Why Choose New Zealand Propolis?
Propolis potencies differ from country to country. Research shows New Zealand is particularly protective.
Why does propolis potency
differ across countries?
It’s all to do with how propolis is made.
To make propolis, bees collect natural resins from the trees and plants in their immediate environments. Different environments produce different trees and plants which, in turn, produce different natural resins. That’s why propolis from a specific country varies from propolis made elsewhere.
What makes New Zealand propolis so special?
One of the reasons so many people visit New Zealand is our country’s natural biodiversity. Here in New Zealand, we have a unique climate. Rains are plentiful, the sun shines often and our diverse geography includes everything from golden beaches to icy, snow-capped mountains. What’s more, we’re a remote island-nation protected from endemic infectious diseases. New Zealanders also tend to have a deep respect for nature, which can be traced back to early Maori roots.
Combined, that all supports our biodiversity. With an estimated 80,000 endemic species, New Zealand alone makes a substantial contribution to overall global diversity.
When it comes to making propolis, the bees here in New Zealand have a lot to work with. They can collect a unique and extensive range of natural plant and tree resins to make New Zealand propolis, and science seems to confirm as much.
In tests, New Zealand propolis has been found to contain particularly high levels of bioflavonoids and Caffeic Acid Phenethyl Ester (CAPE), a bioactive compound with antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and cytotoxic properties.