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Essential Formulas Propolis Plus 60 Caps
Essential Formulas Propolis Plus 60 Caps
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Propolis Plus 60 Caps from Essential Formulas
Dr. Ohhira's Propolis Plus
Brazilian Green Propolis + Probiotic Support + Astaxanthin
Dr. Ohhira's Propolis Plus provides immune-boosting Brazilian green propolis, a powerful antioxidant anti-inflammatory blend, and an extract of multiple vegetables fermented to concentrate their health benefits.
- Support immune response
- Provide antioxidant activity
- Promote healthy digestion
- Enhance absorption of nutrients
- Support whole body health and energy
Honeybees create propolis as a flavonoid-rich, antioxidant and antibacterial substance to coat and seal the interior of their hives. Derived from plant and tree resins, propolis protects the hive from invasion by bad bacteria, mold, and other pathogens. Humans can benefit from propolis by consuming it as a dietary supplement.*
Dr. Ohhira combined Brazilian green propolis with probiotic support, flax oil, and astaxanthin to create an innovative whole health supplement. Only Dr. Ohhira’s Propolis PLUS™ provides:
- Brazilian Green Propolis – for immune system support and neuroprotection*
- Probiotic Support – powdered form of our fermented vegetable extract for GI tract digestive support*
- Vitamin E – Additional antioxidant support with alpha-Tocopherol and Tocotrienol for overall cellular and dermal health*
- Astaxanthin – A red carotenoid extracted from Haematococcus seaweed. One of the most complete natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory substances known to scientists*
- Flax Oil – Healthy Omega-3 essential fatty acids (EFAs), which help cells release toxins and absorb nutrients*
This innovative whole health formula targets immune system response, digestive support, and inflammation cycle.*
More about Essential Formula's Propolis Source
Known as the Gold Standard of propolis, the best Brazilian propolis is often referred to as “Green Propolis” due to its vivid color. It is especially powerful due to the rare flora in the region where it is harvested and the unique Africanized honeybees that create it.
These bees have adapted to living in a very difficult environment, and the quality of their propolis reflects this fact. It is remarkably high in cinnamic acid derivatives (i.e. Artepillin C) and is one of the most potent propolis sources available. A patented water-soluble extraction method is used to remove the green propolis from its natural environment while preserving its incredible antioxidant and health-promoting qualities.
Dr. Ohhira's Propolis Plus from Essential Formulas combines a unique and consistently potent Brazilian green Propolis with Flax Oil Omega-3s, complete pre-biotic and probiotic support, and anti-inflammatory antioxidant Vitamin E and Astaxanthin.
Astaxanthin is a carotenoid. It belongs to a larger class of phytochemicals known as terpenes. Astaxanthin is produced by microalgae. Astaxanthin, unlike some carotenoids, does not convert to Vitamin A (retinol) in the human body. Too much Vitamin A is toxic for a human, but astaxanthin is not. However, it is a powerful antioxidant; it is claimed to be 10 times more capable than other carotenoids. There is simply no other single supplement product combination like this on the market today.*
American Vegetarian Association Certified Vegetarian
|Serving Size 3 Capsules of Propolis, Servings Per Container 20|
|Amount Per Serv.||%DV|
|Vitamin E (Total Tocotrienols)||16.07mg||†|
|Vitamin E (á-Tocotrienol)||751IU||250%*|
|Brazilian green propolis (from Baccharis dracunculifoia)||75-90mg***||†|
|Astaxanthin (Haematococcus algae)||3mg||†|
|Flaxseed oil (á-Linolenic acid)||320mg||†|
|Proprietary lactic acid bacteria blend**
** Bifidobacteriumbreve ssp. Breve, Bifidobacteriuminfantis ssp. Infantis, Bifidobacteriumlongum, Enterococcus faecalis TH10, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus brevis, Lactobacillus bulgaricus, Lactobacillus casei ssp. Casei, Lactobacillus fermentum, Lactobacillus helveticus ssp. Jugurti, Lactobacillus plantarum, Streptococcus thermophilus.
|21.6 million CFU||†|
|*Percent Daily Values based on a 2,000 calorie diet
† Daily value not established
** Lactic acid bacteria used in fermentation
*** Nutritional value may vary due to the natural selection of the propolis used in different batches
Capsule = Tapioca processed from Manihot esculenta root, glycerin (palm, coconut)and carrageenan (red algae).
Contains: Beeswax, glycerin fatty acid ester
A Vegetarian, Non-GMO, Hypoallergenic, Whole Health Dietary Supplement
Warning: Persons with known allergies to ingredients produced by BEES should contact their health care professional before consuming. Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or nursing, consult a health professional before use. Tamper evident: Do not use if foil blister pack is broken.
Suggested Use of Dr Ohhira's Propolis PLUS:
Take three of Essential Formulas Propolis PLUS capsules daily with water: one propolis in the morning, one in the afternoon, and one in the evening. Take the suggested dosage for 21 days, refrain for seven days, and then repeat. Or use as directed by your health care professional. (Children under age 6: 1 propolis capsule daily at bedtime) For best results, take on an empty stomach.
Read More About It...
Propolis is a natural protective antibiotic substance that bees apply throughout the interior of their hives. Flavonoid-rich, it is derived from plant and tree resins. Coating the hive walls and filling cracks and gaps, propolis protects against the elements, pathogens, molds, and bad bacteria. There is a long history of folk use of propolis, going back to ancient Egypt and Greece where it was used externally for dermal care and internally to promote digestive and joint health.*
A Synergetic Combination:
Dr. Iichiroh Ohhira developed Propolis PLUS to offer a product that supports true whole health. Dr Ohhira selected each ingredient to complement and enhances the effects of the others, providing the body with antioxidant and immune system support along with promoting healthy digestive function.*
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
I like that I only have to take one pill to get probiotics and propolis. - Anonymous
Propolis Plus has helped so much to get my digestive issues back to normal, and it has Astaxanthin which is a powerful antioxidant as my doctor has me. - Anonymous
I've been taking Propolis PLus regularly for quite some time and I am so glad i tried it. - Anonymous
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Propolis, according to Wikipedia, is a resinous mixture that honey bees collect from tree buds, sap flows, or other botanical sources. It is used as a sealant for unwanted open spaces in the hive. Propolis is used for small gaps (approximately 6 millimeters (0.2 in) or less), while larger spaces are usually filled with beeswax. Its color varies depending on its botanical source, the most common being dark brown. Propolis is sticky at and above room temperature. At lower temperatures it becomes hard and very brittle.
These uses have been tested in humans or animals. Safety and effectiveness have not always been proven. Some of these conditions are potentially serious, and should be evaluated by a qualified healthcare provider.
BurnsPropolis may have a beneficial effect on the healing of minor burns. More studies are needed before propolis can be recommended as a burn treatment.
Canker sores (aphthous ulcers)There is some evidence that propolis taken by mouth may help reduce outbreaks of canker sores. Further research is needed to confirm this.
Colds (prevention and treatment)There is some evidence that propolis may help prevent infections with the virus that causes the common cold. Propolis nasal sprays have been suggested as a treatment for runny nose, congestion, and fever in children with nose or throat infections. However, there is not enough clinical evidence to support this use of propolis.
Cornea complications from zosterLaboratory studies suggest that propolis has anti-viral and anti-inflammatory effects. There is limited research of propolis for the treatment of eye complications of Varicella zoster , the virus that causes chicken pox or shingles. Some evidence suggests that propolis may speed up healing and improve sight. However, human research is needed before a recommendation can be made.
Dental painThere is early evidence suggesting that propolis (e.g., propolis gel) may reduce dental pain. Additional research is needed before a clear recommendation can be made.
Laboratory studies report that propolis may have action against viruses, including herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2. Animal and laboratory studies suggest that propolis may help treat various types of infections. Initial human research reports possible benefits against bacteria in the mouth, genital herpes, urine bacteria, intestinal giardia infections, or H . pylori.
Rheumatic diseasesBased on anti-inflammatory effects observed in laboratory research, propolis has been proposed as a possible treatment for rheumatic and other inflammatory diseases.
Stomach ulcers caused by Helicobacter pylori bacteriaSome evidence suggests that propolis and some of its components may stop the growth of Helicobacter pylori , the bacterium that causes stomach ulcers.
VaginitisPropolis may be an effective treatment for vaginal inflammation. However, more research is needed before propolis can be recommended.
These uses are based on tradition or scientific theories. They often have not been thoroughly tested in humans, and safety and effectiveness have not always been proven. Some of these conditions are potentially serious, and ought be evaluated by a qualified healthcare provider. Academic performance, acne, anticoagulant, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-spasm, blood clots, bowel diseases, cancer, colorectal cancer, corneal regeneration, Crohn's disease, dermatitis, dilation of veins (vasorelaxant), diverticulitis, duodenal ulcers, eczema, HIV, hyperglycemia (high blood sugar levels), immune stimulation, immunomodulatory, laryngitis, leukemia, liver protection, low blood pressure, nasopharyngeal carcinoma, osteoporosis, prostate carcinoma, pruritus (itching), psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, skin rejuvenator, thyroid disease, tissue healing after surgery (tissue regeneration), tuberculosis, ulcerative colitis, UV-induced erythema prevention/sunburn, wound healing.
Patients should avoid propolis if they have had allergic/hypersensitivity reactions to propolis, Populus nigra L. (black poplar), poplar bud, bee stings/bee products (including honey), or Balsam of Peru. There are multiple reports of swelling, fluid collection, redness, burning, eczema, swelling, fever, and other allergic reactions (including a severe allergic reaction called anaphylaxis) with repeated use of propolis on the skin. Propolis has been linked to several cases of contact dermatitis in beekeepers. Allergic contact stomatitis has been associated with the therapeutic use of propolis.
Side Effects and Warnings
The safety of propolis has not been thoroughly studied. Although there are several case reports of allergic reactions to propolis, it is generally believed to be well tolerated in most adults. Allergic reactions may cause swelling, redness, eczema, or fever. Propolis may irritate the skin and may cause burning, peeling lips, irritation, lesions, itching, swelling, psoriasis, or eczema. Case reports of irritation in and around the mouth have occurred after use of propolis lozenges or extract taken by mouth.
Toxicity data for propolis are limited. Early studies have found propolis to be relatively non-toxic. There has been one report of kidney failure with the ingestion of propolis that improved upon discontinuing therapy and worsened with re-exposure.
Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
There is not enough scientific evidence to recommend the use of propolis during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
Interactions with Drugs
Propolis may produce additive effects when taken with antimicrobial drugs.
Propolis may interact with the following: anticoagulants, H . pylori agents, antibiotics, anti-cancer agents (antineoplastics), antifungals, anti-inflammatories, infertility agents, anti-HIV agents (antiretrovirals), immunosuppressants, and osteoporosis agents.
Interactions with Herbs and Dietary Supplements
Balsam of Peru and propolis are both known to cause allergic sensitization in some people and have multiple compounds in common, such as benzyl benzoate, benzyl cinnamate, benzyl alcohol, benzoic acid, cinnamic acid, caffeic acid, cinnamic alcohol, and vinallin. An increased risk of allergic sensitization may occur if both products are used together.
Propolis may interact with the following herbs and supplements: anticoagulants (such as coumarin and licorice), antibacterials, anti-cancer agents (antineoplastics), antifungals, anti-inflammatories, antioxidants, fertility agents, anti-HIV agents, immunostimulants, immunosuppressants, and osteoporosis agents.
This information is based on a professional level monograph edited and peer-reviewed by contributors to the Natural Standard Research Collaboration (www.naturalstandard.com).
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