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Frequently Asked Questions - Health

Frequently Asked Questions (on Propolis & Royal Jelly):

  • What is propolis?

Besides, honey, bees also produce a compound called propolis from the sap on needle-leaved trees or evergreens. When they combine the sap with their own discharges and beeswax, they create a sticky, greenish-brown product used as a coating to build their hives. This is propolis.

Thousands of years ago, ancient civilizations used propolis for its medicinal properties. Greeks used it to treat abscesses. Assyrians put it on wounds and tumours to fight infection 

  • What is Royal Jelly?

Royal jelly is a gelatinous substance produced by honey bees to feed the queen bees and their young. It is frequently sold as a dietary supplement to treat a variety of physical ailments and chronic diseases.

and help the healing process. Egyptians used it to embalm mummies. 

  • What do medical researchers say about propolis?

Researchers have identified more than 300 compounds in propolis. The majority of these compounds are forms of polyphenols. Polyphenols are antioxidants that fight disease and damage in the body.  Specifically, propolis contains the polyphenols called flavonoids. Flavonoids are produced in plants as a form of protection.

  • Can we use propolis for burns or wounds?

Propolis has a special compound called pinocembrin, a flavonoid that acts as an antifungal. These anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties make propolis helpful in wound healing. One study found that propolis can help people who have had traumatic burns heal faster by speeding up new healthy cell growth.   Another study found that propolis alcoholic extract was more effective than a steroid cream in reducing mast cells in oral surgery wounds. Mast cells are associated with inflammation and slowed wound healing. 

  • What is the difference between Propolis 500mg and Propolis 5000mg?

One capsule of 5000mg equals to 10 capsules of 500 mg. Both use vegetable oil to carry the Propolis within a Softgel Capsule.  Propolis 5000mg contain total Flavonoids of 60mg per capsule.

  • What is the difference between Propolis Sprays and Propolis Extract?

They taste differently, propolis spray contains manuka honey so it tastes sweeter than the extract.  For the spray, you can swallow it, for the extract, better to gargle as it contains alcohol.  For the extract, you can apply to the cuts directly.

  • Is propolis safe if I have allergy to bee products?

People typically take in some propolis when they eat honey. However, if you have an allergy to honey or bees, you will also have a reaction to products containing propolis. Propolis may also cause its own allergic reaction when used for a long time. The typical allergic reaction is an eczema-like skin breakout. Talk to your doctor before taking propolis, especially if you have existing allergies or asthma.

  • Can I take Propolis, Royal Jelly and Omega 3 at the same time?

It’s better to consult your Doctor as taking too much supplement may give your kidney extra burden.

  • Can I take Propolis, Royal Jelly and Omega 3 at the same time?

It’s better to consult your Doctor as taking too much supplement may give your kidney extra burden.

  • Can pregnant women take Propolis?

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if Propolis is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use. Consult your doctors.

 

Frequently Asked Questions (on Omega 3 & Colostrum):

  • Is Omega 3 a good health supplement if you don’t like fish?

Both the New Zealand Heart Foundation and the American Heart Association recommend that everyone eats fish (particularly fatty, cold water fish) at least twice a week. Salmon, mackerel, herring, sardines, lake trout, and tuna are especially high in omega-3 fatty acids. While foods are your best bet for getting omega-3s in your diet, fish oil supplements are also available for those who do not like fish.  Taking up to 3 grams of fish oil daily in supplement form is considered safe. Don't take more than that unless you discuss it with your doctor first.

  • Can I take Propolis, Royal Jelly and Omega 3 at the same time?

It’s better to consult your Doctor as taking too much supplement may give your kidney extra burden.

  • Can pregnant women take Propolis?

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn't enough reliable information to know if Propolis is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use. Consult your doctors.

  • Can children take colostrum tablets?

Not suitable for children under 3 due to choking hazard.

  • Can pregnant women take Omega 3?

Should be helpful as it contains DHA but better consult your doctor.