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Frequently Asked Questions
about Bee Products

1. What health benefits are attributed to bee products?
The main benefits users report and research has suggested include boosting of the immune system, anti-viral and anti-aging properties, increased energy, reduced sense of stress, and weight regulation.

2. What exactly is royal jelly?
Royal Jelly, also called bee's milk by some, is the concentrated super food responsible for turning an ordinary worker bee into a Queen Bee. It is a is a creamy white substance synthesized by the common worker bee for the sole nourishment of the Queen bee. The very best is given to the queen who is 50% larger than worker bees and lives 4 to 5 years, compared to other bees that only live through one season.

3. Why is royal jelly considered so beneficial as a supplement?
Royal Jelly (along with bee pollen, propolis and honey) contains a natural source of nutrients which the body needs to maintain good health. Maintaining good health is especially hard in today’s increasingly toxic environment. Both our food supply and our diet is often deficient in important nutrients. Therefore, we need to supplement our diet with products such as royal jelly and the other products of the beehive.

The main benefits of royal jelly include having more energy, relief for chronic fatique, better looking skin, hair and nails, better hormonal balance, help with sexual vitality, cardiovascular health support, and more. Those with diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma and depression have benefited from taking royal jelly too.

4. What is bee pollen? Honey Bee Pollen is a compound of pollen, nectar and the bee's own enzymes. Taking bee pollen provides many of the same benefits of royal jelly and contains all the essential elements required to sustain health and growth.

4. What is bee propolis?
Deciduous tree bark and leaves are collected by the worker bees. They combine it with their own secretions to form a glue-like mixture known as propolis. It is used quite liberally around the beehive to repair cracks in the hive walls. It is used to protect the inside of the hive from harmful bacteria.

5. Why do people take bee propolis?
Many take bee propolis for its natural healing, anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties. Bee propolis is also used as a tincture which can be applied directly to the skin, to address rashes, burns, blisters, and cold sores. The Natural Shopper Difference: Their products do not contain preservatives or chemicals and they are maximum freshness and potency.

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Vitamin packed, natural honey combines glucose and fructose, when compared to white sugar which is sucrose. The basic sugar types in honey are more easily assimilated into the bloodstream and may help our body in absorbing essential minerals and vitamins.

Because natural honey is quickly and easily assimilated by the body, it can provide us with a boost of energy within a few short minutes of taking it. Honey is used as a natural and healthy alternative to white sugars and provides more 'sweetness' ounce per ounce than white sugars.

Natural Honey acts as the perfect accompaniment to royal jelly - adding a touch of sweetness and flavor to offset the slightly bitter taste of fresh royal jelly. It is also used in some cases to naturally preserve the liquid royal jelly, avoiding the need for refrigeration or chemical preservatives.

How to tell if you are allergic to bee products:
A small percentage of people may be allergic to bee products. People with various forms of allergies have been know to suffer negative reactions when taking some bee products. Usually these reactions are quite mild and stop as soon as the person stops taking the product.

A simple test is to break open a capsule and place a small amount of the powder on the back of your tongue. If you feel a strong itching sensation it may be that the products are not for you. Again, we are talking about a small number of people.

If in doubt consult with your doctor. Please don't ask us for any kind of medical advice, we are not qualified to dispense such advice and will only refer you to your doctor if you should ask.

Its a great idea to get your doctor involved in your campaign for 'natural wellness', and essential if you have any pre-existing conditions or are taking any other medication.