BIO30TM New Zealand Propolis
Welcome to the most comprehensive website about BIO30™ New Zealand propolis, its properties, traditional use and scientific findings.
80 million years of isolation has resulted in unique and higher levels of key bioactive compounds found in New Zealand plants and trees.
Sourced by bees from New Zealand wild native forest remote from the areas of human’s activity, BIO30™ New Zealand Propolis was found by researchers to contain particularly high levels of the important bioflavonoids and extraordinary high levels of caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE), compared to bee propolis of other origins.
Propolis supplementation leads to a lower level of glucose and cholesterol concentrations in aging
Published on Wednesday, 10 July 2013 23:16
Positive influence of a natural product as propolis on antioxidant status and lipid peroxidation in senescent rats
Given the importance of oxidative stress associated to aging, it would be interesting to assess the effect of oral supplementation with antioxidant substances capable of diminishing oxidative aggression and free radicals generation associated to this condition.
CAPE from propolis may help treat thrombosis
Published on Wednesday, 19 June 2013 13:41
Caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE) is a component of honeybee hives with various beneficial properties. Tissue factor (TF), the key trigger of thrombosis, is expressed in human endothelial cells. This study was designed to investigate whether CAPE modulates TF expression in human aortic endothelial cells (HAECs). Western blots and real-time polymerase chain reactions were performed. CAPE (10−7–10−5 m) inhibited tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α induced endothelial TF protein expression by 2.1-fold at 10−5 m (p<0.0001). Similarly, TF surface activity was reduced (p<0.02). In contrast, TF mRNA expression, TF promoter activity, and mitogen-activated protein (MAP) kinase activation remained unaltered. In conclusion, CAPE inhibits TF protein expression and activity at the posttranscriptional level thereby exhibiting anti-thrombotic potential.
Cancer Research Trials with Bio30 New Zealand Propolis
Published on Thursday, 06 September 2012 03:27
Professor Hiroshi Maruta has been a leading figure in several cancer research trials using Bio 30 propolis.
Professor Maruta has spent more than 35 years researching cancer and has worked for the last 20 years at the Ludwig Cancer Research Institute at the Royal Melbourne Hospital in Australia.
His work with CAPE was conducted while he was at the University Medical Hospital, Eppendorf, Germany.
Professor Maruta led research into the use of caffeic acid phenethyl ester (CAPE) in Bio 30 propolis in the treatment of neurofibromatosis (NF).
The inhibitory activity of typified propolis against Enterococcus species.
Published on Tuesday, 21 August 2012 00:29
Propolis, a natural bee product widely used for its antimicrobial activity, was tested against isolates of Enterococcus from humans, pig-tailed macaques, isolates of refractory endodontic treatment cases, and isolates from Lactobacillus-containing food supplements.
Questions & AnswersQ: Is propolis the same around the world?
A: No. The chemical components of propolis vary remarkably from country to country, and even between different locations within each country. The variability of propolis is due to the plants available for bees to gather resin. Initially, this variability was a serious obstacle to the standardisation of propolis and its acceptance into the mainstream of healthcare.
However, studies based on propolis from particular locations (such as Professor Hiroshi Maruta's research on Bio 30 propolis from New Zealand) have led to findings based on the characteristics of particular propolis.
Q: How do bees know what to gather to make propolis?
A: Scientists know that the plants honey bees gather resin from for propolis are not chosen randomly. However, how the bees identify the plants is not known. Whatever the process, bees appear to have an ability to find sources of plant substances to convert to propolis that provide efficient protection of their hives from infection. Processed into a form suitable for human consumption, this propolis provides similar protection for us.