Bee Pollen

[bē, pä-lən]

Categories: Antioxidants

Bee Pollen Benefits:

Bee pollen comes from various plant pollens and contains a balance of vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, fats, enzymes, and essential amino acids. Bees mix pollen with a small amount of saliva or nectar to create pollen loads. Bee pollen skin care products are commonly used throughout cosmetics due to bee pollen’s many benefits for promoting healthier looking skin. The pollen collected from bees constitutes a natural source of antioxidants such as phenolic acids and polyphenols. In addition to antioxidant protection, the phenols and flavonoids of bee pollen also provide skin-soothing and astringent properties.12

As a precaution, bee pollen is known to cause hypersensitivity reactions for people who are allergic to bees. Therefore, bee pollen for skin application should be used with this in mind. 

  1. Rzepecka-Stojko. et al. Polyphenols from Bee Pollen: Structure, Absorption, Metabolism and Biological Activity. Molecules. 201, 21732-21749 (2015)
  2. Catherine Ulbricht. et al. An Evidence-Based Systematic Review of Bee Pollen by the Natural Standard Research Collaboration. Journal of Dietary Supplements. 6, 290-312 (2009)
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