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Bee Pollen may energize the body, regulate digestion, boost immunity, help with weight loss, and fight cancer. It is also used for multiple sclerosis (MS), stomach ulcers, and athletic performance enhancement. Most studies, however, have not reported any beneficial effect.

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Also known as Pollen Grains, Pollen Grain, Male Gametophyte, Male Gametophytes, Plant Microspores, Plant Microspore, Plant Male Gametes, Plant Male Gamete
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POLLENS - WEEDS AND GARDEN PLANTS, SHORT RAGWEED, AMBROSIA ARTEMISIIFOLIA

20, 21, 22, 23 Allergenic extracts are indicated for use in diagnosis and immunotherapy of patients presenting symptoms of allergy (hay fever, rhinitis, etc.) to specific environmental allergens. The selection of allergenic extracts to be used should be based on a thorough and carefully taken history of hypersensitivity, and confirmed by skin testing.24, 25 The use of mixes of unrelated antigens for skin testing is not recommended since, in the case of a positive reaction, it does not indicate which component of the mix is responsible for the reaction, while, in the case of a negative reaction, it fails to indicate whether the individual antigens at full concentration would give a positive reaction. Utilization of such mixes for compounding a treatment may result, in the former case, in administering unnecessary antigens and, in the latter case, in the omission of a needed antigen. Statistically controlled blind studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of therapy with Amb a 1.26 However, double blind studies have demonstrated a greater effectiveness for whole Short Ragweed extract when compared to Amb a 1 alone.27 Short Ragweed Extracts, standardized on the basis of Amb a 1 extract, would seem to be a logical choice for immunotherapy. Allergens to which a patient is extremely sensitive should not be included in treatment mixes with allergens to which there is much less sensitivity, but should be administered separately. This allows individualized and better control of dosage increases, including adjustments in dosage becoming necessary after severe reactions which may occur to the highly reactive allergen.

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USDA Agricultural Research Service

Pollen appears as tiny grains in the male parts of flowering and cone-bearing plants. ... Some USDA scientists are studying pollen to track the movement and ...

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Bee Pollen and Royal Jelly

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Pollen Count for Denver, Colorado - National Jewish Health

Review the Denver Pollen Count, which is gathered by National Jewish Health, and it is updated most weekday afternoons during allergy season.

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Bee Pollen - What You Need to Know About Bee Pollen

Oct 26, 2007 ... What is bee pollen? Why do people use it? What are the possible side effects and safety concerns of bee pollen?

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Word! Pollen

Pollen is a fine powder produced by certain plants.

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SHORT RAGWEED POLLEN
Allergenic extracts are sterile solutions consisting of the extractable components from various biological sources including pollens, inhalants, molds, animal epidermals and insects. Aqueous extracts are prepared using cocas fluid containing NaCl 0.5%, NaHCO3 0.0275%, WFI, preservative 0.4% Phenol. Glycerinated allergenic extracts are prepared with cocas fluid and glycerin to produce a 50% (v/v) allergenic extract. Allergenic Extracts are supplied as concentrations designated as protein nitrogen units (PNU) or weight/volume (w/v) ratio. Standardized extracts are designated in Bioequivalent Allergy Units (BAU) or Allergy Units (AU). (See product insert for standardized extracts)... ... Allergenic extracts are indicated for use in diagnostic testing and as part of a treatment regime for allergic disease, as established by allergy history and skin test reactivity.

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SUGAR BEET POLLEN
Antigen Laboratories allergenic extracts are manufactured from source material listed on the vial label. Lower concentrations (e.g. 1:50, 1:33, etc.) may be prepared either by dilution from a more concentrated stock or by direct extraction. The extract is a sterile solution containing extractables of source materials obtained from biological collecting and/or processing firms and Antigen Laboratories. All source materials are inspected by Antigen Laboratories technical personnel in accordance with 21 CFR 680.1 (b) (1). The route of administration for immunotherapy is subcutaneous. The routes of administration for diagnostic purposes are intradermal or prick-puncture of the skin. Allergenic extract is used for diagnostic testing and for the treatment (immunotherapy) of patients whose histories indicate that upon natural exposure to the allergen, they experience allergic symptoms. Confirmation is determined by skin testing. Diagnostic use of allergenic extracts usually begins with direct skin testing. This product is not intended for treatment of patients who do not manifest immediate hypersensitivity reactions to the allergenic extract following skin testing.

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BAYBERRY POLLEN
Antigen Laboratories allergenic extracts are manufactured from source material listed on the vial label. Lower concentrations (e.g. 1:50, 1:33, etc.) may be prepared either by dilution from a more concentrated stock or by direct extraction. The extract is a sterile solution containing extractables of source materials obtained from biological collecting and/or processing firms and Antigen Laboratories. All source materials are inspected by Antigen Laboratories technical personnel in accordance with 21 CFR 680.1 (b) (1). The route of administration for immunotherapy is subcutaneous. The routes of administration for diagnostic purposes are intradermal or prick-puncture of the skin. Allergenic extract is used for diagnostic testing and for the treatment (immunotherapy) of patients whose histories indicate that upon natural exposure to the allergen, they experience allergic symptoms. Confirmation is determined by skin testing. Diagnostic use of allergenic extracts usually begins with direct skin testing. This product is not intended for treatment of patients who do not manifest immediate hypersensitivity reactions to the allergenic extract following skin testing.

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Pollen.com - National Allergy Forecast & Information About Allergies
Dec 13, 2010 ... Pollen.com - Click on the current allergy forecast USA Map to get your local allergy report. Track you allergies with MyPollen, ...

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Pollen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pollen is a fine to coarse powder containing the microgametophytes of seed plants, which produce the male gametes (sperm cells). Pollen grains have a hard ...

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Allergens & Irritants: Pollen
Jun 9, 2010 ... Although the ragweed pollen season runs from August to November, ragweed pollen levels usually peak in mid-September in many areas in the ...

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Pollen.com - Free 4-Day Allergy Forecast for AUSTIN, TX
Feb 24, 2011 ... Concentration of pollen grains in the air for Sunday will be greater than today's levels in the high range. This is likely to be caused in ...

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Fossil and Surface Pollen Data - WDC for Paleoclimatology
Dec 16, 2010 ... A searchable collection of pollen data from around the world.

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Pollen definition - Allergies: Allergy Symptoms, Treatment, and ...
Mar 11, 2011 ... Pollen: Small, light, dry protein particles from trees, grasses, flowers, and weeds that may be spread by the wind. Pollen particles are ...

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Bee Pollen Benefits and Side Effects
Oct 29, 2008 ... WebMD evaluates the health benefits of bee pollen as well as any potential side effects you need to be aware of. Find out what bee pollen is ...

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NOAA Paleoclimatology Program - Global Pollen Database
Mar 20, 2000 ... The Global Pollen Database currently includes data from Africa, the Americas, and northern Asia. This database continues to grow as new data ...

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