What is propolis?

Propolis is a natural resin-like compound produced by bees. They use it in their beehives as a building material and as a protection from humidity, infections, microorganisms and bigger insects. Without bee propolis, the hives could be susceptible to viruses and bacteria. It is a mixture of plant resins, essential oils, pollen, waxes, enriched with enzymes from bees’ secretions.

Composition and quality of propolis depends on many factors (location, plants bees have access to etc.). Even its color vary from green to dark brown. It is harvested from beehives and is traditionally used by humans for medicinal purposes.

What are bioflavonoids?

Bioflavonoids are compounds, naturally produced by plants. They protect the plants against stress (microorganisms, environmental factors etc.). They are found in most fruits and vegetables and have been attributed to many of the benefits found in plant-based diets. They are the most important component of propolis. 

What does “standardized extract” mean?

Since bioflavonoids are the most important component of propolis, it is important to ensure that the levels of bioflavonoids in daily dosages are regular/permanent. Valens Propolis Natural is therefore standardized on bioflavoinoid galangin, one of the most investigated bioflavonoids.

Why are products with propolis often alcohol-based?

Propolis extracts or tinctures can be prepared with only two ingredients: propolis and an appropriate solvent, and the most common of those is alcohol. Choosing the correct solvent is very important, especially if the product is to be used for human consumption. For the highest quality extract, ethanol is most often used, however, the products containing alcohol are for external use mainly, and are also not suitable for children. Propolis in water solution is therefore a better alternative in products designed for oral use. 

Advantages of Valens Propolis Natural:

  • 100 % natural product
  • preservative free
  • contains standardized propolis extract
  • in water solution (alcohol free)
  • suitable for children from the age of 1 and adults
  • great lemon and honey flavor
  • easy and fun to use due to oral spray form

Does Valens Propolis Natural contain alcohol?

Our oral spray was developed with all generations in mind and therefore does not contain alcohol. It is water-based and suitable even for children from the age of 1. Children will surely love it due to its great lemon and honey taste.