Nectar Ease combines Manuka Honey and Bee Venom nurtured by nature to help you buzz & go.
Nectar Ease Capsules contain the dried version of the balanced combination of Manuka honey & Bee venom, blended with Maltodextrin (made from corn starch), and packed in convenient capsule form. The perfectly proportioned daily intake helps put a spring in your step naturally.
No bees were harmed during the bee venom collection process; to find out more, click here.
Not to be consumed by those with an allergy to honey or bee venom.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
Start with one capsule per day and gradually increase to 3 or 4 daily as required. Reduce dosage if side effects develop.
INGREDIENTS (per capsule)
Maltodextrin 76% Dried Manuka Honey 20%, Magnesium Stearate 4% and Bee Venom <0.1%
The vegetarian capsules are made from HPM Cellulose.
Size: 100 capsules (250mg each)
* Due to specific country regulations, this product is unable to be shipped to the EU and Japan.
The science behind Bee Venom is still developing and researchers continue to find new uses for it. We add small quantities of Bee Venom to Manuka Honey to create our hugely successful Nectar Ease product range and this also forms the basis for our Royal Nectar skincare range.
Bee venom composition
Bee Venom composition and strength varies between Honeybee species and small variances are identifiable between bee breeds and locations.
The natural components of Bee Venom have been isolated and studied scientifically and one of the most important components has been identified as Melittin. Making up about 50% of the Bee Venom.
Bee venom uses
Here at Nelson Honey we use Bee venom in two ways and have become famous for our innovation with this ingredient.
We started adding Bee Venom to honey over 3 decades ago after feedback from beekeepers was so positive. A range of Nectar Ease products was formed with our original Bee Venom and Manuka Honey, gaining a great reputation in New Zealand.
Nectar Ease honey was originally used as an ingredient of a facial treatment gaining worldwide media attention from which our Royal Nectar skincare range was born.
Today the Royal Nectar skincare range has a strong following and is particularly famous with Asian consumers.
Bee venom extraction
The Bee Venom used in Nectar Ease is extracted exclusively from the Apis Melifera species of Honeybee. Bee Venom is extracted from Honeybees using low voltage electrical stimulation. Beekeepers use a so-called collection frame that has wire electrodes installed that have a low electrical current running through them on a glass base, just like in the picture above. These frames are installed in honey hives and bees that come into contact with the wire electrodes will receive a small electrical shock. This causes bees to sting the glass, releasing the venom without losing their barbed sting (which usually results in bee deaths).
Once the collection process has finished, the Bee Venom dries on the glass, then the whole frame is transported to a laboratory to collect the venom.
No bees are harmed during the bee venom collection process.
Science of Honey
Honey has been used since ancient times for its special properties. Good quality honey can contain beneficial plant compounds including antioxidants. It contains high levels of glucose and fructose, a natural alternative to those wishing to avoid refined sugar. However, the composition of a honey batch depends on the floral source(s) available to the bees that produced the honey.
Nelson Honey operates a team of beekeepers and has hives located throughout the beautiful regions at top of the South Island of New Zealand. Hives enjoy spectacular and remote locations including Maori Bay in the Marlborough Sounds and Rainbow Station in St Arnaud.
Here at Nelson Honey we can trace our honey back to the hives they came from and our team of beekeepers maintain the health and happiness of all our bees.
There has been much research done on the components of manuka honey, leading to worldwide acclaim of this wonderful honey.
Manuka Honey is unique to New Zealand and its special benefits have been a traditional part of folklore throughout New Zealand’s settled history.
At Nelson Honey, we test all our Manuka Honey for MGO (Methylglyoxal) activity along with other chemical markers to ensure that it is authentic manuka honey. Methylglyoxal is expressed as a minimum number of mg/kg and scientific evidence has confirmed it as being a key compound that occurs naturally in Manuka honey.
While Manuka Honey is extremely well-known for its special properties, our Honeydew Honey has some special characteristics. It contains complex sugars called Oligosaccharides.
Average Nutritional Value per 100 g
||1,340 kJ (320 kcal)
|Riboflavin (vit. B2)
|Niacin (vit. B3)
|Pantothenic acid (B5)
|Folate (Vit. B9)