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Honey, royal jelly and propolis: what are their health benefits?

Beehive products have been growing in popularity over the last few years. Read on to find out more about the positive effects of honey, royal jelly and propolis.
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2018-09-12 (blog.publication: 2018-09-11)Commentaires (0)

1. The benefits of honey: a gift from Nature!

Honey is the best-known and most widely-used of the beehive products, with each variety offering its own appeal in terms of taste and texture. Its sweetening effect makes it a popular alternative to refined white sugar. Perhaps its most notable advantage, however, is the plethora of health benefits it offers! These properties are used in many traditional medicines, particularly in India where it features in the famous Ayurvedic remedy -600-g--0269" class="menu_link">Amrit Kalash®.

Everyone’s familiar with the benefits of honey for a sore throat: indeed it’s recognised as having an anti-bacterial effect. It’s also thought to be a source of prebiotics, carbohydrates which improve the gut flora, which is itself beneficial for the body’s defences. Honey’s protective effect is also enhanced by its content in antioxidants, compounds that combat free radical attack and prevent significant cellular damage.

2. The benefits of royal jelly: a precious, vitality-boosting nectar!

Alongside the benefits of honey, those of royal jelly are equally significant. Royal jelly is often credited as being the secret to the longevity of the queen bee. Unlike her worker bees which have a lifespan of just a few weeks, the queen bee can live for several years! Given that royal jelly is her sole source of nutrition, it could indeed account for this surprising longevity.

Royal jelly has consequently attracted considerable interest. Even in ancient times, it was believed to have the power to invigorate the body and extend life expectancy. As a result of scientific progress, it is now recognised as having an excellent nutritional profile and numerous benefits. It provides a wide range of vitamins, minerals and active principles. Studies show that these compounds can help restore energy, combat fatigue, boost the immune system, improve performance and delay the signs of ageing. Supplementing with royal jelly therefore offers numerous benefits, particularly as we prepare ourselves for the ailments and lower energy levels that winter brings!

3. The benefits of propolis: the natural antibiotic!

Propolis may not as well-known as honey and royal jelly but it has much to offer. A resinous substance produced by bees in order to protect their hive, bee propolis is often described as nature’s antibiotic, as it has a powerful antiseptic effect. Widely-studied, research shows its protective effects extend beyond anti-microbial and anti-parasitic activity.

Propolis is also able to boost the body’s immune system and antioxidant defences. In addition, it may help reduce inflammation, with an anti-inflammatory mechanism similar to that of aspirin. Last but not least, studies suggest that propolis has an anti-tumour effect. It therefore seems we could yet see even more benefits from this beehive product. But a word of caution: there are several forms of propolis available which differ according to the location and environment of the source beehive. Research suggests that to date, green propolis from Brazil has shown the greatest therapeutic potential.

BONUS: did you know that pollen also offers health benefits? Collected from flowers by bees, pollen contains a number of nutrients and active principles. A unique combination of pollen fractions beneficial for prostate health can, for example, be found in the product Prostaphil™.

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