Beehive treasures packed in a jar: honey, pollen, royal jelly and propolis.
Apikompleks blend with honey, with its original recipe, has been a source of health for almost 40 years. Its power to strenghten the immune system will convince you as well. Two more components were added to the ingredients that give bees the energy to work all day through; vitamin C and riboflavin (vitamin B2) will cope with your fatigue and exhaustion. You can take Apikompleks with a teaspoon or mix it with warm tea.
This blend with honey is intended for adults as well as children. Honey acts as a perservative; you can therefore store an open jar at room temperature and use it until its best before date.
Recommended daily allowance is 6 teaspoons. Take 2 teaspoons 3 times per day.
For one month of regular use:
4 packages (one package suffices for 8 days of regular use).
Exceeding the recommended allowance may have a laxative effect. Do not use if you are allergic to propolis, royal jelly, or pollen. Do not exceed recommended daily allowance. Food supplement should not replace the variety of foods that are important to a healthy diet. Store out of reach of children! Due to natural ingredients, there can be slight deviations in composition and appearance of the product.
Store in a dark, dry place with temperature under 25 °C.
Honey 94 %, pollen 3 %, royal jelly 1,5 %, 70 percent propolis extract, vitamin C, and riboflavin (vitamin B2). No preservatives, coloring, artificial flavorings, and sweeteners.
|Nutritional value*||Per 100 g||Per recommended daily allowance (6 teaspoons = 30 g)|
|Energy value||1422,1 kJ/334,7 kcal||426,6 kJ/100,4 kcal|
|Proteins||1,0 g||0,3 g|
|Carbohydrate||80,7 g||24,2 g|
|sugar||61,1 g||18,3 g|
|Fat||0,3 g||0,09 g|
|saturated fatty acids||< 0,1 g||< 0,03 g|
|Fibres||1,3 g||0,4 g|
|Sodium||0,025 g||0,008 g|
|Vitamin C||40 mg||12 mg 15 % PDV**|
|Riboflavin (vitamin B2)||1,4 mg||0,42 mg 30 % PDV**|
|10 HDA||20 mg||6 mg|
|Bioflavonoids (present as caffeic acid)||150 mg||45 mg|
|galangin and pinocembrin||30 mg||9 mg|
*Nutritional value is based on food analysis.
**RDA = recommended daily allowance
Honey is a natural sweet gift, given to us by bees who make it from flower nectar (floral honey) or from insect secretions that remain on trees as sticky liquid (honeydew honey). Floral honey types are wildflower honey, acacia honey, chestnut honey, lime honey, and canola honey; honeydew honey types are honeydew honey, fir honey, maple honey, oak honey, and spruce honey. Bees process nectar or honeydew, enrich it with their gland secretions, and store it in the beehive to ripe. Honey is the source of sun energy and life fuel in the beehive. It contains precious nutrients and is a powerful substance.
Bees pick pollen or bee bread at the stamens of blooming flowers. They moisturize the pollen with their saliva, nectar, or with honey from their honey stomach; it is rolled into little clods and wrapped for protection. Pollen, used for plant reproduction, is the most protein-rich source of a plant. For bees, it is an important source of proteins and is among honey and water as its primary food. It contains all essential ingredients for bee reproduction and is the basic ingredient of royal jelly, used to feed the queen bee. Among proteins, pollen contains many free amino acids (precisely 20 out of 22 natural amino acids), including eight which are essential for human beings. It is commonly known that 100 g of pollen contain as much protein as 500 g of beef or seven eggs. Two tablespoons of pollen (30 g) provide a daily allowance of essential proteins for adults (Source: Pedrotti, W. 2003).
Royal jelly or gelée royale is the most precious gift of the beehive. It is produced by young nurse bees that are five to twelve days old. They feed it to the queen bee, who is responsible for the survival of the species her entire life. The queen bee is the genetic equal to other bees. But feeding her exclusively royal jelly makes her grow twice the size of worker bees and allows her to outlive 15 generations. She is the only sexually mature bee in the beehive. The queen bee is believed to be the most fertile living being, laying up to 3000 eggs per day, with the total weight of the eggs she produces outweighing her. Royal jelly has been known to be used by pharaohs in Ancient Egypt, and they named it “the food of gods”. However, today we know its uniqueness is based on the unsaturated fatty acid 10 HDA (10-hydroxy-2-decenoicacid), found exclusively in royal jelly. The quantity of 10 HDA is an important quality factor for royal jelly. Therefore in Medex, we have standardised the quantity of HDA and thus provided guaranteed quality.
Propolis is a bee product used as a sealant to maintain a healthy beehive. It contains different plant resins, gathered by bees from tree buds and enriched by their gland secretions and added wax. Bees use this sticky mixture to fix the combs and coat inner walls of the hive, thus preventing the penetration of humidity and wind. Propolis is also a disinfectant, used to protect the hive from microbes. Bees also use propolis to embalm large intruders who enter the hive and subsequently cannot be removed. Propolis prohibits decomposition, which prevents infections and diseases in the bees. Propolis also evaporates in the hive and provides natural protection, enabling healthy development of the bee colony. The main healing substances in propolis are bioflavonoids – plant colouring that protect plants from microorganisms. The content of bioflavonoids determines the quality of propolis; therefore Medex has standardised these contents and guaranteed the quality of the product.
Vitamin C contributes to the normal function of the immune system.
Riboflavin (vitamin B2) contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue, and contributes to the maintainance of normal red blood cells.