PROPOELIX® is the result of an extensive 8 year research program to develop a propolis extract that would address the 3 key challenges related to propolis consumption – consistency, potency and bioavailability.
Continuous Multi-Stage Countercurrent Extraction (CMCE)
PROPOELIX® is a super-extraction of propolis performed using a unique extraction process called Continuous Multi-Stage Countercurrent Extraction (CMCE) technology. The CMCE process removes all the waxes and resins in propolis, leaving behind the hugely beneficial active ingredients such as flavonoids, flavones, polyphenols and phenolic acid esters. These active ingredients found in raw propolis are usually diluted or leached in traditional steam distillation or solid-liquid extraction processes.
Enhanced Water Solubility and Bioavailability
The CMCE process also gives PROPOELIX® is uniquely water soluble properties while ensuring all of its beneficial compounds remain intact. This drastically improves its bioavailability and makes it more easily assimilated into the body, allowing the body to receive the full potency of propolis with every intake.
High Total ORAC Value
Since all the waxes and resins in the propolis have been removed, each gram of PROPOELIX® is highly potent. In fact, PROPOELIX® has an extremely high total Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) value. An analysis done by Brunswick Laboratories in the USA found that it has a total ORAC value of 21,921 μmol TE per gram, more than double the amount of all other propolis supplements sold in the market today. In other words, 1 capsule of PROPOELIX® has the total ORAC value of 3 cups of broccoli, and 1 bottle of PROPOELIX® has the total ORAC value of 17kg of broccoli.
Not only does PROPOELIX® have an outstandingly high total ORAC value, it also contains antioxidants that fight against the five common free radicals that cause cellular damage: peroxyl, hydroxyl, peroxynitrite, superoxide anion and singlet oxygen.
|Antioxidant power against peroxyl radicals||5,211||μmol TE per gram|
|Antioxidant power against hydroxyl radicals||7,256||μmol TE per gram|
|Antioxidant power against peroxynitrite||464||μmol TE per gram|
|Antioxidant power against superoxide anion||4,778||μmol TE per gram|
|Antioxidant power against singlet oxygen||4,212||μmol TE per gram|
|Total ORACFN (Sum of above)||21,921||μmol TE per gram|
Propolis is a naturally occurring substance which is highly dependent on botanical and geographical origin. Unlike other propolis products which usually consist of propolis sourced from a single region, the raw propolis used in PROPOELIX® is a “superblend” of Poplar and Baccharis propolis originating from different geographical regions. These two types of propolis have similar biological properties but different active ingredients. The raw propolis from each source is tested to ensure it contains a chemical composition falling within a pre-determined range (measured against a gas chromatographic mass spectral (GC-MS) analysis profile) before it is approved for use in the CMCE process and encapsulated. This selection and blending process ensures that every capsule in every batch of PROPOELIX® exhibits the same, consistent, beneficial properties.