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As the name suggests, biergif is an ingredient derived from bees. It is used as a natural treatment for a variety of disorders.
Its advocates claim that it offers a wide range of medical properties ranging from reducing inflammation to treating chronic diseases. However, research in some of these areas is missing or contradictory.
This article reviews the use, benefits and side effects of beer poison.
Beer poison is a colorless acidic liquid. Bees secrete it through their stingers into a target when they feel threatened.
It contains both anti-inflammatory and inflammatory compounds, including enzymes, sugars, minerals and amino acids (
Melittin – a compound consisting of 26 amino acids – comprises approx. % of the poison's dry weight and has been shown to have antiviral, antibacterial and anticancer effects in some studies (
It is primarily responsible for the pain associated with bee stings (
Biergif also contains the peptides apamine and adolapine. Although they act as toxins, they have been shown to possess anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.
In addition, it contains phospholipase A2, an enzyme and major allergen, which causes inflammation and cell damage. Nevertheless, the enzyme, according to some studies, may also have anti-inflammatory and immunoprotective effects ().
As you can see, the substances in the beer poison have been associated with both positive and negative health effects.
It is important that while studies show that some compounds in the toxin may have beneficial properties, the isolated effects of each component are unknown, as many components have not been well studied ( Apitherapy is an alternative medicine practice that uses bi-products – including their poison – for the treatment and prevention of diseases, pain and more ( Although by-products have recently seen an increase in popularity, side-effect training has been used in traditional medicine practice for thousands of years ( The groom is used in several ways and is available in many forms. Eg. It is added to products such as extracts, supplements, moisturizers and serum. You can buy bi-toxic products, such as moisturizers, lotions and lozenges, online or in specialty stores. However, injections of bifidoma can be administered by healthcare professionals. Finally, bee pest is used in livebi acupuncture or bi-therapy – a method of treatment where live bees are placed on your skin and a stitch is induced ( Summary Some substances in beer poultry, including melittin and apamine, may have medicinal properties. Bee venom therapy has been used for thousands of years as a natural treatment for a wide range of conditions.
Apitherapy is an alternative medicine practice that uses bi-products – including their poison – for the treatment and prevention of diseases, pain and more (
Although by-products have recently seen an increase in popularity, side-effect training has been used in traditional medicine practice for thousands of years (
The groom is used in several ways and is available in many forms. Eg. It is added to products such as extracts, supplements, moisturizers and serum.
You can buy bi-toxic products, such as moisturizers, lotions and lozenges, online or in specialty stores.
However, injections of bifidoma can be administered by healthcare professionals.
Finally, bee pest is used in livebi acupuncture or bi-therapy – a method of treatment where live bees are placed on your skin and a stitch is induced (
Summary Some substances in beer poultry, including melittin and apamine, may have medicinal properties. Bee venom therapy has been used for thousands of years as a natural treatment for a wide range of conditions.
Although not all of the alleged benefits of beer poison are supported by science, research has shown that it has several strong medical properties.
Has anti-inflammatory properties
One of the most well-documented benefits of beer poison is its potent anti-inflammatory effects. Many of its components have been shown to reduce inflammation, especially the melittin major component.
Although melittin may cause itching, pain, and inflammation when delivered in high doses, it has strong anti-inflammatory effects when used in small amounts (
May Reduce Arthritis-Related Symptoms
The anti-inflammatory effects of bee venom have been shown to be of particular benefit to those with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a painful inflammatory condition affecting your joints.
An 8-week study in 120 subjects with RA found that bi-venous acupuncture using 5-15 bi-plugs every other day produced symptom relief effects similar to traditional RA drugs such as methotrexate and Celecoxib (
Another study in 100 subjects with RA showed that combining bipstart treatment with traditional drugs such as methotrexate, sulfasalazine and meloxicam was more effective in reducing pain and joint swelling than traditional medicine alone (
Although promising, several high quality studies are needed to confirm these effects (
May Benefit to Skin Health  Several skin care companies have begun to add by-products to products such as serum and moisturizer. This ingredient can promote skin health in several ways, including by reducing inflammation, providing antibacterial effects and reducing wrinkles.
A 12-week study in 22 women showed that the use of a facial serum containing bypass twice daily reduced wrinkle depth and total wrinkle count significantly compared to placebo (
Another 6 week study showed that 77% of subjects with mild to moderate acne who used a serum containing purified bee venom twice daily experienced an improvement in acne compared to placebo (
Bi-venom has been shown to have beneficial effects on immune cells that mediate allergic and inflammatory responses.
Evidence from animal studies suggests that side effects may help reduce symptoms of autoimmune diseases such as lupus, encephalomyelitis and rheumatoid arthritis by Reducing Inflammation and Enhancing Your Immune Response
Other animal studies suggest that side effect therapy may also help treat allergic conditions such as asthma (
In addition, venom immunotherapy, where the bi-venom is administered by a healthcare professional, is used to treat people with severe allergies to bees.
Research has shown that this treatment is safe and effective and can reduce the future risk of serious reactions to bees. In fact, it is recommended as a first line treatment for those who are allergic to the poison (
Other Potential Benefits
Although the study is limited, by-products may benefit the following conditions.
- Neurological diseases. Some studies suggest that side effect therapy may help reduce symptoms related to neurological diseases, including Parkinson's disease, although human studies are limited (19459021) ).
- Pain A study showed that side effects of acupuncture with conventional medicine significantly reduced the pain and improved functional status in 54 patients with chronic low back pain compared to the placebo group (
- Can fight Lyme disease. Some studies suggest that biergif and isolated melittin may have antimicrobial effects against Borrelia burgdorferi which are the bacteria that cause the Lyme disease. But more research is needed (
Although these potential benefits are promising, more research is needed to confirm them.
Summary Biergif has powerful anti-inflammatory properties and can benefit the health of your skin and immune system. It can also improve certain medical conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and chronic pain.
Although bee venom has been shown to offer several potential benefits, it is important to note that studies that support these benefits are limited. In fact, the most accessible research has been done on animals or in test tubes.
Thus, it is unclear how effective the treatment of side effects is as an alternative treatment for drugs, as well as whether it is more effective than traditional treatments for conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, chronic pain or autoimmune diseases.
Certain methods of treating side effects, including acupuncture, can lead to side effects such as pain, swelling and redness.
In addition, Bee venom therapy can cause serious side effects or even deaths in highly allergic people by causing anaphylaxis, a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction that can make it difficult to breathe (
Other serious side effects related to this therapy have also been documented, including hyperventilation, fatigue, appetite loss, extreme pain, increased bleeding risk and vomiting (
Particular attention paid to a study of 145 adverse drug reactions studies showed that on average, 29% of the population experienced adverse reactions – ranging from mild to severe – following treatment (
Furthermore, the study showed that, compared to a saline injection, side-effects acupuncture increased the incidence of undesirable side effects with a major 261% (
Research, it is safe to say that side effects – ranging from mild to potentially fatal – are common when using beer poison. For this reason, you should be extremely cautious when using these products or treatments.
Bee venom therapy and acupuncture should only be administered by a qualified healthcare professional.
Summary Biergif can cause side effects, ranging from mild to life threatening. Bee venom therapy should only be administered by doctors.
Biergif is a natural product that has gained in popularity due to its many potential health benefits.
It has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties that can benefit skin health and may possibly help treat symptoms related to various health conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and chronic pain.
However, when using bi-venomous products or during treatment with side effects, serious side effects can be caused, so be careful and consult a trained physician for advice before trying it.