Royal jelly is a natural bee product which is highly respected in the Eastern medical schools. Treatment with bee products (apitherapy) is strengthening the body resistance against bacterial and viral infections. For Western doctors and pharmacists, however, bee mucus is just another cocktail of poorly known substances which still have to be tested.
What is royal jelly?
Royal jelly is a thick white or yellow cream with a peculiar aroma and sour-sweet taste.
This is a product that bees produce in order to feed the young worker bees, larvae, drones and the queen-mother. It is secreted from the glands in the hypopharynx of worker bees, and fed to all larvae in the colony.
Royal jelly has a high biological value and rich and colorful nutritional composition. The second type of royal jelly has a stronger concentration and contains more active ingredients. It is used to feed the queen-mother.
Royal jelly is also called the nutritional supplements, in which composition there is high percentage of the bee mucus.
Royal jelly is collected and sold as a dietary supplement for humans, claiming various health benefits because of its components such as B-complex vitamins.
What are the health benefits of royal jelly?
Royal jelly increases appetite, boosts the metabolism, makes you feel fresher, with better mood, and more strength. It also boosts the immune system, improves the function of endocrine glands, stimulates hematopoiesis and slows the aging process.
Tests had proven the active influence of royal jelly on metabolism and in regulation of central nervous system. So it improves the performance, reduces fatigue, increases the body mass and accelerates the growth, improves appetite and sleep.