In order to induce the superior development and growth of the queen bee, honeybees produce a milky-white secretion called Royal Jelly, which is the principal food of the honeybee queen.
Queen bees differ from workers in many ways, because of their specialized nutrition. Each honeybee queen is approximately twice the size, lives from 5 to 8 years (40 times longer than worker bees), and she lays approximately 2,000 eggs per day (female worker bees are infertile).
These differences led to the assumption that consumption of the Royal Jelly will do the same thing for humans as it does for bees: improve fertility, enhance longevity, and increase size. Royal Jelly has been promoted in many countries as a commercial medicine, a cosmetic (nourishing substance, emollient, and moisturizer) and as health food. In Asia and Europe, it is used as traditional medicine for longevity.
Also, Royal Jelly has been sold as the hair growth stimulant and a skin tonic. Royal Jelly has been studied for many actions, such as antitumor, lowering blood pressure, antibiotic, and regulating the immune system. In addition, effects on the nervous system, cholesterol, female hormonal activity and insulin-like action have been demonstrated. However, there is a lack of clinical trials.
Royal Jelly is extremely rich in nutrients. This super food contains sugar (11%), proteins (12%), and high amounts of vitamins (PP, H, B3, B5, B6). Also, royal jelly is a great source of minerals (iron, magnesium, potassium, sulfur, calcium, copper, phosphor, sodium, silicon), amino acids, carbohydrates (14%), essential fatty acids (5%), antibiotic components, natural antibacterial, and trace elements. Along with Spirulina and Goji Berry, it is one of the most complete and richest food supplements.
The recommended dose of fresh Royal Jelly is from 2 to 4 grams per day, or from 300 to 550 mg of lyophilized Royal Jelly. Also, you can take 10-20ml liquid extract per day. Royal Jelly is more effective when consumed fresh in the liquid form because most of its nutrients are preserved, but it can be also found in capsules.
It is also recommended to take 3-4 treatments per year and each treatment should last from 6 to 8 weeks. Fresh Royal Jelly should be stored in dry and cool place, far from direct sunlight. Also, it should be consumed within 5 to 6 months since the time you purchased it.
Effects and benefits
This ultimate food supplement will improve your concentration, balance the nervous system, and restore your energy and strength. Royal Jelly is often combined with Ginseng to support your body during convalescence, and to restore your energy from overwork. Royal Jelly is highly effective for restoring your vitality and strength while protecting your body from viruses, germs, bacteria and other external attacks.
When it is combined with Propolis, it is very effective against the flu. Therefore, it is the best remedy for treating your body’s weakness. Royal Jelly is more than useful for adolescents and children for growth, and for athletes since it provides a high increase in energy while at the same time avoiding deficiencies.
It is also great for elderly and people who suffer from depression or stress, because it regulates nervous tension, stimulates the different functions of the body, protects from the premature aging of cells, and promotes a good mood. In addition, Royal Jelly is one of the ingredients in many cosmetic creams which protect your hair, nails, and skin.
Side-effects and contraindications
Royal Jelly shouldn’t be consumed by people who have the allergy to bee products and bee sting allergies. The characteristics of allergic reactions are eczema and asthma. As a preventative measure, it is recommended to start with weak doses in order to detect potential allergy.
Later you can gradually increase your dosage. People who don’t have allergies there are no side effects and it is a very safe product as long as they consume it within recommended doses. Royal Jelly can be taken from 6 years upwards.