If you’re like a lot of people, you’ve heard that honey offers numerous health benefits. But many people don’t know about another substance made by bees that offers tremendous health benefits, and that’s royal jelly.
Royal jelly is a creamy white substance made by nurse bees. It is fed only to the larva for the first 3 to 4 days. After that, they are no longer allowed to eat royal jelly. It is saved for the Queen bee. And get this, the queen bee east this jelly for her ENTIRE life, which may be the reason she grows 10x as large as the other bees and also lives 10x as long!
What exactly is in this royal jelly that could possibly explain how the queen bee can get so large and live so long? Well, it is definitely PACKED with nutrients. Royal jelly contains minerals like calcium, copper, iron, phosphorous, silicon, sulfur, and potassium, as well as many of the B-family vitamins, biotin, inositol, folate, nucleic acids, gamma globulin, and 17 different amino acids, including the 8 essential amino acids that your body needs but cannot produce itself.
But perhaps the most beneficial nutrient in royal jelly is a protein called royalactin, hence the name “royal jelly.” Researchers believe this protein is what helps maintain the Queen bee’s health so she can live to such an advanced age.
So what happens when humans eat royal jelly? Amazing health benefits so keep reading!
5 Health Benefits of Royal Jelly
- Helps to Regulate Normal Blood Pressure
Those proteins I mentioned that are in royal jelly, along with potassium, help keep your blood pressure nice and low. They do this by keeping your blood vessels open, so your blood can flow freely.
- Balances Cholesterol Levels
Research has found that adding royal jelly to your diet can help you reduce your LDL cholesterol (or Lousy cholesterol) level and raise your HDL levels (or heavenly cholesterol levels). This is important because it helps you to prevent heart disease and strokes.
- May Prevent Certain Types of Cancers
A 2007 Japanese study found that the antioxidants in royal jelly are able to inhibit an environmental estrogen called BPA, sometimes also referred to as bisphenol A. Increased levels of BPA have been linked to breast cancer. Adding royal jelly to your diet may help decrease your odds of developing breast cancer and other cancers.
- Reduces Inflammation
If you want to know what is the root cause of MOST disease, including arthritis, Alzheimer’s, diabetes, cancer and heart disease, it’s chronic inflammation in the body. That’s why it is so important to do whatever you can to reduce the inflammation in your body.
The powerful nutrients in royal jelly make it an effective anti-inflammatory. And the best part is, not only can you EAT royal jelly to decrease inflammation INSIDE your body, but you can also use it topically to relieve pain and inflammation on your skin or your joints.
- Treats Infertility Issues and Erectile Dysfunction
While researchers don’t the exact mechanics of how royal jelly is able to help with infertility and erectile dysfunction, they do seem to think these benefits come from that protein I mentioned called royalactin. However it happens, royal jelly has been shown to increase fertility and sperm motility in men, as well as helping men achieve long-lasting erections.
If you or someone you love is looking to lower their blood pressure and cholesterol levels, reduce their risk of developing cancer, fight inflammation, and improve their sexual performance, then we definitely think giving royal jelly a try is a great idea.
Our Golden Royal Honey contains royal jelly, along with other powerful nutrients that have also been found to benefit numerous health conditions. Getting healthier never tasted so sweet.