Does Bee Pollen cause gas?

by Cynthia
(Prosperity, PA)

My sisters and I started taking bee pollen, and we have tremendous amount of gas. Is this normal, if so is there anything we can do for this problem? My sister had to stop taking the bee pollen, for it was so bad. Thank you Cynthia

Angela's Comments:

Hi Cynthia,
Bee pollen doesn't cause gas for the very large majority of users. But it does happen in very rare cases. What I recommend is that you either soak your bee pollen over night in water before consuming it or taking a quality digestive enzyme product when you take your bee pollen.

Hope that helps,
Angela

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Jul 06, 2017
Bee Pollen causes gas
by: Jenny

I've looked up on the internet whether it's common for bee pollen to cause gas. I have been taking it for almost 10 days and the bloating, gas and discomfort has been non-stop. I found two users who had the same issue, both writing to this site's advisor. Both times the advisor says this is not a common side effect and suggests simply soaking the pollen (and in one case, I believe, taking digestive enzymes). I'm here to say I've tried both and this does not work. It would be helpful if this site not propagate the misleading idea that this is a very rare side effect. In fact, I've seen other sites suggest that allergies to bee pollen can sometimes manifest in an upset stomach. I'm all for taking things that are good for me, but not when they cause other problems. I'm sure bee pollen is otherwise wonderful, but accurate information would be much appreciated.

Angela's Comments:

Thank you for sharing. We have thousands of users of bee pollen - 2 reports of gas would not, in my opinion, be considered common but in fact quite rare. :)

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