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Complementary Medicine

Will bee pollen help gout?

10/15/2009

Question:

I am 50 years old and I`ve recently started taking bee pollen (3/4 tsp twice daily) and feel better than I have in years. I do not have any health issues. I have a friend who is a black male, 42 years old and suffers from gout. I know bee pollen contains many amino acids including alanine, asparic acid, glutamic acid, and glycine which are natural inflammatory. Will taking bee pollen help people with gout?

Answer:

While bee pollen is used for many things, there is little to support its use for gout.

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Response by:

Glen F Aukerman, MD, DABFP Glen F Aukerman, MD, DABFP
Professor of Family Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University