Royal Jelly is a milky-white substance secreted from glands located in the heads of young adult female nurse bees.
Just as milk fed to a human baby is a glandular secretion, so is Royal Jelly, and by analogy may be considered the milk colostrum of honey bees.
Bees produce Royal Jelly to feed their young larvae for the first three days of their lives, however only the Queen Bee receives a diet of pure Royal Jelly for her entire life.
Queen bees are usually 2-3 times larger than other bees, live up to five years (the worker live for only 40-60 days in summer) and are capable of laying twice her body-weight in eggs every day.
Collecting Royal Jelly
Royal Jelly is mainly produced by adding frames of specially designed plastic cups containing larvae to the beehive and harvesting the Royal Jelly fed to these cells after three days.The process is not harmful to the larvae or the bee colony as a whole.
A single beehive can produce up two kilograms of Royal Jelly per year, enough to supply a 500mg daily dose to 33 people for three months each.
Why take Royal Jelly?
Users of Royal Jelly have reported that it rejuvenates and regenerates human cells, especially as we get older, partly by increasing the oxygen availability and use in the cells.
Convenience and processed foods, lack of wholesome raw materials, excessive dependence on stimulants, sedatives and tranquilizers, too little exercise and joy all contribute to early degeneration of our bodies.
Royal Jelly is natural, non-toxic and compatible with other therapies.
What's in Royal Jelly?
This rich concentrated food is not just useful for the bees. It contains remarkable amounts of proteins, lipids, glucides, vitamins, hormones, enzymes, mineral substances, and specific vital factors that act as biocatalysts in cell regeneration processes within the human body.
Royal jelly is rich in protein, vitamins B-1, B-2, B-6, C, E, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, inositol and folic acid. In fact, it contains seventeen times as much pantothenic acid as that found in dry pollen.
Effective Royal Jelly
Apiculture - the study of bees and their products is no longer relegated to the status of folk medicine.
Since both beekeeping and harvesting of products are carried out under technically advanced conditions, apitherapy has reached the stage of scientific medicine.
The general interest in bee products for the treatment and prevention of various ailments on the part of medical practitioners and laymen alike attests to the validity of bee products as health aids.
Studies indicate the reported benefits of Royal Jelly:
- Anorexia: by increasing the appetite of chronic and transitory anorexics
- Dystrophy in infants: improves appetite, skin appearance and activity. Promotes growth of premature babies.
- Gastrointestinal ulcers: complements usual therapies.
Cardiovascular and Circulatory Systems
- Regulates arterial tension to alleviate high and low blood pressure and arteriosclerosis.
- Appears to reduce cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
- Blood sugar levels in diabetics reduced.
- Alleviates neurotic fatigue, minor nervous breakdowns, states of anxiety and phobias.
- Improves mental development, with a decrease in muscular excitement in children suffering Down’s Syndrome.
- Benefits skin illnesses such as dermatitis and xeroderma (excessive dryness of skin with fine scaling).
- Stimulates growth of skin in burn blisters.
Royal Jelly has been shown to reduce pain, including common back pains, sciatica and lumbago.