Historically, one of the most valued groups of natural medicines is that of bee pollen, propolis, and royal jelly. Royal jelly is a unique, thick, milky substance that the worker bees manufacture and feed to the Queen bee. It is the sole source of nutrition of the Queen bee and aids their everyday vitality. The worker bees mix honey and bee pollen with enzymes in the glands of their throats to produce royal jelly.
Benefits and composition
Royal jelly is believed to be a useful nutritional supplement because of the Queen bee’s superior size, strength, stamina, fertility rates and longevity compared with other bees.
Royal jelly’s composition is similar to pollen. It contains calories as it’s full of nutrients, all eight essential amino acids, vitamins, minerals and hormonal-like substances. It is high in pantothenic acid (Vitamin B5), the anti-stress vitamin and has been shown in studies to increase endurance whilst under stress. It contains approximately 12% protein, 5% to 6% lipids, and 12% to 15% carbohydrates.
* THESE STATEMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN EVALUATED BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION. THIS IS NOT INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE, TREAT CURE OR PREVENT ANY DISEASE.