Skin Remedy of the Week
Bee Pollen has so many benefits, it’s hard to focus on just one! Pollen is the food that bees collect from flowers and bring back to the hive. When collected ethically, this magical pollen can be consumed by us! Bee pollen is full of all sorts of essential proteins, lipids, vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants and fatty acids. Just a spoonful of bee pollen a day can prevent allergies, maintain healthy skin, prevent illness and increase energy.
So how would bee pollen help to remedy the skin?
-Free Radicals break down the skin’s natural function to keep itself healthy. These free radicals come from environmental elements-stress, pollution, etc, which cause premature aging. Bee pollen is full of antioxidants, which fight the effects of these free radicals and protect from further damage.
-More specifically, pollen contains Rutin, a bioflavonoid anti-oxidant, which supports the cardiovascular system and helps build strong capillary walls, preventing broken capillaries and creating a more even skin tone
-Nucleic acids are what make up our RNA and DNA, and bee pollen is full of it! This means maintaining healthy cells which will continue healthy cell turnover and leaving you with fresh, beautiful skin.
-The antibiotic effects of bee pollen come from the acids it possesses and reduce inflammation, which is wonderful for all sorts of skin conditions, including acne and rosacea.
-Pollen contains many enzymes, which help aid in digestion. When your digestive system is working, your body can more easily absorb all the nutrients you take in-resulting in healthy body and of course…healthy skin!
*To start, and avoid allergic reaction, take a little bit-one or two granules and build up to a tablespoon over the course of a week. It can be blended into a smoothie, your cereal, or by itself-whichever way you choose you are sure to notice a difference in your overall energy, and soon enough your skin!