In addition to honey, bees also produce two products that have been used in alternative medicine for centuries: bee pollen and propolis. Propolis is less well known than pollen but offers important potential health benefits.
Propolis is a combination of resin collected from tree bark, leaves, pollen, wax, and nectar. The bee uses the resulting sticky substance in the hive to seal it and caulk holes and cracks. It can also be found at the hive entrance, where it helps remove microorganisms from the bee’s body as it enters the hive. This measure helps to protect the colony from potentially debilitating invasions.
Propolis’s medicinal properties have been known for over 2,000 years. Hippocrates used it to treat wounds. According to reports, the Russian army used it to treat wounds on the battlefield during World War II.
Propolis is packed with nutrients and contains all vitamins except vitamin K. It also contains bioflavonoids, calcium, magnesium, iron, and zinc. In all, scientists have identified more than 180 compounds in propolis.
The flavonoids in propolis are powerful antioxidants that help eliminate damaging free radicals from the body.
: As a dietary supplement, take 2 capsules 1-3 times daily.
Contains No Added:
Serving Size: 2 Capsule(s)
|Ingredients||Per Serving||% DV|
|Bee Propolis Concentrate (2:1) (Equivalent to 2000 mg raw Propolis)|| 1 g ||*|
|* Daily Value Not Established|
Notes: Natural color variations may occur in this product.
Other Ingredients: Gelatin (capsule), Silica and Magnesium Stearate
yeast, wheat, gluten, milk, soy, preservativesCaution:
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. DO NOT USE IF OUTER SEAL IS DAMAGED OR MISSING.
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