Honey is great for those you have never tried royal jelly. If honey was once the healthier sweetener, wait and see what are the royal jelly’s miracles.
For those unfamiliar, royal jelly is a thick, milky secretion, produced by special glands in young worker bees. Royal’s consistence is build up of about 60% to 70% water, 12% to 15% proteins, 10% to 16% sugar, 3% to 6% fats, and 2% to 3% vitamins, salts, and amino acids. It’s composition can vary due to a different geographic and climate conditions.
What makes a Queen Bee?
Royal jelly is what makes the queen bee different from the rest of the bees. Bee hive’s eggs are identical but there is one bee having the privilege of being exclusively fed on royal jelly.
This bee becomes the queen. The queen bee is 40% larger and 50% heavier than her fellow bees. This means she lives 6 years longer than the rest.
15 Health Benefits of Royal Jelly
Royal jelly is nutrient rich and stress reducing. The nutrient rich combination of vitamins A, C, D, E and B combined with calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium and sulfur, as well as 17 different amino acids, including the 8 essential amino acids that we must get from food, as our body doesn’t produce it on its own is what makes the royal jelly helpful in reducing stress levels.
Anti-Viral . Royal jelly consists of inhibitory HSV-1 the Herpes simplex virus effects. It’s considered as Acyclovira optional treatment .
Cholesterol Lowering . Studies have shown that using the royal jelly as a diet additive on a consistent basis can lower and improve your bad cholesterol levels.
Cancer. Bisphenol A (BPA)is the estrogen stimulating the growth and proliferation of human breast cancer MCF-7 cells. Studies have proved that the royal jelly promotes a growing effect of BPA on MCF-7 cells.
Improves Memory. Having a neuroprotective role is what makes the royal especially significant for your brain functions, spatial learning and memory. Patients with Alzheimer’s disease also find it beneficial.
Blood Pressure Regulator. Hydrolysate protein and potassium found in royal jelly can have a long lasting and positive effect on blood pressure.
Amino Acids. Critical for your health and proper body functioning. Royal jelly is all 8 amino acids consistent . There must be an optional production of them during your diet as your body doesn’t produce them. And the royal jelly is perfect for it.
Infertility. Royal jelly was found to increase male fertility and sperm motility which increase chances of pregnancy, according to the studies conducted.
Premature Aging. Free radical are guilty for the premature aging of our cells. Antioxidants found in royal jelly eliminate the free eadicals.
Royal jelly is also beneficial for inflammation, weight loss and lupids.
Although very healthy, there also some cautions needed to be taken into consideration when consuming jelly royal.
Royal jelly no matter how healthy is not recommendable for people allergic to honey, bee polen, and royal jelly. Also people with history of honey and polen allergies should avoid the royal jelly as much as possible.
Royal jelly in its natural state is unstable and must be kept frozen or refrigerated to preserve it.
It can also appear in an extract as a powder or liquid. It’s powder form is the most popular and it is the most favorable form for capsule appearance.
The royal jelly is available at Farmer’s Market , health stores and online. Pick certified organic as much as possible.