Prohormone & Supplement Ingredients:

Propolis

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 sticky at and above room temperature. At lower temperatures, it becomes hard and very brittle.

Propolis is marketed by health food stores as a traditional medicine for the relief of various conditions, including inflammations, viral diseases, ulcers, superficial burns or scalds. Propolis is also believed to promote heart health and strengthen the immune system.

One study has shown that it reduced the chances of cataracts in rat pups. Old beekeepers recommend a piece of propolis kept in the mouth as a remedy for a sore throat. Propolis lozenges and tinctures can be bought in many countries. Though claims have been made for its use in treating allergies, propolis may cause severe allergic reactions if the user is sensitive to bees or bee products.

Some of these claims are being clinically investigated and several studies are published in the biomedical literature. Since the chemical composition of propolis varies depending on season, bee species and geographic location, caution must be applied in extrapolating results.

It has been concluded that alcoholic extract of propolis administrated in combination with inactivated Pasteurella multocida vaccine has no adverse effects on the general health conditions and enhances immune response in rabbits.

The measurements of the content of volatile sulfur components in exhaled air with the use of Halimeter done by Sterer and Rubinstein and Barak and Katz indicate that propolis reduces halitosis. Nevertheless, propolis is not as effective as zinc-, echinacea- or lavender-based products.
Supplements with this ingredient:
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Links to additional information on Propolis
Is propolis safe as an alternative medicine? (Added on 3/20/2013 6:33:00 PM)
Does Propolis Help to Maintain Oral Health? (Added on 3/20/2013 6:34:00 PM)

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