By Ellin Stein
Updated May 04, 2014 @ 3:30 pm
Beckham buzzing about bees
Credit: Paul Treadway/UPPA/ZUMAPRESS

It isn’t just the love of husband David that keeps Victoria Beckham's skin glowing. The designer is also a fan of a not-so-well-known superfood: “Totally obsessed with this Bee pollen! so good for u!! X vb," she tweeted (or should that be "buzzed"?) last month.

Bee pollen (flower pollen and honey mixed by bees to feed their young) reportedly contains amino acids, B vitamins, folic acid, enzymes and co-enzymes. It's sold in granule form ($15 for 9 oz.), and is used topically or added to drinks or food like cereals and salads, but it’s not for people allergic to pollen or bee stings as it can trigger a serious anaphylactic reaction.

Some use it to treat skin conditions like acne, eczema, and psoriasis, or to aid the digestive, cardiovascular and immune systems, though studies have not proven its effectiveness. (Be sure to check with your doctor before taking anything new!)

This isn’t the first time Beckham has turned to the bees for beauty help. She’s also partial to a bee venom mask, a favorite treatment of British royals Kate Middleton and Camilla Parker Bowles.