Adding bee pollen to your daily health regime is easy. Many may be curious as to how to take bee pollen but it’s easy and takes no time at all.
Nevertheless, as Confucius once said, “The cautious seldom err.” There are some precautions I recommend that you should employ before you start using bee bread.
Bee bread can be a wonderful supplement to the masses but there is a chance of an allergic reaction to some. That said, such a reaction is about as rare as the United States government balancing its budget.
It is also advisable that you have yourself tested first before you start using it.
And even after using it, you should be sensible with its utilization. Not taking it everyday is perhaps one option. Take it on a five-day on, three-day off type of cycle. Or an every-other-day method.
Let’s now talk about getting tested for a potential allergic reaction to bee bread.
Allergic-Reaction Testing to Bee Pollen
An article on how to take bee bread would be remiss if it didn’t talk about allergy testing.
First and foremost, you should go to a licensed physician and have yourself tested to see if you are allergic to bee bread, bee honey or bee products in general.
It’s probable that if you are allergic to bee honey, you will be allergic to bee propolis, bee royal jelly and of course bee bread.
That said, some have had good results by taking a single, small granule of bee pollen and putting it underneath the tongue. By the time the sample completely dissolves, you will then know if you are allergic to it or not as some kind of allergic reaction should result.
This process is unadvised, though. If you have an allergy to bee honey, you should NOT do this test — you should go to a doctor to check for an allergy.
Again, allergic reactions to bee pollen are extremely rare but there are a few who do have such an allergy and it is best to be safe.
Adding Bee Pollen to Your Health Regime or Diet
Unlike with other multi-vitamins, bee bread gives you a whole range of supplement options. You can take it in granule, tablet or capsule form. (You can read more articles on this site here, if interested. That category covers the main points.)
However, there are even a few who are selling combined honey and bee pollen products online (they add the bee pollen to the honey itself, actually).
Capsules and tablets are convenient as one simply has to put them into the mouth and wash them down with water. It’s a matter of preference. (I personally use both the capsules and the granule option. I’ve even made my own capsules with the granules.)
SIDEBAR: You should know that there is some conflicting information on the Web — and among supplement companies themselves — as to proper dosage amount of the supplement.
In such a case, I try personally to take the lower of the recommendations. It should be noted that safety and proper dosing guidelines for bee pollen have not been systematically studied.
Whatever option you choose, here are the general recommended guidelines for taking bee pollen capsules, tablets and raw bee pollen granules.
Adults (18 years and older)
- In general, 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon of bee pollen granules taken once per day. The dosage may be gradually increased to 1 to 2 teaspoons one to three times per day.
- Capsule supplements — take one to two a day.
Children (younger than 18 years)
- Bee pollen usage with children should be overseen by a qualified healthcare professional. If that is not possible, it should not be taken.
How to Take Bee Bee Pollen Conclusion
If you want a good bee bread capsule supplement, I recommend this one here. It rightly qualifies as a pharmaceutical-grade quality supplement.
The bee supplement I use is scientifically formulated containing a number of nutrients and even enzymes. The bee pollen is also harvested in the pristine north west corner of New Zealand’s south island and is processed in a cGMP-compliant manufacturing facility.
The company is so sure of the product’s quality, they offer a 100% six-month product guarantee! Now that’s confidence in your product.
I hope this web page has been helpful for you.
Broadhurst, C. Leigh. (2005). User’s guide to propolis, royal jelly, honey, and bee pollen. CA: Basic Health Publications, Inc. Bee Pollen.