Vita/Viva Naturals Bee Propolis, 1000mg, 180softgels
Every spring, when the earth thaws and plants wake from their winter slumber, slender shoots appear from barren branches and the landscape becomes tinged with the color of life. These fragile buds have no protective bark; they are tender structures, exposed to harsh conditions and ultraviolet radiation from the sun. Nature protects these shoots by covering them with a special waxy substance. This wax is especially important to prevent free radical damage to the plant tissues caused by the sun's harmful rays. Like the plants, beehives need protection too. And so, worker bees are sent out to harvest tree resins. By mixing these resins with their own secretions, they form the wonderful substance, Bee Propolis.
Bee Propolis is the immune system of the beehive. Bee Propolis protects the hive from harmful bacteria, viruses and fungi. A black sticky wax, it is smeared over every crack and crevice of the beehive, but, especially over the entrance of the hive. Bees entering the hive all crawl over the "welcome mat" of Propolis to ensure the cleanliness of the hive. A little propolis is also smeared in every cell of the honeycomb to protect the contents - Honey, Bee Pollen, Royal Jelly and developing Larvae.
Each softgel contains
100% Natural Bee Propolis 70% extract ....................... 1000 mg
Soybean oil, lecithin, beeswax, softgel (gelatin, glycerin, purified water)
1 - 2 softgels after meal, 3 times daily or as directed by a health practitioner.
ingestion of bee propolis may result in anaphylactic shock for those individuals suffering from allergies to plants with pollen