Where does it come from?
Bee Pollen is gathered by worker bees and mixed with nectar and bee saliva. The bees then pack this “blend” into a granule that adheres to their back legs and carry it back to the hive and is used to feed the bees in all stages of development. The type and quality of pollen varies by location, plant source whether fruit or forage, and weather. Because of this process, it is possible for pesticides and/or heavy metals to influx the pollen. It’s good to know your source and check for toxin free Bee Pollen. The most expensive and sought after is that created around a desert area.
Antioxidants of flavanol, resveratrol and lycopene along with vitamins A, B, C, K and E help to ward off infections by strengthening the body’s ability to overcome and prevent inflammation while regenerating the cells.
Bee Pollen has a variety of fatty acids, with the essential fatty acids being the most predominate at approximately 70% Omega 3 fatty acid (Alpha-linolenic acid), 5% Omega 6 (linoleic acid) necessary for growth in dogs, and the balance is monounsaturated and saturated fats. It also contains nearly a dozen Major Enzymes and several thousand minor enzymes and co-enzymes to help with food digestion and absorption of nutrients as well as regulating the immune system.
Some of the key benefits for adding Bee Pollen to your pups’ diet everyday
- Hepatoprotective: protects and promotes a healthy liver and assists in the healing process for a compromised liver
- Improves muscle mass, boosts metabolism
- Blunts allergic reactions
- Anti-microbial, anti-fungal, anti-viral
- Improves blood flow to the nervous system helping to relive stress and anxiety
- Is alkaline; balances the overall pH in the body promoting a healthy urinary tract
- Allergy protection; Contains Quercetin, a natural antihistamine
- Contains Rutin for cardiovascular support; strengthens blood vessels and capillaries
- Contains more amino acids than beef, fish or eggs, gram for gram
When used as part of a daily supplement Bee Pollen can improve moisture in the skin which in turn can speed healing of wounds as well as supporting and improving digestion via anti-microbial properties that rid the GI tract of invading pathogens.