What is Propolis?
Bees keep their hives free from microbes that may cause disease and destruction by collecting resins and sap from particular types of trees. Funnily enough, the trees produce these resins and sap at sites of injury, or to protect young buds. Once collected, the bees add their own enzymes and beeswax to make it into Propolis. They use this mix to plaster the inside of their hive - protecting it from bacterial, viral and fungal infections. As well as that, bees will also sting and kill intruders then embalm them with Propolis to prevent decay.
At least 180 compounds have been identified in Propolis. Flavonoids are thought to account for much of its biological activity, although other phenolic compounds are also involved. Comvita Propolis contains high levels of active bioflavonoids, well known for their antioxidant properties.
Propolis Flavonoid Levels (PFL) is a standard created by Comvita to show the concentration of flavonoids in each dose.
Comvita Propolis Capsules PFL 15 contains a guaranteed15mg of Propolis flavonoids per recommended dose and Comvita Propolis Capsules PFL 30 contains a guaranteed 30mg of Propolis Flavonoids per recommended dose.
Propolis Oral Spray is a fantastic way to freshen the breath and maintain oral hygiene, as well as to support the immune system while on the go. It contains a special blend of Propolis and UMF® 10+ Manuka Honey with peppermint, clove and myrrh oils for oral health. This is a great way of soothing sore throats as well as spraying directly onto mouth ulcers to relieve pain and promote healing.
Comvita Propolis products come in particularly handy in winter, but should definitely be kept in mind for year-round health that is truly utilising ‘nature’s best defence’.