The Complete Guide To Bee Propolis In Malaysia (2021)
Bee propolis, or also known as bee glue, is a resinous mixture produced by honey bees to be used as a sealant for open spaces in the beehive. It is also widely used as a traditional medicine for its healing properties. Besides that, it is also traditionally used as a nutritional health supplement. You can find this health product at pharmacies in Malaysia. Read our full guide and learn everything you need to know about Bee Propolis.
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Bee Propolis Benefits
The scientific studies are limited but researchers have identified over 300 compounds within bee propolis, which are mainly polyphenols. Flavonoids are polyphenols which have strong antioxidant properties. These antioxidant properties help combat disease and damage in the body. Flavonoids are also present in many fruits, vegetables and also green tea.
There is some evidence that says propolis can provide antibacteria, antiviral, antifungal and wound healing properties. Due to its antioxidant properties, propolis has also been incorporated into many skincare products for skin benefits.
Best Propolis Supplements In Malaysia
Here are some of the popular and common bee propolis supplements available in pharmacies in Malaysia.
Biogrow Bee Propolis
Biogrow Bee Propolis contains bioflavonoids in addition to vitamins, minerals, amino acids and other nutrients and is used traditionally as a food supplement. It retails at a discounted price of RM38.90 for 60 tablets on esyms. Each tablet contains 100mg of propolis dried concentrate (equivalent to 500mg of fresh propolis).
VitaHealth Bee Propolis
VitaHealth Bee Propolis is made with 100mg fresh bee propolis extract which is especially rich in amino acids and bioflavonoids for general health support. It comes in the softgel capsule form and sells for RM104.95 for for 2 bottles of 120 softgels. These soft gelatin capsules are easily disolved and digested upon reaching the stomach for better absorption.
21st Century Royal Propollen
Royal Propollen is a combination of 4 different health boosters:
- Royal Jelly
- Bee Pollen
- Vitamin E and Wild American Ginseng
Royal jelly is believed to traditionally have longevity and general health benefits. Vitamin E supports your immune system and helps cells regenerate. Ginseng is a potent antioxidant as well. Take one tablet a day as advised by your healthcare professional. Please check if you have any medications which will interact with Ginseng before taking this supplement such as blood thinners. This supplement retails at a discounted price of RM19.90 for 30 tablets in esyms.
Bee Propolis FAQ
Here are some frequently asked questions about bee propolis and bee propolis supplements.
Bee propolis is generally well tolerated. However, do not take if you are allergic to any bee products or bees.
It is advised to use bee propolis products which have been formulated for kids. Please consult your pharmacist for more information.
There is little studies done on the effect of using propolis when pregnant or how it affects breastfeeding mothers. When in doubt, please consult your physician.
It depends on the product you are taking but generally 500mg of fresh propolis (not concentrate) once a day is sufficient (equivalent to 100mg of concentrate or 1 tablet/softgel). Always refer to recommended dosage on the product labels or consult your healthcare practitioner.
Bee Propolis Reviews
I have been taking this for over 14 years. As soon as if feel the slightest tingle of being sick i start taking and it gets me through every time. I also give to my son who has sinus infections and this helps heal faster by cutting infection down to days instead of weeks. I use with bee pollen and royal jelly.
Highly satisfied with propolis in regards to mouth ulcers, common cold/ flu treatment and prevention as well as general well-being.
Where To Buy Bee Propolis Supplements In Malaysia?
You can purchase Bee Propolis from our partner pharmacies via our esyms online pharmacy platform. Sign up for a free esyms account and get RM10 credit off which you can use on your next purchase!
Disclaimer: the contents of this article is for informational purposes only and should not be treated as professional medical advice. If you would like to speak to a certified pharmacist, you can consult our pharmacists via our telepharmacy platform.