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Bee Pollen

Vitamin / Mineral Supplement Overview:
Bee pollen is the male seed in flowering plants. It is usually expensive and provides insufficient, uncertain quantities of nutrients.

How Bee Pollen Vitamins Work in the Body:
There are no proven effects on the body.
May destroy or inhibit the growth of microorganisms
May restore skin
May increase immunity
May lessen allergy symptoms

Using Bee Pollen:
Bee pollen supplements are available in injectable form and capsules.

Medical Precautions: Don't take if you are:
Pregnant, there is a possibility you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant in the future.

Consult your Medical Doctor If you:
Are using this herb for any medical problem that does not get better in 2 weeks. (Safer, more effective treatments may exisit.)

Pregnancy:
Do not use unless prescribed by your physician. There have not been any proven problems in pregnant women taking small or usual amounts, however the chance of problems does exist.

Breastfeeding:
Do not use unless prescribed by your physician. There have not been any proven problems in breast-fed infants of lactating mothers taking small or usual amounts, however the chance of problems do exist.

Infants and Children:
It may be hazardous to treat infants and children under 2 with bee pollen.

Vitamin Supplement Storage:
Keep in a cool and dry location, but do not freeze.
Keep safely away from children.
Store in a tightly sealed container.

Safe Vitamin / Mineral dosage:
To date, no safe vitamin / mineral dosage has been established.

Toxicity:
Information on the comparative-toxicity rating cannot be found in standard references.

Side Effects:
Signs and symptoms : What to do
May cause allergic reactions in those sensitive to pollens : Discontinue use. Call doctor immediately
Life-threatening anaphylaxis may follow injection: Symptoms include immediate severe itching, paleness, low blood pressure, loss of consciousness, coma : Yell for help. Do not leave victim. Begin CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), mouth-to-mouth breathing and external cardiac massage. Have someone dial the operator or 911 (emergency). Do not stop CPR until help arrives.

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