Growing up on a honey farm, I've become a big believer in the amazing health properties of royal jelly.
Royal jelly is an energy tonic that is highly complex. It is a protein-based food recognized as a natural source of many vitamins and minerals. It is full of antioxidants and great to take everyday as a nutritional superfood. Many of our customers coming into the shop have told us that they experience a state of mild “euphoria” after taking it - you definitely feel very alive and energized when taking RJ!
I also find my skin seems to really glow when I take it regularly. I get asked all the time if I've been tanning? Nope...just taking my bee pollen and royal jelly!
Where Does it Come From?
Royal Jelly is a gelatinous secretion from the glands of worker honey bees that is fed to the queen bee. This lucky gal eats like a king!
This substance is believed to be responsible for the queen bee's longevity and fertility. (The queen bee grows 42% larger than the worker bee, lives five to seven years and lays over 2,000 eggs per day).
Royal Jelly has literally dozens of benefits. I know, I know....that's a lot of 'stuff' that Royal Jelly does. It almost seems to good to be true, doesn't it? Well, it's really not. Royal Jelly has been studied extensively. There is a ton of scientific validity behind these claims.
Not only that, but I can speak from both personal experience and the hundreds and hundreds of customers who have come into my parents honey and bee pollen shop to tell us about their amazing results.
There are simply so many benefits to taking this superfood that we had to give this topic an entire page of it's own!
Read my Top 10 Health Benefits of Royal Jelly here.
What's In This Stuff?
• All the B complex vitamins (including high concentrations of vitamins B5 and B6)
• Amino acids
• Vitamins A, C, D and E.
• Nucleic Acids (to make RNA and DNA)
• Precursors to collagen formation (great for skin health)
• Also contains acetylcholine, a substance that allows messages to travel from one nerve to another in the brain.
What to Look for in Choosing a Supplement
If you decide to take this amazing substance, there are a couple things to look for before buying. First of all, it should be standardized to contain a minimum 5% 10-HDA (10-Hydroxy-2 Decenoic Acid), the substance believed to be the essence of royal jelly, and the factor responsible for the queen bee's size and fertility.
10-HDA and other fatty acids found in royal jelly are strongly antibacterial and antifungal.
Questions about Organic Royal Jelly? Click here.
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