If you or someone you love has recently been diagnosed with dementia, you are not alone. It is currently believed that close to 50 million people globally are living with the disease.
The diagnosis of dementia or Alzheimer’s is a terrifying one, and often people feel like they have been given a life sentence. The interesting thing to note here is that just 40 years ago, deaths from dementia were a rarity.
In fact, in 1979, there were only 857 reported deaths from dementia in the United States. But, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the death rates from dementia and Alzheimer’s rose 55% between 1999 and 2014.
There is hope.
Because while incidents of dementia are on the rise, so is the important research into what exactly is going on. And the findings have been life-altering for many.
It turns out the brain is far more resilient than we once believed. In fact, science is now showing us that Alzheimer’s and dementia are preventable and yes, even REVERSIBLE. Perhaps with our modern diet changes came negative changes to our brain. Perhaps if we, like our grandparents and their grandparents, made sure we got the right nutrients, we would never have to worry about being diagnosed with dementia.
And that’s what research has pointed to. Dementia’s underlying cause is nutritionally-based, which is why many health experts are now calling dementia Type 3 Diabetes. While more research will need to be conducted, many people are now turning to natural remedies to protect the brain, and royal jelly has proven to be a powerful ally.
Royal Jelly – The Brain’s Number One Defense
While royal jelly is made by bees, it is not at all like the brown stuff in the squeezy bear you keep in your kitchen cupboard. Royal jelly is actually a creamy white substance that is secreted from the glands of young nurse bees. This jelly is fed to young larvae for a few days to make them healthy and strong. But after that, they will never eat it again. That’s because most of the royal jelly of a hive is saved for the Queen Bee.
Here’s where things get interesting. While worker bees only live about 6 days, Queen Bees live for roughly 6 YEARS! She will also grow to be about 60% larger than worker bees.
Clearly there is something in royal jelly that contributes to her excellent health and stature. But we’ll get to that in a little bit. For now, let’s look at the role royal jelly has begun to play in brain health.
About 10 years ago, researchers began looking into the positive impact of royal jelly on neurol degeneration. What they found was that royal jelly has a very positive effect on the hippocampal region of the brain, which is the area most detrimentally affected in people diagnosed with dementia.
Not only has royal jelly been found to prevent neuronal degeneration of the hippocampus, but other studies have found it has the ability to REVERSE cell degeneration and produce new nerve cells. That is incredibly hopeful news for thousands of people and their families affected by dementia and Alzheimer’s.
What Makes Royal Jelly So Powerful for Brain Health?
So, what exactly is in royal jelly that makes it so powerful for brain health? It turns out, a whole bunch of amazing nutrients. In fact, you’d be, or should I say bee, hard-pressed to find another natural substance that offers as much nutrition as royal jelly.
Check this out, royal jelly contains all of the B-complex vitamins, pure acetylcholine, vitamins A, C, D, and E, 18 amino acids, enzymes, hormones, and antibacterial/antibiotic substances.
It’s no wonder the stuff has been used for thousands of years by all different cultures to cure all sorts of health issues.
If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with dementia, all is not lost. Ask your doctor about incorporating royal jelly into your diet. A warning: many traditional doctors do not believe nutrition has anything to do with the development or treatment of disease. If this sounds like your doctor, you may want to find a naturopath in your local area to help you on your healing journey and ask their thoughts on royal jelly.
We are proud to offer our customers our Golden Royal Honey from Malaysia that combines royal jelly with other natural ingredients that have been shown to help promote optimal health. You simply won’t find a more potent honey on the market.