If you are someone who constantly finds yourself sniffling from random colds that you can't quite explain, then you need to stop for a moment and prepare yourself for some serious knowledge. Bee pollen might just be your savior if you're easily prone to colds, and yes, I mean the actual nectar and secretions that come from a buzzing little bee you might find in your garden. It turns out, bees are busy for a reason, and it could do you some epic justice to ingest even a little of their pollen.
Now, don't freak out. No one's asking you to go get up-close-and-personal with a bee. Bee pollen supplements are a thing, and I can pretty much guarantee you'll find them in any local vitamin store or pharmacy.
But let's talk about the magic this stuff can work on your body.
Bee pollen is packed with essential vitamins and minerals necessary for your body's health.
It also contains enzymes and co-enzymes that help with digestion, and can pretty much boost your immune system through the roof.
Given that a lot of the foods we eat as a society (i.e. junk food) tend to cause inflammation of the digestive tract, bee pollen comes in as a sort of miracle product, helping to clear up that damage and get the body back on track.
The less inflammation of the body, and the healthier your gut, the less prone you are to sickness, according to EcoWatch.
Bee pollen is also rich in antioxidants, thus protecting your cells from damaging free radicals (which are unpaired electrons in the body that can cause damage to cells, protein, and DNA -- bee pollen can fix all of that).
For real though, who knew the nectar of an annoying insect could do so much good for the human body?
In case you still need to be convinced about the magic that is bee pollen, this stuff also works to reduce stress.
Bee pollen withholds properties that improve blood supply to nervous tissue, which then boosts mental capacity and strengthens the nervous system when it's weakened by heightened stress levels.
And, as I'm sure you know, high stress levels can easily lead you to develop a cold. So bee pollen stops all of that nonsense in its tracks before you even have a chance to feel that dreadful first tickle in your throat.
Pop a supplement a day, and the winters won't have to be such an awful, sniffly season for you.