Interactions with cholesterol and high blood pressure meds
My husband and I went to our local Farmers Market today and bought Bee Pollen granuales. We thought this might help with our seasonal allergies. Apparently, not only does it help with allergies, it helps with almost everything else....wonderful. However, I worry about contraindications with medications that I am taking. Do you know if taking bee pollen will interupt my blood pressure, cholesterol and antidepresent medication? Also, can you drink alcoholic beverages while taking bee pollen?
After reading your information, you suggest taking one granual at a time. Our directions said take 1/4 tsp. at first. We just took the first dose. I am nervous that we took to much. What do you think?
FYI, we bought our Bee Pollen from Ed Johnson's Honey Farm, located on Dickerson Rd. Goodlettsville, Tn.
My husband and I feel like we have found a miricle food source.
Thank you for having such a wonderful website!
Thank you for taking the time to contact me. That is very insightful of you to research before adding your bee pollen to your daily intake when you are already on several medications. While I have worked with people who have safely taken bee pollen while on similar meds as you, I cannot offer medical advice over the site and would highly encourage you to speak with your pharmacist about any potential contraindications. You may need to reduce the dose of some of your meds if you do decide to take bee pollen as it may help lower your blood pressure and cholesterol. Do this only with the assistance of your doctor or pharmacist though.
I'd also highly encourage you to consider using natural means to treat the conditions you have. Work with a Naturopathic Doctor if you have the means as the long term side effects of the meds you are taking are quite negative. You have alternatives.