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Bee pollen or raw honey?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 05, 2011 at 9:58 PM

Anyone tried consuming bee pollen or raw honey on a regular basis and notice and improvements?

There are a lot of claims out there (e.g., http://www.shirleys-wellness-cafe.com/bee.htm) and I'd like to hear some experiences.

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on March 17, 2012
at 09:21 PM

Sugar+heart burn= too much bacteria in upper part of small intestines. Or not. :)

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on December 19, 2011
at 01:54 AM

The search function probably still works no matter what question.

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on July 06, 2011
at 12:28 AM

Very cute, but my question is (clearly) about bee pollen and raw honey, not "honey".

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on July 06, 2011
at 01:19 AM

I was into raw cold packed honey and pollen for awhile, did lots of the stuff over the course of a couple months.

It was definitely very tasty but I can't say I noticed any amazing health benefits from it.

I tried royal jelly once and it was some potent stuff, maybe including that once in awhile could have long term benefits but who knows.

The best brand as far as I know is honey pacifica cold packed. This is the only brand I have found that is truly raw(no centrifuge) and there coastal wildflower variety is amazing.

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on July 06, 2011
at 01:13 AM

I consume the royal four - bee pollen, royal jelly, propolis and honey. The first three are best preserved in honey and offer much more nutritional bang. In my experience a great supplement. You might want to check out the Bee Hive Product Bible. If you want to do just honey I would suggest genuine active manuka honey. Far better than your typical honey (and far more pricey!).

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on July 06, 2011
at 04:03 PM

I've been eating a bit of raw honey every day for 1-2 months to help combat allergies and I haven't noticed any difference in that respect.

I have noticed that, occasionally, I get a bit of heartburn afterwards. Not sure what is causing this...maybe the sugar content? I don't eat/drink anything before the honey (I eat it after getting home from work), so it can't be another food causing it. It's almost immediate and goes away in a few minutes, so I am not concerned about that, but I'm about to give up on the allergy claims of honey, at least in my case.

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on March 17, 2012
at 09:21 PM

Sugar+heart burn= too much bacteria in upper part of small intestines. Or not. :)

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on July 06, 2011
at 01:19 AM

They say honey is a gateway drug. I've been eating eat every morning for about 3 weeks straight. The only difference is I find it delicious and could drink it by the gallon. My workouts are no better. My energy level is about the same. My sleeping patterns remain stable. I can still focus in school. I did have allergies to dog dander but they went away since the honey thing. So maybe there's something there or maybe he's just cut down on his dandruff since I've boosted his Omega 3 fatty acid profile by working in sardines to his Paleo Pet Diet.

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on July 05, 2011
at 11:32 PM

The link that @mth posted is super helpful! This year I integrated local bee pollen into my diet to help combat my allergies and there was definitely improvement over past years. Good luck!

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on July 26, 2012
at 06:44 PM

We have customers that swear by the positive effects honey has on the body. We usually hear about pollen, and honey giving an energy boost. I found an older Scientific Study that did some testing with Athletes and Honey. Looks pretty convincing to me, especially if you're concerned with blood sugar. http://scienceblog.com/community/older/2001/F/200116160.html

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on June 29, 2012
at 10:40 AM

as far as bee pollen and royal jelly are concerned, you haven't tried it until you've tried it fresh from a local beekeeper. i wouldn't spend money on anything else.

the royal jelly is amazing stuff. you have to try it fresh, it just blows your mind.. the way it makes you feel. it is extremely expensive (this beekeeper is very expensive overall) so it's a once in a blue moon thing.

and the hard, rocky pollen granules you get in the refrigerated (or not) section of a store do not compare to the luscious, soft, melt in your mouth, tangy, diverse flavor of fresh pollen. two different animals.

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on July 05, 2011
at 10:06 PM

So, I typed "honey" into that oval looking thing with a magnifying glass (labeled search) and found 200 questions about honey.

I can't help but think this question has been asked and answered.

http://paleohacks.com/search?q=honey&page=1&tab=relevance&pagesize=50#axzz1RGrAhQbX

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on July 06, 2011
at 12:28 AM

Very cute, but my question is (clearly) about bee pollen and raw honey, not "honey".

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on December 19, 2011
at 01:54 AM

The search function probably still works no matter what question.

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