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Bee Pollen: Superfood!

Question: What is bee pollen?

Answer: Bee pollen is the male part of the plant that must be joined with the female element for reproduction. Every small speck of pollen has all the ingredients to reproduce life. That means it has all the vitamins, minerals, enzymes, coenzymes, amino acids (protein), carbohydrates, male hormones and trace elements. It is a power house of living energy. Pollen is used by the bees as a high-protein food that they eat in addition to honey.

Bee Pollen is collected by the Universal Super Trap. The bees pass through it. The trap allows sufficient pollen to pass through the grids into the colony for the feeding of the bees, and insures the harvesting of the driest, cleanest pollen possible. Moisture-laden wet pollen from low-lying humid areas ferments quickly, or develops mold. This type of pollen must be heat-treated immediately to preserve it for use. But high heat processing kills the enzymes and reduces the nutrient value considerably.

When bee pollen is improperly stored and handled, it will lose up to 76% of its nutritive value within twelve months. The only satisfactory method of preserving fresh, live bee pollen is flash-freezing at zero degrees to maintain hive-freshness indefinitely and to preserve all vitamins, minerals and other nutrients intact.

Lately, doctors have been telling us about the benefits of eating raw fruits and vegetables every day. Research studies that compared the benefits of raw fuits and vegetables to vitamin and mineral supplements found that whole foods, with their whole vitamin complexes and extensive phytonutrient profiles, outperformed single ingredient supplements like vitamins. The researchers concluded that either there are unidentified nutrients present in raw fruits and vegetables that help increase the benefits (synergistically?) of the vitamins and minerals found in whole foods, or there are nutrients that benefit the body in unknown ways on their own.

That is why superfoods are the best supplements for you and your family! Bee Pollen provides an incredibly complex supply of raw, unprocessed nutrients.

A bee must visit 1,500 flowers to fill her pollen baskets. This gives some kind of indication of how much energy can be supplied by pollen and other raw honey products! A single golden grain contains 500,000 - 5 million live pollen spores. This is pure LIFE ENERGY.

Question: What is in bee pollen?

Answer: The breakdown depends on the collection location and the season. The inborn instinct of the bee is to collect the highest quality. From "Bee Pollen and your Health" by Carlson Wade, 1978, the breakdown can include (apart from pure life energy):

BEE POLLEN ALERT! Beware of Imported Bee Pollen!

Over the past several years virtually all of the major U.S. manufacturers of Bee Pollen have switched from selling domestic U.S. Bee Pollen to inexpensive imported pollen from China and Spain. They just haven't told you! The one exception is CC Pollen's HIGH DESERT brand Bee Pollen. There are many reasons that these imports cost less - and it's not just because of cheap labor. Proper quality control, processing and cold storage are all critical and expensive steps when manufacturing a raw, unprocessed superfood like Bee Pollen. Bee Pollen is basically fresh produce, and like any living food, if it doesn't spoil, it isn't living! Bee Pollen companies use imported pollen because they don't have to address these issues. The pollen they buy and sell won't spoil, has great shelf life, and doesn't need to be refrigerated. Imported pollen has been known to be baked to remove moisture, irradiated to prevent spoilage, and has spent minimal, if any, time in cold storage. If they don't tell you that it is U.S. Bee Pollen, then it probably isn't! If you want the best Bee Pollen buy U.S.!

We recommend www.CCPollen.com

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