News outlets have recently been promoting information regarding faster hair growth with bee pollen and propolis.
Considered one of nature’s most completely nourishing foods, bee pollen contains nearly all nutrients required by humans.
It's rich in proteins, free amino acids, and vitamins, including B-complex and folic acid.
Bee Pollen Thought To Encourage Faster Hair Growth Due To Rich Ingredients
Hair and beauty experts believe all the rich ingredients in bee pollen encourage faster hair growth.
At the very least it's thought to encourage healthy hair.
One of the most interesting facts about bee pollen is that it cannot be synthesized in a laboratory.
Besides being believed to offer faster hair growth, bee pollen has been touted by herbalists as a treatment for a variety of medical conditions.
Even with all the great reports on bee pollen benefits, there is no current conclusive scientific evidence to show it is has any measurable hair growth or related health benefits.
Inconclusive Bee Pollen And Hair Growth Evidence
Like honey and propolis, other well-known honey bee products are gathered rather than secreted (i.e., in contrast to royal jelly and beeswax).
The exact chemical composition may be unpredictable.
Why? It depends on the plants the worker bees gather the pollen from, and can vary from hour to hour, day to day, week to week, colony to colony, even in the same apiary, with no two samples of bee pollen exactly identical.The inconsistency of the bee products means that the results may not be the same for all people with various hair growth or hair loss reversal needs.
Possible Side Effects Of Bee Pollen
Bee pollen is safe for short term use, but side effects include allergic reaction (shortness of breath, hives, swelling, and anaphylaxis).
Experts also warn that bee pollen is not safe for pregnant women and should not be used during breastfeeding.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned against the use of some bee pollen products because they are adulterated with unapproved drugs including sibutramine and phenolphthalein.
Also in the quest to speed up hair growth and stop hair loss, scientists are reporting that propolis, the substance from honeybee hives might contain clues for developing a potential new hair growth therapy.
Lab test results indicated that propolis encouraged hair growth in mice. The study tied to hair growth potential appears in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.Propolis is a resinous mixture honey bees collect from tree buds, sap flows, or other botanical sources and use as a sealant for unwanted open spaces in the hive.
Summary - Faster Hair Growth With Bee Pollen
Bee pollen has proven to be very beneficial in treating infertility and allergies, supporting weight control, and creating longevity, to name a few.
It's also been suggested bee pollen as well as propolis could trigger accelerated hair growth and potentially stop or minimize hair loss.Is it really true? Only time will tell.
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