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!

Pam Foster
Franklin, Tenessee

Hi Pam,
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.


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May 29, 2018
Low blood pressure and Propolis
by: Faye

I do not have high blood pressure. My BP falls on the bottom half of the normal part of the bp chart. I I have been taking one propolis capsule per day for 2 weeks. Will my blood pressure go lower?

Unlikely but best to speak to a naturopathic doctor about this.


Jun 11, 2011
Bee Pollen Works
by: lopez2133

Since I began taking bee pollen a year ago, my
blood pressure, cholesterol levels, anxiety,
immune system, and my general health has
improved substantially.

Bee pollen is undoubtedly the best product I
could recommend for anybody to take for many
health issues. As I have a seizure disorder
with a lot of other complications, I can attest
to this fact.

Angela's comments: great to hear! Another amazing story about bee pollen! Please write me if you get a chance. I'd love to hear more about how bee pollen has helped your health.


Apr 12, 2011
Thank you.
by: Pam Foster

Thank you for your comments concerning contraindacations with other meds. I did ask my pharmcy about the interactions with my current meds. They had no idea. I have been taking bee pollen in small doses. I have not had a negative reaction.

I am hoping the pollen will help me get off the current meds I am taking. I will keep you posted.
Thanks again,

Hi Pam,
Good, best to be safe even when they don't have a clue! But you are doing the right thing - start very slowly and monitor for any type of reaction. Let me know how things go!


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