NATURAL (Non-Processed) honey has not been subjected to the heat of processing, only warmed enough to flow. We select only premium honey that is pure, smooth and creamy, with the consistency of soft margarine. . It contains live yeast and enzymes, because it has not been processed. And pollen because it has not been filtered, merely screened.
LIQUID HONEY has been heated (160F) to melt the honey crystal, and filtered ( 12 – 60 micron) to remove foreign material and unmelted crystals. It is unstable-it wants to go back to the crystalline state. The filtering removes nuclei (centres) around which crystals are likely to start. Although we are carefull not to damage the honey, heating can create a sharper taste (bite), and inadvertantly kills the yeast and enzymes.
CREAMED HONEY is gently warmed (Non-organic 130F : Organic 113F) enough to flow, loosly filtered (200 micron) to remove foreign matter and then it is purposely re-crystallized by adding some previously creamed honey to the batch. Crystals grow and propagate on these nuclei to form a “firm” product. Hardness depends on floral sources, moisture levels. and storage temperature.
- Is a 100% natural product
- Is non-toxic
- Has no side effects
- Is a powerful immune booster
- Fights aging through elimination of free radicals
- Helps your body to protect itself against illness and disease
What is Propolis?
Propolis is a resinous substance collected by bees from leaf buds and exudates of trees and conifers. The bees modify the original resin composition to produce the Propolis and use it as a sealing agent and to keep the growth of microbes in the beehive under control. It is said, that the interior of a beehive is one of the most sterile environments in nature. Although the chemical composition of Propolis is very complex, the properties of Propolis have shown extensive antibacterial, antifungal, antiviral, cytotoxic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Because of these biological properties, Propolis has been shown to have outstanding value to mankind for a wide variety of illnesses and maladies.
How is Propolis harvested?
Raw Propolis is harvested by commercial beekeepers by scraping Propolis buildup from wooden hive parts or by using specially constructed screens. Extraction is used to remove beeswax, resinous substances, non-active components and other impurities before being used in a variety of natural health products.
What does Propolis contain?
More than 200 individual compounds have been established as the constituents of Propolis. Propolis contains mainly resins, balsams and phenolic aldehydes (polyphenols), waxes and fatty acids, essential oils, pollen, other organics and minerals. Phenolic acids vanillic, salicylic, p-coumaric, ferulic, caffeic), their esters, courmarins and flavonoids (flavones, flavonols, flavanones, dihydroflavonols and isoflavones) have been shown to account for half of the Propolis composition. The most abundant and the best studied class of chemical constituents of Propolis is the group of polyphenols, which provide pharmacological and very powerful antioxidant properties to the composition.
What is Propolis used for?
The ancient Greeks, Romans and Egyptians were very much aware of the healing properties of Propolis and made extensive use of it as a medicine. In the last decade many research projects and clinical investigations have been undertaken on the prophylactic and therapeutic properties of Propolis and of the bioflavonoids it contains.
- Activates the thymus gland and therefore strengthens the immune system
- Stimulates white blood cells
- Has a protective effect against virus infections (cold, flu, HIV, herpes), rheumatic fever, respiratory infections, inflammation
- Protects against side effect of irradiation
- Protects against damage to liver cells
- Promotes healing of sores, wounds, acne, blemishes, eczema
- Might prevent the development of cancer
- Has beneficial effect on the bodies absorption of iron, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium
- Protects the body from oxygen free radical damage
(Diseases associated with free radical damage include cardiovascular diseases leading to heart attacks, strokes, neurodegenerative diseases such asAlzheimer and Cancer as well poor liver function). The antioxidant, antimicrobial and antifungal activities of Propolis also offer opportunities in food technology and cosmetics. It is apparent, that Propolis incontestably has many nutritional and energetic
benefits. The daily use has no counter-indications, in addition this product is being 100% natural and non-toxic. Propolis is a stable product, but shouldnevertheless be stored in airtight containers in the dark, preferably at room temperature. Propolis tinctures do not lose much of its activity, even when stored for years. All information presented is for educational purposes only. Please consult your physican before starting any cource
of supplementation or treatment.
Why choose Laprell’sStandardized Bee Propolis?
At Laprell’s Beehive Products, we believe that the safety, quality and efficacy of a food product is a direct result of the amount of care and attention that is being used during the manufacturing process. Beginning with selecting only top quality raw Propolis (which undergoes numerous tests) from Canadian beekeepers, every step of production is quality controlled to guarantee a uniform, potent and pure product. A strict quality insurance program, which was set up with the pas Pilot Plant Corp. in Saskatoon, is carried out at every step of manufacture. A systematic study on the polyphenolic aldehydes of Propolis samples collected from different regions in Saskatchewan, Alberta and BC was performed. Individual phenolic components were determined with the help of modern chromotographic and spectral methods. These allowed identification and quantitative determination of phenolic acids and flavonoids for standardization. A comparison of our Propolis extracts on a dry weight basis with three commercial powdered extracts from cranberry, grapeseed and bilberry-elderberry blend showed that the total polyphenol content of Propolis extract solids were approximately 10 fold greater than cranberry powdered extract, 5 fold greater than bilberry-elderberry blend extract and 1.6 fold greater than grapeseed extract. Antioxidant activity of the propolis extracts solids were comparable to the commercial berry and grapeseed powdered extracts.
Laprell’s Standardized Bee Propolis Tincture
Propolis standardized in a base of approx. 60% pure grain alcohol, water and vinegar Standardized to contain 10 mg /1 ml polyphenols.
(The phenolic acids ferulic-, p-coumaric-, vanillic-, cinnamic- and caffeic acid and the flavonoids galangin and pinocembrin are present as major components )
Laprell’s Standardized Bee Propolis tincture is soluble in water and non-sticky and has a high antioxidant capacity.
Take 10 to 30 drops 2-3 times daily with 1/2 glass of water or juice. Best before meals.