Raw Honey vs Bee Pollen

When you start buying supplements, you may be buying them based on what you know of them. This is fine, until you have a cabinet full of supplements and you haven’t cross referenced them to see what they do and if you are overlapping some of the supplements you are taking. One of the confusing supplement options is bee pollen. If you are already using raw honey, then you may want to know what benefit bee pollen will have.  Here is what you should know about the differences between each.

Fatigue Reduction

One of the key points to note between raw honey and bee pollen is what it can do for fatigue levels. If you suffer from chronic fatigue issues then you may want to take bee pollen over raw honey. Yes, raw honey does help with energy boosting, but it does not help with long term fatigue issues and the root causes of those issues. So the difference in this area is that raw honey is a quick fix to energy boosting like boosting energy in the afternoon when you start to feel tired or before a workout. Bee pollen is more of a long term option that can be taken daily for CFS issues.

Allergy Reduction

Raw honey is something you can use in your daily routine to help reduce allergy symptoms. This does help during allergy seasons to boost your immune system and to boost your reduction to allergy causing agents like pollen. However, if you have long term issues then you may find bee pollen is an ideal option. Just like with fatigue issues, bee pollen helps with long term effects instead of instant or relatively instant effects of raw honey. Most people that use honey for allergy issues do use both in some mixture throughout the day.


One of the key things to remember about the difference between raw honey and bee pollen is how it is produced. Raw honey is produced over time by bees. Bee pollen is the flower pollen that bees carry with them during the pollination process. In essence, bee pollen is the pollen that creates the honey while the honey is the end product of the pollination process.

By keeping these three key points in mind, you can make the better choice on which one you want to take and how you want to mix it into your daily routine. You may find that taking both works, or that taking one or the other at different parts of the year works best.