The Bees Knees and the Quest for Diabetic Relief

Swarm your diabetes


Thank your lucky stars for bees. The tiny little insects with the giant sting are producers of a super food that is rich with the type of vitamins and nutrients that can help diabetics better deal with the complications associated with the disease.

Bee Pollen is gathered by bees and is a staple of their diet. Here’s the buzz on why you should make it a part of your diet as well.

Bell pollen contains high amounts of antioxidants that protect the body against diabetic stress  When blood sugar levels spike, the stress can cause damage to vital organs. Bee pollen helps lessen that damage and improves blood sugar control. And get this, because bee pollen contains abundant amounts of protein and amino acids, athletes are fond of using it to increase their energy reserve. That also applies to diabetics who will enjoy a newfound burst of vitality as a consequence of embracing the supplement.

Infections are a big problem for diabetics. Wounds do not when there is too much sugar in the blood resulting infections and even necrosis. Well, because bee pollen contains high doses of vitamins A, C, and E  – all known to improve healing-  bee pollen can help to heal prevent infection.

Weight issues and diabetes seem to travel hand-in-hand.  Guess what, bee pollen can increase your metabolism. And once you shift your metabolism into a higher gear, you’ll discover that you’re  burning through calories like you never have before.

Let’s face, when you’re a diabetic you want to do everything you can to protect your health. And because bee pollen is packed with nutrients, minerals, enzymes, coenzymes, B complex vitamins and so much more, by taking the supplement, diabetics make themselves much less susceptible to other diseases by providing the nutrients needed by people with the blood sugar disease to counteract viruses and bacteria.

When searching for bee pollen keep in mind that the most effective supplements are made of the highest quality ingredients that are void of fillers and preservatives that can adversely affect a person’s health. So make sure you are purchasing you bee pollen from only from a reputable company. And don’t forget, before beginning a new regime of supplements make sure you speak to your doctor first to ensure bee pollen is right for you.

MJ Stone is a Montreal writer and artist. He has worked as a journalist for the Globe and Mail and CBC and his copy has also been featured in Hour Magazine, MacLean's and Parabola Magazine. In 2012 Stone wrapped up his first novel, The fool. He has been writing and editing health-related material at Download Apps since 2014.