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.

Goat’s Milk Tablets

For those of us who can’t drink cow’s milk, goat’s milk tablets may be a beneficial supplement to include in our diet.

Properties of Goat’s Milk

Goat’s milk is easy to digest (it contains 5 times less crud than cow’s milk), a good source of calcium, tryptophan (an amino acid), protein, phosphorous, vitamin B12 (riboflavin), B1, B2, B6, iron, potassium, selenium (which helps your immune system) and it is rich in vitamin A.

What are the benefits?

Your bones will greatly benefit from goat’s milk tablets. Calcium maintains the strength and density of bones with a process called bone mineralisation. This is when phosphorous and calcium join to create calcium phosphate. This is a major part of the mineral complex, hydroxyapatite, which affords strength and structure to your bones.

For hundreds of years, people over the world have consumed goat’s milk. It is a great part of daily nutrition. Its fat is more digestible and it has more protein than cow’s milk. This is important in convalescent and invalid diets. It has a better buffering property than cow’s milk, which can help treat ulcers. If you are vegetarian, you might consider it to help you replace important proteins, vitamins, and minerals that you would otherwise miss out on.

Some studies indicate that a major benefit of goat’s milk may be treating inflammation (for example bowel inflammation). Research conducted at the USDA and Prairie View A&M University suggests it may improve our ability to metabolise copper and iron, particularly among people with absorption and digestion problems. If you suffer from this, you may want to try digestive enzyme supplements in addition to goat’s milk tablets.

The chemical structure of goat’s milk is actually closer to human mother’s milk than cow’s milk – this is one of the reasons it is easier to digest and absorb into the body.

Cow’s milk contains around 17% fatty acids, while goat’s milk averages 35%, which makes it more nutritionally wholesome. This is one reason why people who can’t tolerate cow’s milk have no problem with goat’s milk.

If you’re interested in the many benefits of goat’s milk tablets, you can find them here.

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What Are the Benefits of Bilberry?

Basic Information

Bilberries are the fruit of a small tree found in Europe and Asia, of the Vaccinium type, part of the Ericaceae family. There are several species of Bilberry, but the one most commonly referred to is Vaccinium Myrtillus. The berry is similar to a blueberry but darker in colour. It also has more of a tart taste, and contains more seeds than a blueberry, giving it a slightly grainy texture.

Health Benefits

The Bilberry has been used throughout the ages for a variety of health benefits. It has a very high antioxidant content. Antioxidants (e.g.: vitamin C or E) attack free radicals, helping your body maintain healthy cells. Bilberries also contain anthocyanosides, which helps your defence of diseases like cancer and Alzheimer. Anthocyanosides also help with circulation and blood vessel strength, and help with the oxidisation of cholesterol. This helps prevent blood clots. They also boost production of rhodopsin, which is a pigment that helps the eye adapt to light changes and boosts its ability to see in darkness. Anthocyanosides are also good for eye health.

Bilberries also contain tannins, which is an astringent (astringents cause contraction of skin cells and body tissue). Tannins are an anti-inflammatory which helps treat diarrhoea.

Bilberries help reduce the body’s glucose response after eating a meal high in sugar, which may help people with diabetes. If your diet is lacking in vitamin C, Bilberries are a good choice for an everyday supplement, not to mention the fact that they are delicious. They can also be used in jam and desserts like pies, or in smoothies or added to ice cream. If you can’t find them in your local health food store, we stock them in concentrated form.

If you feel you may benefit from the wide array of perks the bilberry offers, why not grab some of our capsules here.