In ancient Chinese and Egyptian writings, the consumption of bee pollen by humans has been frequently documented. The Egyptians referred to bee pollen as "the powder that gives life."
Bees have played a vital role in sustaining countless ecosystems, and around the world, agricultural productivity and food security are dependent on bees. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, one-third of food depends on pollination, and honeybees pollinate 80% of the United States' crops. Furthermore, some scientists estimate that one out of every three bites of food we eat exists because of animal pollinators.
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With each change of season, bees help flowers prosper, thanks to pollinators like bees. Bees perpetuate floral growth; they keep gardens and wildflowers blooming as they fly between flowers collecting nectar and pollen. You'll often see them deep inside a flower retrieving pollen with their tails showing and leaving drops of pollen behind.
Bees produce valuable natural substances, and bee products are used for medicinal purposes due to their anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. Bee pollen is often considered exceptionally nutritious food by herbalists and is a nutrient powerhouse. It consists of vitamins, essential amino acids, RNA/DNA nucleic acids, fatty acids, enzymes, a B complex, and a high-quality source of protein. Bee pollen is known for rejuvenating the body, enhancing vitality, and stimulating organs and glands.
Honey has been used to treat wounds, burns, infections, and ailments for hundreds of years. The leading group of natural antioxidants found in honey is flavonoids, which are essential because of their antioxidant and antibacterial properties. Generally, the darker honey is naturally, the greater the antioxidant properties are. Honey is a source of nutrition and contains antioxidants that can fight free radicals from the human body. Free radicals are molecules that attack healthy human cells. Honey has many enzymes, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, fructose, glucose, and water and makes an excellent alternative to sugar in food and beverages.
Alongside honey, bees make lots of different products. The European & Asian bees are the most common honey bees, and these two bees produce numerous substances, including Honey, Nectar, Beeswax, Pollen, Bee Propolis, Royal Jelly, and Bee Venom.
A less common bee byproduct you should know about is bee propolis, a natural antibiotic. Honey bees are pollinators; they produce bee propolis; they collect the resin from the plant stems and trees and blend them with beeswax and enzymes. Bee propolis builds and protects hive cells from various potential pathogens and contains a variety of immune-supporting organic compounds called flavonoids and phenolics. It's responsible for neutralizing bacteria, fungi, or viruses from entering the hive. It's a highly complex mixture of waxes, resins, balsams, oils, and pollen.
As a supplement, bee propolis is an excellent aid against bacterial infections and also inhibits prostaglandin production, thereby stopping inflammation. Bee propolis is astounding, and it's why this ingredient was included during the development stage of our lozenges.
Roex® Zinc Lozenges are scientifically designed to provide antioxidant protection and support a healthy immune system. Our Zinc Lozenges offer a powerful blend
of Elderberry, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Honey, Zinc, and 50 mg of Bee Propolis,
a powerful antioxidant.
As with all supplements, it is also essential to inform your doctor that you intend to start using them, especially if you are taking medication or have a pre-existing health problem.
Our soothing throat lozenges provide quick and healthy immune support all year-round. Now is the time to boost your immunity!
We'd love to know if y heard of bee propolis and how you are using it?
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