Next to Manuka Honey, Propolis is is another highly beneficial bee product used by the bees to keep their hives sterile.
Propolis contains approximately 150 complex compounds, including a high concentration of flavonoids such as Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C and E, and many additional trace elements as well as highly active phytonutrients and phenolic compounds.
Modern research has found that high quality bioactive propolis has incredible protective properties that support key aspects of human health. It can be taken as an oral spray, as a supplement in form of capsules or liquid, or can be applied directly to the skin to support wound healing.
Propolis provides immune support making it ideal to take in winter or when the immune system needs an extra boost.
Propolis is proven to support antioxidant activity for cellular health and protection. Because antioxidants are important for healthy ageing and recovery, Propolis is particularly beneficial for very active and sportive people as well as those with busy or stressful lifestyles.
Ongoing research into propolis also indicates benefits for immunity, gut health, oral health, respiratory & Cardiovascular health and skin & wound care.
How do I choice between propolis products?
Propolis is measured by its active flavonoid content. Just as with Manuka Honey, the higher the active flavonoid number the more potent the product and the better the medicinal value.