bee pollen power

http://vivapura.net/Northwest-Bee-Pollen-raw-wildcrafted-12-lb

northwest pollen from vivapura

This delectable, floral-tasting pollen from Northern British Columbia is a superbly dried (low moisture content), nutrient-stable, pure (unpolluted) pollen. The bees collect this pollen from wild flowers on “Crown Lands” (similar to National Parks) far from the effects of development and agriculture. The pollen is then dried in green houses with fans under 100 degrees F (no ovens). This 100% whole granule pollen is cleaned in a modified seed sorter and then further hand-selected for the most pristine quality.

Country of Origin: Canada

Vivapura Quality:

Ethically Harvested: Our Bee Keeper follows a strict ethical protocol for stewarding the bees. He does not kill the bees at the end of the season and re-queen as is a common practice. In addition, he removes the pollen traps off the hives every other day, giving the bees “free flight.” He never feeds his bees corn syrup or other fillers to force more pollen production. Nor does he ever cut the purity of Northwest Bee Pollen with cheap Chinese filler pollens (an astoundingly common practice). This dedication to purity and quality is a highly intensive bee keeping process which yields pollen that is as good for Nature as it is for you.

Purity: Collected from vast natural areas (Nationally protected “Crown Lands”) far from the effects of pollution and chemical agriculture.

Nutrient Stability: Our pollen is greenhouse sundried to 11% moisture, naturally, which means that the pollens are free from excess moisture that can cause bacteria to grow and degrade the nutrients turning the pollen rancid. Dried pollens are stable and are great for travel.

What is Bee Pollen?

Bee pollen, despite the name, is actually a plant product. The bees are simply the harvesters. Pollen is the dust-sized seed found on the stamen of all flower blossoms. The pollen collects on the legs of honeybees as they move from flower to flower looking for nectar. Pollen is the semen of the plant world, filled with biological information and potential energy. One pollen granule contains from one hundred thousand to five million pollen spores each capable of reproducing its entire species.
One of the most highly prized superfoods used for thousands of years, bee pollen is known as an energy enhancer and the herbal “fountain of youth” and also Nature’s most complete food. The Greek physician Hippocrates, recognized as the father of modern medicine, used pollen as a healing substance over 2,500 years ago. Bee pollen contains most of the known nutrients, including all of those necessary for human survival. When compared to any other food, it contains a higher percentage of all necessary nutrients. It contains an incredible array of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, co-enzymes and hormones. People who consume high-quality bee pollen almost always experience an increase in energy, zest, and physical endurance. This is precisely why thousands of world-class athletes supplement their diets with this natural substance. Experience what one of the most nutritionally complete natural substances found on Earth can do for you.

The Power of Pollen*:

• Composed of 55% carbohydrates, 35% protein, 3% vitamins and minerals, 2% fatty acids, and 5% other substances.

• Provides more than a dozen vitamins, 28 minerals, 11 enzymes or co-enzymes, 14 beneficial fatty acids, 11 carbohydrates, and is rich in minerals, the full spectrum of vitamins, and hormones.

• Bee pollen contains all 22 known amino acids and all 28 minerals found in the human body.

• Notable minerals and vitamins – potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, zinc, maganese, copper and the B vitamins.

• Rich in antioxidants, including lycopene, selenium, beta carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, and several flavanoids.

• Bee pollen rejuvenates your body, stimulates organs and glands, enhances vitality, and brings about a longer life span

• Effective in the treatment of conditions as diverse as low blood pressure, arteriosclerosis and mental fatigue.

• Bee pollen is rapidly absorbed into the blood stream and stimulates immunological responses.

• Increases the count of white and red blood cells. When given to anemic patients, researchers have found levels of hemoglobin increases. (Hemoglobin is oxygen-carrying red blood cells in the human body.)

• Helps normalize cholesterol and triglyceride levels in blood. The bad cholesterol (low-density lipoproteins – LDL) decreased and the good cholesterol (high-density lipoproteins – HDL) increased

• Low in calories

• Lose weight
• Increase energy, vitality and stamina
• Enhance the immune system
• Relieve allergy and asthma symptoms
• Improve sexual function
• Improves fertility
• Correct digestion problems
• Slow the aging process
• Prevent cancer and other diseases
• Counteracts the effects of radiation and chemical toxins

Health Note:

Bee pollen may be an allergen for some. If you are not familiar with Bee Pollen, please consume only one granule for your first dose and then increase dosage slowly. In addition, Vivapura is not claiming that any of the health claims are true. We are simply relaying information from several research projects and from our personal experience.*

Suggested Uses:

• Hand stir Bee Pollen into your smoothies after they have been blended for an effervescent, flavorful pop.
• Great as “sprinkles” on your favorite desert.
• Topping for your Chia Porridge
• Add to you raw chocolates
• Grab a handful for an energizing pick-me-up.

Storage:

Do not refrigerate or freeze. To preserve the pollen’s dryness, freshness and crispness, be sure that the zip seal on the top of the bag is closed. Or transfer pollen to a glass jar with lid.

Raw Recipe:

Purple Slurple
8 oz Frozen organic cherries, defrosted
8 oz Frozen organic blueberries, defrosted
8 oz Frozen organic raspberries, defrosted
4 oz Soaked Vivapura Goji Berries
2 oz Soaked Vivapura Incan Berries
1 Tbs Cocopura Coconut Crème: Lucuma-Vanilla
1 Tbs Vivapura Bee pollen
Blend everything (except the pollen) in a high-speed blender until thick and creamy. Top with bee pollen and eat with a spoon in the sun.

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  1. #1 by rufong on 21/12/2011 - 23:33

    quotes http://hemphearts.com “There is actually only one kind of health -tissue health. Those who have vibrantly healthy hair and nails and heels and other tissues in their extremities, normally have healthy circulatory systems that support the proper function of virtually every part of their bodies. Diets composed of starch-prominent, machine-predigested foods do not supply adequate protein for maintaining tissue health. The resulting cardio-vascular diseases might be more usefully understood as tissue health failure caused by inadequate protein.”

  2. #2 by rufong on 23/12/2011 - 18:06

    The Power of Hemp:
    Protein: Hemp contains 25% – 31 % protein, second only to soy (35%), but the protein in hemp foods is more easily digestible, because hemp contains globular proteins, albumin 33% and 65% edistin (a Greek word meaning edible), which have structures very similar to proteins made by the blood, which makes them readily digestible. What is unique about hemp seed protein is that 65% of it is globulin edistin. That is the highest in the plant kingdom. A handful of hemp seed provides the minimum daily requirement of protein for adults. No other food source provides complete protein in such an easily digestible form. No enzyme inhibitors like other plant-based proteins.
    Essential Amino Acids: Hemp foods contain all eight essential amino acids, Leucine, Lysine, Threoine, Phen+tyro, Valine, Meeth+cyst, Isoleucin, Tryptophan, with higher amounts of each than other main sources of protein, like egg whites, tofu, human milk, and whole cow’s milk. Besides these 8 essential amino acids, hemp foods also provides the necessary types and amounts of amino acids the body needs to make serum albumin and serum globulins, two other amino acids essential to life. All of this makes hemp a complete source of protein.
    Essential Fatty Acids (EFAs): Hemp food is the highest source of easily digestible essential fatty acids in the plant kingdom – total essential fatty acids, at 80-81% of total oil volume. It provides the perfect ratio of Omega 6 (around 60%) to Omega 3 (20 %), a 3 to 1 ratio; the ratio recommended by health experts. Hemp is the only food item containing every EFA. EFAs are essential to tissue growth and help regulate many internal functions, which makes consuming them critical. Essential fatty acids are by definition, essential, because they can’t be produced by the body, but must be obtained through diet, for proper growth and body functioning. EFAs help organ muscles to contract, regulate stomach acid, help lower blood pressure, help maintain body temperature, regulate hormone levels, and break up cholesterol, while aiding in fat transportation and metabolism.
    Chlorophyll: The deep green color of hemp foods comes from their high chlorophyll content, which is widely acknowledged as one of the most healing substances in nature; chlorophyll is incidentally also the main ingredient in the composition of wheat grass, another highly healing plant food.

    source: http://vivapura.net/Green-Hemp-Seed-Meal-raw-naturally-grown-1-lb

  3. #3 by rufong on 23/12/2011 - 18:35

    ..you do need to soak some nuts (seeds) to release the enzyme inhibitors so you can digest them.

    almonds, hazelnuts (filberts), cashews sunflower seeds need to be soaked.

    Almonds at least 12 hours, rinse
    hazelnuts about 8 hours, rinse (although if you soak them for several days while rinsing ever 4 to 6 hours, they will become very sweet after about 3 days)
    cashews about 30 minutes
    sunflower seeds about 4 hours

    do NOT soak, walnuts, macademia nuts, brazil nuts or pecans (there is no need, and you loose all the good oils)

    You can soak pumpkin seeds, poppy seeds, sesame seeds, if you like,
    but only for about 15 minutes, again there is no need to soak these.

    If you like your nuts/seeds crunchy, then dehydrate them back to crunchy, if you are using them in a recipe, you can leave them wet, if you want to make a pie crust, with some almonds and raisins, then you would want to dehydrate the almonds back to crisp, then food process them.

    source: http://www.rawfoodtalk.com/showthread.php?3804-Nuts-Question

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