FEEDING BEE POLLEN AND BEE BREAD TO MICE: EFFECT AND ANTIOXIDANT STATUS


Rajinder Kaur, Neelima R Kumar and Kusum Harjai

ABSTRACT
The aim of present study was to determine the effect of bee pollen and bee bread given as feed additive to mice. The influence on parameters of antioxidant status was taken into consideration. Mice were randomly divided into 3 groups. The control group (C). The experimental group E1 received orally bee collected pollen @ 250 mg/kg and the group E2 received orally bee bread @ 250 mg/kg for 21 days. Antioxidant efficacy was evaluated by determination of Lipid peroxidation, Glutathione, Superoxide dismutase, catalase, Glutathione-S-transferase, Glutathione peroxidase, Glutathione reductase levels with spectrophotometer. Supplementation of the diet with bee pollen and bee bread at the tested dose did not show any negative influence on mice.