One is a Hollywood celebrity, the other is an Olympic champion, but they both share a daily immune boosting secret when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle. Actress Gwyneth Paltrow and cyclist Victoria Pendleton have raved recently about a daily defence vitamin called ‘Bee Prepared’.
Bee Propolis – Bee Prepared
Bee Prepared contains bee propolis which is a resinous mixture that honey bees collect from tree buds, sap flows, or other botanical sources and bees use it to plug small gaps within the hive. Historically, bee keepers thought that propolis was merely used to protect the hive from the elements, but more recently it has been discovered to have health giving benefits.
Propolis can be used for a variety of health issues, as it is a powerful antibacterial agent, it can sooth inflammations, halt viral diseases and be used on superficial burns or scalds. One of the most important benefits however, is that it is an immune boosting agent, and can also promote a healthier heart.
The Bee Prepared ingredients include other powerful nutrients such as astaxanthin, elderberry, olive leaf and beta glucans, and it has been so effective that health experts are now dubbing it the new ‘It Vit’.
And it is gathering quite a celebrity following, with Gwyneth writing on her Goop blog: ‘I was recently given “bee venom therapy” for an old injury and it disappeared. I was recommended bee pollen, raw honey and propolis for various purposes. So far, these recommendations have worked for me.’
TV presenter Emma Forbes is another fan of the supplement, and endorsed it on her healthy living bog, Emma Loves, stating: ‘I am a sucker for anything that – in these winter months – builds, improves and maintains the immune system. I am someone who is going to be prepared as much as I can to avoid those germs!!
A current favourite are the daily defence immune support pills from ‘bee prepared’ – yes bee propolis, black elderberry, olive leaf and beta glucans are going to do the trick for me,’ Emma adds: ‘I am a firm believer in the power of honey.
When my kids were little I used to make something called ‘mummy magic’ which was manuka honey in hot water with lemon juice. It worked miracles on sore throats, you name it. To this day I believe honey is a really good cure for all sorts – so check out their site.’
And Erin McCann, who is a nutritional consultant for UnBEElievable Health who manufacture the product, explains why it is such a hit with the stars: ‘Taking natural plant extract immune support supplements like Bee Prepared Immune Support will balance and support immune function without over stimulating it,’ she added:
‘The formulas contain a powerful combination of antioxidants, bioflavonoids and natural anti-viral & anti-bacterial properties. Only the highest quality natural-source ingredients are used, all which have a proven history of benefits when it comes to helping support the immune system.’
Bee Prepared Daily Defence costs £9.99 for 30 tablets, which is one months supply and Bee Prepared Max Strength costs £11.99 for 20 tablets, to be taken as required.
They are available to buy from unbeelievablehealth.co.uk and Hollandandbarrett.com