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Why I Eat Bee Pollen for Hair Growth

• Sep 16, 2015


Over the years, a lot of information has circulated about the beauty benefits of honey. Need an awesome face mask? Honey. Out of deep conditioner? Get some extra virgin olive oil and honey, and go to town. But what about bee pollen?

Bee pollen, which comes from the pollen that collects on the bodies of bees, is touted as a superfood due to its protein, amino acid and vitamin content. It contains the amino acid L‑Cysteine, which contains sulfur and is said to help reverse hair loss and can strengthen the hair strand. Bee pollen also has vitamin A and E — two vitamins that are vital to hair (and overall) health. I notice a boost in energy when I take my bee pollen as well.

One teaspoon of bee pollen contains approximately 15 calories, so it’s easy to add a dash to oatmeal or sprinkle it on yogurt. I personally like the taste so I usually eat a small handful in the morning (some eat their spoonful with coconut oil). I’ve also heard that all bee pollen is not created equal taste-wise, but I can’t speak for other brands (mine is Y.S. Eco Bee Farms). You can also blend it into your smoothie. There are some creams and products that contain bee pollen, like the cult favorite Egyptian Magic, but I prefer to take my vitamins and supplements internally over topical treatments. Bee pollen capsules or tablets are also available if you do not like the taste.

Obviously, the health claims of consuming bee pollen have not been evaluated by the FDA and it’s not meant to be a miracle supplement. Make sure you are still caring for your hair properly and incorporating healthy foods into your diet.

Do you eat bee pollen and if so, what benefits have you experienced?


WARNING: Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not consume bee pollen. It may also cause an allergic reaction, especially if you are allergic to bees, so start off with a small amount. If you have further concerns, check with your doctor for more information.

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6 years ago

I’ve heard about the health benefits of bee pollen but hadn’t tried it because I take royal jelly & thought it was the better choice of the two. Now, I’m going to do some more research to find out if it really is or if taking both has increased benefits.

Azziza Joi Robinson
Azziza Joi Robinson
6 years ago

There’s a natural hair YouTuber named Chakakhanian who has been swearing on bee pollen up and down for years. I never really took her seriously because I had not heard anybody else talk about it but I may look into it now.

6 years ago

I have bee pollen.

6 years ago

I heard about bee pollen a couple years ago from YouTuber Chakakanian and I researched its benefits. I thought I’d try this superfood, which also helps keep high blood pressure at bay, and have been using the stuff ever since. My hair was pretty long and healthy prior to the bee pollen, but the other health benefits keep me going back for more. I try to take bee pollen at least every couple of days (not too often bc it can make your blood pressure run too low) and put it in my juice, cereal, oatmeal, almond milk, coconut water,… Read more »

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