Many Bee-Products for Your Health as described in our 445 course on Orthomolecular Approaches:
Royal jelly strengthens the immune system: it is sold in the form of a one-month renewable course of treatment of 1 g per day. The product should be melted under the tongue in the morning on an empty stomach.
Royal jelly is a honey bee secretion that is used in the nutrition of larvae and adult queens. It is secreted from the glands in the hypopharynx of worker bees and fed to all larvae in the colony.
Some other advantages:
- Contains a Variety of Nutrients.
- Provides Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory Effects.
- May Reduce Heart Disease Risk by Impacting Cholesterol Levels.
- Aid Wound Healing and Skin Repair.
- Specific Proteins May Lower Blood Pressure.
Royal Jelly and Menopause
Early research shows that taking royal jelly by mouth for 3 months can increase high-density lipoprotein (HDL or « good ») cholesterol and decrease low-density lipoprotein (LDL or « bad ») cholesterol in postmenopausal women. Read our article on menopause.
Price is ~$100/kg in bulk, but can be much higher in a processed form (such as tablets, capsules or vials) where one kg could cost the consumer as much as $3,300.
Propolis is a resinous mixture that honey bees collect from tree buds, sap flows, or other botanical sources. It is used as a sealant for unwanted open spaces in the hive.
Propolis is also an excellent immune system stimulant, particularly in cases of established infection. It has antibiotic properties that make it particularly effective in the case of bacterial attack. However, people suffering from allergic rhinitis or who are allergic to pollen or bee or wasp stings should take caution. In the case of respiratory infection, 1 g of pure propolis 2 or 3 times per day is recommended.
According to one research, propolis is a complementary and alternative agent that promises to achieve a more effective immune system when the immune response is not sufficient to control a specific infection or pathological condition and a pathologically decreased/compromised condition.
Also note that, according to our course 354 Oligotherapy, Propolis contains aluminium to help regulate the brain. This helps with concentration (in school or under stress at work) and also with insomnia. Other natural sources for this aluminium trace element includes: seaweed, clay, beer yeast, apples and grapes.
Flower pollen strengthens the immune system and decreases allergic reactions. People with allergies to bee or wasp stings or who have allergic rhinitis should take caution, as they may have an allergic reaction to pollen. The dosage is adjusted according to the form and the concentration.
Bee pollen contains many vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, making it incredibly healthy. Studies have linked bee pollen and its compounds to health benefits such as decreased inflammation, as well as improved immunity, menopausal symptoms and wound healing.
Bee pollen is a mixture of flower pollen, nectar, enzymes, honey, wax and bee secretions.
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