WHAT IS ROYAL JELLY?
Royal jelly (pure) is a honey bee secretion that is used in the nutrition of larvae and adult queens. The queen eats nothing but this royal perfect food throughout her adult life. She lives 8- 10 times as long as the worker bee.
Royal Jelly cannot be duplicated in any laboratory due to its complex chemical structure. This expensive item on the shelf becomes very popular as a Beauty Bee Product. It used to be treasured as a beauty secret of royalty and believed to be able to nourish the body and revitalize it.
Today, more and more girls talk about Pure Royal Jelly benefits regarding healthier hair, skin, youthful appearance etc. It is used both as a dietary supplement and as addition to skin lotions, creams etc.
There are various products on market called 100% Royal Jelly, but, most of them do not belong to a category of a Pure Royal Jelly. Having had an interesting conversation with a family friend who deals with beekeeping, I have found out a lot regarding Pure Royal Jelly. In this blog, I’m going to share this information with you.
PURE ROYAL JELLY COLLECTING
Beekeepers collect Pure Royal Jelly in small, glass or plastic, 10gr – jars. This process of collecting pure Royal Jelly is very slow because beekeepers collect it literally gram-by- gram. That’s why this product is rare and pretty expensive. On Greek market, its price is around 16Eur for 15gr.
MYTHS REGARDING PURE ROYAL JELLY:
That you can eat it using your teaspoon
Suggested dosage: ½ teaspoon, 1 teaspoon or similar…
PURE Royal Jelly should not get in contact with any metal. This means that you cannot eat it using a metal spoon. Royal Jelly and metal contact cause a chemical reaction, which consequently – spoils the product. You can eat R.Jelly ONLY by using a wooden or plastic, tiny spoon (of 1 gram). Why 1gr-spoon? This 1gr-spoon matches Pure RJelly daily dosage and should partner the purchased product.
PURE R.JELLY DOSAGE IS ONLY: ½-1gr per day. The maximum is – 1 gram and not ½ teaspoon/ or 1 teaspoon/ or similar (!) If you find such instructions regarding dosage on your purchased product – be sure that it’s not Pure RJelly! Or… It is not a good quality RJ. That product either has various additives (on some occasions even – butter) or it’s of poorer quality, due to beekeeper’s additional feeding bees with sugar. The goal is – to collect more RJ no-matter the poorer quality…
Don’t eat more than 1gr of Pure RJelly and always eat it in the morning. The reason for such a strict way of using this bee product is – because it’s a high stimulant for both brain and body. If you eat more than 1gr, it could cause different undesirable side-effects.
It’s good for: pupils, students and adults – improves memory, body condition, it’s good for people suffering from different allergies, or having various health problems. But…. before you purchase this product, do not forget to consult your doctor!
ROYAL JELLY TASTE: It has a little bit acid taste (not – bitter, as you can read on different sites)
KEEPING: Keep it in the fridge- until 8 months. If you stop taking Royal Jelly (for any reason), you should continue keeping it -in the freezer (for a longer period of time).
IMPORTANT INFO: this product should come from a beekeeper/ producer to a final consumer in a special fridge or container with ice-cubes. It should not be exposed to normal, outside temperature.
PURE ROYAL JELLY BENEFITS
1. BRAIN FUNCTION ENHANCEMENT
R.Jelly is very popular bee product in Greece. There’s a common practice, parents to buy this product for their children in a period of their learning/ preparing for exams to pass some College or University. These exams are very difficult and it’s always a period of stress for both children and parents. Greek people believe that RJelly highly improves memory and concentration.
A lot of people, as well, talk about an experienced feeling of clarity upon taking this high-quality bee product.
A tremendous amount of research show that chronic inflammation is one of the root causes of heart disease and other degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer etc.
A group of scientists from Japan decided to test the anti-inflammatory activity of Royal Jelly. They tested for pro-inflammatory cytokines. High levels of these compounds indicate high levels of inflammation.
They found that the administration of Royal Jelly suppressed these pro-inflammatory compounds and therefore concluded that Royal Jelly has anti-inflammatory actions.
3. IMMUNE MODULATOR
Royal Jelly is also being indicated to have an immuno-modulatory potential for humans. A group of scientists in Japan decided to test it. They used mice that were genetically predisposed to get Lupus, a serious autoimmune disorder. During the study, these scientists found that the mice getting the RJelly supplement saw a significant delay in getting Lupus and lived significantly longer than the mice that didn’t.
This study supports many testimonials of people who have reported using RJelly to boost or balance their immune systems.
4. LIVER PROTECTION
There are many people with toxic or impaired livers and it is a very challenging health situation, that often leads to liver cancer. Scientists in Turkey decided to test Royal Jelly to mice that had been given a liver toxin. They found that the administration of R.Jelly as a liver protective agent for only 7 days exhibited a marked protective effect on liver tissue from the liver toxin.
5. SKIN HEALING
Royal Jelly contains specific nutrients and vitamins that support skin renewal such as flavonoids, nucleic acid, decanoic acid, enzymes, and hormones.
It also contains numerous vitamins and minerals such as vitamins B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, zinc etc., all of which are excellent for the skin. Studies indicate that the acids found in Royal Jelly contribute to its collagen production and promotion.
Taking RJelly regularly (on everyday base) will optimize your skin health.
6. OSTEOPOROSIS & BONE LOSS
A group of Japanese scientists hypothesized that Royal Jelly may have beneficial effects on osteoporosis.
After testing their hypotheses both on rats and in a test tube, the doctors found that RJ may prevent osteoporosis by enhancing intestinal calcium absorption, making it an effective preventative aid for osteoporosis.
We are all exposed to dozens of cancer-causing environmental estrogens every day now through our drinking water, our cosmetics, plastics and food. You may be wise to protect yourself from these cancers with a daily dose of fresh RJelly.
According to some research, it appears that R.Jelly lowers bad cholesterol and total cholesterol while not harming good cholesterol levels. If your doctor is telling you to get your cholesterol levels down, perhaps Royal Jelly is a safer, natural option for you.
9. ANTIOXIDANT POWER
We’ve all seen a peeled apple turn brown within minutes. Well, that is literally what happens to your cells over your lifetime. But scientists have discovered certain foods have massive amounts of antioxidants that slow this process.
Royal Jelly is one of these foods. As reported in the Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry in 2008, Royal Jelly contains very high amounts of several antioxidants. So… when buying RJelly, ensure that you are buying fresh, frozen product to maximize its effectiveness.
Some more RJelly benefits: anti-aging, anti-bacterial, good for eye-health, for metabolism, menopause etc.