Propolis is a complex resinous bee product consisting mainly of vegetable resins and beeswax, in a color from brown to dark green. Of all the propolis produced in the world, Brazilian green bee propolis is the most studied and desirable, thanks to its powerful antioxidant and immune benefits. As a powerful ingredient to boost immunity, Brazilian green bee propolis is perfect for defending against colds, sore throats and oral cavity.
Braziliangreen propolis derives its strong health benefits from its main active ingredient, artepilin C (ARC), a phenolic acid that has extremely strong antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal, anti-inflammatory and gastroprotective properties.
Why is Brazilian green propolis considered the most effective propolis?
- Brazil has an appropriate climate and environment for bees that produce propolis throughout the year. Bee propolis is usually sticky at and above room temperature (20 ° C), but at lower temperatures it becomes very hard and brittle, making it difficult to obtain or use in many countries during the winter; however, the tropical climate in Brazil makes it ideal for harvesting propolis all year round.
- The Brazilian rainforest provides a rich and unpolluted natural environment in which bees can collect propolis. While propolis from other places (European / North American / Argentine, etc.) is produced with two main plant species (poplar and birch), Brazilian green bee propolis originates from Baccharis dracunculifolia, which greatly contributes to its overall health effect.
- Brazilian green bee propolis is obtained from Africanized bees, a type of honey bee with a unique method of collecting propolis, which is why their propolis differs from the propolis of all other bees. Unlike other bees, African bees literally cut the tops out of plant buds so propolis contains complete plant tissues instead of just the outer parts of the buds. Therefore, Brazilian green bee propolis contains membranes, cytoplasm and plant cell nucleus. These plant structures contain more water-soluble substances than propolis obtained from poplar or birch, which allows green propolis to be better absorbed and effective.