Bee pollen - the caffeine-free, sugar-free, natural energy alternative
Everyone wants to be at the top of their game, physically and mentally. In a society that demands ultimate performance, encourages competition, and takes no prisoners when it comes to falling short, our lifestyles are constantly under pressure.
Energy drinks – a boost in the wrong direction
When there’s a problem, it’s human nature to reach for a quick-fix. Something to get you through, give you a boost, get you moving, stimulate those solution-producing neurons in your brain. Hence the wild popularity of heavily marketed, heavily caffeinated, sugar-and-chemical-filled energy drinks. The truth is that consuming these drinks in large quantities can be potentially harmful to your health.
According to the National Centre for Biotechnical Information (NCBI, USA), energy drink consumption can cause a variety of health problems including:
- Cardiovascular issues, like arrythmia and myocardial infarction
- Neurological problems including insomnia, restlessness and chronic daily headaches
- Psychological effects such as hallucination
- Elevated blood pressure
- Gastrointestinal and metabolic dangers including obesity and decreasing insulin sensitivity
- Kidney problems due to sodium loss, particularly in excessive heat.
What’s wrong with a little rocket fuel?
These artificial energy boosters may get you off your launchpad, but as well as potential health risks, they have almost no nutritional value, and may actually work against your body’s own natural resources. Most of the well-known brands of energy drinks contain high levels of caffeine – around 80mg in a 250ml can – plus excessive amounts of sugar. The average cup of coffee contains less than 40mg. Many of these drinks also contain extra ingredients used to boost energy even further, like guarana, taurine, ginseng and carnitine.
In order to feel healthy and energised, and to maintain a level of sustained natural energy all day every day, your body needs a complex balance of important nutrients. The effects of these nutrients are long lasting, and will feed your cells, the way nature intended. Your body turns these nutrients into proper fuel, providing physical energy, mental awareness and physiological balance.
Sure, but how do I beat the three o’clock fade?
All this talk about good nutrition makes perfect sense, and it stands to reason that the vitamins, minerals, amino acids, antioxidants and micro-nutrients we need should come from the food we eat. But with our fast-paced lifestyles, we often tend to miss out on the most valuable of these nutrients, which can have a major effect on our energy levels. So if you’ve ever reached that midpoint in the afternoon when you can’t concentrate, and seem to be yawning excessively, but it’s still a full three hours until knockoff, then the temptation to reach for a quick fix is at its peak.
Given the growing evidence that high levels of caffeine, sugar and other energy stimulants (especially when combined, and then re-combined with alcohol) are not beneficial to your health, then it’s time to power up the natural way. With bee pollen.
Power Pollen – nature’s answer to the afternoon slump!
It won’t happen overnight, but it WILL happen! Bee pollen is without doubt, one of nature’s most incredible nutritional offerings. We need to consume more raw, natural foods. Bee pollen is a true superfood that will do all the right things when it comes to providing the health-giving support your body needs. With 27 vitamins an amino acids, 28 minerals, powerful antioxidants and beneficial micro-nutrients, co-enzymes and so much more, pollen is like the health food store you can hold in the palm of your hand.
We won’t go into too much detail explaining what pollen is exactly, and where it comes from, because you can read about that here. When you start taking Power Pollen, you’re adding valuable, powerful support to a diet that may be sadly lacking in the necessary elements.
Have you ever had a thriving plant that suddenly decided to not to thrive anymore? It no longer produces vibrant flowers or fruit and seems to lose all its will to survive. But when you feed it some nutrients, move its location, renew its environment, nurture its roots, it comes back bigger and better than ever. And it doesn’t take long. Your body is the same. With a little attention to detail, and a daily helping of one of the most nutritious substances on the planet, you can be a success story too! The very act of adding Power Pollen to your daily nutritional regimen means you’re supporting your body’s natural need to exercise, create, grow, strengthen and thrive!
Just recapping - Bee Pollen, the Glycemic Index, and proof that high-sugar energy drinks are not a good idea
The Glycemic Index measures how fast a given food enters the bloodstream. It works on a scale from 1(the slowest) – to 100 (being sugar and the fastest). Nutritional Science-101 tells us that the faster a food enters the blood, the faster your insulin levels rise. Insulin is a fat storage hormone, and high glycemic foods like sugar promote fat storage and other health issues.
So to put it simply, low fat, low protein, high carbohydrate, (mostly starch and sugar) dominant diets are not health-friendly because your insulin levels stay high, and burning fat becomes incredibly hard.
Low glycemic foods are your body’s friend. That means predominantly protein, fibre and good fats, which lower GI and keep in check those all-important insulin levels. Bee pollen is very high in protein and contains valuable, essential fatty acids, fibre and a range of natural elements that make it the perfect supplement.
You could call Power Pollen a virtual super multi-vitamin and mineral created by nature. It’s a pure food. Because of its incredible nutrient content, it can’t be replicated in a lab.
So the question you need to ask is, do you really need people in white lab coats concocting all manner of sugar-laden, caffeine-laced, chemical-enhanced foods and drinks to get you firing on all cylinders?
Or do you start giving yourself the power to beat your personal energy crisis. A couple of golden capsules of Power Pollen every day will help make a difference. All those vitamins and minerals will help you feel energised, and before you know it, the three-o’clock fade will be a thing of the past.
The great thing is that good health has its own ripple effect. Try Power Pollen, and once you start breaking through the mid-afternoon slump, you’ll feel like maybe popping into the gym on your way home from work. Next thing you know, you’re going for a run in the morning instead of hitting the snooze button every 60 seconds. Dozing off on the couch will be a thing of the past, and your weekends will be filled with productive, creative, healthy endeavours.
It’s been said that you get out of life what you put in. So if each day you add in a helping of Mother Nature’s greatest gift, then the possibilities are endless!
NatureBee Power Pollen - The Ultimate Superfood