Propolis is another natural wonder made by honeybees. Propolis can protect you and your family’s health since it is an all-natural antibiotic and healer. Used throughout the ages, modern scientists have now isolated many of its benefits for health and healing. It is useful as an adjunct or supportive treatment to conventional medicines for many ailments.
Propolis is a brownish, sticky, glue-like substance with wide ranging medicinal properties for Man. Honeybees make propolis using resinous substances gathered from plants and mixing with their own secretions. It is used to seal cracks in their hive and also to protect the entire colony from microbes and thus, infection.
Propolis contains some 180 different biochemical entities and more are being discovered. Propolis contains all the known vitamins except for vitamin K. Of the 14 minerals required by the body, propolis contains them all except Sulfur. 16 amino acids have also been identified in propolis. The most impressive fact about Propolis is the high amount of bioflavonoids (vitamin P) it contains. It is one of nature’s richest sources of bioflavonoids and contains about 500 times more bioflavonoids than is found in oranges.
Besides these known compounds, propolis also contains many unidentified compounds that give it its remarkable properties as below listed:
- Antibiotic (Natural and with no side-effect)
- Immune Booster
- Wound healing & tissue repair
Vitagold Propolis is a water-soluble, concentrated propolis liquid with no additives that has not been heated. Water-soluble propolis is better able to preserve the natural live properties of propolis and at the same time be readily absorbed by the human body.