by Life Enthusiast Staff
Royal Jelly enthusiasts consume it to promote energy and health, for longevity, youthful well-being, enhanced sexual capabilities, for energy, and as a general tonic and antioxidant. Often found in herbal formulations for arthritis, allergies, menstrual normalization and longevity. A source of rare, bee-processed phytonutrient factors.
Contains Life-energy Factors, Amino acids, Vitamins, Minerals & trace elements, unusual sugars, 10-Hydroxy-2-Decenoic Acid.
Royal Jelly is a milk like secretion made by worker bees in the hive. It is so named because it serves as the sole food for the queen bee. It supplies all the B-vitamins, vitamins A, C, D, E & K, more than a dozen key minerals, 18 amino acids, and other important constituents, including nucleic acids (DNA and RNA).
Produced in the beehive for the nourishment of the queen bee, it is a complex substance that cannot be recreated synthetically by man. When examining its properties and considering the source of its documented benefits, many conclude that it is its high amino acid content that may make it such a special and rejuvenating substance.
The chemical composition of Royal Jelly: It contains approximately 12% protein with 5-6% lipids and 12-15% carbohydrates. It's B Vitamin content is high, it has 17 amino acids including all 8 essential amino acids. Royal Jelly also contains around 15% aspartic acid, which is important for tissue growth, muscle and cell regeneration.
Vitamin Content of Royal Jelly per gram Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 1.5 to 7.4 mcg Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 5.3 to 10.0 mcg Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine) 2.2 to 10.2 mcg Niacin (nicotinic acid) 91.0 to 149.0 mcg Pantothenic Acid 65.0 to 200.0 mcg Biotin 0.9 to 3.7 mcg Inositol 78.0 to 150.0 mcg Folic Acid 0.16 to 0.50 mcg Vitamin C Trace
Royal jelly appears to have anti-tumor properties. A team of Japanese researchers gave royal jelly to one of two groups of laboratory mice before transplanting different types of cancer cells in them. The royal jelly had dramatic effects on sarcoma cells. The life-span of the mice was extended by about one-fifth and tumor sizes were about half the size, compared with untreated mice, according to a report in the journal Nippon Yakurigaku Zasshji-Folia Pharmacologica Japonica (Feb. 1987;89:73-80).