If you couldn’t bear to string the lights up this year… or climb the stool to top the tree with a star… you’re not alone.
About 54 million people are in the same boat.
Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. – and it’s doing a lot more than taking the “merry” out of “Christmas” for lots of older folks just like you.
On a good day, you can’t open a jar of mincemeat.
On a bad day, you can’t step foot out of bed.
But before you reach for that bottle of pain pills again… if you can even pry it open… wait till you hear about this natural cure from the most unexpected of places.
3-day arthritis fix
By now, you’re savvy enough to know how many natural cures are hidden inside herbs.
But there’s a crazy part of flowering plants that you may have never thought of… or even heard of… whose potential has just BEGUN to be unlocked.
That’s right, the stuff that makes you sneeze in the spring and summer can ALSO alleviate the aches and pains of arthritis in winter.
It’s not just any kind of pollen from any ol’ flower.
Studies have found that what can provide real, lasting relief for arthritis is bee pollen.
It’s one of the most nutritious edible items on the planet, comprised of anywhere from 20 to a whopping 40% protein and dozens of vitamins, nutrients, fatty acids, amino acids, and polyphenols.
It helps arthritis patients in several ways, primarily by:
- reducing inflammation
- bringing down swelling
- reversing oxidative damage
A 2010 study detected anti-inflammatory activities after taking bee pollen for just three days.
The Greeks and Romans used bee pollen for medicinal purposes.
And it’s been proven to work so well in modern times that the German Federal Board of Health currently acknowledges it as a medicine.
Pollen from just anywhere won’t do the trick – it’s got to be literally taken off the honeybee, where it’s mixed with nectar and bee secretions you probably don’t want to think too much about.
Many of the studies find that bee pollen works best when mixed with honey… and provides benefits that you won’t get from honey alone.
Now, there are lots of bee-related products out there – but don’t confuse bee pollen with royal jelly, “bee glue,” bee venom, or any of the other products from manufacturers that have jumped on the bandwagon.
Look for a bee pollen supplement from an organic source to reduce your potential exposure to pesticides.
The therapeutic effects may vary depending on the species of bee and the type of flower that the pollen comes from. To be safe, start with anything from the Apis mellifera, or the western honeybee — the most common honeybee in the world.
A dosage of 500 to 1,000 mg should be a good starting point if you suffer chronic arthritis pain.