Pollen: a superfood at your service.

Pollen: a superfood at your service.

Many people may not be acquainted with the idea, linking pollen with certain types of spring allergies (incorrectly, as it is anemophilous pollen which is usually to blame for allergies); entomophilous pollen, however, is a natural superfood which can provide you with energy, health and wellness.

Basically, pollen grains are male cells responsible for the reproduction of plants, gathered by bees in order to be carried to their hives and serve as their main food. Pollen is a food rich in protein, of utmost importance to people who work out, but also beneficial to anyone who needs more energy in their everyday life.

In its fresh, damp form, in which it preserves most of its nutritional ingredients, we come across amino acids, carbohydrates, fatty acids and vitamins (A-B1-B2-B3-B5-B6-B12-C-D-E-H-K-PP), as well as mineral elements and enzymes.

“Its benefits to our health are numerous”.

In particular, apart from the allergies (for which not only it is not the cause but, on the contrary, aids in fighting off), it helps with problems such as seasonal hair loss, intestine problems, prostate, increased levels of cholesterol, hormonal disorders, pancreas and liver malfunction, hypertension, anorexia and obesity. Moreover, it significantly reinforces the immune system, shielding it against viral infections. Finally, due to its contribution to the organism’s general balance, pollen helps us look… prettier, as its beneficial effect does not concern only our interior, but our appearance as well.

Dosage: when in damp form, it is advisable to begin the consumption of pollen with one level teaspoon per day, until the stomach gets used to it. Subsequently, you can increase the dosage up to two teaspoons of pollen, while the maximum dosage is six teaspoons per day. It takes 2-4 months for the benefits of pollen to surface; however, it is certain that if you follow this program consistently, the difference will be distinctive.

Royal jelly: a supreme food

Royal jelly: a supreme food

Royal jelly is a thick, organic substance produced by the worker bees. It serves as the queen bee’s exclusive kind of food. It is not an exaggeration to say that royal jelly is the most healthful food human can consume, with numerous, certified beneficial properties.

Royal jelly was introduced to the masses during the ‘50s, more specifically in 1954, when Pope Pius the 12th, who was of an advanced age, managed to get over his health problems by consuming royal jelly. Since then, its reputation spread fast and people began to try to find out the benefits that its consumption has to offer.

Nowadays, we can assert that royal jelly behaves in a really amazing way, providing determinative help to the problems people face and not just having a positive effect on certain issues. This is due to its capacity to help the human system find its own balance and cope by itself with any problem it may be facing. So, royal jelly has a positive effect on metabolism, growth and longevity. It regulates and balances the function of the human body, it provides oxygen to the cells and reinforces natural resistance against external threats and internal anomaly. By rejuvenating the cells, it breathes new life into overcome, aged people. It fortifies physical and mental abilities and boosts memory, stamina, fertility and sexual performance. It also helps in the prevention of diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

“It helps in the prevention of diseases”.

Royal jelly’s beneficial properties are attributed to its abundance in vitamins, especially those of the B complex, which play an important part in the proper function not only of the nervous system but of the whole body as well. In particular, each gram contains: thiamine (B1) 3,9 mg, riboflavin (B2) 26,5 mg, niacin (B3) 84 mg, pantothenic acid 186 mg, pyridoxine (B6) 2,4 mg, inositol 100 mg, biotin 1,7 mg, folic acid 0,2 mg. It also contains the vitamins B12, A, D, E, K and C in varied amounts. Its flavor is slightly acid and its color is yellowy. According to analysis, its main ingredients’ average content is: humidity 67%, proteins 15,5%, sugars 12,5%, fatty substances 4% and cinder 1%.

Its miraculous properties can be witnessed in the queen bees, who only differ from worker bees in nutrition. However, this difference enables the queen bees to surpass  the worker bees 40% in size, to live almost 40% more and to bear 2500 eggs everyday (2,5 times their size).

Dosage: Adults: a teaspoon of royal jelly every morning before breakfast, under the tongue, until it has dispersed. Children: half a teaspoon. Athletes and patients: up to two teaspoons. Royal jelly has to be consumed for three months per year. Its effectiveness depends on its freshness. It can be preserved in a 5oC (domestic fridge) up to 6 months; its quality gets poor if it comes in contact with air, light and metallic utensils.

Greek production – harvest

In Greece the producers of royal jelly are very few; the royal jelly that is available in the greek market is mostly imported. By choosing our royal jelly, you may be assured that you consume 100% excellent quality Greek product, in which your health will meet a valuable ally.

Wildflower honey: Gods’ honey from Olympus

Wildflower honey: Gods’ honey from Olympus

According to the Greek mythology, honey was the food chosen to enable Zeus grow up faster and claim his position among the Gods.

This myth cannot be considered as a coincidence, as contemporary medical research has pointed out that honey, especially wildflower honey, helps in children’s growth and in the formation of a strong immune system.

So, straight from the domain of the Gods, the impressive and almighty mountain Olympus, we bring you a honey that can take pride in its divine origin. Every spring, the rare plants and herbs that dominate the region, unite in an intoxicating combination and, along with the aid of the experience we possess, being the third generation of beekeepers, supply you with an excellent, 100% Greek honey.

“Wildflower honey takes care of everybody”.

Wildflower honey not only helps children grow up faster and healthier, but it also takes care of everybody. In particular, if you feel tired from the exhausting pace of life, you can introduce a spoonful of wildflower honey in your daily diet. You will certainly become aware of the extra energy and stamina it offers in a very short period of time.

Moreover, in case you suffer from stomach problems and indigestion, you should be informed that wildflower honey promotes digestion’s proper function. What is more, it may be of assistance in case of constipation, as it can regulate the function of the intestine.

Finally, wildflower honey acts as a deterrent against liver cancer and prevents diseases related to this particular organ, as it helps in its proper function.

Choose our Greek honey of excellent quality and we assure you that its savory flavor will not let you down.