Royal Jelly Benefits
Just a few of the commonly associated benefits of royal jelly include* -
- More energy
– Weight Loss / control
– Healthier skin and hair
– More youthful appearance
– Strengthened immune system
– Reproductive health – fertility
– More resilience to colds/flu
– Reduced feelings of stress etc.
Royal Jelly is taken extensively to promote energy and good health, it is considered by many to be a potent anti-oxidant. Produced in the beehive for the nourishment of the queen bee, it is a complex substance that cannot be recreated synthetically by man.
After an examination of the nutrients in royal jelly and a look at its documented benefits, many conclude that the high amino acid content of the substance may be partly responsible for its rejuvenating properties.
For many years, royal jelly was known to contain an ‘unidentified’ ingredient, which many assumed was responsible for the remarkable powers the substance bestows upon the Queen bee.
Masaki Kamakura, working at the Toyama Prefectural University in Imizu, Japan, has conducted a number of scientific tests into the power of the substance and has identified a ‘secret’ ingredient, which he calls ‘royalactin‘. In tests on other insects, Kamakura was able to recreate the same effects seen by bee larvae, indicating that royal jelly indeed has powers outside of the hive itself. Added to the diet of fruit fly larvae, the substance caused them to grow larger, live longer and lay more eggs, as seen by honeybees in the hive. Royalactin appears to activate a protein gene found in most animal species, creating a change in the growth and longevity of the species when present in food/diet.
Royal Jelly Benefits May Include Weight Loss
As with bee pollen, it is a nutritionally dense ‘food’ which may provide the body with many of the essential nutrients missing from modern diets. Its low glycemic index may compliment the properties of bee pollen in working as an effective weight loss aid*. Weight loss benefits
The most common use of royal jelly is as a natural energy supplement, where it is said to provide not just a quick boost of energy but longer term benefit to energy, stamina and endurance. More and more we see people looking for information on royal jelly and how it might benefit the reproductive system and help hormonal balance. This isn’t however a supplement sought after mostly by women, we see around a 53:47 split in the gender of our customers, with 53% being men.
It is also taken by many people as an antioxidant to aid the immune system. Free radicals are ‘toxins’ which attack the immune system and taking antioxidants in our diet can help prevent the build up of these harmful toxins in our system. The benefits may include a higher resilience to colds, viruses and flu, but the immune system has so much more control over our well being than the prevention of the common cold. So royal jelly benefits when associated with immune system are of great interest to us and the subject of various clinical studies.
But what happens to its benefits when you take it back to its natural environment as found in the hive and combine it with bee pollen, propolis and honey?
If you are considering trying this product as a nutritional supplement, then consider this – there’s a ‘special synergy‘ benefit from taking all four products from the beehive together in the correct proportions.
Rita Elkins MH identifies and talks about this synergy in her book “Healing from the Hive“. J.S Taylor covers it in his journal “Power of the Beehive“. [Learn more about this special synergy here]
There are many more associated benefits from royal jelly and bee pollen products, and we have only touched the surface with this introduction. You may continue reading by scrolling down the page or use the links below -
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Q – What is in it?
A – The chemical composition – It contains approximately 12% protein with 5-6% lipids and 12-15% carbohydrates. Its B Vitamin content is high, it has 17 amino acids including all 8 essential amino acids. Royal Jelly also contains around 15% aspartic acid, which is important for tissue growth, muscle and cell regeneration*
Vitamin Content –
Vitamin B I (Thiamine) 1.5 to 7.4 mcg.
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 5.3 to 10.0 mcg.
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) 2.2 to 10.2 mcg.
Niacin (nicotinic acid) 91.0 to 149.0 mcg.
Pantothenic Acid 65.0 to 200.0 mcg.
Biotin 0.9 to 3.7 mcg.
Inositol 78.0 to 150.0 mcg.
Folic Acid 0.16 to 0.50mcg.
Vitamin C Trace
It also has a high mineral and amino acid content, in fact many consider its amino acids to be at the root of it nutritional benefit.
Q – What is royal jelly used for?
A – It is used within the confines of the hive as a food source for bee larvae, then as the queen develops it becomes her sole source of nutrition. It is used by humans as a health supplement and also a natural skin care product.
Q – What are royal jelly benefits?
A – The health benefits are said to include increased energy and stamina, weight regulation, reproductive health and fertility, benefits to skin, hair and nails and more. But at The Natural Shopper we’ve been in pursuit of the special synergy which comes from combining the benefits of royal jelly with those from bee pollen, propolis and honey. Our flagship product “Total Bee Plus” achieves the ‘All Four In One Synergy’, and is the result of many years of research effort into finding the best methods to take fresh liquid products from the hive, combine them in the exact ratios, and deliver them fresh and potent for your consumption. Total Bee Plus with royal jelly – learn more
Q – Is there any research to support the data?
A – Research into any vitamin supplement is going to be limited But there are indeed various clinical studies which have been conducted on royal jelly by various authoritative organizations around the world. For example, a team of Japanese researchers gave royal jelly to one of two groups of laboratory mice before transplanting different types of cancer cells in them. The royal jelly had dramatic effects on sarcoma cells. The life-span of the mice was extended by about one-fifth and tumor sizes were about half the size, compared with untreated mice, according to a report in the journal Nippon Yakurigaku Zasshji-Folia Pharmacologica Japonica (Feb. 1987;89:73-80).
This is one of many research papers available and you can find others using the Google search function.
Q – What about Quality?
A – Quality is paramount when considering sources of supply. Much is being said about the different processes involved when preparing Royal Jelly for use as a health supplement, mainly ‘freeze-dried versus non freeze-dried’.
It is essential that you source the product from a reputable supplier equipped for handling the specific demands required of bee products, if you are to realize the full range of health benefits from bee products.
Q – Where Can I purchase these products?
A – We are very selective about how our products are sold/represented. Mostly, we sell via independently operated health clinics – spas, chiropractors, natural therapy centers, holistic healers are prime outlets for our products, as are local home-based natural health practitioners.