Each bottle contains 30ml of
- Concentration of Propolis: 25% weight/volume, which means appropriately 7.7 grams of dissolved propolis.
- Concentration (brix) 48％
- Total Flavonoids >17mg/ml
- High concentration of Artepillin C
- Organic certified and credited by Japan IFOAM
- 100% free from additives and preservatives
- Certified by Food Laboratory Analysis Center, one of the most advanced laboratories in Brazil
What makes AFC Brazilian Green Propolis superior?
Comparison between AFC Brazilian Green Propolis Extract with other types of propolis
|Other Types of Propolis||AFC Brazilian Green Propolis Extract|
|Source of Origin||China, Australia, New Zealand||Minas Gerais, Brazil. The unique plant species found in this region ensures that the propolis strain collected contain the highest level of flavonoids|
|Natural Anti-bacterial Compounds||Unknown||Over 300 types. Quality certified by independent laboratory (CETAL)|
|Extract of Strength||Normally measured in liquid extract, instead of pure dried extract. Lower bioavailability||40% Pure Dried Extract. Brix degree >48% with higher solubilized active constituents in the final product|
|Chemicals and Preservatives||Unknown||Free of agricultural chemical residues, and in compliance with Positive List System requiried by Ministry of Japan|
|Artepillin C||Not found in any other types of propolis||Over 2.8% Artepillin-C, unique to Brazilian Green Propolis. Artepillin-C is an anti-bacterial compound and well-known for its tumour supressing ability|
Alcohol extract of Brazilian Green Propolis has longer maturation and higher potency compared to water extract Propolis from other countries
|Water Extract||Alcohol Extract|
|2 months maturation period||
|2 years maturation period|
|Impure extract and lower concentration||
|Purer and higher concentration|
|Sink to bottom of water immediately with unwanted substance floating on top||
|Distinct smell and greenish substance floats on top of water|
Adults : Take 1ml (1 full dropper tube), up to 3 times daily or as required.
Children (age 2-12years) : Take ½ ml (half dropper tube), up to 3 times daily or as required.
Take 2 ml (2 full dropper tube), up to 3 times daily or as advised by qualified healthcare practitioners.
Shake well before it is open.
Routes of administration:
- Hold some water in your mouth, drip propolis and hold in the mouth for 1 minute before swallowing to increase its absorption into the bloodstream via the gums
- Mix with honey water, juice or smoothie
- Add into salad or oatmeal
- Drip on bread
- For severe sore throat: swallow straight down your throat
- For mouth ulcer: drip 1 drop on ulcer and let stand for 2-5 minutes
- For toothache & bleeding gums: after toothbrushing, mix propolis with water and gargle for 1 minute
Note: Propolis is a mixture of beeswax and resins which contribute to its sticky nature. It may leave resinous stain on your cup. The stain can be removed easily by using white rice wine. You can use a disposable cup to consume the product. Please do not use if you are allergic to bees or bee products.
AFC Brazilian Green Propolis keeps cold sores away!
My dad has a tendency to have a Cold Sore outbreak on his upper lip whenever we go on a holiday. If he does not immediately apply the Cold Sore cream on his lips, by the next day, his upper lip will be swollen and blisters may form. At 71 years old, the doctors put it down to his age, the change in weather and in general, a lowered immunity level from travel stress.
During a recent trip to China, I brought along a bottle of AFC Brazilian Green Propolis as a general stand-by herbal remedy, after reading about its natural anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and immune boosting benefits. One day during the tour, my dad started showing flu-like symptoms, and slight pain and swelling on his upper lip, which are the initial symptoms of a cold sore outbreak. Lucky for us, I had the bottle of Propolis with me. Remembering its immune boosting benefits, I advised him to apply a few drops of the Propolis mixture directly on the cold sore, and also advised him to start taking 1ml every morning and night. I was totally impressed by the Propolis, as not only did it work to prevent further progression of the Cold Sore into blisters, my dad also did not "catch the cold".
Thanks to the Propolis, we were able to enjoy our holiday thoroughly. Since then, my dad has been taking AFC Brazilian Green Propolis daily to keep him in the pink of health!
Chen Yee Ju
AFC Propolis is my new doctor!
|All this while, I never believed that supplements do work. But when I was down with a very bad cough and cold last month, and even lost my voice, I was game to try anything to get well again. I tried the AFC Brazilian Green Propolis. After taking it for two days, I recovered and never felt better! I strongly recommend this to anyone who is juggling the heavy demands of motherhood and career! It really works!
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Anti-tumour effect of Brazilian Green Propolis
Suppression of tumor-induced angiogenesis by Brazilian propolis: Major component artepillin C inhibits in vitro tube formation and endothelial cell proliferation
Mok-Ryeon Ahn, Kazuhiro Kunimasa, Toshiro Ohta, Shigenori Kumazawa, Miya Kamihira, Kazuhiko Kaji, Yoshihiro Uto, Hitoshi Hori, Hideko Nagasawa, Tsutomu Nakayama. Cancer Letters. 2007
Researchers from University of Shizuoka and other universities investigated the anti-tumour effect of artipillin C found in Brazilian propolis. Propolis originated from Brazilian is composed mainly of artepillin C which is uniquely different from propolis of European origin. Bees collected material from a unique Brazilian plant, Baccharis dracunculifolia, which contains large amount of antioxidant artepillin C, producing a special grade Brazilian propolis. The research showed that Brazilian propolis exerts significant anti-tumour effect by suppressing the growth of tumour cells and inhibiting angiogenesis. The research strongly suggest the possibility that we can prevent cancer by daily intake of artepillin C.
Nature's Remedy for Good Immune Health
Employing the latest extraction method, Brazilian Green Propolis contains the highest concentration of flavonoids. It is free from chemicals and preservatives.
Highest quality from the best source
The sources of Propolis can be found in various regions including Brazil, Australia, Europe, the United States and China. AFC Brazilian Green Propolis is 100% collected from Brazil Minas Gerais, away from industrial or agricultural chemical pollution. This region is home to a unique plant species (Baccharis dracunculifolia) which produces the best grade of propolis with the highest level of flavonoids and Artepillin-C. Extracts of Brazilian green propolis possess antioxidant, antibiotic, antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antitumor properties. Therefore, propolis has been extensively used in food, beverages, and dietary supplements to improve health and reduce the risk of diabetes, cancer, inflammatory, and heart diseases. AFC Brazillian Green Propolis can be taken orally to relieve flu, cough, inflammation, sore throat or applied externally for wound healing and mouth ulcer.
Health benefits of AFC Brazilian Green Propolis
- Natural antibiotic. It provides natural defense against viruses and bacteria and it is safe for regular usage. Research conducted in Japan demonstrated the capability of Brazilian Green Propolis to ameliorate influenza symptoms.
- Protection against damage of nerve cells. Brazilian Green Propolis functions as an anti-oxidant to protect delicate nerve cells and helps prevent brain injury.
- Heart and circulatory health. Flavonoids in Brazilian Green Propolis possess strong anti-oxidant properties that effectively reduce triglycerides levels, enhance good cholesterol, support health blood lipids and blood pressure levels.
- Cancer therapy. Propolis is found to produce cancer cell inhibition. The suppression of the growth of cancer cells is believed to be highly associated with Artepillin-C, found exclusively in Brazilian Green Propolis.
- Prevent diabetic complications. Brazilian Green Propolis promotes wound healing and supports cellular regeneration. It helps repair and revive pancreatic cells to enhance insulin levels, helps to regulate blood sugar to a healthy level.
- Anti-inflammatory and anti-ulcer. Helps reduce itchiness and allergies. Proven to reduce the occurrence of ulceration.
What is so special about AFC Brazilian Green Propolis?
The grade of propolis is dependent on its botanical origins and the type of bees that produce it. The Minas Gerais forests are densely populated with rosemary (Baccharis dracunculifolia) and eucalyptus-type trees from which high-quality green propolis can be produced. AFC Brazilian Green Propolis is collected from the unexpanded leaf buds of Baccharis dracunculifolia plant by the Africanised honeybee. Only this bee specie has the capacity to produce Brazilian Green Propolis with concentrated Artepillin-C, a powerful constituent not found in propolis from other regions. Artepillin-C has strong anti-bacterial fighting properties and is well-known for its ability to suppress tumor growth.
How to identify propolis with Artepillin-C?
Ethanol extract of Brazilian Green Propolis has a characteristic of an unique pungent taste. Studies have indicated that the pungent taste is due to the presence of Artepillin-C. It strongly stimulates hTRPA1 channels, which are activated by pungent foods, such as wasabi (its main pungent ingredient is AITC), a typical pungent food in Japan. Research also indicates that Artepilin-C can be considered a good marker with respect both its functional quality and effectiveness. Hence, propolis products without such pungent taste may indicate the absence of Artepillin C.
Innovative technologies preserve the nature of propolis
Brazilian Green Propolis is produced in AFC Japan’s GMP-certified facilities using the latest technologies to produce the finest quality end product. The bio-active constituents and sterility of Propolis are preserved using state-of-the art four-step extraction:
Well-documented traditional use, well-researched scientific studies
In ancient Rome, Propolis was used as a drug to reduce swelling and relieve pain. The medicinal properties of Propolis are well-documented in “Naturalis Historia” – the largest encyclopedia of ancient world, and in the book “Regarding Medical Matters” by the Dioscorides, the famous physician of ancient Rome. In South Africa and the former USSR, Propolis is also widely used for various health applications including healing, and treatment of tuberculosis and lung problems. In ancient Egypt, Propolis was used to treat infections and swelling, and to accelerate hair growth.
The traditional usage of Propolis has been backed with scientific evidence, from research journals documenting its health benefits and application uses. In Japan, Brazilian Green Propolis is extensively used in foods and beverages with the aim of improving health and immunity. A research conducted by the University of Sao Paulo and published at Jan 2011 demonstrated the promising antioxidant effect of Brazilian Propolis against oxidative stress of UV on skin. More recently, the 14th International Congress of Immunology 2010 presented research on the effects of Brazilian propolis in ameliorating severity of collagen-induced arthritis.
Mother Nature’s “healing liquid” benefits both children and adults
- Natural relief from flu, cough, and sore throats
- Natural antibiotic and anti-viral properties. May boost effectiveness of prescription antibiotics
- Highly recommended for people who undergo chemotherapy or radiotherapy and at remission stage as adjuvant therapy
- Beneficial for individual with compromised immunity