Bee Pollen Supplements

Bee pollen supplements can be purchased in a variety of different formats. Below is a description of how to take them.

Formats: How To Take Bee Pollen Supplements

If you decide to take bee pollen, always read the instructions and labelling information. If you have an allergy to pollens or bee products, it is better not to take bee pollen supplements.

How To Take Fresh Raw Bee Pollen
Bee pollen can be removed directly from the bee hive, and eaten immediately, as it is, or spread on crackers, biscuits or toast. It can also be eaten with salads or with fruit. Fresh pollen does not keep unless frozen.

Fresh Frozen Pollen
If you are not a beekeeper, it is nevertheless possible to purchase fresh frozen pollen, such as Percie du Sert Bee Pollen. The pollen is packed with nitrogen in sealed containers and frozen. It is advocated that freezing rather than drying the pollen, ensures fewer of the beneficial ingredients in pollen are lost.

Both dried and processed bee pollen may have lost some of the nutritional properties of fresh, raw bee pollen. Percie du Sert, who promotes fresh, frozen pollen, and who is the author of The Healing Powers Of Pollen states, “We now know that drying pollen into crunchy little granules destroys most of the active ingredients….An unfortunate controversy stems from the fact that the effects of pollen on the intestinal flora are still used to promote sales of dried pollen even though these properties have been lost in the drying process.”

Nevertheless, dried pollen is perhaps a convenient format, although taste is also altered.

How To Take Bee Pollen Granules - Dehydrated (or Dried Bee Pollen)
Dried pollen granules can be purchased and taken at convenience. They can be ground into powder and added to other raw foods.

Bee Pollen Tablets & Capsules
A convenient way to take bee pollen. However, other ingredients will have been added, so that you are not eating pure bee pollen. For example, among the list of ingredients for bee pollen tablets, and added to the bee pollen powder, I have found: Bulking Agent (Microcrystalline Cellulose), Anti-Caking Agents (Silicon Dioxide, Stearic Acid, Calcium Silicate, Magnesium Stearate), Emulsifier (Acacia Gum), Sodium Carboxymethylcellulose. Bee pollen capsules may also contain Gelatin and magnesium stearate.

Not that there is necessarily anything wrong with these ingredients at all, and many people take tablets and gel formats of other health supplements in any case.

Alcohol Liquid with Bee Pollen Supplements
Liquids are absorbed more quickly into the body. Some preparations offer liquid ingredients that are meant to be beneficial, and with bee pollen grains added.

How To Take Bee Pollen In Drinks
You can add bee pollen granules ground further into powder to home made shakes and smoothies.

However, it is possible to purchase bee pollen in powdered format and combined with other ingredients and nutrients, specifically to be made into drinks. These are often aimed at the sports/fitness supplement market.


Bee pollen supplements may also be combined with other bee products, such as honey, propolis and royal jelly. Bee pollen may also be combined with herbs and other supplements.

However, you may first like to read the following of my pages (clicking on these links opens a new window) before trying them out:

Bee Pollen Benefits
This page compares bee pollen nutritional content with every day foods.

Health Benefits of Bee Pollen
This page looks at some of the claims made about the effects of bee pollen on health, from effect on athletic performance to claims about eye sight.

Bee pollen & Weight Loss
If you are considering taking bee pollen for weight loss, then I definitely recommend you read this first.

For further information:

Bee Pollen Benefits
Go to this page comparing bee pollen nutritional values with the same quantity of two every day foods. It looks at energy, calorie break down, vitamins and minerals.

Health Benefits of Bee Pollen
Go from Bee Pollen Supplements to this page looking at some of the claims made about the effects of bee pollen on health and fitness, such as athletic performance to claims about eye sight.

Bee pollen & Weight Loss
There is a difference between a weight loss product causing weight loss to occur, and merely providing a nutritional supplement. Read more here.

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