Bee Pollen vs Flower Pollen comparison
Explaining the differences between bee pollen and flower pollen
Flower pollen is created when plants produce flowers. It is the male germ seed (sperm) of plants. Pollination occurs when the pollen is carried by bees, wind, or other means from the flower's stamen to the stigma of another flower's pistil.
Fertilization results when the pollen reaches the "ovary" of the plant. This is when a seed is created. Without this process there wouldn't be any plant life on earth--flowers, fruits, vegetables, trees, etc.
Pollen is made up of microscopic grains. Each grain has an almost impenetrable outer shell. On the inside of the shell is where the pollen's nutrients are found.
Bee Pollen contamination
Flower pollen is superior to bee pollen because it is pure and remains uncontaminated as it is transported for pollination; bee pollen, on the other hand, is contaminated with molds, spores, and bacteria as it is collected. Bees collect plant pollen from many different sources, then bring it back to the hive. Bee's mouths are uniquely structured and produce particular enzymes to penetrate the hilas in the hard outer shells of pollen and remove the special rich nutrients inside. Bees use this nutritive substance to make honey, royal jelly, propolis, and other materials used in the hive.
So the major difference between bee pollen and flower pollen is that flower pollen extract is just the inside nutrients, not the outer shell; bee pollen contains the whole pollen grain, outer shell included.
One way to explain the difference in each form of pollen is that when bee pollen is ingested it is akin to swallowing whole walnuts or pecans including the intact shells. Even though you have digestive enzymes secreted by the pancreas—they cannot not fully break down the outer shells to get to the nutrient-rich nut inside. Hence, little or no nutrients would get absorbed into your system.
Bee Pollen and Allergies
Ingesting flower pollen, on the other hand, is like eating just the nut inside of a walnut or pecan with the hard outer shell removed. Your system is able to absorb the full benefit of the nutrients inside.
Since bee pollen contains the hard outer shell, people can be allergic to it. These outer shells have ridges all over them, which trap fungi and dirt.
Flower pollen does not contain this irritating outer shell and its contaminants, it does not trigger allergic reactions. The following is a chart illustrating the differences between bee pollen and flower pollen.
Flower Pollen vs. Bee Pollen
|FLOWER POLLEN||BEE POLLEN|
|All chemical and bee contaminants have been eliminated via state-of-the-art harvesting, extraction, and processing.||Bee Pollen is graded by the level of contaminants found in the pollen traps, including bacteria, mites, fungi, insect debris, rodent feces, etc. Even radiation treatments do NOT help.|
|Since Flower Pollen is pure, concentrated nutrients (the husks removed), the body can absorb and benefit nutritionally.||Since bee pollen contains the hard outer husk which is virtually indigestible, little or no nutritional benefit is obtained.|
|Flower Pollen is completely non-allergenic! The husks are removed, and the non-chemical processes for breaking down the complex molecule aids in assimilation.||The millions of Americans who are allergic to airborne pollen are susceptible to bee pollen, as well as the 12- varieties of fungi and bacteria that have been identified lodging to the course husks.|
|Our Flower Pollen is standardized and produced under strict pharmaceutical regulations and the most advanced technology.||Bee pollen based products by their nature are not standardized, therefore, scientific testing, with any reliability is impossible.|