When Innovation Meets Science

Science of Supplements- EaseFemin

Vitamin Retailer - Science of Supplements- EaseFemin

How exciting it is to see the evolution of our products and the recognition of the fact that NaturaNectar is uniquely positioned in the Natural Products Industry as one of the greatest examples of innovation driven by science and the uniqueness of our core ingredients based on Brazilian Red Propolis.

The article above on Vitamin Retailer describes how our aglycone isoflavones make all the difference in the winning formulation of EaseFemin Menopausal Support.

Enjoy the reading!



HSI Second Independent Article on Red Bee Propolis

100% Brazilian Red Propolis from NaturaNectar

Rare Brazilian compound takes on free radicals, infections, and even more…

by Michele Cagan

This extremely rare and unusual substance works so hard to conquer free radicals that it puts super foods like acai to shame. In fact, its anti- oxidant potential outstrips every food measured by the USDA…

That’s right, based on an independent lab test, FLAV-R scored 354,000…The highest scoring food [up to now] was raw sumac bran, coming in at a stunning score of 312,400 (for comparison, acai scored 102,400)…

And red propolis still brings more health-protecting potential, so your body can fight off health threats from every corner…We face a lot of threats to our health, and so do bees. And now we have access to their virtually bullet- proof protection: propolis. Propolis literally protects bee- hives from virtually all microscopic invaders. In fact, it acts as the hive’s immune system, keeping the entire inner environment sterile, despite its microbe-welcoming warmth.

The March 2012 edition of MEMBERS ALERT of  HSI – Health Sciences Institute, an independent organization, dedicated to uncovering and researching the most urgent advances in modern alternative medicine, featured HSI second article on Brazilian Red Bee Propolis. Our exclusive ingredient continues to receive the attention of the scientific communcity accross the globe and it is great to see HSI following it closely. HSI is an exclusive paid subscription service for a very large audience mainly in the US but also other countries like Canada and  Australia.

Good Sunday everyone!

Previewing A New Era for NaturaNectar!

Vitamin Retailer Article on NaturaNectar Cover

Vitamin Retailer Article on NaturaNectar

NaturaNectar Full Page Ad: New Line
& NaturaNectar Full Page Ad: New Line
Dear blog readers,
I am so excited to share with you today this article from Vitamin Retailer. It’s exploring a whole different dimension for our product EaseFemin. In the article, a trend is mentioned of combining other ingredients with antioxidants for more complete, final products. It’s great to see that EaseFemin is a live example of this trend. However in the middle of the article, you will notice the first full page advertising of our new and exclusive line. I am so proud of the countless hours of hard work here in US, in Brazil and in Denmark to allow us to get ready to soon launch the First Functional Line of Bee Propolis products in the US. In the next weeks I will preview to you each of the exciting upcoming products of the line! I can’t wait! For now I invite you to click here or in the pictures above to read this interesting article about this interesting trend. I have highlighted in yellow our collaborations to the article. Thank you for reading!

Jan 19 2010: National Airing of NaturaNectar on “The Art of Living” with Marilu Henner

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Marilu Henner EaseFemin Opening

Click Here to Watch the 5 Minute Segment

Whole Foods Magazine Editorial

EaseFemin and Red Bee Propolis Mentioned by Whole Foods Magazine Oct 2010

EaseFemin and Red Bee Propolis Mentioned by Whole Foods Magazine Oct 2010

The October 2010 Online Edition of Whole Foods Magazine, a leading trade publication for the natural foods industry, brings an informative editorial called “It’s a Women’s World” where EaseFemin and our ingredient, the Brazilian Red Bee Propolis are mentioned several times.

I am sharing with you below one of the many quotes:

“Another potential beneficial ingredient for urogenital health (and menopause support) is Brazilian red bee propolis, which Jose Luiz “J.L.” Paes-Leme, founder and CEO of Sunrise, FL-based NaturaNectar LLC, calls “one of the most promising ingredients in this area. “

Red bee propolis, he states, contains isooflavones such as biochanin A, formononetin among others, which are said to relieve discomfort caused by night sweats, hot flashes and irritability. Using high concentrations of certain Brazilian red bee propolis isoflavonoids, he believes, offers antimicrobial benefits, which benefit women’s urogenital health.

Also important is soy, which is a source of naturally occurring aglycone isoflavones. According to Paes-Leme, “Aglycone isoflavones are scientifically studied to be more efficiently absorbed by the women’s cell receptors (the same ones that absorb estrogen), therefore producing better relief for menopausal symptoms.”

“Our research team in partnership with scientists from University of São Paulo (USP) in Brazil are working diligently to unveil these discoveries and make them available through our high quality products for the benefit of our women,”  states Paes-Leme.”

I want to thank our readers for following us as we continue on our mission of disseminating the benefits of our products and ingredients.

Have a great balance of the week!

The Art of Living with Marilu Henner Unveils Red Bee Propolis

Marilu Henner's Documentary Unveils NaturaNectar Red Bee Propolis and EaseFemin™ Menopausal Support

We are very excited to share with you our 5-minute documentary like segment for The Art of Living with Marilu Henner. It will be aired nationally through the Women’s Entertainment Network and regionally in several key markets for the next three to four months.

This is a phenomenal tool to help us spread the word about our Red Bee Propolis extracts, the aglycone isoflavones differential, and our company focus in giving back.

Please subscribe to this blog to receive the schedules as they become available.  Here are the first airings beginning next week:

West Palm Beach-Ft. Pierce-Boca Raton

Friday 10/01, 11:30 AM, ION WPXP-TV

Saturday 10/02, 8:30 AM, ION WPXP-TV

Saturday 10/09, 8:30 AM, ION WPXP-TV

Friday 10/15, 11:30 AM ION WPXP-TV

Exciting times! Have a great week everyone!

Mature Women Should Know This: The Aglycone Difference

Isoflavone & Estrogen Comparison

Isoflavone & Estrogen Comparison

NaturaNectar™ uses natural plant compounds called isoflavones. Although they resemble hormone estrogen in their structure, they are not hormones at all.

One of the amazing properties of the isoflavones present in the Brazilian Red Bee Propolis is their aglycone form. There are scientific studies that show aglycone isoflavones being absorbed by the human body’s cell receptors in a more efficient and faster way than regular “commoditized” isoflavones, those found in the vast majority of menopausal supplements in the market today. As a matter of fact, one study points that aglycone isoflavones intake were 5 times higher than the regular isoflavones*. But what are aglycone isoflavones after all? While I am not a specialist, as we developed EaseFemin Menopausal Support, I studied the subject quite intensively and conferenced several times with our Ph.D experts. Aglycone isoflavones do not have a ring of glucose around their molecules. This small but important differential may hold the secret as of why some natural supplements for menopause work better than others.

Aglycone vs Glucosides Isoflavones

Journal of Nutrition: Soy isoflavone aglycones are absorbed faster and in higher amounts than their glucosides in humans. Izumi T, Piskula MK, Osawa S, Obata A, Tobe K, Saito M, Kataoka S, Kubota Y, Kikuchi M.

Every capsule of EaseFemin™ Menopausal Support delivers equivalent milligrams of isoflavones found in the average daily diets of Asian women. These women tend to suffer substantially less from menopause symptoms than their western neighbors, especially our American women. At NaturaNectar we source our aglycone isoflavones directly from the hives (for Red Bee Propolis) and from high quality non- GMO fermented soy. No other supplement offers such combination.

It is highly gratifying for me and for especially for Alessandro to know that the research and development work to cultivate Red Bee Propolis in Brazil by our sister company Apiary ALMAR is bringing this “ruby of the hive” to life in products like EaseFemin™.

If you haven’t done yet, check our updated web site where our fans will be able to learn and see much more about the intriguing work with the Red Bee Propolis. I invite you to subscribe to this blog and be among the first ones to know about our developments.

The weekend is around the corner! Blessings to all!

Izumi T, Piskula MK, Osawa S, Obata A, Tobe K, Saito M, Kataoka S, Kubota Y, Kikuchi M. Soy Isoflavone Aglycones Are Absorbed Faster and in Higher Amounts than their Glucosides in Humans. The Journal of Nutrition (2000) 30(7):1695-9