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Bee pollen

Name of the Generic: Bee pollen [BEE-PAW-len]
Drug Class: Herbal products

What is bee pollen?

Bee pollen is derived from bee saliva, nectar, and plant pollens taken by bees who work. Buckwheat pollen, Extrait de Pollen d'Abeille, Maize pollen, Pine pollen, Polen de Abeja, Pollen d'Abeille, Pollen de Sarrasin, and more names for bee pollen. Bee pollen shouldn't be confused with the terms apitherapy,beevenom, or royal jelly. Bee pollen has been utilized in alternative medicine to aid in boosting stamina and athletic performance. However, research has revealed that bee pollen might not enhance athletic performance.

Other indications that aren't supported by research include premenstrual disorders as well as premature aging, hay fever, nosebleeds, joint discomfort and painful urination, stomach problems, prostate issues, and other issues. It isn't known for certain if bee pollen has any effect on treating medical conditions. Medical use of this item is not approved by the FDA. Bee pollen shouldn't be used to replace medications prescribed by your physician. Bee pollen is commonly advertised as an herbal supplement. There are no controlled manufacturing standards for many of the herbal compounds, and a few supplements that are advertised have been discovered to be contaminated with poisonous metals or other substances. Health supplements and herbal remedies should be bought from a reputable source to avoid the possibility of contamination. Bee pollen could also be used for other purposes not mentioned in this product guide.

Side effects of Bee pollen

See a doctor immediately. If you experience any of the following symptoms, they are warning signs of an allergic reaction: an allergic reaction that causes hives, itching, feeling lightheaded, difficulty breathing, or swelling of your lips, face, and tongue. Although not all of the side effects are well known, bee pollen is believed to be safe if used for as long as 30 days.

Bee pollen used for long periods of time could have serious side effects. Be sure to stop using bee pollen and consult your physician immediately if you suffer from:

  • Skin eruptions, bruises, intense burning, numbness, or muscle weakness.
  • Trouble breathing.
  • Upper stomach nausea, pain.
  • Swelling and rapid weight gain.

Common adverse effects of bee pollen include:

  • Numbness, tingling.
  • Upset stomach.

This is not a comprehensive list of possible side effects, and others could happen. Contact your physician to seek medical advice on the effects. You can report any adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Follow the directions on the label of the product as well as the packaging. Be sure to inform your health care providers about your allergies, medical conditions, and any other medications you take.

Before you take this drug

It is best not to apply bee pollen if you are sensitive to it. Talk to a doctor, pharmacist, or other healthcare provider to determine if it's safe to take this medication in the event of an allergy (especially in the case of bee stings and other products made by bees). It is unclear if bee pollen can harm a baby who is not yet born. There is some concern that bee pollen could trigger the uterus to contract. Don't use this product if you're expecting

It is unclear if bee pollen is absorbed into breast milk or if it is harmful to the nursing infant. Don't apply this product if you are breastfeeding a baby. Never give a health or herbal supplement to your child without medical guidance.

How to take bee pollen?

If you are considering using herbal supplements, make sure you seek advice from your physician. You might also think about consulting an expert who has been trained on the use of health and herbal supplements. If you decide to use bee pollen, make sure you use it as per the instructions on the packaging or as recommended by your pharmacist, doctor, or other healthcare provider. Use less of the product than indicated by the manufacturer on its label.

Avoid using different types (tablets, teas, liquids, tinctures, and so on) of the bee's pollen on the same day without medical guidance. Combining different formulations increases the chance of an overdose of bee pollen. Do not consume the topical (for the face) bee pollen in your mouth. The topical versions of this product are intended for use on the skin. Consult your physician to discuss your medical condition if the one you're treating with bee pollen fails to improve or worsens while taking this product. Maintain at room temperature, far from heat, humidity, and light.

 What happens if I miss a dose?

Do not miss your missed dosage if it's close to the time of the next dose. Don't use any extra bee pollen in order to make up the dose that was missed.

What happens if I overdose?

Get medical attention in an emergency or contact the poison help line at 1-800-222-1222.

What should be avoided?

Follow the instructions of your physician about any food restrictions or beverages.

Interaction with other drugs?

Don't take bee pollen without medical guidance if you are taking one of the following medications:

  • Warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven).

This list isn't exhaustive. Other medications can react with bee pollen, which includes prescription and over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and herbal products. The interactions of all potential drugs are included in this guide to medication.