Propolis or bees’ gold
A star product of the hive, propolis is a substance obtained from the salivary secretions of bees and from resins or other elements collected from plants and trees (fir, spruce, birch, etc.). Bees use it to strengthen and protect their hives from bacteria, fungi, or variations in temperature. It also reduces the size of openings in the hive, thus protecting against invaders. In fact, propolis comes from the Greek pro, which means “in front of” or “at the entrance”, and from polis meaning “city”.
Why has propolis amassed a following among food supplement consumers in recent years ?
Propolis has been known for over 3,000 years and its role no longer needs to be explained. Indeed, numerous clinical studies have established its immunostimulatory properties. In addition, consumers are turning towards natural and traditional remedies, with proven effectiveness, as a way of preventing infections. Propolis also provides a targeted response to winter ailments making it the perfect old wives’ cure for the colder months.
Propolis extract >10% quercetin for effective and natural protection
Extracted via a high-quality process that preserves its active ingredients, our propolis naturally contains quercetin, giving it many benefits.
While relatively unknown until recent times, quercetin is attracting increasing interest ! Indeed, numerous studies have been conducted to evaluate its action, particularly on the immune system 1, and its anti-inflammatory potential 2.
Quercetin is considered to be the most active of the flavonoids. It promotes the body’s defences in general 3 and is readily bioavailable 4. Moreover, it is known to be particularly rich in antioxidants 5-6. It traps free radicals, thus slowing down the effects of oxidative stress on the body 7.
What can our propolis extract >10% quercetin be used for ?
Our propolis extract >10% quercetin is particularly suitable for :
Pharmanager Ingredients, your supplier of quality propolis extract >10% quercetin
Our propolis is conform to strict specifications including the following points of vigilance :
- Pesticides (Regulation 396/2005 and amendments)
- Heavy metals (Regulation 1881/2006 and amendments)
- PAH (Regulation 1933/2015/EC)
Pharmanager is committed to protecting biodiversity in response to environmental concerns and end-consumer requirements.
Our ingredient sourcing is carefully controlled to meet our quality requirements and those of our customers. Where possible, we work with trusted partners with whom we have built relationships over many years.
Summary of propolis extract >10% quercetin
- Produced in Italy
- Strict quality control in accordance with our specifications
- 10% quercetin dosed as per HPLC method (High performance liquid chromatography)
- Suitable for food supplements and nutrition in different galenic forms
1 Li, Y.; Yao, J.; Han, C.; Yang, J.; Chaudhry, M.T.; Wang, S.; Liu, H.; Yin, Y. Quercetin, Inflammation and Immunity. Nutrients 2016, 8, 167.
2 Saeedi-Boroujeni, A., Mahmoudian-Sani, MR. Potentiel anti-inflammatoire de la quercétine dans le traitement du COVID-19. J Inflamm 18, 3 (2021).
3 Kim JK, Park SU. Quercetin and its role in biological functions: an updated review. EXCLI J. 2018;17:856–863. Published 2018 Aug 27.
4 Egert S, Wolffram S, Bosy-Westphal A, Boesch-Saadatmandi C, Wagner AE, Frank J, Rimbach G, Mueller MJ. Daily quercetin supplementation dose-dependently increases plasma quercetin concentrations in healthy humans. J Nutr. 2008;138:1615–21.
5 Anand David AV, Arulmoli R, Parasuraman S. Overviews of Biological Importance of Quercetin: A Bioactive Flavonoid. Pharmacogn Rev. 2016;10(20):84–89.
6 Kobori M, Takahashi Y, Sakurai M, et al. Quercetin suppresses immune cell accumulation and improves mitochondrial gene expression in adipose tissue of diet-induced obese mice. Mol Nutr Food Res. 2016;60(2):300–312.
7 G. Duranti et al. « Chronic consumption of quercetin reduces erythrocytes oxidative damage: evaluation at resting and after eccentric exercice in humans ». Nutrition Research. DOI: 10.1016/j.nutres.2017.12.002. 2018-02
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