by Christine S.
How much raw bee pollen should I be taking to treat Epstein Barre Syndrome? Have used Royal Jelly capsules in the past, but I would like to try the raw bee pollen.
Bee pollen is a very good immune modulator. Obviously, with a virus such as EBS you want to support your immune system, but not over stimulate. (this is modulation) Bee pollen is also a tremendous source of vitamins and minerals, all of which have immune supporting properties and are important for health and recovery. I would suggest working up slowly to 2 tablespoons per day as you recover. You may find that once you've fully regained your health, bee pollen is an excellent source of nutrition to consume daily.
I would strongly suggest that you consider a lesser known bee product called propolis. Bee propolis has documented anti viral/bacterial effects. It is showing tremendous promise in studies all over the world. In fact, it has even shown activity against the Herpes virus, of which EBS is considered to be in the same family as. I have listed the study details below.
I would suggest taking 1 - 2 full droppers of our alcohol based propolis tincture per day.
Propolis Suppresses Herpes Virus
This study on the anti-viral effects of bee propolis was reported in the August 12, 2009 issue of Phytomedicine.
Genital herpes caused by herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) is a sexually transmitted disease. The scientists aimed to determine if one of the main bee propolis health benefits is an ability to kill the HSN-2.
What they found was that both a water based propolis extract and an alcohol based extract exhibited high levels of antiviral activity against HSV-2 in tests.
They also found that infectivity was reduced by greater than 99% and anti-herpetic activity could be demonstrated for both extracts. The more concentrated the dose and the longer it was applied yielded greater anti-viral activity.
The doctors also noted when they analyzed the propolis extracts, they found many different polyphenols, flavonoids and phenylcarboxylic acids. These are the powerful health promoting compounds that provide the many bee propolis health benefits.
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