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Bee Pollen - Natural Allergy Relief

Bee Pollen - Natural Allergy Relief

What is Bee Pollen? Honey bee pollen is created from flower pollen bees bring back to the hive. Mixed with nectar and enzymes secreted by worker bees who pack the pollen granules into comb cells, these granules, known as bee pollen or bee bread, are the primary source of protein for bees. Bee pollen varies in composition depending on the floral pollen collected. In general, bee pollen consists of 55% carbohydrates, 35% proteins (and all 22 protein-building amino acids), 3% vitamins (carotenoids, B-complex etc.), minerals (mostly phosphorus, potassium, calcium and magnesium), 2% fatty acids, and 5% other compounds (enzymes, trace...

Black Seed - A Natural Immune System Booster

Black Seed - A Natural Immune System Booster

Black Seed, what is it? Nigella sativa or Black Seed herb is a flowering herb native to the Middle East and southwest Asia. The seeds of the fruit are used as a spice, in confectionery, in food, and in liquors. Also known as Black Cumin, Kalonji, Habbat Al-Barakah or Seed of Blessing, in the traditional healing systems of the region, Black Seed is used as a natural digestive aid. Why does it help boost your immune system? The immune system boosting properties of Black Seed was noted in (Ibn Sina) Avicenna’s 1025 A.D. Canon of Medicine, who used the seed...

Honey - The Original Energy Booster

Honey - The Original Energy Booster

For A Quick Energy Boost, Pass the Honey A natural sweetener and food, the medicinal uses of honey were first mentioned in Sumerian clay tablets dating to 2000 BC. Research shows that honey can reduce oxidative stress, and has antimicrobial, antibacterial, antiviral, anti inflammatory, anti hypertensive, antimutagenic and antitumor effects.¹ Research shows that honey's health promoting properties can be realized at daily doses of 50 to 80 g or 5-8 teaspoons.² An easily digested carbohydrate composed of fructose and glucose sugars, the body can easily convert pure honey into energy: a dose of 20 g of honey providing 3% of daily energy requirements.² ...

Cold Buster Honey

Natural Cold &  Flu Fighters We are only midway in the 8-week flu cycle, and already North America is in the midst of a flu outbreak. In the United States, were an estimated 24,000 deaths occur annually due to flu, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) confirms that, this year, flu has reached epidemic levels with 7.3 percent of deaths now attributed to influenza as more virulent strains such as H3N2 appear which make people sicker, longer. In Canada, Health Canada's FluWatch has reported 69 pediatric and 26 adult cases requiring hospitalization. With such statistics, no wonder there's demand for...

Benefits of Royal Jelly

What is Royal Jelly? A creamy white nutrient-rich honeybee secretion, Royal Jelly is the only food fit for a queen bee. Royal jelly contains royalactin, a protein which causes queen larva to grow 1 1/2 times the normal size, and makes queen bees very fertile and long-lived. Queen bees can live up to five years compared to a few weeks for worker bees which maybe why royal jelly is found in traditional anti-aging tonics. Besides royalactin, royal jelly also contains C and B-complex vitamins, and a broad spectrum of protein-building amino acids, trace minerals, proteins, sugars, essential fatty acids and enzymes....