The bees store the collected pollen in the cells of the honeycomb, concentrate it with a little honey and propolis, digest it with their enzyme, and then go through lactic fermentation approximately for three months.
Its composition is similar to pollen (it consists of amino acids, vitamins, enzymes, hormones and minerals), but thanks to the substances added by bees and fermentation, its content is significantly improved, making it twice or three times more valuable than pollen. During the fermentation process, complex carbohydrates are converted to simple sugars, and some of them to lactic acid. The content of vitamin K increases, the pollen grains rupture, making it easier for us to digest than fresh pollen.
- Bee bread is a general anti-inflammatory and immune booster. Due to its zinc, magnesium and iron content it can be used in children for anemia and in adults to supplement malnutrition. Iron is an important component of hematopoiesis and zinc is essential for maintaining the integrity of the cell wall.
- It is necessary for the proper development of children, for the production of hormones and for the protection against pathogens, so the daily intake of zinc also contributes to the consumption of bee bread..
- Its magnesium content plays a role in the proper functioning of the nervous system, muscles and heart.
- It has also been shown to have some degree of antitumor activity: it inhibits the growth of malignant tumors while reducing the complications of surgery and radiotherapy.
- Can be used effectively during pregnancy: when mixed with honey, it is a delicious dietary supplement, even for the sensitive pregnant stomach.
- Last but not least, it has a remarkable cell renewal effect on the digestive system and liver..