Starting this summer, we are proud to announce that we have obtained organic product certification for pollen harvested by bees
Because many of the benefits of pollen are less well known, we thought we’d share some of these.
The fact that the bee mixes the pollen powder with nectar and its various enzymes to form the granules is essential for its composition. It has been discovered by recent laboratory research (eg, studies by Dr. Alejandra Vasquez and Dr. Tobias Olofsson, University of Lund, Sweden) that pollen (especially raw) is rich in lactobacilli, bifidobacteria, containing several yeast species (which is why it rebalances the normal bacterial flora of the intestines).
Of great use are flavonoids with antioxidant rolle and phyto-sterols that lower cholesterol absorption in the intestines. In addition, these flavonoids help reduce calcium loss in bones, and along with calcium and vitamin D, also involved in bone tissue maintenance, can prevent osteoporosis. (eg research by Patrice Percie du Sert, Pollenergie, France).
In pollen there are precursors of chemical neuromediators found also in brain, substances that improve brain activity. Pollen consumption is very useful for people doing intellectual work because it can increase their working capacity and decrease the phenomena of fatigue, reducing the effects of stress.
Pollen is one of the most important sources of vegetable protein, both quantitative and qualitative. All essential amino acids are present in the pollen. The protein percentage ranges from 20% to 41%, depending on the flora. Many of the pollen proteins are in the form of amino acids, that is, directly absorbed into the digestive tract, without requiring any digestive effort.
All these reasons, and many others, make us do our best to popularize this superfood, especially as we now have it as a certified organic product according to the strictest European regulations.