Extreme sensitivity to bee pollen?

by Veronica

I purchased some bee pollen from a bee keeper in Door County. I have always wanted to try it and read that it was a "super food." I started with one granule and worked my way up, as recommended. However, by about 13 granules I realized I was having trouble sleeping. I took the pollen in the morning, also as recommended, so it took me a while to figure out the connection. I was NOT drinking coffee at the time, although I have taken pollen granules and coffee at the same time. Currently, I only take about 5 granules per day. I am an off again/on again coffee drinker. This 5 granules is fine for me, not causing sleeplessness. I want to explore some of the other bee products, and am especially wondering if they help with hot flashes. I am trying to give up coffee completely, because I think it exacerbates brain fog, weight gain, sleeplessness, and hot flashes. SO . . . here is my real curiousity. I can't imagine that anyone taking a whole teaspoonful of bee pollen, much less two teaspoonfuls, isn't so energetic they are actually flying around like a bee. Are some people just more sensitive to its energy-producing effects than others?

P.S. -- I love how long, strong, and beautiful it makes my hair and, especially, my nails.

Angela's Comments:

Hi Veronica,
Thank you so much for taking the time to contact me. You are exactly right - everyone tolerates bee pollen at different amounts. Now, you seem to be very sensitive. In fact, I have never encountered someone who can only take 5 granules per day due to sleeplessness! So you now have the record! ;) For example, I regularly take 2 full tablespoons per day and have no insomnia issues. But that is ok. Stick with the dose that works for you.

I would suggest trying 2 things for hot flashes. Royal jelly is very good for any type of hormonal issue so give our capsules a try. I'd recommend trying it with the MenoSmart product we sell. You can find it here:


Bee healthy ~ Angela

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Aug 01, 2013
Update to my original post
by: Veronica

Since the time I first posted, I have made bee pollen a regular part of my daily diet off and on. However, I have noticed that I am now able tolerate quite a bit more of it than I was before, so I have concluded that I still just needed to allow my body some time to adjust.

Just wanted to update.


Apr 18, 2011
by: Anonymous

Thanks, Angela --

I will research the product you mentioned and let you know if I try it and if I like it. Looks good from what I have read so far!

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