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  1. #1
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    Question Finding my dosage for Arthritis

    For those of you whom use hive products to treat arthritis symptoms, how do you determine the "correct" dosage?
    Do you collect materials from your own hives, buy it "in natural form" or use pills from the healthfood store, Walmart or such? Thanks ... CE
    Started summer of 2013, just another new guy, tinkering with bees.

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    Default Re: Finding my dosage for Arthritis

    Live bee venom is the best, but the most powerful. I'm using royal jelly capsules and propolis capsules from Puritan Pride online. The pollen is stuff I collected in 2016 and froze. I take about 3 tablespoons a day with it dissolved in lemon juice with added honey and water (that is my breakfast-I'm also dieting). The levels of each are really determined by the person and the size of their pocketbook. Dosage for royal jelly and propolis should probably be in the grams/day category but the pills are in milligrams which means you are taking a lot of capsules. There is no one "standardized dosage" as it all depends on how your body is responding to each product and the form you are taking it in.

    Since winter bees are less potent, I only sting occasionally, less than every other week with live bees. But I am using the topical bee venom cream from Dancing Bee Acres. (http://www.dancingbeeacres.com/Apis-...ment_p_84.html) Up until January, I have been able to discontinue my RX for osteoarthritis. Had to go back on, and probably need to schedule my other hip replacement so I can walk without pain. Some stuff, the bees just can't completely fix, but they can make it tolerable.

    I firmly believe that you should be on all the bee hive products to treat arthritis and not just the venom. They all work synergistically.

    I do run the Facebook apitherapy page if you want to look at some of the documentation that I have collected. https://www.facebook.com/groups/apitherapy/files/

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    Default Re: Finding my dosage for Arthritis

    Thanks for sharing, Ruth.
    I have been taking about 1/2 teaspoon pollen & washing it down with water after breakfast for the last month or so, & it doesn't seem to do anything. I guess I need to up the dose. ( I bought a package of bee pollen pellets "from Montanna" via E-bay).
    Propolis, I should probably start during warm weather to collect enough to make it through the year. I collected some last fall to make tinctures, it is relatively easy to collect.
    Venom ... I have been clasified as "sensitive" to yellow jacket stings, & to a lesser degree honey bee stings by an allergist ( whom offered to de-sensitize me over a 5 year treatment program -
    i did not take it ), so I will probably just stick with the 4 or 5 accidental stings a year, but I may try the venom cream.
    Royal jelly ... looks labor intensive to collect, but its only time, if you are already playing with bees.
    Again, Thanks for sharing, and good luck with your hip. I may get there , too, but I am in no hurry. CE
    Started summer of 2013, just another new guy, tinkering with bees.

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