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PROPOLIS | WHAT IS IT?

PROPOLIS - WHAT IS IT?

What is Propolis?
NATURE'S POWERFUL PROTECTOR

Bee Propolis is a powerhouse of natural protection. Made by bees from plant resins and beeswax, propolis is used to seal, protect and sterilize the beehive. It acts as the immune defense mechanism for the whole hive and protects against invaders and infection.

Propolis is the bodyguard of the beehive, and it can be yours too. It's been used as a traditional health product for centuries, and modern science confirms that the protective properties of propolis have significant benefits for human health.

THE POWER OF NEW ZEALAND PROPOLIS

The quality and potency of propolis depends on the country and plants it comes from. New Zealand’s unique environment and climate means New Zealand Propolis is of superior purity and quality, and has exceptionally high levels of protective active compounds (bioactives).
Not all Propolis is equal

The protective power of propolis comes from the bioactives. Propolis products claiming only the amount of raw propolis with no mention of bioactives tell you nothing about the strength of the product. Raw propolis contains a lot of wax and impurities and may have very low levels of bioactives.

Look for propolis that certifies the amount of bioactives on the label (flavonoids and caffeates are the important ones).

Be confident you're getting the real deal
Each jar has a Trust Code - a unique QR code links to that exact jar of honey’s ‘birth certificate’. So no matter where you are in the world you can check right away that your jar of Manuka honey is verified as authentic.
 
Every batch of our Manuka honey is ‘fingerprinted’ by scientific traceability company Oritain. This means that we can trace any jar of our Manuka honey back to its true origin and confirm it's genuine.
 
Our Manuka honey is independently tested to rigorous industry standards (set by the New Zealand Government), ensuring each batch is guaranteed to be genuine New Zealand Manuka honey. Only honey that meets these standards can be certified for export and labelled as New Zealand Manuka honey. 
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Mānuka Health - Leaders in Propolis science

BIO New Zealand Propolis has our researchers pretty excited by its potential for human health. Working with leading scientists, our research has identified the most powerful bioactives responsible for the impressive immune support and antioxidant properties of New Zealand Propolis. ​

BIO New Zealand Propolis is the only propolis tested and certified for these key bioactives (to get technical, we’re talking about 16 specific bioactive flavonoids and caffeates that have been shown to be active in the body).

Quality, Purity & Potency Guaranteed
We're experts at making honey. The rich flavour, smooth texture and exceptional properties of our honey is thanks to the collective efforts and close care of our bees, beekeepers, and honey experts throughout the entire process.
 
UMF & MGO Certification gives the ultimate assurance of quality and potency. Not all Manuka honey is high in MGO (the ingredient that makes Manuka honey so special). The MGO & UMF numbers tell you how much MGO is in the honey and help you choose the right grade for your needs.
 
Our hives are placed in wild pristine areas with very little risk of contaminants in the environment. But to be absolutely certain we routinely test for pesticides and herbicides including glyphosate residues, and every batch is triple tested to make sure our honey is always of the highest quality and purity. See our full list of quality accreditations
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PROPOLIS BENEFITS & USES

PROPOLIS BENEFITS & USES

Why take Propolis?

Move aside Turmeric, Propolis is here. And has been for quite some time, actually.
 
Propolis has been used as a traditional health product since ancient times. It was used to treat sores, ulcers, oral infections and coughs by the ancient Greeks, and was even used as an embalming agent by ancient Egyptians (please don't try this at home!).
 
Modern research confirms high quality bioactive propolis has remarkable protective properties that support key aspects of human health:
 
Immune support & Winter Wellness - Propolis provides powerful support for immune defences and aids balanced immune function. It's a great winter supplement to help support resistance and recovery from common winter ills.
 
Antioxidant protection - Propolis provides proven antioxidant activity for cellular health and protection. Antioxidants are important for healthy aging and are particularly supportive for athletes, city-dwellers and those with stressful lifestyles.
 
General Wellbeing - The powerful immune and antioxidant benefits of propolis provide broad support in the body for overall health and wellbeing.
 
Ongoing research indicates that high quality bioactive propolis has potential therapeutic use in the areas of:
 
Immune health | Antioxidant protection including for age-related conditions | Gastrointestinal health | Cardiovascular health | Liver health | Oral health | Respiratory health | Wound healing and skin health | Bone and joint care | Blood sugar management

Future Research into the power of Propolis

Propolis can be taken short or long term to support your health needs:
 
- Take Propolis capsules or liquid internally for immune support and general wellbeing
 
- Dilute Propolis liquid in water as a gargle or mouthwash for throat and mouth health (also available in convenient oral spray & lozenges)
 
- Propolis liquid can also be applied directly to the skin to aid healing

Propolis has been used as a traditional health product since ancient times. It was used to treat sores, ulcers, oral infections and coughs by the ancient Greeks, and was even used as an embalming agent by ancient Egyptians (please don't try this at home!). ​

Modern research confirms high quality bioactive propolis has remarkable protective properties to support human health: ​

+ Immune support & winter wellness - It's a great supplement to help support resistance and recovery, and propolis lozenges and spray provide powerful throat care.  See our Propolis range here

+ Antioxidant protection - Important for healthy aging and cellular protection, and particularly supportive for athletes, city-dwellers and those with stressful lifestyles. ​

+ General Wellbeing - The powerful protective benefits of propolis provide broad support for overall health and wellbeing.

Ongoing research is investigating potential therapeutic use for:

Immune health + Gastrointestinal health + Age-related conditions + Cardiovascular health + Liver health + Oral health + Respiratory health + Wound healing and skin health + Blood sugar management