Bee Supplements

Bee Pollen

Referred to as the “food of the Gods’, bee pollen is a rich nutritious product, has been taken world-wide as an energy boosting and health supplement. Human consumption of bee pollen is praised in the Bible, other religious books, and ancient Chinese and Egyptian texts. Bee Pollen may benefit our health in all kinds of ways, increasing energy, promotes weight loss and acts as an appetite suppressant. Bee pollen provides essential minerals needed for good health including fatty acids, amino acids and complex vitamins, enzymes and co-enzymes necessary for good digestion.

Bee Propolis

Bee propolis has reportedly been used for hundreds if not thousands of years in various forms of medicine. Bee propolis has been revealed to defeat bacteria, viruses, fungus and even penicillin-resistant bacteria (staphylococcus). A much more recent study seems to indicate that bee propolis is effective in treating patients with minor burns. The anti-inflammatory and antiboitic properties of Propolis may prove active againt sore throats, colds, coughs, flu and much more. Propolis is also extremely high in plant compounds that have antioxidant, anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory properties.

Bee Propolis is a resin gathered from plants by bees and used in the construction of hives. Bees adopted sterilization habits long before humans. The most sterile place in nature is the bee hive. Propolis has numerous immune building properties. Propolis contains approximately 50%-70% resins, 30% wax, 10% etheric oils and 5% pollen.

Propolis is taken by mouth or used externally to disinfect and disinfect skin irritations, cuts, rashes and bruises because it contains phyotonizides. Phytotonizides are believed to contain immunity factors, which when used internally, stimulates the body and gives it a natural resistance to diseases (a natural antibiotic). Propolis is especially rich in amino acids, important for immune system function.

As a supplement, Bee Propolis is an excellent aid against bacterial infections. Stimulates ‘phagocytosis’; helps white blood cells to destroy bacteria. Good results against inflammation of the mucous membranes of the mouth and the throat, dry cough, halitosis, tonsillitis, ulcers, and acne. Stimulates immune system.

Royal Jelly

Royal Jelly is a substance of complex chemical structure produced by the young nurse bees as larva food. Despite extensive studies, Royal Jelly chemical compoents remains a mystery.The Queen bee has a remarkable long life and reproductiive capacity compared to worker bees.

Royal jelly, which is secreted from the salivary glands of worker bees, serves as food for all young larvae and as the only food for larvae that will develop into queen bees. Honeybees make royal jelly for the benefit of the Queen bee, who lives 5 times longer than the worker bees. During the 3 days in which the worker bee larvae are fed on royal jelly, they reach the maximum development; their weight multiplies about 250 times. An adult Queen is almost 50% larger than the workers and can lay 2500 eggs in a day. The life span of worker bee is about 45 days however Queen Bee could live 5-6 years which is remarkable. The queen bees reproductive capabilities are also exceptional, she can produce thousands of eggs in a day. Queen honeybees lay two kinds of eggs: fertilized, female eggs, which have two sets of chromosomes and develop into workers or queens, and unfertilized, male eggs, which have only one set of chromosomes and develop into drones.
Royal jelly is gathered and sold as a dietary supplement, claiming various health benefits because of components like B-complex vitamins such as pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) and vitamin B6 (pyridoxine).

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