Royal Jelly is a milky white substance secreted from the hypopharyngeal glands of the nurse bees. It is feed to young worker bee larvae for 3 days of their existence under which they undergo a tremendous growth spurt, however the resulting bees live only 7-8 weeks long. On the other hand the Queen bee is feed royal jelly for her entire life and because of this sublime food: her body is a third larger than the average bee, she is extremely fertile, laying up to 2,000 eggs a day and she can live up to seven years! Royal jelly is one of the only genetically transformational foods found in Nature. It transforms a worker bee egg into a queen bee!
Royal Jelly is available in capsules and fresh frozen. The recommended preventive health maintenance dosage is 1 4 grams per day or approximately a ¼ teaspoon – full teaspoon. Higher doses up to 3–5 grams per day can be taken. Because it gives lots of energy it is not recommended to take royal jelly in the evening as one might get insomnia from too much energy.
Royal Jelly is extremely precious. It is harvested by making artificial queen cells, which the worker bees then fill with royal jelly. A tiny vacuum is used to suck the royal jelly out of the queen cells and then it is kept cool.
COMPOSITION OF ROYAL JELLY
The health enhancing nutrition comprised in this wonderful nutrient dense supplement includes a treasure house of over 48 live nutrients:
Pantothenic Acid, a B vitamin that is a proven stress reducer.
Plentiful amounts of the other B vitamins, especially BI, B2, B3, B6, BI2, biotin, folic acid and inositol. An ample supply of vitamins A, C, 0, and E.
The minerals calcium, copper, iron, phosphorus, potassium, silicon, and sulphur.
Acetylcholine, a compound that nerve cells need to function properly. Scientists believe deficiencies of this substance make people prone to illnesses such as Alzheimers disease.
Protein in the form of the eight amino acids required by humans, as well as 10 others.
Antibiotic and antibacterial properties. It also contains a compound that stimulates the sex glands and behaves like a natural hormone, say researchers.
Royal Jelly and Immunity
Royal Jelly contains amino and gamma globulin, which helps your immune system fight infections. Royal Jelly also contains elements needed to transmit nerve messages. Researchers report royal jelly works like a strong antibiotic it kills all sorts of bacteria and microbes.
Royal jelly has been demonstrated to possess numerous functional properties such as antibacterial activity, anti-inflammatory activity, vasodilative and hypotensive activities, disinfectant action, antioxidant activity, antihypercholesterolemic activity, and antitumor activity.
Royal jelly improves fertility.
- faster conception for women and even boosting potency for men.
Royal Jelly and skin
Royal jelly is famous for it’s strong antibacterial activity. It reverses the skin aging process, that is why royal jelly is often used in skin cosmetics. Royal jelly has lots of natural gelatine in it which promotes the growth of collagen. Our skin is mostly made of collagen so this is one of the reasons royal jelly keeps the skin youthful and elastic. You’ll find royal jelly in many facial and all other things used for helping problematic skin, full of acne, pimples etc. Elatin is also found in royal jelly. Therefore it is believed royal jelly to be a powerful anti-aging super food that helps you to promote youthfulness and health.
Journal of Food Science, Published Online: 21 Oct 2008