Between raw honey, honeycomb, beeswax, and bee pollen , bee products are the new beauty balms – and for good reasons. So what's the buzz on bee pollen ?
Made by young honeybees, pollen (also known as propolis) is one of nature's most complete and nourishing superfoods as it contains almost all of the nutrients humans need to thrive. It's extremely rich in protein – it actually has more protein than any animal source – and amino acids, vitamins A, B, C, D, and E, calcium, potassium, iron, zinc and magnesium. As such, it can be used medicinally for a whole range of skin and health issues. No wonder people swarm to it!
In terms of skincare, bee pollen is often used in topical creams to treat inflammation and irritation, like psoriasis and eczema. The vitamins protect the skin, and help cells to regenerate. Pollen naturally boosts energy and the immune system, treats mild allergies and asthma, and balances hormones. It is also said to be an aphrodisiac, and many women use it to aid fertility.
While more and more organic skincare products contain bee pollen , it's also beneficial to eat it. Aim for a teaspoon a day in your smoothie or porridge.
The following products contain Bee Pollen:
KORA Organics Daily Ritual Kit - Oily/Combination Skin
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