Are you looking for a supplement that will benefit your health in many important ways? Propolis may be one of the keys to your better health. It has a range of benefits.
Propolis is an antimicrobial. This means that it will help protect your body from getting a cold, flu, or throat infection. It can improve your body’s ability to heal wounds and burns, keeping bacteria away. It can also help with pimples and neurodermatitis.
Propolis has strong antioxidant properties, due to the flavonoids it contains like pinocembrin. Antioxidants fight free radicals in your body, which can help prevent a range of illnesses, like cancer and heart disease. Free radicals can cause cell damage (oxidisation), but antioxidants convert free radicals into healthy cells.
Propolis is also an antibacterial agent, known to be effective against gram-positive rods (aerobic and anaerobic), E. faecalis, pathogenic bacteria, viruses, mold, and ordinary cocci. It is also known to be effective against parasites like Cholomonas paramecium. This is just a short list of all the nasties propolis will defend against.
Propolis will help defend your body against fungi like Candida and many more. It also restrains the growth of fungus like C. albicans. This makes it a good option for oral health. It helps protect you from yeast-based fungi, too.
Propolis is also an immunomodulatory substance. This means that it bolsters your immune system and boosts antibody formation. It is an antiprotozoan, fighting diseases like malaria.
Animal research suggests that propolis has an antitumoural property. It has shown to inhibit DNA replication in tumour cells. It has yet to be tested on human tumours. Its antioxidant properties may enable higher doses of chemotherapy due to its ability to ease stress on the liver and kidneys. The propolis component responsible for this is caffeic acid phenethyl ester.
This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to propolis healing benefits. It has been used throughout history and now there is strong science to back up its abilities. We stock propolis here at Natures Naturals.
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