Everything You Need to Know About Royal Jelly!

What is Royal Jelly?

Royal jelly is a thick, white nutritious substance produced by the worker bees to feed the queen bee and bee larvae. It is produced by mixing honey and bee pollen with enzymes in the glands of the throat of bees. Royal jelly is also called Bee Milk because of its white color. It is fed to drone larvae for the first three days of their lives. Queen bees feed on royal jelly for whole of their lives.

Facts about Royal jelly

  • Royal jelly is known for its nutrient properties because it contains proteins, carbohydrates, minerals, and vitamins. It possesses antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. A wide range of essential nutrients that are necessary for good health is present in royal jelly. The composition for the royal jelly is as follows.


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  • Harvesting royal jelly is a painstaking process because, first of all, we’ll have to make a small colony of bees without a queen bee. Young bees will start working as nurse bees and they pour their royal jelly in a fake queen cup. The suction of royal jelly requires preciseness of time because an attempt to collect royal jelly too early or too late will yield very low jelly. Even if everything goes right, only about 500g of jelly are harvested every season from a hive. This low yield is the reason for the sky-high price of royal jelly.

  • Royal jelly has been used by royalty for centuries. It was used in traditional Chinese medicine, the diet of Indian kings, and some Roman emperors. It has been used around the world to promote healthy and long life and prevent illness. Even today, royal jelly is a much-cherished product and is very expensive.

  • Due to the extremely difficult process of extracting royal jelly, we do not sell the royal jelly separately, and simply mix it with our honey. Therefore, all of our honey products sold contain 100% of the royal jelly produced by the bee colony.

Health benefits of Royal jelly

  • Royal jelly has wide-ranging effects on the health of its consumers, therefore it is in much demand. Jelly supplements sold today are believed to be effective against fatigue and stress. Some researches on animal models have also supported this claim. A mouse was given royal jelly, and interpretation of results showed a marked increase in the endurance of the mice.

  • Royal jelly shows antimicrobial properties, and some researchers believe that just like maternal antibodies provide immunity to the newborn, similarly royal jelly provides immunity to the hive, as it has proven effective against yeast and some other strains of fungi. In an experiment, royal jelly was tested against several bacteria and was noted that jelly was effective against commonly found bacteria like E. coli and Staphylococcus aureus.

  • Apart from being an energy booster, royal jelly also acts as a cardioprotective. It lessens the LDL i.e. bad cholesterol level and lowers blood pressure as well. Studies have suggested that even 0.1g of royal jelly consumed lessens the cholesterol level by 14%. Due to their hormonal balancing properties, royal jelly has been shown to increase fertility in animal trials. For example, quails fed with royal jelly reached maturity faster, and hens that consumed royal jelly showed a rise in egg production. Similarly, rabbits fed with royal jelly showed increased fertility.

  • One of the most commonly known and widely used attributes of royal jelly is its use in cosmetics. Jelly contains collagen, which helps to reduce wrinkles on the skin and promotes regrowth and skin elasticity. Often it is used in cosmetic products such as shampoos and conditioners for its cosmetic properties.

  • There are several other benefits associated with royal jelly which haven’t been included in this article and surely there are some benefits that are yet untapped due to low funding for research. In short, we can say royal jelly is much beneficial to health, and its consumption delays aging and promotes fertility.

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