Enough Amino Acids in Bee Pollen?
Do you feel that the amount of amino acids in bee pollen in say 2 tbsp for example is sufficient? I am thinking about trying it however I have been adding a liquid amino acid supplement to my smoothie. If I choose to try it and can work up to that amount, would I still need to add the supplement?
OH! I also read with a lot of interest about the ear candles and vertigo. Have you really heard of any successes?
Great question Teri. Amino acid requirements are largely individual and based on things like lean body mass, activity levels and metabolism. Regardless of these factors, the amino acids in 2 tablespoons is not a sufficient dose for optimum health if that is your only source of amino's in a day. My guess would be that you are ingesting other sources of protein (amino acids) and not relying solely on bee pollen. But perhaps you can clarify that for me and I can expand further.
Ultimately, to maintain lean tissue (muscle) and to provide the necessary amino acids for optimal brain health, I recommend at least 0.25 grams of protein per pound of body weight per day. There is roughly 2 grams of protein per teaspoon of bee pollen so taking only 2 tablespoons per day would come up quite short in meeting this daily requirement. But, you may not need to add the liquid amino supplement if you're daily nutrition is high enough in protein sources. If you're diet is lacking in protein, continue adding the liquid amino supplement to your smoothie.
We have had many successes using ear candles for vertigo. While it is not a 100% success rate, we often see nice improvements in symptoms with proper use. Before using ear candles, make sure you've had your doctor rule out an inner ear infection.