The menopause, which normally begins in women ages between 45 and 55, can cause uncomfortable, upsetting symptoms that are difficult to manage. Symptoms of the menopause include hot flushes, night sweats, mood swings, depression, weight gain, reduced libido and brain fog and can lead to an increased risk of brittle bones. This is all due to a reduction in the female sex hormone oestrogen.
Many women find that taking hormone replacement therapy, or HRT, helps to manage some of the symptoms of the menopause, but others who cannot take HRT, or who would rather not, look for more natural menopause remedies.
Sometimes, this means taking herbal preparations such as black cohosh, red clover and evening primrose oil. Eating a healthy diet rich in fresh, whole foods and remaining active, also helps women feel as healthy as possible during this time in their life.
As part of this healthy lifestyle, active honey with bee pollen can also be a beneficial, natural remedy for menopausal women.
How Bee Pollen Can Help the Menopause
Studies show promising results for the effects of bee pollen on the menopause. One study found that over 70% of women with menopause-like symptoms caused by hormone imbalances, said that their symptoms improved whilst taking bee pollen and honey.
A further study found that 65% of women taking a herbal remedy made from bee pollen reported fewer hot flushes, improved sleep and mood and less pain in their joints.
Further backing up the evidence that honey and bee pollen can help relieve menopausal symptoms is a third study concluding that bee pollen containing preparations could be a potential alternative to HRT for the menopause.
Adding Bee Pollen and Active Healing Honey into Your Diet
Bee Pollen can be eaten on its own or added to smoothies, but to get the benefits of bee pollen along with the healing powers of super honey, you can eat both together in the form of honeycomb.
Necta & Hive Red Gum 30+ TA honey with honeycomb contains bee pollen, which is a mix of pollen, nectar, honey, beeswax and bee saliva. Each type of bee pollen is unique to the bees that forage locally to produce the honey and the trees and flowers they forage on. It’s high in healthy fats, amino acids, vitamins and minerals.
Our Red Gum honey with honeycomb has one of the highest TA, or Total Activity, ratings of all the active honeys on the market. Total Activity is a measure of the antimicrobial healing properties of the honey, and means that as well as the benefits of bee pollen, it also has other health benefits including for gut health and the immune system.
You can enjoy our Red Gum 30+ TA honeycomb daily by eating a small piece straight from the jar. We also recommend Necta & Hive honey for other menopausal symptoms such as digestive problems, lack of energy and lacklustre skin. Try it for a few months to see what impact it has on your menopause symptoms. It could be the answer you’re looking for!