Bee Venom is a complex mixture of proteins (enzymes and peptides) with unique pharmacological activity. The principal enzymes in bee venom are hyaluronidase and phospholipase. There are three major peptides found in bee venom: Melittin and Apamin both stimulate the body's adrenal and pituitary systems to produce cortisol, a natural steroid. Naturally produced steriods do not produce the medical complications of synthetic steroids. Peptide 401 is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent, found to be up to 100 times more effective than cortisone when administered at equivalent dosages.
Manuka Honey is a unique honey produced by bees that visit the flower of the Manuka tree. It is widely known for its special health boosting properties, due in large part to the presence of the naturally occurring compound methylglyoxal.
Manuka tree (Leptospermum scoparium) - a tree native to New Zealand with intensely scented flowers that bloom in Summer.