Overview

Bee pollen refers to the flower pollen that collects on the legs and bodies of worker bees. It can also include some nectar and bee saliva. Pollens come from many plants, so the contents of bee pollen can vary significantly. Don't confuse bee pollen with bee venom, honey, or royal jelly.

People commonly take bee pollen for nutrition. It is also used by mouth as an appetite stimulant, to improve stamina and athletic performance, and for premature aging, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19): There is no good evidence to support using bee pollen for COVID-19. Follow healthy lifestyle choices and proven prevention methods instead.

How does it work ?

Bee pollen might help stimulate the immune system when taken by mouth or promote wound healing when applied to the skin. However, it's not clear how bee pollen causes these effects. Some people say that the enzymes in bee pollen act like medicines. However, these enzymes are broken down in the stomach, so it is unlikely that taking bee pollen enzymes by mouth causes these effects.

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