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What Dose of Propolis Should You Be Taking?

What Dose of Propolis Should You Be Taking?

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At Natures Naturals, one of the most common questions we receive is how much propolis to take. Bee Propolis is a  natural supplement that has many health benefits when taken properly.

There are several forms that bee propolis is available in. The most popular types include liquid propolis extract, propolis capsules, propolis lozenges and throat spray.

Liquid Propolis Extract

For general health purposes only, we recommend a third to half a dropper full of propolis extract daily. If you are using propolis for a sore throat, drop the extract directly onto the back of the throat where the inflammation is.

Propolis Capsules

If you are taking propolis for general health purposes only, we recommend 2-3 1000mg capsules per day. Capsules are the best option for convenience and travel due to their small size. Their antibacterial properties can help prevent coming down with a cold.

Propolis Lozenges

Propolis lozenges are raw pieces of bee propolis that you either swallow or chew on. Please be aware though, as propolis is quite a dark substance, it can stain your teeth. If it is staining your teeth simply resort to swallowing or choose a different way to get your daily dose of bee propolis. For general health, we recommend 2 chunks of raw propolis per day.

Propolis Throat Spray

Propolis throat spray is very similar to the extract dropper. We recommend a 2-3 sprays daily. It can be great for sore throats as you can target the inflammation directly.

These are general recommendations only. It is always best to read the directions on the packaging to make sure you are getting the maximum benefits from the products.

What Can Bee Propolis Do For You?

What Can Bee Propolis Do For You?

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Research has shown that propolis from bees can have many benefits to our health. We decided to share some of the things bee propolis has been shown to have a positive impact on.

  • Fight Cancerous Cells – Caffeic acid and Artepillin C from bee propolis have shown anti-cancer traits.
  • Thrush – it’s natural anti-fungal properties have been shown to fight thrush and other fungal infections
  • Colds/Flu  – can help relieve and hasten recovery from cold symptoms such as sore throats
  • Fight Parasites – such as worms in children & adults
  • Fertility – can increase the chances of conceiving against conditions like endometriosis

You can check out our propolis information here. This is a more in-depth analysis of what it is and the benefits it can have in contributing to overall good health.

As always, it is a good idea to consult with a qualified medical professional if taking other medications. If you have any other queries about this, or any of our other products, you are welcome to contact us at any time!

Propolis – Have You Ever Tried It?

Propolis – Have You Ever Tried It?

 We have known about the fantastic health and healing benefits of bee honey, but what about the other stuff created within the hive?

Propolis has many similar benefits to honey, including being anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, wound healing and a boost to your immune system. We have even created a page dedicated solely to Propolis information. It is available in a form to suit you – capsules, liquid, lozenges or throat spray. Please do note though, if you have an allergy to bees or honey, or even asthma; check with your health practitioner before using these products.

We are also more than happy to answer any questions you might have about this or any of our wide range of health products. Just contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

How much Propolis should I take?

Here at Natures Naturals we get asked very frequently about how much propolis to take. Bee Propolis is a very useful natural supplement that has many health benefits when taken properly.

The first thing you need to know is that there are several types of bee propolis available. The most popular types include liquid propolis extract, propolis capsules, propolis lozenges and throat spray.

Liquid Propolis Extract

If you are taking propolis for general health purposes only, we recommend a third to one half dropper full of propolis extract daily. If you are using propolis for a sore throat, drop the extract directly onto the soreness.

Propolis Capsules

If you are taking propolis for general health purposes only, we recommend 2-3 1000mg capsules per day. Capsules are the best option for convenience and travel due to their small size. Their antibacterial properties can help prevent coming down with a cold.

Propolis Lozenges

Propolis lozenges are raw pieces of bee propolis that you either swallow or chew on. Please be aware though, as propolis is quite a dark substance, it can stain your teeth. If it is staining your teeth simply resort to swallowing or choose a different way to get your daily dose of bee propolis. For general health, we recommend 2 chunks of raw propolis per day.

Propolis Throat Spray

Propolis throat spray is very similar to the extract dropper. We recommend a 2-3 sprays daily. It can be great for sore throats as you can target the inflammation directly.

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Propolis?

Propolis is one of the lesser known bee products. It is made from tree sap and other plant material, and used by bees to fortify and protect their hive from intruders and bacteria.

It has a plethora of healthy properties, and it is currently being researched for its ability to prevent and even cure a range of illnesses.

How does propolis help you? It is a powerful antioxidant, which means that it can help your body fight free radicals, keeping away sickness and slowing the ageing process. An animal study was conducted and it proved to impede cancer cell reproduction.

It can also help remove gut parasites, be used as a balm for minor burns, and help prevent cavities. It can help with general mouth cleanliness and health.

For more information on Propolis, head to our propolis information page.