The daily bee pollen dosage depends on the nature of the disease, the cause of its use and age of the patient.
There is no one point of view regarding daily dose of pollen. According to different Api-therapists and Herbalist, it ranges from 7.5 to 32 g.
The known apitherapist M.M. Frankel (1991) used a higher dose of pollen:
daily therapeutic dose for adults by his recommendation is 32 g,
daily maintenance dose is 20 g.
Therapeutic daily dose for children:
3-5 years-12 g,
6-12 – 16 g ,
13 years and older – 20 g.
Some consider the optimal daily dose of pollen – 2.5-5 g, ie 0.5 – 1 tsp. Some advise to take 1 prophylactic tablespoon of pollen a day.
To orientate on the weight you need to know that
1 teaspoon of pollen is 5 g,
1 tablespoon is equal to 15 grams of pollen.
Spoon should be filled just to the edges, if the spoon is filled with pollen fully, then
1 teaspoon of pollen corresponds to 8 g;
1 tablespoon of the pollen matches 24 g.
Daily dose of pollen it is better to divide into 3 parts. Organic bee pollen is taken shortly before meals and you should drink a little water after. Evening dose should be taken no later than 2 hours before bedtime, because it has an energizing ability and can lead to insomnia. Some apitherapists recommend to take a single dose of pollen with 50 ml of boiling water, let it stand for 3 hours and drink. Water leads to the swelling of pollen grains and the increase in digestibility.
Daily dose of ambrosia is 10-15 g, however, it should be taken after meals. Mixed with the food, it is absorbed more slowly. Ambrosia, taken on an empty stomach, is rapidly absorbed and can cause a decrease in blood pressure. Only when you have a high blood pressure, it can be taken before meals. If you have chronic hepatitis – the dose of ambrosia – 30 grams a day for a month. Ambrosia is given to children – 1/3-1/2 teaspoon 2 times a day after meals.
It is better to chew ambrosia, cutting out of the frame the square of 3×3 cm (1*1”). Long chewing of ambrosia is useful, beause there is a mechanical cleaning of the teeth, massage of gums, extraction of vitamin A from wax, which is contained there in significant numbers. During the chewing the ambrosia is thoroughly crushed, some of its components are already beginning to be absorbed in the mouth. It has very useful local effect on the oral mucosa. After 5-7 minutes of chewing wax is spat, but if you swallow it – do not worry, it is very flexible and therefore does not bring harm, does not injure the intestine.
Duration of treatment with pollen in any form (pollen, bee-legs-covering, ambrosia) – 0.5-1.5 months, after you should make a break 7-10 – 30 days, then the course is repeated. In some diseases, treatment course can last up to a year in compliance with the recommended intervals, and sometimes (such as if you have chronic hepatitis) the first course may continue even 3-4 months without a break. It should be noted that beekeepers often use pollen for years.
Pollen and ambrosia are available from beekeepers and in specialized stores, and products, containing pollen and its components – in the pharmacy networks. Buying pollen, it is necessary to pay attention to the expiration date, remembering that it is valuable only for a year. Of course, the preference should be given to natural and fresh products of beekeeping, provided confidence in its quality and integrity of the beekeeper.
Pharmaceutical drugs often contain pollen in combination with other bee products, or after a special treatment, which improves its absorption and therapeutic effect. Some firms include the pollen in the produced creams, often combining it with other bee products and plant extracts. If you have allergy to bee products – you should use them carefully.
It is interesting to note that the quality of the pollen is given the special attention. In some countries, the quality requirements are very strict. Available for sale pollen should not contain heavy metals, pesticides, bacteria, mold, yeast, and insect parts. It must be accompanied by information about the percentage of moisture, fat content, it must be indicated the iodine value and refractive index, the number of peroxidase, total nitrogen, and sugar content of amino acids and vitamins, glucose oxidase enzymes and unsaturated aromatic acids.
Buying pollen or ambrosia from the beekeeper , you should have an interest in the region, a place where it was collected. Place must be environmentally friendly, and within a radius of 5-7 km from the apiary should not be roads and industrial enterprises, especially chemical production, and livestock enterprises.
Finally, we draw attention to the need to strictly adhere to the recommended daily dose of pollen in accordance with the nature of the disease . A significant excess doses can lead to an vitamins imbalance because of the high content of vitamin A in the pollen.