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Red Propolis is the rarest, wildest and most effective type of propolis

  • Red propolis harvested in Brazil and extracted in France
  • Produced by bees from the plant species Dalbergia ecastaphyllum
  • Contains more than 300 synergistic antioxidant and immune-stimulant compounds
  • Provides the body with natural weapons to resist infections of all kinds
  • Fights oxidative stress and alleviates menopause symptoms
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Beehive with yellow flower, with two Japanese style wooden salt spoons filled with raw propolis and bee pollen

Red Propolis Harvest From Brazilian Bees

This supplement contains red propolis, a rare substance with an exceptionally rich nutritional content that’s harvested from the mangroves of Brazil. It has the highest level of antioxidant phenolic compounds of all the forms of propolis and is the most effective at supporting the immune system.

Its extraordinary pharmacological potential — antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antiviral antioxidant — exceeds that of green propolis, which is itself a remarkable, highly-valued product. It also contains more isoflavones, which can help relieve menopause symptoms.

Red Propolis Benefits

So, what is bee propolis? As confirmed by scientists some decades ago, the use of propolis dates back several thousand years, when people first discovered red bee propolis benefits.

More recently, researchers have discovered it has an astonishing number of biological and therapeutic properties useful in everyday life. The following are some of the many bee propolis benefits:

  • Stimulating the immune system to prevent infection. The immune system can become less responsive when the temperature drops or when it’s subjected to a stream of external aggressors, making the body more vulnerable to viruses, bacteria and pathogenic fungi. Propolis contains micronutrients for preventing such a scenario. It helps specifically by increasing the number of macrophages and makes them fitter and faster by stimulating their lytic activity.
  • Helping the immune system fight infection and bacterial attack. Not content with optimizing the efficacy of immune cells, the flavonoids in bee propolis also provide a variety of natural antibiotic compounds that combat the growth of pathogenic bacteria, inhibit the synthesis of bacterial DNA and break down bacterial cell walls. Individually, these flavonoids have a modest effect, but when combined they are formidable and help the body repel aggressors using exogenous compounds. They’re essentially an additional weapon that increases the effectiveness of immune cells. They include galangin, kaempferol and pinocembrin, all of which have a powerful anti-fungal effect, as well as caffeic acid esters, which disrupt the progress of viruses from cell to cell.
  • Fighting inflammation. The flavonoids in red propolis interfere with the production of certain inflammatory mediators (especially prostaglandins and leukotrienes), in a way similar to aspirin.

These remarkable properties mean that red bee propolis can help fight infections of all kinds — ENT problems, sore throats, rhinopharyngitis and sinusitis — and reduce their duration and increase the effects of conventional treatments against fungal problems and bacteria.

Other studies have shown that some of its components help stem DNA synthesis in abnormal cells, increase levels of glutathione, an endogenous antioxidant, curb lipid peroxidation, reduce oxidative stress, decrease the toxic effects on the liver caused by alcohol and certain drugs, and combat signs of menopause. As you can see, the list of bee propolis supplement benefits goes on and on.

Why is Brazilian red propolis so effective?

Several studies have demonstrated that red bee propolis is the most effective variety in terms of antioxidant potency. It contains more than 300 beneficial micronutrients, including:

  • Volatile terpenes: limonene, terpenes and oleic acid esters, which are partly responsible for its analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects
  • Phenols: flavonoids, lignans, tannins and coumarins, some of which are specific to red propolis, including elemicin, isoliquiritigenin, trans-anethole, methyleugenol, dalbergin, vestitol and medicarpin, which offer marked antioxidant and cytoprotective effects
  • Triterpenes: lupeol and amyrin, to which its antimicrobial effects are partly attributed
  • Specific isoflavones that reduce symptoms of the menopause
  • And inorganic precious elements, such as copper, manganese, iron, calcium and vanadium

Where does red bee propolis come from?

Propolis is a sealant used by bees for strengthening the hive interior, making it more air- and water-tight and better able to resist microbial and fungal attacks. The bees make it from anti-pathogenic resins gathered from tree buds and bark, which they mix with wax and saliva.

The propolis is then collected by beekeepers by scraping it out of the frames of the beehive, after which the wax and impurities are removed. The final product is a complex concentrate of phytonutrients from the tree buds and micronutrients directly from the bees.

In Europe, bees make propolis from poplar trees or conifers. In Brazil, however, where ecosystems are infinitely richer, there are about 13 types that vary based on the plant source used by the bees. They include red bee propolis, which contains the most antioxidant phytonutrients and demonstrates the highest antioxidant activity. It gets its red color from a unique flavonol pigment called retusapurpurine.

It is produced from a climbing tree with vine-like branches: Dalbergia ecastaphyllum, which grows in the mangroves of northern Brazil. In this extraordinary environment, far from intensive farming, the bees collect a bright red, resinous exudate, which is associated with the presence of a local parasite.

That’s how we get Brazil red bee propolis. And while red propolis is considered the best bee propolis supplement, many people are also interested in green propolis supplements. Green propolis is produced by bees in southern Brazil from a completely different species called Baccharis dracunculifolia.

Five good reasons to take Red Propolis

Red bee propolis is a natural and very rare product (annual production in Brazil is estimated to be only 1–2 tons), the manufacture of which relies on high-quality French extraction facilities.

The long list of Brazilian red bee propolis benefits provides plenty of reasons to take these supplements to boost the immune system. Here are five more:

  1. It’s the most bio-rich, effective and rarest of all the varieties of propolis.
  2. It comes in capsule form and thus leaves no bitter taste in the mouth.
  3. The fact that it’s freeze-dried means all the properties of its ingredients are well-preserved with a long shelf-life. This is not the case with fresh propolis, the quality of which is often mediocre.
  4. It contains much higher levels of isoflavones than other types of propolis, which can help relieve menopause symptoms.
  5. It’s the best natural product for supporting the immune system throughout the winter.
Daily dose: 2 capsules
Number of doses per pack: 30
Amount per dose
Extract standardized to 20% red propolis and 7% flavonoids 800 mg
Other ingredients: maltodextrin, acacia gum, white rice bran.
Directions for use

How should you take Red Propolis?

We recommend adults take two capsules a day. But Tto get the most out of red bee propolis supplements, we recommend these additional steps:

  • Eat more fruits and vegetables to increase your exogenous antioxidant levels. These foods will give your immune defenses a boost and complement the activity of the red bee propolis.
  • Make sure you get enough sleep. A lack of sleep impairs the quality of your immune response.
  • Pay attention to your diet. Poor diet is the main cause of a weak immune system: even mild deficiencies in key micronutrients can play a significant role in the daily battle that takes place between the body and pathogens. Taking a high-quality multivitamin supplement during periods of impaired overall health can help optimize the immune system as well.
  • Avoid synthetic cleaning products, cigarette smoke and pesticides. Exposure to these substances damages the immune system. The first step toward learning how to boost your immune system is to completely remove these dangerous substances from your life.

For synergistic effects, it’s possible to combine red bee propolis with other supplements available to buy at Supersmart. Combine your red Brazilian propolis supplements with barberry extract, a powerful antibacterial that also helps lower blood sugar levels.

You can also combine it with zinc orotate, which has well-documented preventive effects against the common cold, or even Vitamin C, invaluable in winter for boosting white cell numbers. Or, try combining red bee propolis with Supersmart’s medicinal mushroom complex enriched with ginseng and selenium.

And lastly, royal jelly, standardized in 10-HDA, is another great option for boosting the immune defenses.

Note: This bee propolis dietary supplement is not recommended for those who are allergic to beehive products. Buy red bee propolis capsules for immune system support today.

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