Are you one of those people who tosses and turns each night, unable to fall asleep? Maybe you fall asleep quite easily but then don’t STAY asleep. With everything that’s going on worldwide as a result of the pandemic and economic instability, many people are feeling stressed and overwhelmed and find it difficult to relax.
While there are over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription sleep aids, many of these can make you feel groggy the next morning. But there can also be other nasty side effects to using these OTC and prescription medications such as dizziness, muscle weakness and headaches.
For these reasons, many people are looking for natural alternatives to a restful night’s sleep. If that sounds like you, you’ll want to keep reading to learn how royal jelly can help you get more ZZZZZZs.
What is Royal Jelly?
Royal jelly is a creamy white substance made by nurse bees. It should not be confused with bee pollen because they are not the same thing.
After royal jelly is produced by the nurse bees it is fed to baby larva for three days to help them grow. After 3 days the larva are no longer fed royal jelly. But you know who gets to eat as much royal jelly for as long as she likes? The queen bee – hence the name ROYAL jelly. And do you know what happens to the queen bee from eating all of this royal jelly?
Well, consider that regular worker bees only live about 6 days. Now consider that the queen bee typically lives 6 YEARS! Plus, she grows about 10x larger than the other bees.
While we can’t promise that eating royal jelly will help you live 70,000 years or help you grow 8 inches taller, we can share with you that research has found royal jelly helps people get a good night’s sleep.
If you’ve never heard of royal jelly, it has an interesting history. It has been used for thousands of years for everything from longevity to beauty treatments, to cure various disease and provide energy.
The reason it has been used for centuries is because it is chockfull of beneficial nutrients such as calcium, copper, iron, phosphorus, silicon, sulfur, b-vitamins, biotin, inositol, folate, nucleic acids, gamma globulin, and 17 different amino acids, including the 8 essential amino acids that the human body cannot produce.
Royal Jelly for a Better Night’s Sleep
So you’re probably wondering how royal jelly can help you get more and better sleep. It does so in a couple of different ways:
Stops Your Blood Sugar from Dropping
Do you ever just suddenly awaken from a sound sleep and have no idea why? You listen to see if a loud noise perhaps woke you, only to find your house is absolutely silent?
Chances are you suddenly awoke because your blood sugar dropped in your sleep. Royal jelly helps you stabilize your blood sugar, keeping you asleep.
Aids in Nighttime Anxiety and Depression
Thanks to a chemical called acetylcholine, royal jelly is also able to calm your brain chemistry leading to less depression and anxiety creeping up at night. Studies have found that a disruption of acetylcholine is linked to memory loss, sleep issues, nervous anxiety and degenerative neurological conditions.
Adding royal jelly to your diet can be very simple. It comes fresh, frozen, powdered or can be had in a capsule. It should be noted that raw royal jelly is very bitter and so hard to consume unless you mix it with something sweet like honey.
And speaking of honey that contains royal jelly, our Golden Royal Honey contains royal jelly and is absolutely delicious. It also contains ginseng and other nutrients that offer health benefits.