Bee Pollen has been used in Chinese medicine for thousands of years. Sometimes referred to as the ‘perfect food’ it contains more than ninety six different nutrients, including every nutrient that is essential to human life. Amongst it's armoury are twenty two amino acids, vitamin C, vitamin B complex, folic acid, fatty acids, enzymes and carotene. Bee Pollen is also rich in minerals such as iron, zinc, magnesium, copper, calcium, potassium and manganese. It is also interesting to note , that the 'perfect food' is made up of 40% protein; nearly all of which is usable by the human body without any further breakdown or metabolism. Used by athletes for centuries to increase energy and endurance, bee pollen is a highly recommended supplement.
Royal jelly or honey bee secretion is secreted from the glands in the worker bees and fed to all larvae in the colony. So rich in vitamins and amino acids, this substance actually turns an average drone bee into a queen bee. Its main components are B complex vitamins such as pantothenic acid ( vitamin B5 ), pyridoxine ( vitamin B6 ), amino acids, fatty acids, enzymes and protein ( 12.5% ). There are also trace amounts of vitamin C and minerals.