During the winter months, everyone needs to feel energetic and healthy. However, cold weather conditions, especially spending long periods in closed environments in the winter, can often lead to infectious diseases, lowering our energy levels. Yet, navigating through this season more readily with natural methods, including regular consumption of bee products, is possible. One of the bee products that can help support the immune system in the winter months is propolis!
What is Propolis?
Propolis is a completely natural bee product obtained by bees from the leaves, stems, and buds of plants. Bees produce propolis to sterilize their hives. Propolis, used in the hive for antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal purposes, possesses these effects due to its phenolic and flavonoid content. Propolis, the beginning of life in the hive, has many benefits. It is known for its antiviral, antibacterial, and immunomodulatory properties. Propolis naturally supports the immune system and fights against increased viral and bacterial infections during winter. So, who should consume propolis and how?
How to Use Propolis?
Propolis is a complex and solid substance mixed with resin in its raw form obtained from the hive. Beekeepers obtain propolis by scraping it from the hive. However, for it to be included in human nutrition, propolis needs to be extracted with an appropriate method.
How Should Adults and Children Use Propolis?
We recommend adults consume 20 drops of BEE&YOU Ultra Strength Propolis Extract or BEE&YOU Propolis Water Soluble Extract daily, while children take ten drops. In case of need, these amounts can be increased fourfold. Propolis drops can be taken directly or with foods such as water, milk, fruit juice, honey, molasses, yogurt, bread, etc.
Benefits of Propolis
The benefits of propolis are endless! For example, Patent Anadolu Propolis (A.P.E)®, rich in phenolic and flavonoid content, has eighty times more antioxidants than pomegranates. Therefore, you can include propolis in your diet, benefiting from antioxidants like red-purple fruits and dark green leafy vegetables.
The Difference of BEE&YOU
As the BEE&YOU family, we embarked on this journey ten years ago with our expert food and beekeeping team to deliver you high-quality propolis extract! We extract Anadolu propolis obtained through our contractual beekeeping model as Patent Pure Anadolu Propolis (A.P.E)®, using our award-winning and patented extraction method, and deliver it to you. We offer all BEE&YOU products to you as value-added bee products in their most natural and pure form, controlling and approving their quality until they reach your table, ensuring they meet the highest standards.