Royal jelly is a creamy ultra nutritious substance that worker bees secrete in order to feed bee larvae. Royal Jelly is only produced in small quantities in the hive, making it a pricey health food store commodity. However, due to its many nutritional benefits as a supplement, it is still highly recommended and sought after by health conscious consumers.
For many centuries, royal jelly has been used to help with a large host of different health problems.
Packed with B-Complex Vitamins and protein, it is most commonly used to combat fatigue and to provide an energy boost to athletes.
Skin and Facial Rejuvenation
Full of antioxidants and beneficial enzymes and amino acids, Royal Jelly is believed to help bring on a more youthful appearance and reduce wrinkles
Healthy Hair and Nails
Full of Crude Protein, Amino Acids and Vitamin K, Royal Jelly can also help strengthen nails and hair follicles.
Immune System Help
Rich in Vitamin C and Vitamin A as well as other antioxidants, it is believed that it can also give your immune system a boost, protecting you against common ailments and sickness.
Royal Jelly has long been used as a way to help with the reproductive health of both men and women.
While Royal Jelly is certainly not a “cure all” substance that will replace everything the doctor gives you, recent studies have found that supplementing with it may have many different benefits. Composed of 12.7% crude protein, researchers have found that the substance is packed with many beneficial amino acids as well as an abundance of vitamins and minerals. Medical Studies have found that it can help stimulate the growth of neural stem cells and can even help lower your cholesterol levels. It has also been found to have anti-inflammatory and antibiotic effects.
Bee Pollen is another highly nutritional substance produced by bees, but unlike Royal Jelly, it can be found in abundance throughout the bee hive. Considered to be one of the original energy supplements, Bee Pollen is also packed with protein, minerals, vitamins and amino acids yet tends to be far less costly then Royal Jelly. Millions of people supplement with bee pollen on a daily basis, taking in granule, capsule, or powder form. It is also sold in a potent liquid form. Oftentimes, pollen is consumed along with all of the other offerings of the honey bee including propolis, honey and royal jelly. Many people believe that combining all the ingredients from the hive together makes for a highly synergistic nutritional supplement.
When purchasing bee product such as Royal Jelly and Bee Pollen, it is important to make sure that they are processed correctly. Many companies end up pasteurizing these supplements and killing off all the beneficial live enzymes they contain. Buying local and fresh from the hive will ensure that you are getting the best products for your health.