Investing in scientific proof

Bee propolis is highly effective in protecting the beehive because of its strong antimicrobial and antioxidant capability. Science informs us that it is these protective properties that give bee propolis the power to support the human immune system. 

The human immune system is made up of a complex network of specialised cells, proteins, tissues, and organs that work together to protect the body. Scientific research suggests that the bioactive flavonoids and phenolics found in bee propolis can support the immune function’s response by guiding communication between cells and therefore helping effective immune system performance. 

Here at Comvita, we invest to understand the science behind our bee propolis so that you can have confidence in the efficacy and purity of our products.  

Our most recent in vitro laboratory study showed that Comvita Immune Beeᵀᴹ Propolis can reduce the cytokine response of cultured cells to bacteria and viral stimulus – meaning that bee propolis may help facilitate an appropriate immune response. 

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