Royal jelly… A miracle of nature!
We’ve all heard of the rich benefits of royal jelly, but do we know what it really is”? It is a creamy whitish substance produced by worker bees. It is only for the queen and the larvae that will become queens, who feed exclusively on it. Thus, they are healthier, more fertile and live 40-50 times longer!
Fresh royal jelly is white in color and pale yellow. The fresher it is, the lighter and brighter the color. Conversely, the black color indicates its exposure to oxygen for a long time, either during collection or during filtration. Its texture is gelatinous and thick, but over time it becomes solid. Its taste is subacid, which is due to the low pH, while its aroma is light.
Its composition, although it may vary depending on the region and climate, is basically formed as follows:
- Water: 60-70%
- Carbohydrates: 11-23%
- Proteins: 9-18%
- Fat: 3-8%
- Vitamins, minerals, trace elements: 1.5-3%
In fact, it contains 17 different amino acids, including 8 essential ones that the human body does not produce on its own, but must obtain from food.
Its unique properties are due to its rich content of vitamins, mainly of the B complex, while the antioxidant vitamins C, E, A, as well as the valuable vitamin D are also found.
There is no lack of minerals and trace elements, such as calcium, potassium, magnesium, zinc, iron and copper.
The benefits of royal jelly
Stimulation and strengthening of the immune system
Royal jelly gives energy, improves mood and strengthens immunity. Many use it for better physical and mental performance. It is ideal for those suffering from chronic exhaustion, negative mood and dizziness, while it has beneficial effects on people with anorexia nervosa.
Royal jelly promotes the formation of T-lymphocytes, responsible for the immune response to viruses, but also of great importance in inflammatory conditions. The effect it has on the immune system seems to be due to its key protein Apalbumin1.
Strengthening the children’s organism
Royal jelly is ideal for children in many situations. There are studies in premature infants, but also in children with a sensitive organism from infections where taking it improved appetite, resulting in an increase in their weight. In the children with anemia, red blood cells increased, while in all of them a strengthening of the body’s defenses and an increase in resistance were observed. It is no coincidence that many children’s syrups, both for increasing appetite and for boosting immunity, contain royal jelly as their main ingredient!
However, talk to your pediatrician first, in order to get approval, but also to determine the dose. Since bee products cause allergies in some, experts often avoid them at young, sensitive ages.
Strong antimicrobial and antifungal properties
Royal jelly helps to heal wounds and ulcers faster and improve various skin problems, such as eczema, rashes, diabetic foot, etc. Therefore, it is often used as an ingredient in cosmetics and care products.
In a related 2010 study, it was found to significantly accelerate fibroblast migration within 24 hours, thereby enhancing connective tissue healing by increasing collagen production. It also appears to alter the levels of various lipids involved in the wound healing process.
However, it is recommended to consult a specialist before using it in case of swelling, dermatitis or severe skin irritation.
Improving mood and memory
It is an important aid for good brain function! Taking it helps to reduce stress hormones and strengthen the central nervous system. In fact, research shows an improvement in memory and mood during menopause. All of this is linked to the powerful antioxidant properties of royal jelly.
Lower blood pressure
Many authors report that royal jelly has antihypertensive properties. Studies have shown that specific peptides in royal jelly relax smooth muscle cells in arteries and veins, resulting in lower blood pressure.
Strengthening the physical condition of the elderly
For the elderly, it seems to be a valuable aid, as it improves their general physical condition and reduces weakness, increases appetite, and mental euphoria.
Improvement of menopausal symptoms
Royal jelly appears to help better deal with menopausal symptoms such as anxiety, low mood and back pain. Especially the combination with evening primrose, ginseng and damiana, seems to reduce mood swings and fatigue.
Additionally, in research on its effect on PMS (Premenstrual Syndrome), taking it in capsule form for two menstrual cycles was shown to reduce severe symptoms for those months.
Although most of the available scientific data concerns research on male mice, the effect that royal jelly has on fertility and libido appears to be impressive. Significant improvement was observed in testosterone levels and sperm parameters (quantity, motility, viability, DNA integrity).
Many studies have shown that royal jelly increases life expectancy and favors longevity in older animals. In addition, it has a protective effect on human skin against photoaging caused by UVB radiation, as it promotes.
Royal jelly can help better manage blood sugar. In a related 6-month study of healthy adults supplemented with royal jelly, a 20% reduction in fasting blood sugar was observed with better glucose tolerance. Taking it improves sugar levels, lipid profile, and oxidative stress.
For all the above reasons you can choose a special royal jelly supplement and include it in your daily diet.
Zell Oxygen by Dr. Wolz is a refreshing, natural food supplement with 1000mg of royal jelly per single dose, suitable for periods of intense stress and fatigue. It offers daily well-being and stimulation. This is not a simple mixture of ingredients, but a supplement with bioactive and vital ingredients based on the studied Dr Wolz yeast enzyme cells.
It gives energy and vitality, helps to better protect your body against diseases. With the power of oxygen in your cells it maximizes your performance in times of physical and mental stress.