Royal Jelly, what is the
difference, which is best?
Fresh liquid royal jelly
contains approximately 67% water and must be
kept refrigerated or frozen. Like any other product containing
that amount of water, it is perishable and has a shelf life of
about one year if refrigerated.
Freeze-drying, also known as lyophilizing, is a dehydration
process which removes the water from a substance by exposure
to dry, freezing air. No heat or chemicals are involved.
Lyophilized royal jelly is a freeze-dried powder in which all
the nutrients of fresh royal jelly are still present. In this
state it can be stored at room temperature and thus has more
uses and a longer shelf life, three years.
'marketing' companies try to make the
case that freeze dried royal jelly is
somehow inferior to liquid royal jelly
with its 67% water. This is not the
case. If the freeze-drying process is
somehow 'harmful' why do these
companies ship their liquid royal
jelly in frozen form? - Don't be duped
into spending hundreds of dollars on
products that are sold on television,
whose primary focus is attractive
packaging. Many of these products are
low-potency and have insufficient
active ingredient to make a positive
difference to your health. Because of
the high cost of TV advertising, these
products are sold at up to 5 times
more than their actual worth.
finest Royal Jelly is freeze-dried, with all its nourishment
and benefits 'locked-in' for the duration of its shelf life -
other types of Royal Jelly are perishable and the
potency/benefit diminishes with normal storage.
Insist on -
Chemicals - No Preservatives - maximum potency - maximum
to look for when buying
necessarily listed in order of
- Potency - or the amount of 'active
ingredient' that you receive per
capsule. Many bee products are low
potency and require that you take
multiple capsules per day to feel the
- Number of
capsules per bottle. Products like
'Total Bee Plus' provide excellent
value, containing 120 capsules per
bottle. These are not 'bovine' or
animal derived gelatin that most
suppliers use. They are vegetable
derived capsules - 120 per bottle for
at least a one month supply.
- Next is
Look for products that are produced
from the finest raw material available
and in licensed and regulated
facilities. There are many bee keepers
around that try to package their own
product and sell them directly to the
public. This may be possible with
honey, which is a substance that is
easy to handle and has natural
preservative properties, but it is NOT
generally possible with a substance
like royal jelly, which decomposes
very quickly and is prone to contamination.
there are many
companies importing bulk royal jelly products that have
capsulated, mostly from China. These products can be sold
inexpensively, however, they are completely unregulated and
could be harmful to your health. Royal
Jelly is a volatile substance and it needs to be handled and
processed correctly. It needs to be processed within 1/2 hours
of leaving the beehive. It then needs to be checked for
contaminants and potency directly before encapsulation. When
companies import bulk, capsulated royal jelly product from
China, it cannot be checked for potency and contaminants as it
is already in capsule form. It is not uncommon for the product
to contain much less active ingredient than is stated on the
label, with the product weight made up by fillers and chemical
is why you should buy your royal jelly products from companies
whom you can trust, companies that process their royal jelly
here in the USA and do so in licensed and regulated
facilities, according to eGMP standards. Products like our
fresh freeze-dried royal jelly and
'Total Bee Plus' have not
been 'mixed in a bucket' out in the
yard. They are high potency, fresh,
pure products, free from contaminants
and unwanted chemicals.
-The next consideration is price.
If you are looking for bee products,
particularly ones that contain royal
jelly, you must be very careful when
considering price. These substances do
not grow on trees, nor are they vegetable
roots that can be pulled out of the
ground quickly and easily. The process
of collecting the hive substances is
very elaborate and time consuming. So
when you see a product that contains
120 capsules, and is only $10.00 - be
concerned that this is a genuine
product that is exactly as described
on the label - in many cases it may
not be. As mentioned in section 4
above, many companies use low grade,
low potency imports that may not
contain what is described on the
label. Furthermore they may be
contaminated and in some instances,
harmful to your health.
summarize:- always look for:
highest potency, particularly with
the most beneficial of the beehive
products - Royal Jelly.
the number of capsules per bottle.
reputable supplier, with the
facilities to 'make it right'.
- don't be duped into buying
inferior products that might be
bad for your health.
mess with your health, buy only the
best quality bee products, and...beware
of cheap, low potency and unregulated
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diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diseases.