NaturaNectar Nasal Guardian: New Product, New Era

NaturaNectar Nasal Guardian Launch

J.L. Paes-Leme displays Nasal Guardian™ at Natural Products Expo East last week in Baltimore.

This week marks the launching of NaturaNectar Nasal Guardian, the first bee propolis nasal spray ever introduced in the USA. Of course, it comes just in time for the winter season to help so many people care for their sinus and nasal passages.

We have just returned from the Natural Products Expo East where the product received phenomenal reviews.  These reviews are being translated by the pile of new orders from the show and the piles of back-orders recently taken from our existing accounts! Very soon, Nasal Guardian will join our other products at fine health food stores near you!

Once again I am so proud of NaturaNectar’s focus and dedication to innovation in the natural products industry. Even better I am thrilled because one more time, we are providing our clients with a product that can improve their lives.  That’s what NaturaNectar is all about; our mission is to protect and activate wellness naturally through our commitment to developing trusted, science-based, doctor-formulated products while being socially and environmentally responsible. Isn’t that a great mission?

With this new product comes a whole year of market research and brand development silently done behind the scenes to take NaturaNectar to its next phase of growth and success.  Nasal Guardian introduces our company new corporate look and feel, which will now start to show in new and existing products as well as in every point of interaction we have with our client, vendor and Partner communities. We anticipate the whole migration to take several months and every time we change an existing feature, we will look younger and more energized!

I invite you to visit our product page at and read NaturaNectar’s Nasal Guardian press release by clicking here.

I think you will love it!

NaturaNectar Nasal Guardian™ Sinus Care Spray


Direct Talk to West Coast Women


NaturaNectar™ at 2010 California"s Governor & First Lady Conference on Women
NaturaNectar at California Women’s Conference 2010

We’ve had a fantastic two days of intense contact with the women in Long Beach, California on October 25 and 26.

Exhibiting at the Governor and First Lady 2010 Conference on Women allowed us to listen and communicate to thousands of women about a better menopause experience through EaseFemin™.

We brought many great memories back home. Among them one made us laugh:  One young lady passed by our booth and seemed quite interested in the product. After listening to our “elevator pitch” she thought for a couple seconds before saying: “I hope it has a good expiry date as I am still some good years away from it!”

NaturaNectar™ Pill Case

NaturaNectar™ Pill Case

There was something especial about talking directly to our potential customers and share facts, feedback and fun!  Bay the way, people loved this nice pill case laser engraved with our company logo…

After the conference we took some days to visit some key accounts and industry players in the West Coast and once again our core value proposition was very well received.

I personally loved the experience and will investigate the possibility of being at other Women’s Conferences taking place across the nation. Stay tuned!

The last weeks have been marked by a lot of travel and accomplishments. We are working very hard to expand our line of products and have been able to secure some remarkable capabilities for our company which I will share in more details soon.

Have a great week!

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

Red Bee Propolis: The Phyto-Estrogen Link

Bees Working on Red Bee Propolis

Copyright © 2010 NaturaNectar™: Bees Working on Red Bee Propolis

A few years ago, my life journey took a dramatic turn motivated by a long term desire within me for working on something to improve our world and our “neighbors’ lives”.  Such turns do not happen without some sort of remarkable circumstance. In my case listening to the story of bees and their complex society, and more specifically the Brazilian Red Bee Propolis, represented what in the Christian faith is called an ‘epiphany’, or as others would say, my ‘aha’ – that magic moment when you acquire a sureness that triggers a new beginning.

Today I want to share with you one amazing aspect of the Brazilian Red Bee Propolis:  It is the only bee propolis in the world that is rich in isoflavones or phyto-estrogens. These natural compounds have the incredible ability to mimic the role of hormone estrogen in women’s bodies without being hormones!

That’s why we decided to have EaseFemin™ Menopausal Support as our first product. There are over 40 million women in the US alone going through the menopausal stage of life. The Red Bee Propolis is now the first new, all natural, source of isoflavones in many decades. Using Red Bee Propolis isoflavones in a menopause formula means a new hope for all the women going through this phase of life.

I am pleased to learn that 80% of EaseFemin™ Menopausal Support clients are still taking it months after they started. Their testimonies are a truly inspirational. They are a part of this remarkable “neighborhood” that has been born inspired and affected by the fantastic and wise work of bees! There are numerous health benefits from the Brazilian Red Bee Propolis but I think it is intriguing that in the hive, a mostly female insect community (there are thousands of female worker bees, hundred of males (drones) and one queen bee), we would find a special nectar to help alleviate symptoms of this challenging phase of life for many women. What a prefect design!

Chances are you will find these facts interesting. If that is the case, send this blog’s link to a friend that may benefit from this information. At the end of the day, that’s what neighbors are all about!  Have a great and healthy day!

NaturaNectar™: A Meaningful Feedback

Copyright © 2009 NaturaNectar™ All Rights Reserved

Copyright © 2009 NaturaNectar™ All Rights Reserved

It has been about two weeks since I wrote about the building of NaturaNectar™‘s vision and mission. We have chosen to dedicate time at the beginning of our company to do that and it has helped us so far.

I am a bit surprised that I would find myself blogging about it again in such a short time but you will understand why.

Last week we were pleased because more and more clients are giving us feedback on how EaseFemin™ is helping them to cope with a difficult phase of their lives: menopause.  There was one in particular which gave us the sense that people do pay close attention to the essence of our company. To the motives that go well beyond turning a profit. In her review about EaseFemin™ she wrote and I quote:

“I also think that EaseFemin stands behind their mission statement of “To unleash the power of our exotic, pure, and potent extracts, and to improve health and quality of life for our customers.” It has truly improved my health and quality of life! Thanks EaseFemin for a wonderful product! :)”

A client told us not very long after our first product became available:

  1. She believes our company stands behind our mission statement, and that
  2. this mission is already being fulfilled in her life,

We have a sense that we are on the right path especially when the communication is made with such plain and simple words.

Today we celebrate this one more victory, one more step in building our vision, but our focus and determination remains the same as there is no room for complacency. Remember the bees? They don’t lose their focus!

I thank all of you who have already trusted in our work and hope you all have a blessed week!