Royal Jelly Benefits and Information
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 benefits
- More resilience to colds/flu
- Reduced feelings of stress etc.
Royal Jelly - taken extensively to promote energy and health it is considered by many to be a potent anti-oxidant with benefits to the immune system, cardiovascular health, and much more*
Produced in the beehive solely for the nourishment of the queen bee, it is a complex compound of vitamins, minerals and amino acids which cannot be recreated synthetically by man.
After close 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 and health properties. But can the remarkable benefits bestowed upon the Queen bee be of some benefits to human health?
For many years, this substance was known to contain an unidentified ingredient which many assumed to be responsible for the remarkable powers of reproductive health and longevity bestowed upon the Queen bee.
Masaki Kamakura, working at the Toyama Prefectural University in Imizu, Japan, conducted a number of scientific tests into the product and 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.
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 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.
Reproductive health, fertility and libido –
More and more we see people looking for information on how it might benefit the reproductive system, improving fertility and libido and helping with hormonal balance. Though there is evidence available suggesting the product may be beneficial in these areas, this isn’t a supplement sought after mostly by women - we see around a 53:47 split in the gender of our customers, with 53% being men.
As an antioxidant to aid the immune system –
Free radicals are ‘toxins’ which attack the immune system, by taking antioxidants in our diet we can help prevent the build up of these harmful toxins in our body. The benefits in this regard 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 when associated with immune system is of great interest to scientists and has therefore been the subject of many clinical studies.
Combining royal jelly with bee pollen, propolis and honey –
If you are considering trying this product as a nutritional supplement, then consider this - there may be 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]
Basically, when one examines each of the four main bee products in isolation, none have the complete spectrum of vitamins, minerals and essential amino acids. In fact, bee pollen comes closest, it is said the only bee pollen and water is needed to sustain human life. However, when all four ingredients from the hive are taken in combination, the full range of nutrition is delivered.
There are many more associated health benefits available from royal jelly products, and we have only touched the surface with this introduction. You may continue with more in-depth reading by scrolling down the page, or use the links below -
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Q - What is in Royal Jelly?
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 the 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.
Q - What products are available to try?
A - 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).
Q - What about Quality?
A - Quality is paramount when considering sources of supply. Much is being said about the different processes involved when preparing the raw ingredient 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 sell our products via independently operated health clinics - spas, chiropractors, natural therapy centers, holistic healers, and here through our own website. We also have a number of home-based natural health practitioners who sell our products locally. You can learn more about becoming a dealer here.