee Pollen, Honeybee Pollen, Maize Pollen, Polen de Abeja, Pine Pollen, Pollen d'Abeille, Pollen, Pollen de Sarrasin and Pollen d'Abeille de Miel CAUTION: Please refer to separate listing for Bee Venom, Apitherapy, Honey and Royal Jelly

Scientific Name

Apis Mellifica

Why Do People Use Bee Pollen?

The oral consumption of bee pollen powder is utilized as an appetite stimulant, general nutrition, to enhance stamina and physical performance, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), for premature aging, mouth sores, hay fever or allergic rhinitis, painful urination, rheumatism, radiation sickness and prostate condition. Apis mellifica (Bee pollen) is further utilized (orally) for bleeding problems including blood in vomiting or coughing, obesity and weight loss, nosebleed, bloody diarrhea, menstrual problems and cerebral hemorrhage. Honey bee pollen is typically utilized for diarrhea, constipation, colitis, enteritis, diuretic, as a tonic, for alcohol intoxication and other issues associated with gastrointestinal (GI) tract. As topical preparation, bee pollen powder is utilized for the treatment of eczema, used in skin softening products, diaper rash and pustular eruptions.

Is It Safe To Use?

Likely safe - Apis mellifica is safe when used orally for short term and in appropriate dosage. Bee pollen has been safely utilized as a part of clinical trials up to 30 days. There are some findings that taking 2 tablets two times every day of a particular products mixture containing bee pollen extract of 36 mg, royal jelly of 6 mg and 120 mg extract of pollen plus pistil per tablet for consecutively two months is safe. Likely Unsafe in Pregnancy - Bee pollen powder is most likely a uterine stimulant. Pregnancy is a sensitive situation where use of such products may elicit unwanted side effects. Therefore, use of Apis mellifica should be avoided during pregnancy. Lactation - Regarding safety of bee pollen in lactation there is insufficient reliable information available. So, avoid using.

How Effective Is Bee Pollen?

Likely Ineffective for Athletic performance - Many clinical trials have demonstrated that taking supplements of bee pollen orally do not improve apparent stamina in athletes and their overall performance. Likely Ineffective for Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) - Initial researches recommend that a particular mixture of Natumin Pharma and Femal appears to reduce few symptoms of Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) including weight increase, irritability and edema when given over a period of two menstrual cycles. This product includes extract of 36 mg bee pollen, royal jelly of 6 mg and 120 mg extract of pollen plus pistil per tablet. However, more evidence is required for safe usage of bee pollen powder.

How Bee Pollen Works?

Bee pollen is basically flower pollen that is collected by bees from the flowers of different plants. It can also include bee’s saliva and nectar. Bee pollen could differ depending on geographic regions and source of plants. Up to half of bee pollen might be polysaccharides. Alternate constituents include proteins, lipids, vitamin C, simple sugars and carotenoids. Proponents usually assert that bee pollen enzymes possess numerous therapeutic benefits. But most of these enzymes likely get digested in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. There is no authentic proof demonstrating that different bee pollen constituents and enzyme offer any therapeutic benefit.

What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Bee Pollen?

Following oral purposes, use of Apis mellifica in most of the people is well tolerated. Allergic side effects are the most critical safety concerns of bee pollen usage. Those patients who are allergic to pollen may have to suffer serious allergic side effects. The symptoms of allergy include anaphylaxis, swelling, itching, lightheadedness, and shortness of breath. Symptoms of chronic allergy due to bee pollen consist of eosinophilia and neurologic symptoms and gastrointestinal (GI) disturbance. Isolated anecdotal reports have inter linked the use of bee pollen powder with different serious side effects in some individuals. There are some cases where patients who took mixture of bee pollen plus pistil extract, bee pollen extract and royal jelly experienced dizziness. Similarly, two cases of acute hepatitis have been reported following the consumption of Apis mellifica. One case included ingestion of two tablespoons of pure bee pollen every day for a few months. An alternate case included ingestion of 14 tablets daily of a mixture of chaparral, bee pollen contained with herbal products and 19 different herbs for consecutively 6 weeks. For this situation, it is not known whether different herb or bee pollen was the reason for liver damage. In one report, a patient who had been taking supplement containing bee pollen powder for more than five months ended up having edema with weight increase, breathing troubles and appetite loss. That patient was diagnosed with drug-induced acute renal failure and interstitial nephritis. Supplement was stopped and the patient started receiving hemodialysis. The situation of the patient improved after few hemodialysis sessions.

How Bee Pollen Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?

Not known.

How Bee Pollen Interacts With Drugs?

Warfarin (Coumadin) - This mixture represents a moderate interaction of bee pollen powder with drugs. Monitor for any side effects closely. There have been some concerns that bee pollen may increase the bleeding risks when combined with warfarin. In one reported case, a patient on warfarin had a balance international normalized ratio (INR) of 1.9 to 3.3 for nine months. The INR of patient was discovered to increase to as much as 7.1 after he began taking Apis mellifica one teaspoon two times every day for about one month. The warfarin dosage of the patients was reduced by 11% in order to bring the international normalized ratio (INR) within the therapeutic range.

How Bee Pollen Interacts With Foods?

Not known.

How Bee Pollen Interacts With Lab Tests?

Not known.

How Bee Pollen Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?

Pollen Allergy - Supplements of bee pollen can result in some serious side effects of allergy in pollen allergic patients. Symptoms of allergy include swelling, itching, lightheadedness, shortness of breath and anaphylaxis.

What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Bee Pollen?

The oral consumption in premenstrual disorder (PMS) should be 2 tablets twice every day of a particular mixture containing pollen plus pistil concentrate of 36 mg, 6 mg jam and extract of plus pistil concentrate (Natumin Pharma, Femal) per tablet for two menstrual cycles.


Different plants containing pollens, including maize, buckwheat, and rape, pine (songhuafen and typha. Avoid confusion bee pollen with honey, bee venom and royal jelly.

General Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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