Allergies and Bee Pollen

Many people suffer from seasonal allergies which can be quite debilitating in more severe cases, using bee pollen in the correct way may assist in minimizing the affect of allergies . Airborne allergens are those found in the area where you live and work. These allergens come from the pollen grains of flowers, trees, shrubs, and any other plant-life in your immediate area, with ragweed being a very common source of allergy problems.When honeybees harvest pollen and nectar in your area they are collecting these same pollens which are causing a negative reaction in your body, and small amounts of these pollens are present in the honey and bee pollen produced in the hive.

When people are treated conventionally for allergies it is generally one of two methods which is used – antihistamines or immunotherapy.
Antihistamines rarely treat the cause of the problems, they merely lessen the effects. Taking prescription drugs like antihistamines may be necessary to deal with severe allergy conditions, but should be avoided if at all possible, as they do little for the long term causes.

Immunotherapy deals with basically introducing small and controlled amounts of known allergens into your system, allowing your body to slowly adapt and build up a self-resistance. For this reason, and for this method, using bee pollen as an effective allergy treatment has become extremely popular. Taking small amount of local bee pollen introduces small amounts of local allergens into your system and your body has a chance to adapt. Likewise, local honey can be used in the same way. But it is necessary to start out with small doses and to increase them over time. Also, to restate, using local bee pollen and honey is going to deliver those allergens which are local and known to be causing you issues. Using a generic bee pollen or honey product, where the origin is unknown, may provide you with fewer benefits.
Use these approaches under medical supervision. Bee products can cause severe reactions in susceptible individuals so it is important to know what you are doing and what to expect. The negative side effects of bee pollen are generally no more serious than a mild case of hives, which is experienced in only a small number of people who take the product. Cease using the product immediately if you experience any negative side effects.

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