Pollen – Wonder of Creation
Dr. med. Heinz Lüscher
Pollen provides energy and nutrients
As pollen, can cause allergies, they are hated by many people. Yet, when you spend time studying pollen, a miracle of nature and the greatness of our Creator, are revealed. Pollen is the male part of a plant, which combines with the female pistil and thus creates a new plant. Pollen is transferred from one plant to another by wind and insects. Each plant has a species-specific pollen, much like DNA.
Pollen consists of a pollen covering (husks) and the pollen content. We find a virtually limitless variety of pollen forms. Single pollen hulls are smooth, others have pips with barbed hooks that look like historical weapons, details that can be observed using a microscope. Thus, the pollen can cause irritation of respiratory tract’s mucous membrane and hence allergies such as hay fever or asthma are then triggered by the mucous membranes. Yet, if the pollen is eaten, there are no negative responses.
Bees are able to dissolve the pollen husks with enzymes and mix these with their saliva. This creates a well-known mixture called Royal Jelly. Queen bees then feed on this jelly and they live up to 10 times longer than worker bees and become 3 times larger. This illustrates the incredible nutritional value of pollen.
Man, is well disposed to consuming herbivorous food. More than 80% of all our foods originate form pollen. Just 35 grams of pollen per day would cover all our requirements for micronutrients. However, raw pollen cannot be digested because the pollen husks cannot be split by human digestive enzymes.
Pollen is packed with energy and is a highly complex substance, in which the secret of life is stored.
Bee pollen is popular, but expensive. It is harvested by putting fine-meshed wire in the entrance to a bee hive, thus stripping some of the pollen off the bee that has been brought back to the bee hive. However, this bee pollen is a mixture of pollen from many different plants and could also contains chemical substances spray on plants by farmers. This Bee pollen is therefore considered second grade quality.
Swedish pollen researchers have succeeded in cleaving pollen husks and thus harvesting the valuable pollen content. They have also developed very large vacuum cleaners, which are driven over the fields during the flowering season. So, they can now harvest large quantities of pollen from flowers. To date, more than 3000 micronutrients have been found in pollen, but this number could easily increase by several thousands more. Studies show that if only a single micro nutrient is removed from a certain pollen, then after fertilisation no growth occurs in the fertilised ovum. Only the interplay of all micro nutrients is effective to bring new life. Below is the incredible composition of flower pollen:
- Vitamins: all
- Minerals: all
- Trace Elements: all
- Essential Amino acids: all
- Essential Fatty Acids: all
- Known Enzymes: nearly all
- Flavonoids: all
Our body is nothing other than digested food. It needs all the micro nutrients for a healthy operation. If any are missing, the body is only as healthy as its weakest limb. Unfortunately, in our modern diet, we lack many urgently needed micro nutrients. Flower pollen contains all these required nutrients in a natural form.
In addition to the well-known antioxidants, such as vitamin C, vitamin E or OPC, there are also body-borne antioxidants, namely superoxide dismutase (SOD) and glutathione. These substances are included in some foods, but not in bio-available form, i.e. not in a form our intestine can absorb. The Swedish researchers have now developed a process that makes SOD and glutathione bio-available from pollen and pistils.
In essence, three types of pollen are distinguished: water-soluble pollen, fat-soluble pollen and pollen extracts which are effective to prevent liver toxicity.
Water soluble Pollen WSP
- Is a food
- Is not a stimulant
- The nutrients enter the blood within 30 minutes
- Contains bio-available superoxide dismutase (SOD) and glutathione
- Better anti-depressant than any medication (because energy and depression cannot be in the body simultaneously)
- Strong anti-allergy substance (because the allergic effect of pollen has been eliminated in the manufacturing process)
- Reducing swelling, even caused by sports injuries
- Has anti-inflammatory properties
- Increases performance
- Decreases recovery time after vigorous sporting performance
- No known toxicity
- No known side effects
- No known drug interactions
- No known upper-limit dosage
Fat soluble Pollen (FSP)
This is mainly obtained from rye pollen. Studies have shown that this pollen has an excellent effect on benign prostate enlargement and chronic prostatitis, both these diseases drive men to despair (and women at night). According to the studies, the efficacy was over 90%. This is more than just a ray of hope (probably a solution) for prostate inflammation suffers. As you may know, prostate inflammation is very painful and can last for months to years, with no effective medication available. This may be a very welcome solution! In most cases (although not all) men who have problems passing water due to a prostrate swelling, experience a remarkable improvement upon regular consumption of these pollens. Also in women with menstrual problems, fat-soluble pollen alleviates this unpleasant plague.
Pollen Extracts beneficial to the Liver (LPE)
Die The liver is to metabolism what the heart is to blood circulation. Our modern way of life, is the cause why almost all people have a weakened liver. Our liver has become the rubbish bin for our eating habits and these results on our body, thus also the cause of numerous diseases. LPEs help with any kind of liver problem, but we need a healthy basic diet to support the LPEs. Patients with hepatitis A or C experience a rapid and sustained improvement when consuming LPEs.
The intestine is a central and often neglected organ for our health. Intestinal inflammations like Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis or simply “only” irritable bowel syndrome are dramatically increasing and can only be treated with very strong medicines. What many people are not aware of: after an antibiotic treatment, the intestine is massively disturbed and does not simply recover by itself. Lactic acid bacteria in the yogurt are killed in the stomach by the acid and therefore do not help. For all intestinal disorders, prolonged therapy with a combination of probiotics in gastric acid-resistant capsules (these are “good” gut bacteria, for example, symbioflor, bioflorine, mutaflor) and flower pollen are needed. Only in this way does the bowel return to its normal function.
And lastly, below are the application possibilities and dosages for flower pollen extract (Pollen Vida) In Pollen Vida all three described pollen varieties are included.
|Flu and colds||2-7||1-3||1-3||1-3|
|Performance Sport||1-4||1||1-3 before Training|
|Prostate hyperplasia||2 for 6-9 months||1||0||1|
|Prostatitis||2 for several months||1||0||1|
|After Antibiotics||3-6 for 10 days, thereafter 2 for 1-2 Months||1-2||1-2||1-2|
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