Bee pollen is one of my favorite supplements. Why? Various foods have been touted as "perfect," but the one food that deserves this distinction is rarely mentioned. It's a fact, you could live on bee pollen and not suffer from malnutrition. Studies from all over the world indicate that the pollen collected by bees from the stamen of flowers is worth its weight in gold. Bee pollen contains 22 amino acids (and higher amounts of the eight essential ones than most high-protein foods), 27 mineral salts, the full range of vitamins, hormones, carbohydrates, and more than 5,000 enzymes and coenzymes necessary for digestion and healing. A bonus..... there is also an indication that using locally collected pollen will help with hay fever and other allergies.