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It is an incredible natural health supplement, and an increasing number of people from around the world are becoming aware of the powerful medicinal properties of propolis, and how it can benefit your health when consumed regularly.
Often referred to as bee glue. Propolis is a natural, non-toxic, resinous and sticky substance that is produced by honeybees. Sounds interesting right! How do they do this? Through combining tree resin with digestive secretions, beeswax, and pollen.
Propolis is extracted from the beehive using a special mesh that is placed inside the hive and collected in the summer months.
Bees use propolis to protect and strengthen their hive. With this natural product, the hive is protected from rain, and pests such as insects and rodents.
Propolis maintains aseptic conditions and the appropriate temperature within the hive. It acts as a biocide that successfully fights bacteria, fungi and larvae of certain pests.
In order to eliminate the potential infection within the hive, the bodies of dead pests are covered with propolis and thus prevent their decomposition.
The powerful properties of propolis comes from the tree resin that makes up its bulk, plus essential oils and bioflavonoids . Resin is the trees natural protection against infection and parasites.
When the bark of a tree is damaged, it oozes resin to seal the wound, and prevent fungi from entering. Trees also produce resin as a response to parasitic infection, as it can kill attacking insects and their larvae.
The digestive secretions produced by bees when they harvest the resin further enhance these healing properties.
They break down the chemical structure of the resin, that releases a high concentration of vitamins, minerals, and flavonoids, and make them more bio-available to animals. The bees then combine the processed resin with beeswax and pollen to form propolis.
The exact makeup of propolis depends on the type of tree resin and flower pollen harvested by bees, and the time of year.
Propolis contains antibacterial, antiviral, anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory and an antioxidant properties.
Sounds too good to be true right?
Propolis is high in vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin B1, B2, B6, C, E, and P, calcium, copper, iodine, iron, magnesium, potassium, sodium, and zinc. It also contains a high concentration of flavonoids, which contribute to beneficial amino acids and other compounds.
For centuries, propolis has been used medicinally among different cultures, such as Ancient Greeks, Egyptians and Chinese.
Because your gut makes up about 70% of your entire immune system, taking propolis every day over a long period of time, is a great way to help strengthen this!
Some of the potential benefits it offers when regularly consumed or used by humans include:
Here at Manuka South, we offer several different ways to take our propolis supplement, making this an option for almost everyone!
If you want to benefit from the health advantages of propolis daily, consuming it in the form of capsules or softgels is the most convenient way to do so.
These supplements contain propolis in varying concentrations so that you can tailor your intake to your personal needs.
Smaller doses are suitable for those who want to boost and support their overall health in the long-term, while more concentrated supplements like our Manuka South Black Reserve Propolis can be used to target specific health problems.
Propolis is the bee product with the highest antimicrobial activity. What does this mean? Antimicrobial activity refers to the process of killing or inhibiting the disease-causing microbes. This activity has been confirmed by numerous scientific studies. All examined types of propolis revealed a strong antibacterial activity.
With the increase of antibiotic resistance in the last few years, there is a considerable interest by hospitals in propolis as an antibacterial agent. It has been shown that propolis has synergistic effects with antibiotic action against bacteria.
Bee Propolis is considered one of nature’s richest sources of bioflavonoids. Bioflavonoids (also known as ‘Flavonoids’) naturally occur in pretty much all fruits and vegetables, they’re also found in chocolate and red wine….
The flavonoid content is the most important marker on a label, as this denotes the potency of the propolis per capsule. Here’s ours below:
Convenience is key! Whether it’s because you are always on the go, travelling or just after a quick relief from painful niggly ills and chills. Our propolis range has a number of smaller products with powerful formulas for that fast relief. These also come in convenient sizes, making these great for people on the go, travelling, and to store in your handbag or desk.