Lately, friends, family, and readers have been asking how I support my immune system. One of my favorite ways to do so is with Beekeeper's Naturals. Thanks to this adorable company I don't have to turn the traditional medicine cabinet into something natural on my own.
Carly Stein, the 20-something founder of Beekeeper's Naturals, launched her line of bee based products in 2016 after years of investigative self-healing. That's because growing up, Stein had a weak immune system and was unable to tolerate antibiotics. So she searched for her own cure and found it in the power of propolis, a substance created by bees to protect the hive against microbes and bacteria.
Although Beekeeper's has a bunch of products, the below are my two favorites and the ones I keep on hand.
My favorite Beekeeper's product is the propolis throat spray. I keep a bottle on my desk for when I get a little tickle in my throat, and my pantry is stocked with a back up supply for the rest of the family. I'm on a low-carb diet so the spray is perfect for me, since other products that come from bees can be high in carbohydrates.
B.Soothed is a new product that I'm very excited about. This magical combination of honey, elderberry, olive leaf extract, and more goodness, has been in Beekeeper's development pipeline for two years. A cough syrup with non-toxic, non-pharmaceutical ingredients is something I can cheer about. The boys take it as directed, two teaspoons, straight up, while I prefer mine in a cup of hot water so that it's like a honey-elderberry tea.
Carly's company, Beekeeper's Naturals, and its mission hold a special place in my heart. I've been working with Pesticide Action Network for more than two decades to protect our pollinators. Well over one-third of the world's food supply is pollinator-dependent and bees are a critical part of our food chain.
Carly is not only on a mission to reinvent the medicine cabinet by getting rid of dirty over-the-counter remedies, she's doing it while saving the bees. Yes, she dreams big! And yes, I'm a fan. I met Carly in 2019 and immediately fell in love with her.
We've been drinking a ton of my Turmeric Tea and Ginger Licorice Tea the past few weeks. Any time I feel a tickle in my throat I grab a mug and inhale the steamy goodness while I sip away. What are doing to support your immune system? Leave a comment and let me know, and update me on how you're doing!