Bee Propolis may provide some Protection against Bird Flu


WEBWIRE – Tuesday, January 10, 2006

With the growing concern about Bird Flu there is increasing interest worldwide in alternative natural products that may help provide some added protection.
Bee Propolis is one product that may provide some protection. Propolis is used by honey bees to protect the bee hive against infections. It is a natural substance that may help protect people against infections such as the Bird Flu.
Bee Propolis is well known as a very strong natural antibiotic and analgesic. As a natural product, Bee Propolis has the added benefit of producing no negative side effects. Taken regularly it can actually create a positive reaction to almost any disease. In today’s world where antibiotics are routinely over-prescribed, this bee product can be your very best first line of defense against illnesses such as Bird Flu and other chronic diseases.
Propolis actually stimulates, strengthens and rejuvenates the immune system, which is the body’s defense system against disease, cellular destruction and aging. Over 180 compounds have been found in Propolis. The phenolic compounds are the most important and in particular the flavonoids and esters of caffeic acid e.g. CAPE, the phenyl ethyl ester.

The flavonoids are natural substances that are an essential part of a plant’s immune system. Flavonoids have been shown to have a wide range of biological activities including antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects. Significantly, pure New Zealand Propolis has been shown to have a relatively high percentage of flavonoids in the extracted product (usually over 20% by volume), which is twice as much as commonly found elsewhere. Similarly esters of caffeic acid are also linked with anti-bacterial activity and stimulation of the immune system.
The Executive Chairman of Shop New Zealand – www.shopnewzealand.co.nz, Chris Berryman, says that there has recently been a significant increase in sales of New Zealand Propolis as awareness of the benefits grows. This has been particularly so in Asian countries where there is a preference to use natural remedies. The supply of New Zealand Bee Propolis is not unlimited and if the Bird Flu gets worse there is concern that the supply may actually run out. Some people seem to be getting in early and stocking up in case the Bird Flu turns into a pandemic.
New Zealand Bee Propolis is renowned for its high quality and is processed under strict guidelines. Consumers should be careful to use Propolis from a reputable source or they may end up using some that provides little or no benefit.
While New Zealand Bee Propolis is by no means total protection against catching Bird Flu it can help you strengthen your immune system and as a result provide you with an increased level of protection.
About Shop New Zealand – www.shopnewzealand.co.nz
Shop New Zealand is a leading New Zealand Online Department Store that specializes in selling New Zealand made products. It offers an extensive range of New Zealand made health products which it delivers worldwide.
If Bird Flu gets worse Shop New Zealand is concerned that supply may not be able to keep up with demand. The Company says it is currently able to supply Propolis without any delay and is committed to doing so while supplies are still available.



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