P for Propolis

Remember when I spoke about the importance of vitamins and how they fill out nutritional gaps?

Well, I’m sharing my experience with my latest vitamin – propolis! I actually never heard of propolis until a friend gave me her tub of propolis vitamins. I had heard of different tons of vitamins so I made a mental note to research it before I ingested it.

To my uttermost surprise, I realised I was going to be ingesting bee glue for the next 365 days – whoop! I shall be your human guinea pig.

Propolis is often applied topically in the form of ointments, creams etc and apparently has a bunch of benefits when ingested as supplements. Research shows that propolis is known to boost the immune system making the body more likely to withstand ailments. It is commonly used as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory option. Propolis contains several active agents including flavanoids and phenolic compounds which both have immense health benefits. It boasts of nutrients such as iron, magnesium and zinc amongst others. Since its benefits are numerous it comes in many forms as earlier mentioned, you could have propolis nasal sprays, ointments, creams, gels and even shampoos.

I started taking the vitamins and I can say so far so good. I don’t fall sick often so cheers to fortifying my immune system. The directions on the tub says to desist from taking it if any reactions happen but that’s fairly normal. My guess is, if you’re allergic to bees, you shouldn’t take this.

I have been taking it for about two weeks now and although I have no measure of the extent to which my immune system has been boosted, I don’t have a terrible cold or sore throat that may suggest a susceptible immune system. I’m still looking for more multivitamins though. They’re beginning to grow on me!

I know we all love honey but what do you think about propolis?

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