Bee Pollen: For the bees?

Bee Pollen is one of those mysterious “natural superfoods” that has had many claims made of it, and from what I can tell is simply another great way to separate people from their money. These claims of boosted athletic prowess, immunity and vitality have not been scientifically substantiated. The only thing that science has to say is if you are allergic to bees or their products, stay away from it.  One guy had increased bleeding when taking both bee pollen and a blood thinner (Warfarin/Coumadin). I don’t put a lot of faith in situations with and N=1, so this effect might be a mulligan. It’s obviously the perfect food for bees, but at this point, there is no evidence to suggest that humans derive any benefit other than perhaps a psychosomatic or placebo effect. Try honey instead.