What Is Bee Propolis?
In case you’re not already familiar with bee propolis, it’s a substance that bees make from resin collected from trees and plants. They rely on propolis to sterilize the hive and act as its immune system. They line their hives with it, fix cracks and holes, and even make little mats outside of the entrance so they can wipe their feet! Essentially, bees use propolis to protect themselves, their families, and their home.
Well, public transportation, airports and in particular AIRPLANES are filled with germs. Think about it: a bunch of people in a confined place… no matter how much hand sanitizer you use, you’re still at risk for getting sick! Unless you are planning on wearing a hazmat suit, there is no way you will leave that flight without at least coming in contact with a germ. To make matters worse, your body is going to be stressed out, which impacts your immune system too.
Propolis has long been used as a natural remedy and it is thought that it's the numerous flavonoids which it contains that account for its wound healing benefits. The flavonoid content of Propolis is important to ensure potency and high anti-oxidant levels. Natural Life® Propolis products have APF (Active Propolis Factor), Guaranteed A Bioflavonoids content, 6%+ raw material and are Australian Made.
Some studies suggest that Propolis may be used against bacteria and viruses and other microorganisms when applied to infected areas topically. Propolis has anti-microbial action on both gram-positive and gram-negative micro-organisms. It contains constituents that increase membrane permeability and inhibit bacterial motility. It is commonly used for wound infection and other illnesses.
Bee propolis has antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antifungal and antibiotic properties will kick any nasty floating germs and viruses to the curb, while also fuelling your body with essential nutrients. As a natural remedy it will be incredibly useful to have on hand and can be used effectively taken orally or used topically while you’re on the go!
Here are some great articles on Propolis:
What is Manuka honey?
Manuka honey is harvested by hand from Manuka flowers grown in Australian and New Zealand bushland, known to contain considerably higher natural antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties than that of regular honey, which is why people have been safely use Manuka Honey for wound care, digestion and general health.
Natural Life’s Manuka honey is totally Bio-Active and hand harvested from the nectar of native Australian Manuka flowers in unspoilt bushland of the Australian east coast. Manuka honey maintains the integrity of the enzymes, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory agents that make honey useful for fighting infections, wound healing and the best choice for sweetness without a comprise on goodness and taste.
Director of Natural Life, Mr. Antony Adare said “Many people don't realise Manuka plants are native to Australia also. Harvesting our honey from Australian Manuka plants means we can keep costs low and retain more steady supply.” Sourcing Australian Manuka Honey means Natural Life™ can maintain better quality control, support local producers and sustain availability for local customers. It endorses the Natural Life™ guarantee of Premium Australian-Made natural health products.
Natural Life™ Manuka Honey is scientifically tested for active levels of the secret 'Manuka factor' Methylglyoxal (MGO). Each batch of Manuka Honey is tested for quantities of MGO per kilogram and given an active MGO rating.
Why Manuka Honey?
- May treat skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis and dry skin.
- May improve fungal conditions such as athlete’s foot and ringworm.
- Manuka Honey has an antibacterial component that sets it apart from other honeys. This activity is stable and doesn't lose its potency when exposed to dilution, heat or light.
- Manuka Honey has been found to be effective against a range of bacteria including Helicobacter pylori (which cause most stomach ulcers); Escherichia coli (the most common cause of infected wounds) and Streptococcus pyogenes (which cause sore throats).
- Manuka Honey has an antioxidant that can help to increase vitality and immunity.
Why Australian Manuka Honey vs New Zealand Manuka honey
1. Much higher strengths available
Australian Manuka has much higher strengths than New Zealand Manuka honey. This is most likely because Australia has 78 x species of Manuka honey compared to New Zealand’s 1 x species.
2. Higher levels of Cytokaines
Australian Manuka honey seems to stimulate the cytokaines within manuka honey to a much higher level than what the New Zealand Manuka honey does. Cytokaines help with wound healing.
What are cytokines and their function?
Cytokines are small proteins that are crucial in controlling the growth and activity of other immune system cells and blood cells. When released, they signal the immune system to do its job. Cytokines affect the growth of all blood cells and other cells that help the body's immune
3. No poisonous chemicals
Australian Manuka honey does not contain the poisonous herbicide Glyphosate, commonly used in products such as Roundup. It was and continues to be detected in New Zealand Manuka Honey
Here are some great articles on Australian Manuka Honey: