Our immune system really includes our entire body and healing system. It encompasses immune cells and molecules, our mind, gut, endocrine and nervous systems, and even ties into our personal relationships. One of the immune system’s roles is to protect us from dangerous pathogens by being able to recognize “self” and “not-self.” When it’s working optimally, it protects and defends us from “non-self” germs invading our body. But when our immunity is too active or sensitive it responds to “non-self” too strongly. We could experience allergies, asthma and autoimmune conditions, or persistent inflammation and the many symptoms and diseases that result from inflammation. To prevent diseases keep your immunity strong and healthy all year round.A diet rich in plant-based whole foods and minimal in refined carbohydrates and non-organic meat has been shown to promote a healthy immune system. Incorporating a variety of supplements into our diet is a powerful way to kick our immunity into high gear.
Collected and revered by many cultures throughout history, bee pollen is considered a powerful longevity-boosting, anti-aging superfood. Pollen is a complex and nutrition-dense food that supports vibrant health – especially for vegetarians. Honey and pollen, however, are not considered vegan foods by most.Bee pollen contains all 8 essential amino acids, which is why it makes such an ideal supplement for vegetarians, replenishing what is normally only supplied by meat and dairy. Amino acids can also satiate food cravings and help with weight loss. Rich in over 12 vitamins, almost 30 minerals and a whole range of enzymes and co-enzymes, pollen sparks many of the body’s vital functions, boosting digestion, immunity and hormone levels.
Add a scoop to your morning smoothie bowl or porridge.
Oil of oregano is one of the most potent antimicrobials around. Oregano oil has been used to fight infections, ward off bacteria, viruses, and overall, is a potent immunity booster. Oil of oregano contains high levels of antioxidants, helping to prevent and reduce cellular damage, as well as reduce overall inflammation, and even inhibit the growth of cancer cells. It is a potent antihistamine that has been shown to reduce the symptoms of seasonal and environmental allergies, sensitivities, as well as asthma. It is also a powerful remedy for candida and yeast infections, especially those that are resistant to anti-fungal drugs such as Diflucan. Not only can it prevent food-borne illnesses caused by pathogens such as salmonella and E. coli, but may actually help to relieve food poisoning symptoms as well. Thymol, a natural fungicide with antiseptic and antiviral properties helps boost the immune system, fight and prevent colds and flu, and and promote recovery.
We take a few drops with a shot of fresh orange juice every day.
Bee Prepared Daily Defence provides a unique blend of high quality ingredients from the hive, field and forest which are not often found in a regular diet or multivitamin.
Bee Prepared Daily Defence is an all-in-one formula containing bee propolis, black elderberry, olive leaf and beta glucans. This combination of extracts is suitable for the whole family to help in supporting the body’s natural defences year round. Many users take Bee Prepared during the winter months, while participating in athletics and exercise, during dieting and detoxing and before or during travel.
De-stress the mind and relieve aches and pains with this concentrated, revitalising, magical bath potion. An invigorating herbal blend, sure to put the spring back in your step after a long, tiring day.
Propolis is made by bees from beeswax and other secretions, and is mixed with tree resins to be used as a sealant for the beehive. It’s rich in bioflavonoids, amino acids, as well as a good source of trace minerals, B vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin E and beta-carotene. It has a wide range of healing properties, with research showing promise in its ability to increase recovery time and accelerate new cell growth. It is used as a topical healing agent for burns, minor wounds, infections- even skin cancers and melanomas. Propolis may even be effective in lowering high blood pressure, reducing arteriosclerosis and lowering the risk for heart disease. One other interesting use of propolis? It is commonly used among holistic practitioners for its ability to successfully clear stubborn acne – even the cystic variety.
We take 2-4 tablets a day in the autumn and winter to support our immunity and protect before and during hay fever season (4 tablets when having a sore throat). it’s with us during flights and travels.