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Bee Bread, Ashwaganda, Reishi Mushroom & Ginger

Bee Bread, Ashwaganda, Reishi Mushroom & Ginger

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Bee bread is made by bees. Bees bring the pollen from the flowers into the honeycomb cells and they mix it in with honey. After they honeycomb cell is full, bees cap it with beeswax. Throughout the whole season bee pollen ferments in the hive and becomes bee bread. Fermentation brakes proteins into amino acids, forming lactic acid and vitamin K. Due to fermentation, our bodies easily absorb more nutrients and effectively digest the bee bread. Furthermore, it contains load of micro-elements like iron, phosphorus, cobalt, calcium, potassium and selenium. Bee bread ranks high in chart of superfoods because of the amount of B-group vitamins and amino acids.

Reishi mushroom has been used to help enhance the immune system, reduce stress, improve sleep, and lessen fatigue. People also take reishi mushroom for health conditions such as: High blood pressure. High cholesterol. Reishi mushroom can enhance immune function through its effects on white blood cells, which help fight infection and cancer. This may occur primarily in those who are ill, as mixed results have been seen in those who are healthy.

 Ashwagandha is a prominent herb in Indian Ayurvedic medicine. Evidence suggests that it reduces blood sugar levels through its effects on insulin secretion and sensitivity. Animal and test-tube studies have shown that withaferin, a bioactive compound in ashwagandha, promotes the death of tumor cells and may be effective against several types of cancer. Ashwagandha supplements may help lower cortisol levels in chronically stressed individuals, research suggests that ashwagandha may help reduce depression, it helps increase testosterone levels and significantly boosts sperm quality and fertility in men, has been shown to increase muscle mass, reduce body fat, and increase strength in men. Ashwagandha has been shown to increase natural killer cell activity and decrease markers of inflammation, it helps reduce the risk of heart disease by decreasing cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

 Ginger is high in gingerol, a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Under 2  grams of ginger can help prevent various types of nausea. This applies to sea sickness, chemotherapy-related nausea, nausea after surgery and morning sickness. Ginger has been shown to lower blood sugar levels and improve various heart disease risk factors in patients with type 2 diabetes. Ginger occurs to speed up emptying of the stomach, which can be beneficial for people with indigestion and related stomach discomfort, it appears to be very effective against menstrual pain when taken at the beginning of the menstrual period, it contains a substance called 6-gingerol, which may have protective effects against cancer­­­.

Caution: Be sure to refrigerate for at least 2 hours before opening. When opening, open slowly as it is naturally carbonated!!!