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First off it does NOT trigger pollen allergy 🥳 😄 🎉
WHAT IS BEE BREAD USED FOR?
Bee Bread is a primary source of food for honey bee workers and their larvae. Once the pollen is harvested, the bees mould it into pellet-like shapes to store in their honeycombs.
Bee bread is a fermented mixture of plant pollen, honey and bee saliva that worker bees use as a source of protein for larvae, and for young bees. Bee bread is rich in vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antibiotics, enzymes, and many other essential elements for the body.
WHAT MAKES BEE BREAD UNIQUE?
The only way you can source bee bread is directly from the honeycomb! That’s right, bee bread is a unique product that can’t be reproduced in a lab. In fact, making bee bread is a pretty complex process.
First, the worker bees collect pollen and mix it with a small amount of honey and saliva. Next they pack the mixture into the honeycomb and seal it with a drop of honey. While in the honeycomb, this mixture undergoes a natural chemical change to reach a fermentation stage which turns the pollen mixture into protein rich bee bread.
Health benefits of Bee Bread backed up by science
Bee collected pollen (BP) and bee bread (BB) have a high nutritional value and include bioactive compounds, which have a positive effect on human health, and therefore, are regarded as “functional foods”. These products are rich in proteins, simple sugars, essential amino acids and omega fatty acids. These features strengthen immunity and help the body to fight bacteria, which will keep the body healthy, provided the body can perform a quality tissue repair (source: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/)
Health benefits of Bee Bread not backed up by science
- It’s Supercharged With Over 250 Nutrients
- Rich In Natural Antioxidants
- Strengthens The Immune System
- Natural Ability To Fight Inflammation
- Potent Detoxifying Properties To Revitalize The Body.
- Great Source Of Energy (The Myans And Aztecs Used Bee Bread For Vitality Thousands Of Years Ago).
- Helps Protect Against Mineral Deficiencies.
- Naturally Helps Regulate Triglyceride Levels And Cholesterol.
- Naturally Regulates The Digestive Tract.
Will bee bread trigger my pollen allergy?
No, bee bread will not trigger your pollen allergy. Pollen allergies are triggered by anemophilous pollen, which travels through the wind. However, the pollen collected by bees to make bee bread is called entomophilous pollen. Both bee bread and raw pollen collected by bees will not impact your allergies. On the contrary, exposing your body to bee pollen and bee bread will help your body adjust and better tolerate airborne pollen.
DISCLAIMER: However, people with pollen or bee sting allergies should avoid pollen products, as they may cause symptoms such as itching, swelling, shortness of breath or anaphylaxis.
Can I consume bee pollen and bee bread?
It’s safe to consume both bee bread and bee pollen. However, it’s important to consume bee bread in moderation, as it is an essential food for young bees and the general survival of bees. To experience the maximum benefits of bee bread, we recommend 1 tsp/day. We also recommend supplementing your bee bread intake with 10mg of raw pollen per day.