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Rye Pollen


Pollen, a substance collected from the flowers of various plants, contains carbohydrates, fat, protein, and some vitamins and minerals.1 Rye pollen has been the best studied for its potential clinical uses.

What Are Star Ratings?

This supplement has been used in connection with the following health conditions:

Used for Why
3 Stars
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
126 mg three times daily
Rye pollen extract has been shown to improve BHP symptoms.
extract has improved the symptoms of BPH in preliminary trials. Double-blind trials have also reported that rye pollen extract is effective for reducing symptoms of BPH This rye pollen extract was shown to be comparable in effect to an amino acid mixture used for BPH in a double-blind study. A double-blind comparison with pygeum resulted in significant subjective improvement in 78% of those given the rye pollen extract compared with 55% using pygeum. Research on this commercial rye pollen extract has used three to six tablets, or four capsules, per day; the effect of other pollens in men with prostate conditions has not yet been studied.
2 Stars
Two tablets of flower pollen extract twice per day
An extract of flower pollen, derived primarily from rye, may improve symptoms of chronic prostatitis and prostadynia.

An extract of flower , derived primarily from rye, may improve symptoms of chronic prostatitis and prostadynia. In a small, uncontrolled trial, men with chronic NBP or prostadynia given two tablets of flower pollen extract twice daily for up to 18 months reported complete or marked improvement in symptoms. In a larger, uncontrolled trial, one tablet three times daily for six months produced a favorable response in 80% of the men based on symptoms, laboratory tests, and doctor evaluations. Men who did not respond in this study were found to have structural abnormalities of the urinary tract, suggesting that uncomplicated prostate conditions are more likely to respond to flower pollen. Additional uncontrolled studies support the effectiveness of flower pollen extract, but no controlled research has been published.

How It Works

How to Use It

Research on a proprietary rye pollen extract has used 3 to 6 tablets, or 4 capsules, per day.

Where to Find It

Most noncultivated plants produce pollen. Commercial pollen is collected from bees returning to their hives (bee pollen) or may be directly harvested with machines (flower pollen). It is not clear which plants produce the most effective pollens. In addition to rye, other common pollens used are timothy grass, corn, and pine.

Possible Deficiencies

Since pollen is not an essential bodily constituent, deficiencies do not occur.


Interactions with Supplements, Foods, & Other Compounds

At the time of writing, there were no well-known supplement or food interactions with this supplement.

Interactions with Medicines

As of the last update, we found no reported interactions between this supplement and medicines. It is possible that unknown interactions exist. If you take medication, always discuss the potential risks and benefits of adding a new supplement with your doctor or pharmacist.
The Drug-Nutrient Interactions table may not include every possible interaction. Taking medicines with meals, on an empty stomach, or with alcohol may influence their effects. For details, refer to the manufacturers’ package information as these are not covered in this table. If you take medications, always discuss the potential risks and benefits of adding a supplement with your doctor or pharmacist.

Side Effects

Side Effects

Many people have allergies to inhaled pollens. Allergic reactions to ingested pollen (some of them quite serious) have also been reported.234 Otherwise, no significant adverse effects have been reported.

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