Honey is excellent and unique mother nature product of all bee assortments (bee honey, bee pollen, propolis, royal jelly) containing more than 400 bioactive substances and is widely used in the nutrition of contemporary man.
Its chemical composition includes organic acids (lactic, malic, citric, oxalic) and enzymes (diastase, phosphatase, catalase, invertase). They not only give the pleasant taste but improve digestion as well.
Honey and bee products are rich in minerals.
Iron, copper, zinc, magnesium, cobalt are biologically essential for haematopoiesis.
Iron in bee products is easily absorbed and guarantees the saturation of the working organs with oxygen, the synthesis of myoglobin which is some kind of oxygen storage in muscles. Thus, honey and bee products contribute for increased capability and endurance of organism in exercise.
Bee pollen is rich in lecithin which normalizes fat metabolism thus helps in weight improvement.
Propolis with its antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and anti-radiation properties is used for treatment and prophylaxis of many diseases, lowers cholesterol levels in blood and increases red cell blood count.
Royal jelly is particularly rich in proteins, which vary in the range of 13 – 30%. In comparison – breast milk contains 1.75, cow’s – 3.5% proteins. Twenty two common and essential amino acids are found in it. Gamma globulin which increases body resistance to bacteria, viruses and toxins is also found.
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