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Male
Fr. Singapore
Topic: Is edible bird nest that really good for health?
Recent report - "In 2009, Xiamen imported 790 kilograms of edible bird's nest with a total sum of 715,000 US dollars, an increase of 356.6% and 179.6% respectively over a year earlier, according to Xiamen Import-Export Bureau"

Is it medically proven that edible bird nest will make ou more healthy or your skin complexion looks better and younger? I am sure the affluent people is willing to pay Rmb 30-40 per gram.

I know a friend of mine who supplied the edible bird nest at Rmb 28 per gram. I asked him will I get bird flu if I eat them?

I am sure the animal lovers will protest against such lifestyle eating bird nest, shark fins and frog legs. Imagine we will have homeless swifts, robotic sharks and frogs on wheel chairs.

However, if there are people willing to pay for it, you will have people supply such products. So, where do we go from here?

Direct translation below, may not be accurate.

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23 Jan 2010
Male
Fr. United States
Traditionally, bird's nest harvested from caves or house
needs to be cleaned to remove the feathers before being
suitable to used as the key ingredient of bird's nest soup.
In the market, there are several unethical businessman who
use chemicals to bleach the bird's nest and claim to be
selling pure bird's nest. Therefore, it is important for
consumers to know how to identify chemically bleached bird's
nest and avoid such purchase, as long term consumption of
chemically bleached bird's nest can cause adverse health
problems.

[6] The making of 100% Pure Bird's Nest does not involve the
use of additives, bleaching agents or potentially harmful
chemicals. In addition to chemical avoidance, 100% pure
bird’s nest involves a process of cleaning the internal
structures of the bird's nest with modern biological
methods. This ensures that the bird's nest is free from
impurities and bacteria. This process is capable of
reverting the bird's nest back to an earlier stage of
maturity. After this cleaning process, a light scent of egg
can be smelt inside the bird's nest. This scent is created
by a valuable soluble protein.

23 Jan 2010
Male
Fr. China
Benefits of bird's nest by TCM

Bird's nest contains several organic nutrients including high
water-soluble glycoprotein and amino acid. It is an excellent
restorative food that is beneficial for any age or gender.
However, the consumer should remain aware that improper
cleaning by ignorant bird's nest cleaning plants can
significantly reduce the nutrient concentration.

The following is a list of bird's nest benefits documented by
TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) Practitioners:

1. Enhances the rebirth of cells and tissues (Epidermal growth
factor).

2. Enhances the body's immune system through promotion of cell
division

3. Strengthens the body's self-regulating actions and
resistance to disease

4. Improving heart functions and to reducing blood pressure

5. Assists in the prevention of cancer through rich
antioxidants.

6. Aides in the regeneration and growth of cells.

7. Aides in the treatment of cancer patients

8. Regulates blood supply all around the body.

9. Improves the skin complexion

10. Reducing fatigue

Bird's Nest Benefits For Expecting Mothers

Regarded as the perfect tonic for expectant mothers and their
soon to be babies, consumption of bird's nest can provide the
body with several rich nutrients and benefits. Regular
consumption during pregnancy can strengthen the body of the
woman and the foetus. In addition, women consuming pure bird's
nest post birth will recover far quicker compared with women
who do not. This fast recovery is attributed to the Epidermal
Growth Factor (EGF), which is active in the nutrients of the
bird's nest.

Note: It is important to purchase bird's nest from a reliable
and trustworthy bird's nest supplier, especially when the
bird's nest is intended for consumption by a pregnant woman. If
a pregnant woman consumes bird's nest containing impurities or
inadequate nutrient levels, her baby may appear fair and
adorable, but could experience a weak immune system and become
prone to illness.

Bird's Nest Benefits For Men & Women

Women who regularly consume bird's nest often find themselves
having fairer and more radiant looking skin. This is because
bird's nest is rich in collagen, protein and vitamins. These
three ingredients can help rejuvenate the complexion, smoothen
the skin, maintain youthfulness and prevent wrinkles. This
helps both men and women to look younger and more attractive.
For this reason, bird's nest is fast becoming an essential part
of a woman's beauty regime. An increasing amount of products
are being made from birds' nests, although long term
consumption of pure bird's nest will always yield the most
effective results.

In addition, both men and women can benefit from improved organ
performance. Bird's nest improves heart and kidney function and
strengthens the lungs.

Bird's Nest Benefits For Children

Bird's nest strengthens the immune system, which is extremely
important for children. Due to its high nutrient content,
bird's nest helps prevent common colds, flu and more serious
illnesses. Bird's nest also reduces fatigue, this is very
important for children who are preparing for examinations. The
consumption of bird's nest over a long period of time will
positively condition your child's body as they grow older.

26 Jan 2010
Male
Fr. Singapore
Thanks for your enlightenment!!!!!!
26 Jan 2010

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