If you have an interest in bee pollen or royal jelly, then you will almost certainly have come across articles discussing bee pollen and infertility. The big question is however, can pollen really boost fertility, or are we simply seeing shrewd internet marketers preying on people who are in a vulnerable position.
Before I continue, I must admit that I am a huge fan of bee pollen, so any articles I write are naturally a little bit biased, although I do try to keep them as unbiased as possible. So, do I really believe bee pollen can have a positive effect on fertility? I most definitely do, but it is not because I think pollen has any type of supernatural properties.
Bee pollen has been confirmed as a “complete food” since it contains every nutrient necessary to sustain life. In theory, a person could live on royal jelly and water, although to the best of my knowledge, nobody has yet attempted this. One woman did do a six month experiment during which she only had bee pollen, water, fresh juice, and an occasional salad.
The human reproductive system is an extremely complex system, and it can be severely disrupted by even small nutrient deficiencies. For this reason alone, it is to me, clearly obvious that pollen from bee hives can benefit anyone with infertility problems, unless of course they are permanently infertile for medical reasons.
Certain treatments such as radioactive treatment and chemotherapy treatment can render a person permanently infertile. In such cases, pollen from bee hives is not going to restore fertility. If on the other hand a couple is struggling to have a child simply because the man has a low sperm count, then bee pollen may very well swing the balance in their favor.
Of course there are no guarantees, but then again, even the most expensive fertility clinics in the world don’t offer guarantees, simply because they are not able to. Some couples spend millions of dollars at these clinics, and they still end up not having a child of their own.
Most medical experts agree that certain vitamins and minerals are particularly important when you are trying to get pregnant, and the same applies when you are pregnant. Any vitamin of mineral your doctor recommends will be present in royal jelly.
Another way to look at this would be to look at the bees themselves. Irrespective of how big a colony is, you can be rest assured it is only the queen bee laying all those thousands of eggs. Let’s face it; queen bees are ultra fertile, and yes, they live entirely on bee pollen and royal jelly.
What drew people’s attention to pollen from bee hives and fertility in the first place? In 2011, researchers at Damanhour University decided to carry out a few experiments using rabbits. They noted that the rabbits that were placed on a bee pollen diet became significantly more fertile than the rabbits that were fed a regular diet. Fertility rates went up, sperm counts increased and sperm motility improved. Interestingly enough, survival rates also increased when baby rabbits were given bee pollen.
Pollen from bee hives can benefit one’s health in many ways, but as with all natural dietary supplements, people need to make sure they only buy them from reputable suppliers. Lastly but not least, if you are allergic to bees, then it is best that you discuss matters with your doctor prior to taking any pollen.