Bees collect resin from twigs on trees such as poplars and mix this with wax and their own enzymes. This becomes propolis, or putty resin, which the bees use to seal their hive. At the same time, propolis protects against the invasion of viruses, bacteria, and fungi.
Propolis, the bees' broad spectrum antibiotic
Table: Comparison of CAPE contents in propolis from different countries
NZCAPE ™ 30 + Propolis, "the special one" from New Zealand
In New Zealand, propolis is found with a uniquely high content of bioactive flavonoids and caffeic acids. These bioactives act synergistically to promote health. Especially the content of CAPE (caffeic acid phenetyl ester) is many times higher compared to propolis from other countries. CAPE is an indicator of the high quality of propolis. That is why our tested Cosana Propolis NZCAPETM30+ contains at least 30 mg CAPE in 10 g pure propolis.