Dr. med. Heinz Lüscher
Pollen is not popular with everyone, more and more people react allergic! But pollen is not only highly interesting from a biological point of view, they also have a lot of potential to offer from a medical point of view. The high content of micronutrients is astonishing. Just 35 grams of pollen a day would cover our entire needs.
Original way of reproduction of the plants
Since pollen can cause allergies, many people do not appreciate them very much. But if you take a closer look at pollen, a miracle of nature and the greatness of the Creator reveals itself to you. Pollen is the male part of a plant that unites with the female pistil to create a new plant. Pollen is transferred from one plant to another by wind and insects. Each plant has a species-specific pollen, comparable to the DNA in us humans.
Pollen is a high-energy and highly complex substance in which the secret of life is stored.
Flower pollen in the video
Learn more about the flower pollen and the vital substances it contains in the video with Dr. Heinz Lüscher.
Pollen coat and pollen content
Pollen consists of a pollen coat and the pollen content. In the pollen coat, we encounter a limitless variety of shapes, some pollen coats are smooth, others have serrations with barbs that look like historical weapons under the microscope. On the mucous membranes of the human respiratory tract, however, they can trigger allergic reactions. Allergies such as hay fever or asthma are always triggered by the mucous membranes, if you swallow the same pollen, nothing negative happens.
Bees can dissolve the pollen casings with enzymes and mix them with their saliva. This produces a familiar mix, royal jelly. Queen bees feed on it and live up to ten times longer than worker bees and grow three times as big. From this you can guess the incredible nutritional value of pollen.
Bee pollen is popular, it is obtained by placing fine-meshed wire grids in front of the bee houses, on which the bees wipe off the pollen they have brought with them when flying through. However, this bee pollen is an unknown mixture of pollen from various plants and may also contain chemical residues from pesticides, etc. Bee pollen is therefore only second quality pollen.
Pollen provides energy and nutrients
Pollen is the source of more than 80% of all our food. 35 grams of pollen daily would cover our entire micronutrient needs. However, raw pollen cannot be digested because the pollen casings cannot be broken down by human digestive enzymes.
Allow flower pollen as a supplementary food
Swedish pollen researchers have succeeded in splitting pollen casings and thus extracting the valuable pollen content in pure form. They have also developed “big vacuum cleaners” which are driven over the fields during the flowering period so that the pollen can be extracted in large quantities. In this way, the origin of the pollen can be controlled at the same time.
Making special antioxidants from pollen bioavailable
In addition to the well-known antioxidants (also radical scavengers: they act against the harmful free radicals) that we take in from the outside, such as vitamin C, vitamin E or OPC, there are also the body’s own antioxidants, e.g. superoxide dismutase (SOD) and glutathione. These substances are present in some foods, but not in a bioavailable form, i.e. they cannot be absorbed in the intestine. The good news is that both substances are present in pollen, and Swedish researchers have developed a process that makes SOD and glutathione bioavailable from pollen and pistils.
Amazing content of micronutrients
To date, more than 3000 micronutrients have been found in pollen contents, but probably more.
- Vitamins: all
- Minerals: all
- Trace Elements: all
- Essential Amino acids: all
- Essential Fatty Acids: all
- Known Enzymes: nearly all
- Flavonoids: all
Our body needs all of these substances for healthy functioning, but our diet today unfortunately lacks many urgently needed micronutrients. Even with a predominantly plant-based diet from organic farming, it is hardly possible to consume all nutrients in the necessary quantity.
Three types of pollen
Three main types of pollen are distinguished: water-soluble pollen, fat-soluble pollen, and liver-active pollen extracts.
Flower pollen is offered as a dietary supplement in capsules, some products also contain vitamin C from acerola extract. With capsules containing around 300 mg, I recommend three capsules spread throughout the day.
Studies – Pollen
- Graminex Pollen: Phenolic Pattern, Colorimetric Analysis and Protective Effects in Immortalized Prostate Cells (PC3) and Rat Prostate Challenged
- Pollen extract in association with vitamins provides early pain relief in patients affected by chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome
- Oral administration of cernitin pollen extract (Cernilton) for 30 days might be useful to avoid unnecessary biopsy in prostate biopsy
candidates: A preliminary study
- Effects of superfoods on risk factors of metabolic syndrome- a systematic review of human intervention trials – Food & Function
- Beneficial Effect of Pollen and-or Propolis on the Metabolism of Iron, Calcium, Phosphorus, and Magnesium in Rats with Nutritional Ferropenic Anemia – Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry