Bee Venom, where is it actually from, and does it spell bad news for our hive-dwelling friends?
Otherwise known as apitoxin, is the clear odourless liquid that is released from a honeybee when it stings. It consists of more than 20 known compounds, most prominently, the peptide, melittin. Melittin boasts powerful anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties.
Our anti-ageing formula ABEETOXIN® uses melittin to painlessly trick the skin into being stimulated as though it’s been ‘stung.’ This causes an increased blood flow to the area, thus stimulating the production of collagen and therefore strengthening the production of collagen and therefore strengthening the connective tissue and elastin, which helps the skin to remain taut and resilient to further ageing.
As yet, bee venom cannot be created synthetically, which means the only access to apitoxin is by extraction from bees. Historically, this was lethal to bees. However, our modern method ensures, the bee’s well being; beekeepers start with fabric-covered plates that gently vibrate upon the weight of a bee, stimulating the release of their venom. This fragile fabric covering collects the precious apitoxin, but doesn’t trap the bee’s stinger, leaving it free to fly away, unharmed.
Collecting bee venom does not contribute to colony collapse disorder. It’s confirmed that the high level of hive loss reported by beekeepers at the beginning of 2006 was caused by environmental stressors such as disease, parasites, pesticides, poor nutrition and limited access to uncontaminated water. Bees that are stimulated for apitoxin have been noted to yield more honey than their son-stimulated counterparts. Win, win, bee-autiful skin, safe bees and more honey production.
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