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How To Use Bee Pollen To Improve Your Health

Author : Jonathan Hostetler


Looking for creative ways to consume bee pollen? That's a great idea, because knowing how to use bee pollen enables you to consume more of it every day so that you can take advantage of all of its health benefits.

Whichever form of bee pollen you choose, make sure you start with a very small dosage, and then increase dosage gradually. The three main forms that bee pollen come in are granules, capsules, and tablets.

GRANULES
When bee pollen is harvested from bees as they enter the bee hive, it is in the form of granules. This is the best form of bee pollen. You may eat the granules by themselves, or mix them with a meal or a smoothie.

If you eat the granules alone, start by eating only a few granules the first day, then gradually increase the dosage to your desired amount. One or two tablespoons a day is a good quantity for the average person.

However, if you exercise frequently, you may want to consume as much as one or two cups a day. Take a half cup (or quarter cup) before your workout to give your body an energy boost. You can also have another half or quarter cup after your workout to help your body recover and maintain a high level of energy.

I personally prefer eating a small handful of granules by themselves, because it is simpler, and I actually like the taste. But if you want to get creative, you can mix the granules into your food or smoothies.

You could sprinkle a bunch of granules on top of a salad to give it a mega nutrition boost. Or mix it in with your main course for some added nutrition. Best of all, if you choose to add the pollen to your smoothies, you can use it as a replacement for other sweeteners. It will naturally add a rich, healthy sweetness to your smoothies.

CAPSULES
If you dislike the taste of bee pollen granules, then capsules may be the best option for you. You can swallow them with water, without tasting anything. I personally don't understand why anyone would want to do that, because I find the taste quite attractive. But if, for some reason, you don't like the taste, taking capsules is a great option for you.

Just like with granules, you can take capsules any time: before, during, or after meals. And if you are athletic, you can take the proper amount of capsules before and/or after your workout for increase energy and faster recovery.

Follow the dosage recommendations on the bottle, and do your research to ensure that measures have been taken in the manufacturing process to ensure optimum quality of bee pollen.

TABLETS
Bee pollen tablets (also called "tabs") are made by compressing bee pollen granules. Sometimes they come in a chewable form, or they may be in a form that you can swallow with water.

As with capsules, you can take tablets before, during, or after meals. For increased energy, try taking them before and/or after your workout. Follow the recommended dosage on the bottle.

So those are the three forms in which bee pollen is available. I recommend granules, because it is just as simple as taking tablets or capsules, and I personally think it is more effective. Plus, you get to enjoy the rich taste of the bee pollen. But no matter which form you choose, be assured that you are giving your body an amazing health boost.


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Wondering how much bee pollen to take? Find out more at FunWithHealthyFood.com, including the possible side effects of bee pollen.

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