A natural food supplement, a source of energy and health. Lithuanian-Baltic bee bread is characterised by its rich composition and the absence of chemical contaminants.
Bee bread products
Bee bread (Perga) is fermented bee pollen that constitutes the supply of protein for the bee colony. It is a mixture of honey and pollen that contains a lot of secretions produced by the glands in the bee’s body that ferment the bee bread to create new substances.
Bee bread has many properties that are similar to those of pollen. However, compared to pollen, bee bread is assimilated much more easily by the human body and is 3 times more effective. This is due to the pollen shell breaking as the bee bread matures, which releases the compounds from within that are more biologically available for the body. The active ingredients of bee bread are more easily assimilated by the human body than pollen because they are broken down into less complex compounds during fermentation. Bee bread is used in the food industry, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and veterinary medicine.
Bee bread is the main source of bee protein and works as a natural dietary supplement for people, providing energy and improved health. It boasts antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. Bee bread is recommended for people suffering from liver and digestive system diseases. Bee bread eliminates physical and mental fatigue, improves mood, and restores the vitamin balance. It is excellent for rebuilding strength after being ill. It also boosts the immune system, helps against atherosclerosis and anaemia, and can aid the treatment of cardiovascular disorders. Bee bread also helps with diabetes, lowers cholesterol, and detoxifies the body. It is recommended for cases of atherosclerosis and anaemia. It is very effective in treating urinary and prostate disorders. Bee bread improves appetite and skin health and has a rejuvenating effect on the body.
Our bee bread is harvested in Lithuania, in the Baltic region, which is characterised by natural, ecologically clean, and very diverse nature. It is rich with large forest areas, lakes and rivers, wild meadows that bloom with many different types of flowers and herbs. A clean environment, biologically active vegetation, and a venerable cultural tradition of beekeeping offer the opportunity to produce clean and natural bee products that are of the finest quality. These products are rich in natural substances and benefit from herbal medicinal properties that are very beneficial to people’s health. Lithuania has banned the cultivation of GMO crops. As a result, it is impossible that the products would be contaminated with GMOs. Our bee bread is always matured naturally and stored in the beehive throughout the required full fermentation time.
Frequently asked questions
Bee bread is pollen that has been preserved in honey. Bee bread is the main source of bee protein and works as a natural dietary supplement for people, providing energy and improved health.
The mature bee bread tastes slightly of rye bread – it is both sweet and sour. The fermentation process makes it possible for the bee bread’s beneficial nutrients to be absorbed much better than those from raw pollen.
Bee bread is produced by selecting the best honeycombs using special equipment and technology created in Lithuania. Using this method, the fine granules are cleanly separated from the honeycomb, ensuring that they are free of wax impurities and properly dried. The finished product has an excellent marketable appearance, aroma, and flavour.
In some respects, bee bread is superior to pollen because its effect on the body is 3 times more potent than that of fresh bee pollen. The human body can also assimilate bee bread more easily than pollen. This is due to the pollen shell breaking as the bee bread matures, which releases the compounds from within that are more easily absorbed by the body. The active ingredients fermented in bee bread are also more easily assimilated by the human body than pollen because they are broken down into less complex compounds during fermentation.
Researchers have found that bee bread contains over 25 micronutrients and macronutrients, including iron, cobalt, phosphorus, etc. It contains many different vitamins (C, B1, B2, B3, P), enzymes, and hormones. Bee bread contains more than 20 different amino acids.
Our bee bread is matured in the beehive for the full fermentation period. This results in the granules having regular appearance, great taste and aroma. Our WILD MEADOW HONEY Bee Bread contains approximately 30% protein, 24-34% carbohydrates, 1.5% lipids, 15% amino acids, vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12, C, PP, E, D, K, H) that are necessary for the human body, as well as essential macronutrients (P, S, CI, K, Ca, Na) and micronutrients (Mg, Fe, Cu, Zn, Co, Mo, Se, Cr, Ni, Si).
The quality of our bee bread is excellent: it is not chemically contaminated with any heavy metals, pesticides, antibiotics, toxins, etc. and it is free of GMO. Its microbiological properties are compliant with the requirements of the EU food and pharmaceutical sectors.
The therapeutic effect of bee bread on our body is 3 times more potent than that of fresh bee pollen. Bee bread has antibacterial, antioxidant, antibiotic, regenerative, and other therapeutic effects:
- It can help with avitaminosis and other diseases caused by vitamin deficiencies;
- It helps with injuries, heavy bleeding, and recovery from various traumas;
- It affects microorganisms, including those that are resistant to antibiotics;
- It helps fight the effects of free radicals;
- It has a positive effect on the body’s microflora and helps with recovery after a course of antibiotics;
- It helps stimulate and activate the body’s immunity;
- It has a positive effect on blood glucose and lipid levels;
- It helps prevent chronic cardiovascular diseases;
- It is stimulating to the central nervous system;
- It helps not only physical recovery, but also reduces stress;
- It promotes the regeneration of the nervous system and improves attention and memory;
- It has a negative (toxic) effect on cancer cells and has a positive effect on the body’s cells;
- It relieves physical and mental fatigue, improves mood, and has tonic properties;
- It helps fight atherosclerosis;
- It is beneficial in the treatment of cardiovascular disorders;
- It helps with diabetes;
- It improves appetite and bowel function;
- It helps with liver and gallbladder issues;
- It stimulates the production of haemoglobin and red blood cells and increases their levels in the blood;
- It helps improve psychology and mental health;
- It normalises blood pressure and can be beneficial in the prevention of hypertension and hypotension;
- It stimulates the growth of new cells and the regeneration of damaged tissues and organs;
- It strengthens bones, improves vision, and rejuvenates the skin;
- It boosts sexual potency in men;
- It helps treat infertility, prostatitis and helps prevent miscarriage and toxicosis;
- It normalises the function of the nervous and endocrine systems;
- It helps prevent alcohol and nicotine addiction and boosts the therapeutic effects of drugs;
- It is beneficial for people sensitive to weather changes and prone to depression.
Bee bread can be used as a dietary supplement and in combination with other bee products, e.g., honey, royal jelly, etc. There are no official recommendations on the use and dosage of bee bread, but it is suggested to take a break of a month or more when taking it regularly. It is best to take it in the morning or before noon – in the first half of the day – due to its energising properties. In case of increased gastric acidity, we recommended to eat bee bread after a meal. If the gastric acidity is low, eat it before a meal. If you have hypertonia or find that you are sensitive to changes in atmospheric pressure, take bee bread with or immediately after food.
Bee bread is best assimilated if it is milled into very small pieces. Accordingly, we recommend dissolving a spoonful of bee bread in warm water with honey and drinking it. You can also eat bee bread – we recommend keeping it in your mouth and slowly chewing without rushing to ingest it.
As a preventative measure, we recommend consuming 10-15 g of bee bread daily, approximately 1/2 teaspoon per day for an adult and about 1/6 teaspoon per day for a child. When treating illnesses, we recommend consuming 20-30 g of bee bread per day. Practice caution when giving bee bread to children under 3 years of age due to possible allergic reactions to pollen and honey. Afterwards, the child can be given as many granules as their age in years.
Bee bread is not recommended in the following cases:
- stages 3 and 4 of oncological diseases;
- individual intolerance or bee product allergies;
- uncontrolled diabetes;
- bleeding (bee bread thins the blood and reduces clotting);
- increased production of thyroid hormones.
Much like honey, bee bread loses its beneficial properties when exposed to heat over 45 degrees. Beekeepers tend to dry it to ensure that bee bread can be stored almost indefinitely. Dried bee bread can be stored at room temperature of ≤ 20o C. If it has not been dried, it must be refrigerated at ≤ 5o C or stored in a dry and dark place. If it is not being consumed immediately, it should be frozen, which ensures that it stays fresh and soft. When stored in rooms with high relative humidity, bee bread may mould and become dangerous to consume. Shelf life is 2 years from date of manufacture.