|Trade Name||BIO30™, BIO100™|
|Pharmaceutical Company||Manuka Health|
|Dr. Welling (OSU)||Not Effective Enough|
|CAPE (Caffeic Acid Phenethyl Ester) and Antibacterial|
|Source||New Zealand: Manuka Tree Honey|
Studies have found that Propolis, a substance made from bee pollen from New Zealand, is rich in vitamins, bioflavonoids and phenolic acids, in addition to CAPE (Caffeic Acid Phenethyl Ester). Propolis in this form is an effective treatment in blocking Kinase PAK1. This could mean the prevention of further tumor growth in individuals with NF1 or NF2.
Propolis is honey made by bees from the flowering Manuka Tree and is the reason it is region specific. Propolis is available from additional sources throughout the world outside of New Zealand. Due to less access for bees to the Manuka Tree outside of New Zealand those sources have inconsistent levels of CAPE and are less effective.
Warning: Honey can contain bacterium that causes infant botulism, but would be safe for children over 12 months old. Under 12 months any food or medication that contains honey should be avoided, this concern would apply to CAPE Propolis.[American Academy of Pediatrics]
Scientific testing through mice trials at Ohio State University, Doctor Welling, found CAPE to not be strong enough even in high doses to be more effective than stability at best for treatment of NF2.
A study within the NF2 community did reach a similar conclusion of this supplement helping to stabilize tumors for some individuals. However not all individuals had a similar experience of stability, some had continued growth. Individuals who had stability could have been unrelated to Propolis. Individuals, who experienced growth, could have been at an increased growth point with Propolis simply not being effective enough. This trial was too informal and did not include enough individuals for a proper conclusion.
More studies are needed to learn and confirm or disprove this as a medical treatment. It will help in the prevention of further damage to the different tumor types, which develop in individuals with NF1 and NF2.
To order Propolise from Manukah send an email to Annette at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Mention you would be taking it for NF2 and she will help suggest dose and process your order.
Or Order Direct from: Manuka Honey
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