- On the packaging, bottle, and the leaflet insert of Yung Kien Pollen, we can see the Important Notes stating that bee pollen may cause severe allergic reactions. What does this imply?
A:This is a requirement imposed by the Health Ministry of the Malaysian government on all bee-related health care products, including pollen, royal jelly, and propolis. Propolis has a long history of medicinal use, dating back to 350 B.C., the time of Aristotle. Greeks have used propolis for abscesses; Assyrians have used it for healing wounds and tumors; and Egyptians have used it for mummification. It still has many medicinal uses today, although its effectiveness has only been shown for a couple of them.
- Will the consumption of pollen trigger the onset of hay fever?
A: The cause of hay fever can be traced to wind-pollinated floral species, which feature tiny and light pollen grains. Upon inhalation, these air-borne pollen grains become antigens that readily adhere to the mucous membrane of our trachea, leading to allergic reactions.On the other hand, the pollen grains for consumption purposes are sourced from bee-pollinated floral species. These pollen grains are much heavier and hence do not cause allergic reactions. More so, they help tone down the irritation brought about by their air-borne counterpart. As such, you can rest assured that the consumption of Yung Kien Pollen will not trigger the onset of hay fever.
- Of the 3 bee-related products -pollen, honey, and royal jelly – which one has the highest health-enhancing benefits?
A: Yung Kien Pollen is the most complete health food among them all. This is because pollen offers the richest and most varied nutrients, which are available in proportions closest to what is needed by the human body. In contrast, honey comprises mostly starches and has very low contents of other nutrients such as minerals and proteins. As for royal jelly, while it does contain proteins, minerals, starches, and fats, they are available in proportions that are not even close to what is needed by the human body. That explains why pollen is the most efficacious compared with honey and royal jelly.
- The multi-vitamin pills sold in the market today generally contain minerals and other nutrients in addition to vitamins. How do they match up to pollen products?
A: The multi-vitamin pills sold in the market today are mostly made up of synthetic nutrients that cannot be completely assimilated and metabolized by the human body. In fact, some of the sub-standard ones may even incur burden to the body or, worse yet, cause poisoning. As Yung Kien Pollen is a natural health food, it does not bring about any known side effect with its daily consumption. There is no restriction as to the consumption amount because it will never accumulate in the body or cause discomfort. It must also be highlighted that pollen offers a complete spectrum of nutrients that can be readily assimilated and utilized by the body.
- Is there any contra-indication associated with the consumption of pollen?
A: The consumption of pollen does not come with any contra-indication. You can consume it directly or wash it down with boiled water, fruit juice, milk, and other beverages, except that you should not cook it or mix it in boiling water, so that the bioactive amino acids and bioactive enzymes in it are not destroyed and its health-giving benefits remain intact.