Products of the Hive: Royal Jelly

Royal jelly, is also called 'bee milk, is a white creamy substance containing water, proteins, nutrients and sugars.  The worker bees produces royal jelly and secrete it from glands in their hands, which is then feed to the babies in the hives.  All other babies also received bee pollen and honey as part of their diet but the queen baby is feed exclusively on royal jelly.

Royal  jelly, with it's special proteins, is responsible for giving the queen bee a long, long life plus an elegant and large body, which make her very fertile.  She is the only honeybee in the hive biologically destined to lay thousands of eggs, becoming a dedicated egg machine during her four years of life (the worker bees live for 10-12 weeks).

Royal jelly contains and impressive array of nutrients including calcium, copper, iron, phosphorous, silicon, potassium, B vitamins, biotin, inositol, folate, nucleic acids, gamma globulin and amino acids.

Reported Benefits of Royal Jelly

They say royal jelly is the secret of eternal youth!  Some other benefits of taking royal jelly include:

  • Improves blood pressure
  • High in antioxidants
  • Blood Sugar control
  • Beneficial effects on osteoporosis and bone loss
  • Anti-flammatory
  • Immune Modulator
  • Improves the appearance of skin
  • Decreases 'bad' cholesterol
  • Increases fertility
  • Keeps your metabolism running smoothly
  • Aids weight loss

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