Bee Propolis

Commonly referenced as: Bee Propolis and Bee Glue


Propolis
is the end result of the mixing of beehive wax with a resinous substance obtained from poplar and conifer buds of various bark trees. In nature, propolis is critical for the construction, health, and structural integrity of beehives. It helps to seal the honey producing insect's environment from viruses, bacteria, and other harmful organisms.


Realizing this, scientists and other health advocates began to target the possible benefits of propolis on human health. It was only a matter of time until propolis was marketed in lozenges, toothpastes, lipsticks, and even as a wood varnish. Propolis was even classified as a drug in 17th century England. Today, propolis is now seen as a beneficial natural food supplement.


Propolis's
chemical structure is quite complex. Its composition varies and is dependant upon the location and types of plant species used for collection and processing. The unique chemical constituents of propolis include; terpenes, potent flavonoids, and benzoic caffeic, cinnamic, and phenolic acids. Many of the benefits attributed to this natural food supplement are the direct result of its flavonoid conent. [1] Current medical research, however, has targeted another beneficial compound for the treatment of a variety of physical disorders - caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE).


Medicinal properties ascribed to propolis supplementation:

  • antimicrobial
  • anti-inflammatory
  • antibacterial
  • antifungal
  • antiviral
  • anticarcinogenic
  • antioxidant properties


Products Containing Bee Propolis
Name Price Rating Serving Price # of Servings Manufacturer Health Condition
Esotyne $27.00
 
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$0.90 30 Progressive Health Cough

 

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