What are Bee products?
There are four components to the various products available: royal jelly, bee pollen, bee propolis and honey.
Royal jelly is a milky white substance that is used as the main food source for the queen bee. This complex compound allows the bee to be stronger and live longer than the other bees in the hive. Royal Jelly has a high vitamin B-12 content as well as proteins, amino acids and aspartic acid. A person may choose to use this specialty product as a supplement to dietary needs.
Bee pollen is another product most people do not consider when choosing a specialty product for their diets. Because pollen contains all amino acids used by the body and is high in protein, many scientists consider this one of nature's most complete products. As with all other Bee products, pollen is completely natural.
Bee propolis is a waxy substance taken from the hives and trees near honeybees. The use of propolis dates back to ancient times. The product is rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Bee propolis is used by many people to enhance their immune system. However, it is also used as a disinfectant due to the fact that bee propolis can effectively destroy harmful bacteria.
Most people think of honey as a favorite dessert topping and are unaware of the many healing qualities that the product has. Honey not only contains essential vitamins and minerals, but also has complex carbohydrates, fructose and glucose. In most countries, honey is renowned for its healing properties, energy conversion in the body and its effects on gastric problems. Honey also aids in warding off harmful bacteria and viruses by releasing hydrogen peroxide in the body.
Benefits of Bee products
- Anti aging properties.
- Potential to modulate the immune systems i.e. keep it at an acceptable rate of activity.
- Promotes the generation of neural stem cells.
- Can stabilize a person’s cholesterol levels and hence his or her blood pressure levels too.
- Facilitates healing of wounds on the skin.
- Antibiotic effects on infections whether fungal or bacterial.
- Can improve fertility for women and act as a naturally occurring Viagra for men.
A source of vitamins
It is rich in vitamins B-Complex. Vitamin B-6, otherwise referred to as Pyridoxine is important to the body as it is converted into pyridoxal phosphate and pyridoxamine phosphate in the body. These act as coenzymes for various metabolic functions that involve protein, carbohydrate and lipids.
A source of protein
These are complex nitrogenous compounds that are also found in animal and vegetable tissues. They are made up of amino acids and are necessary for the growth and repair of the body.
A source of monosacharides
These are simple sugar carbohydrates. They include glucose, fructose and galactose. It also contains traces of minerals that are required by the body for different functions.
It has antibacterial properties
It is also effective in aiding healing from bacterial infections.
It has anti-inflammatory and cholesterol-lowering properties
Therefore it is important for those suffering from diseases characterized by inflammation and those overweight and struggling to lose weight.
Bee product are improving the following health conditions:
Low energy levels