The pollen that bees collect and spread as a part of their daily habits turns out to be one of the most nutritious substances to be found in nature. It contains, among other things, minerals, proteins (it’s about 40% protein, I’m told), unsaturated fatty acids, B-complex vitamins and vitamin C. Bee pollen is currently in favor because of its antibacterial properties and its aid to immune systems, and is also antiviral and antifungal. If you get pollen from local hives, you get the additional benefit of tamping down any allergies you may have to nearby plant pollens. I use it to keep my “hay fever” under control during the rainy season.
Its ability to bolster missing parts of a body’s supply of vitamins, amino acids, and other hormone building blocks means that it has been observed since Pythagoras’ time or earlier to be useful in restoring lost libido, among other things. Modern science seems to show that it does indeed boost hormone levels.
Although the effects of a single dose are minor, the cumulative effect of daily intake is said to be remarkable. It’s also worth noting that ideal dosage varies wildly from one person to the next. One may need 1500mg three times a day to keep their energy going. Another may get the same result from 1g twice a day. It’s pretty safe to experiment with, so by all means do so. The overall effect should be the bumped-up energy level one gets from caffeine, but without the jitters or crashing.