There are two things I never had to deal with in the last ten or so years are the flu and sinus allergies. Today, this is about sinus allergies. I see many people dealing with seasonal allergies to pollen and I wonder why they haven’t been introduced to one of nature’s best kept secrets? Bee pollen, yes you heard correctly, bee pollen. I can walk outside with the yellow particles flying through the air without a single sneeze or sniffle, but others aren’t so lucky. Over 40 million American deal with season allergies and over-the-counter antihistamines aren’t the cure.
Why does bee pollen work for spring allergies to pollen? First, it’s a food that is high in protein, vitamins and antioxidants. We all know bees go from flower to flower collecting pollen to bring back to the hive where they create the granules. No bees are harmed in the process of collecting bee pollen from the hives. But WHY does it work so well for allergies? Bee pollen builds up your immune response and helps you to become immune to the pollen around you. It helps your body to build up antibodies to protect you. The trick to this added immunity from the pollen season is to start taking it immediately. I always take mine all winter. When spring comes around and the plants and trees start to bloom, I’m protected! If you’re late to the bee pollen party, try taking it at least one month prior to the season and for many of us, we take it every day every season!
Always try to buy local if you can, but if you live in the big city you can purchase it at the local health store. These can work just as well to help you.
If you are sensitive to pollen, try taking a few granules first to see how you react to it. If you experience no symptoms (watery eyes, runny nose, sneezing), chew slowly and swallow. Wait another 24 hours and monitor your body for any symptoms.
Important note: If you have a history of anaphylactic shock or highly allergic to bee stings, it’s best to avoid bee pollen. If you're pregnant, breast-feeding, or on blood thinners, please check with your doctor before consuming.
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