Important note on PAHs in propolis
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs for short) generally appear in fine dust and are considered to be potentially carcinogenic. Therefore, despite the lack of a statutory maximum amount regulation for bee products, they should also be kept as low as possible in propolis. Among other things, through the use of smokers, the so-called PAHs get into the beehives and thus also increasingly into the propolis and beeswax.
In cooperation with our manufacturer, the extractors and the authorities involved, we began some time ago to optimize the production of our propolis tinctures. The aim was to minimize the PAHs in our solutions. This includes stricter purchasing controls with regard to the PAHs for raw materials and extracts as well as optimized processing and cleaning of the propolis solutions.
Our extractors achieve this, among other things, by means of innovative filtration techniques, which make it possible to filter out insoluble fine dust, sometimes containing PAHs, from the solutions even better than before.
As a result of this significant improvement in quality, however, the aroma and color of the propolis tinctures may differ slightly from the qualities you are familiar with up to now. The color is sometimes a little lighter and the aroma a little softer. However, these changes do not in any way affect the amount of propolis in our tinctures.
Result: Our tinctures / solutions are, simply put, cleaner or purer with the same propolis content! With these quality improvement and assurance measures, we make trading this valuable product even safer. We are of course at your disposal for further detailed questions on this topic at any time.