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Why your body Needs Rutin (bee pollen)

August 23, 2010

-SirNatural-

Some of the most major health concerns we have to live with in these times have to do with the health of our cardiovascular system. Hypertension, stroke, and heart disease are increasingly the cause of a large proportion of natural deaths every year, with no indications of slowing down. To counter this, more and more attention is being paid to our diets, particularly the natural foods that can help prevent the onset of these serious conditions. Scientists and researchers have recently uncovered a most unlikely source of cardiovascular nutrition, an often overlooked food that has been around for thousands of years: bee pollen.

What makes bee pollen such an excellent protector of our cardiovascular system is its unusually high concentration of rutin. Rutin, which is sometimes erroneously referred to as vitamin P, is actually a citrus flavonoid glycoside, a specialized molecule that originates in plants. Rutin has several unique properties, such as its ability to make our blood vessels and capillaries more permeable and pliable while also acting to thin our blood. This is important because the hardening of our arteries and blood vessels is one of the major causes of all cardiovascular conditions. This happens naturally as we age, but can also be accelerated and made worse by an unhealthy diet. As our arteries harden, the passages narrow and blood flow becomes restricted. The tinier space causes higher blood pressure, or hypertension. Rutin can further ease hypertension by reducing the inflammation of blood vessels that can cause additional constriction. Once our blood vessels constrict and harden, it is only a matter of time before they become blocked completely by a combination of built up fatty acids and platelets. Once this happens, a stroke or heart attack ensues. This is where rutin’s blood thinning capability comes into play. It prevents the platelets in our blood from sticking together, causing our blood to be less viscous and to flow better, dramatically reducing the odds of a serious blockage occurring.

The rutin found in bee pollen can also be a boon to diabetics, particularly those who are at great risk of losing their eyesight. One of the worst effects of diabetes is the way it gradually worsens the eyesight, eventually rendering people blind. Scientists have found that this is due to the activity of aldose reductase, an enzyme usually found in the eye that contributes to the hyperglycemia that causes eye damage. For years, scientists have been trying to produce an effective aldose reductase inhibiting medicine, but have so far been unsuccessful. Rutin is a natural aldose reductase inhibitor, and initial studies have shown that it can indeed slow down the eye damage brought about by diabetes. This is good news for the millions of diabetics out there who no longer have to fear the possibility of losing their sight.

Rutin is also one of the most powerful antioxidants known to man. This means that it also works to help prevent the damage to our cells and DNA that can be brought about by environmental factors, poor diet, and the natural aging process. By preventing cell damage, rutin can help increase our life spans while allowing us to retain our youthful looks and features for much longer. In preventing damage to our DNA, it will protect us from future genetically linked health problems such as cancer.

Bee pollen is comprised of about 13% rutin, and is just one of the many vitamins and nutrients that it contains. It is a great source of body-building protein and amino-acids, as well as energy boosting B-vitamins.

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