New Vitamin D sprays with Propolis - your questions answered

Our new range of Immune Defence Sprays with Vitamin D have proven extremely popular this year.

Not only are they easy and convenient to use, but they all contain three of the hottest wellness ingredients right now. Vitamin D, Manuka Honey and Bee Propolis.

To answer some common questions about our new range, we turned to Dr Vincenzo Zaccaria, one of the leading experts in Bee Propolis who helped us create the formulations.

Q. Firstly, what are these sprays for?

A. Dr Zaccaria says: "You can use this product to support the immune system and to ease the symptoms related to infections such as cough, sore throat, swelling and redness."

Q. How do you use it?

A. Dr Zaccaria says: "It’s very easy to use, you simply take 2-3 sprays 3 times per day. Point towards the back of the throat and squirt."

Q. How many sprays are in a bottle?

A. Dr Zaccaria says: "About 100-120 sprays per bottle."

Q. Will it give me enough vitamin D?

A. Dr Zaccaria says: "Yes, 2 sprays 3 times per day will give you the right amount of vitamin D to contribute to the normal function of the immune system."

Q. What is Propolis?

A. Dr Zaccaria says: "This is a very common question as the ingredient is new to a lot of people. Propolis is a resinous substance which bees collect from apical buds of plants. They use it in the beehive to defend it from parasites thanks to its antimicrobial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties."

Q. What does MED stand for?

A. Dr Zaccaria says: "It’s a scientific term that stands for Multi Dynamic Extraction. That’s the patented extraction method we use to get the active compounds (polyphenols) from the bee propolis. Using the MED method allows to obtain standardized extracts, pure from inactive resins and contaminants."

Q. What MED strength do I need?

A. Dr Zaccaria says: "For children (over 5yrs) and those wanting to a daily support for the immune system you can use MED 100 and 250, in case of infections you should use MED 500."

Q. What does it taste like?

A. Dr Zaccaria says: "Perhaps unsurprisingly the flavour is given by the manuka honey, with a slight the addition of an aromatic note of propolis. There are no added or artificial flavours in the sprays.

Bee Propolis sprays have been in the news recently after actress Lily Collins from Netflix’s popular Emily In Paris series told Vogue magazine she was rarely without hers. She said:

"It’s an amazing immune system booster and has a lot of antioxidants, it is so good for a scratchy throat which I sometimes wake up with."

Watch the interview here.

You can read more about Manuka Doctor’s new range of "Immune Defence" Vitamin D, Manuka and Propolis sprays here.

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