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Old Oct 18th, 2011, 03:45 AM   11
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Sounds interesting, but there is always some sort of risk with all these things... thanks a lot, im gonna as my doc about this..



 
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Old Oct 18th, 2011, 06:16 AM   12
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I thought Bee Pollen was for weight loss? I know thats what I bought it for but I couldn't take it because it apparently flushes out your system which means spending a lot of time in the bathroom. I gave it to my husband and he takes it for a week every few months to clean things out, he says.



 
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Old Oct 18th, 2011, 10:30 AM   13
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I thought Bee Pollen was for weight loss? I know thats what I bought it for but I couldn't take it because it apparently flushes out your system which means spending a lot of time in the bathroom. I gave it to my husband and he takes it for a week every few months to clean things out, he says.
Its actually really good for fertility in both men and women ,the kind in honey is better then pills because its absorbed better.this is the kind that many women have had success with .http://www.vitaminshoppe.com/store/e...jsp?id=RJ-1034
http://forums.fertilitycommunity.com...yal-jelly.html

Stay away from it if you have bee allergies , if your not sure if you do then start slowly 1/2 teaspoon for the first few days .



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Old Oct 18th, 2011, 13:51 PM   14
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Ok, ladies, I felt like I should step in here since I am a degreed Traditional Naturopath. (ND). I have my doctorate in Naturopathy, but I am NOT a medical doctor, so I have to tell you that up front.

As for bee pollen, and ALL supplements, there CAN always be an allergy...as with any FOOD you eat. Some people cannot eat peanuts, and it is the same kind of thing. The bee pollen should not be an issue unless you have a bee allergy, but even at that...think about it. You are not getting STUNG by the bee.

If you have any doubts or concerns, DEFINITELY talk to your doctor. But in most cases, bee pollen is not going to hurt you. It is a "super food" as many like to call it, is packed with vitamins, and is very good for most people.

Again, as with any supplement (just like food) there is a risk you could have an allergic reaction, but I haven't heard of a lot of deaths by bee pollen pills.

I will tell you this, MOST MDs are not up to date on real nutritional supplements. They are not required to study this, and many of them are frowned upon for dabbling in the holistic world. If you can find an ND in your area, I would talk to them about supplements, and then take their info to your doc for review. But be VERY LEARY of 99% of what you read on the internet, since there are a lot of people giving "advice" about supplements, vitamins, etc., that have ZERO idea what they are talking about.



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Old Oct 18th, 2011, 14:01 PM   15
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Here are some real deal details for you.

Bee pollen is powderlike and its produced by the anthers of flowering plants and gathered by bees. It has an antimicrobial effect and is actually used by people with allergies to strengthen the immune system.

Getting it from a LOCAL source increases its antiallergenic properties. An estimated 0.05 (half of a) percent of the population may be allergic to bee pollen. Take in SMALL amounts at first and watch for rash, wheezing or discomfort or any reaction, and DISCONTINUE use if you see any.

Bee PROPOLIS is a resinous substance collected from VARIOUS plants by bees. (NOT THE SAME THING AS BEE POLLEN.)

ROYAL JELLY actually comes FROM BEES. It is a thick, milky substance secreted from the glands of young nurse bees. It comes from the honey and pollen being combined and refined WITHIN the nurse bee. It must be combined with honey to preserve its potency, and it spoils EASILY. It must stay refrigerated in a tightly sealed container.

Hope that helps!



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Old Oct 18th, 2011, 15:19 PM   16
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I have a teaspoon of local honey every day and have done for years to help with my hayfever, i have little to no symptoms any more, anyway I read about the fertility benefits and the mth i got my Id made DH have honey on his toast every day.

Could have been a coincidence but you never know good luck



 
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Old Oct 18th, 2011, 17:32 PM   17
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I am still confused. The stuff I bought makes my husband and I have diarrhea and neither of us are allergic to bees.

It is in pill form.



 
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Old Nov 19th, 2011, 04:39 AM   18
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i have been taking fresh propolis and fresh raw royal jelly.... i have heard that royal jelly has some estrogenic substance. Im wondering what that could do if your hormones are imbalanced. my temp doesnt seem like it has risen so i wonder if i am low on progesterone and maybe continueing to take something with an estrogen like compound might make the problem worse... anybody have any ideas on that?



 
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Old Nov 20th, 2011, 12:26 PM   19
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it comes in capsules or you can take royal jelly, it is suppose to have the same benefits. All in all it is a VERY GREAT vitamin! Has all the vitamins you need for you body to conceive and gives you lots of energy and increases your sex drive! The royal jelly, bee pollen or bee propolis is suppose to have a healthy intake for your body and actaully make your egg stronger and produce more eggs. In men, it makes the sperms stronger and healither so we can acheive successful pregnancies instead of miscarriages! Me and my hubby are taking bee pollen capsules, I take 3,000 mg a day and he takes 2,000 mg a day! This is our first month and we are going to everday until we get a ! One couple at our church, the woman took the bee pollen capsules and ended up pregnant the 2nd month! I found mine at GNC for like $12 or 13. It is not very expensive!
I've taken bee pollen for years. It's very good for your immune system. I stopped taking it, but I'm going to start again because of what you just told us. Thanks for the info!

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Old Nov 20th, 2011, 15:33 PM   20
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just make sure you don't have excess estrogen b/4 taking this. it's estrogenic and can cause you to have more estrogen. (you can goole royal jelly estrogenic) I read some bad stories of women taking this and it making their estrogen too high. As with anything, just make sure you know your own body and what it might or might not need.



 
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