What happens when you combine four bee superfoods into one? You get a concentrated punch of nutrients in one efficient spoonful. Our latest product, Bee Powered, has been a major hit, but in case you’re not familiar with the superfoods that make up this blend, we’re breaking down what each superfood is and why they’re beneficial. Bee Powered isn’t just another honey to smother your toast with! A teaspoon supplies your body with the therapeutic recommended dose of royal jelly, bee pollen, and bee propolis. What does this mean? It means cognitive enhancement from royal jelly, energy boosting and vitamin support through bee pollen, and immune protection from bee propolis. We’ve combined the superfoods with our signature raw honey base to increase absorption. Royal jelly Royal Jelly’s the exclusive food of one special lady, the Queen! She is three times bigger than the other female worker bees, is the only egg laying member of the hive, and lives 3-8 times longer than all of the other honeybees! How is she so special? Because she consumes royal jelly her whole life! Royal jelly has shown cognitive benefits like improved memory and brain performance, longevity, and hormonal balance for us humans too. Royal jelly’s the only natural source of pure acetylcholine, which is a neurotransmitter that helps the brain’s memory, speed, and even helps the brain grow through the stimulation of stem cells. High levels of acetylcholine have been linked to improved thought, memory and overall cognition! Bee Propolis Bees collect resin from trees and turn it into propolis, a protectant that seals cracks, holes and even lines the inside of cells in the hive. Propolis is anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and, full of antioxidants. Studies have shown that the use of propolis helps fight off colds and flus, heals wounds, helps with treating burns, and even help with fighting herpes flare ups! Propolis has also been shown to help fight off oxidative damage produced from stress after intense exercise. Propolis may even help with gut issues by strengthening the gut’s barrier function! Some even say the gut’s barrier is the most important protector against toxins in our external environment. Strong gut barrier, strong body! Bee Pollen Bees collect pollen as a source of protein. For humans, it’s a great source of vitamins, like a full complex of vitamin B, which helps boost energy and may help protect muscles from damage. Oh and allergies? Forget about them! The use of bee pollen can help inoculate allergies. According to the Journal of Allergies, 73% of patients who reported having hay fever had an improvement average of 75% when supplementing with bee pollen! Raw Honey Anti-bacterial, Anti-fungal, and full of gut helping enzymes, honey is not just another sweet treat. Honey’s sugar composition is quite different from regular sugar, making it more easily used by the body, and allowing it to be easy on our body’s blood sugar. Oh, and it taste beelicious. That being said, having our other hive superfoods in a raw honey base is not just for taste, raw honey’s enzymic make up allows these superfoods to be of the freshest quality without any added preservatives and having to worry about it going bad Including a honey base also maximizes nutrient absorption! Hopefully you found this breakdown enlightening! In case you’d like to learn more about Bee Powered, here’s are some ways to include it into your routine. Morning Routine Warm water, honey and lemon is a morning staple, but using Bee Powered will take that cup to a new level. Having Royal jelly first thing in the morning will help enhance your mental focus! Propolis’ antioxidant components will help prevent any damage in your body caused by stress, while it’s antibacterial and antifungal properties will help with protecting your body as well as fight germs. Honey is antiseptic, which helps relieve the acidity in your stomach and increases the production of intestinal mucus and it also helps hydrate your colon, making for easier number twos Honey and warm water also helps to push out any nasty toxins from your system. Pre-Workout Honey and bee pollen are great natural energy boosters. Bee pollen is full of vitamins and minerals (including a full spectrum of vitamin B)! Vitamin B helps our body turn food into fuel, which gives us burst of energy. Honey is a natural source of simple sugars and carbohydrates, both of which supply an energy source for our bodies! Mid-Day Slump Instead of reaching for that second (or third) cup of coffee, try half a teaspoon of bee powered! The vitamins in bee pollen combined with the mental focus enhancement of royal jelly will give you that much needed wake up (without the jitters), while the antioxidants found in propolis will help fight off damage from stress! Glowing Skin Want a flawless completion? Well apply a layer of bee powered to a cleanly washed face, let it sit for about 10 minutes and then gently wash off. You will bee amazed at your glowing complexion! Your skin is your largest organ, and it absorbs anything you apply to it. By applying bee powered, you will absorb antioxidants and antiinflammatory properties from propolis, vitamins, and nutrients from bee pollen. Royal jelly helps with its antiaging properties and absorption is increased because of the raw honey base. Hormone Balance Cortisol, though a very important hormone, is commonly out of whack, especially for busy boss ladies! Bee powered may help bring those levels to a regular state with royal jelly. It’s fatty acid composition is said to help with menopause and hormone imbalances! Propolis also fights off oxidation caused by stress via bee pollen’s full complex of vitamin B (which us women are super deficient in). Remember, Bee Powered is powerful, and we suggest starting with ½ - 1 teaspoon. Put it in smoothies, coffees, tea or take it by itself, and get ready to bee powered!