Do You Have a Biotin Deficiency?

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Ask most people what biotin is and if they are getting enough of it in their diet and they’re likely to give you a blank stare. You may run into some women who recognize the word from the back of their shampoo bottle. But most people simply don’t know about biotin or how important it is for your health.

Biotin, sometimes called B-7, is actually one of the B complex vitamins, a group of vitamins responsible for breaking down fat and carbohydrates from the foods you eat and turning them into energy. But that’s not all it does…

Biotin also promotes skin health and helps regulate your LDL (bad) cholesterol levels and blood sugar. And the vitamin is necessary to produce keratin, a protein that promotes strong hair and nails.

Biotin is a water-soluble vitamin, which means it is not stored in the body for long. And your body does not naturally produce it. The bacteria in your gut can produce biotin, but seeing as most of us are walking around with compromised gut flora, we can’t rely on them to do the job. We’ve got to make sure we find other sources of biotin for optimal health.

Symptoms of a Biotin Deficiency

If you are someone that eats a healthy diet consisting of whole foods, you most likely aren’t deficient in biotin. But if you are someone who eats a diet made up of mostly processed “food,” then there is a very good chance you are deficient in this important vitamin.

Here are the most common symptoms of a biotin deficiency:

  • red rashes on the skin, especially the face
  • dry or scaly skin
  • dry eyes
  • brittle hair
  • hair loss
  • fatigue
  • insomnia or difficulty sleeping
  • loss of appetite
  • nausea
  • depression
  • burning or prickling sensation in the hands and feet
  • muscle pain
  • changes in the intestinal tract (frequent upset stomach)
  • cracking in the corners of the mouth
  • seizures
  • difficulty walking

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms and want to see if you have a biotin deficiency, make an appointment with your doctor. He or she will order a blood test to check your levels.

What Causes a Biotin Deficiency?

A biotin deficiency is usually attributed to one of the following:

  1. Medications

Medications such as anti-seizure drugs and antibiotics can prevent your body from absorbing vitamins correctly. Also, antibiotics destroy the good bacteria in your gut that can naturally produce biotin on your behalf.

  1. Intestinal Issues

Certain intestinal conditions such as colitis and Crohn’s disease may also prevent your body from absorbing nutrients from food.

  1. Long-Term or Restrictive Dieting

Strict eating may prevent you from getting the nutrients you need to maintain good health. Eating a well-balanced diet is necessary to ensure you get all of the macro nutrients as well as vitamins and minerals your body needs.

How to Get More Biotin into Your Diet

It is recommended that an adult should aim to consume 30 micrograms (mcg) of biotin per day. Getting this vitamin from food sources is quite easy. Here are some common foods that contain large amounts of biotin.

  • cooked eggs, especially egg yolk
  • organ meats, including liver and kidney
  • dairy products, including milk, cheese, and yogurt
  • seafood

Supplements

Biotin is also available in supplement form. If we can throw our hat into the ring, we suggest taking our Golden Royal Honey. It not only contains important biotin but also other important nutrients like royal jelly and Panax ginseng, which help with everything from anxiety issues, energy, loss of libido and impotence.

Try some Golden Royal Honey for overall vibrant health!

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Is the Stress of COVID-19 Getting You… Down?

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If you’re like most people, you’re feeling pretty stressed right now from this COVID-19 madness. Lockdowns, economic hardship, confusing and conflicting information from the media and health “experts.”

I probably don’t have to tell you that one of the absolute best (and funnest) stress relievers is good ol’ sex.

The problem is, many men who deal with chronic stress also deal with erectile dysfunction (ED).

Now it is believed that ED is simply a part of getting older. But research suggests having trouble getting and maintaining an erection isn’t always related to age. Many men experience ED at some point in their lives, and often, stress is the culprit.

How does stress cause erectile dysfunction?

Mental health conditions like stress and anxiety can affect how your brain signals your body’s response to mental or physical stimulation. So in the case of an erection, stress can interrupt how your brain sends messages to the penis to allow extra blood to flow.

And unfortunately, once you experience ED, you feel stressed about THAT on top of what you initially felt stressed about. It is a vicious cycle.

So what are some of the best ways you can alleviate stress so you can get your mojo back in the bedroom?

Exercise

When we are stressed our bodies release a cocktail of “Fight or flight” hormones that are supposed to help us fight or run like hell. Some of these hormones are responsible for redirecting blood flow away from certain parts of the body to other parts. When you’re fighting for your life, you don’t need an erection, is your body’s point of view.

Exercise helps your body burn through those hormones so they can’t continue to wreak havoc. Getting some exercise every day during a stressful time, is best, even if it’s just walking for half an hour.

Of course, the harder you exercise the more your body will release feel-good endorphins. So that’s really a win-win.

Rest

It can seem very hard to get to sleep at night when you are feeling stressed. But restorative sleep is necessary to help repair your body’s organs and systems. The good news is exercise will help you get to sleep. Also, stay off of your phone or laptop. The blue light emitted from electronic devices can hamper our ability to fall asleep

Ginseng

Panax ginseng is a powerful herb that offers many health benefits. Not only can it give you more energy, it can also help relieve stress.

As an added bonus, research has show ginseng may help men fight erectile dysfunction, you are attacking the problem twice.

Our Golden Royal Honey is a rich source of Panax ginseng, so you’ll be able to destress as well as get help in the bedroom.

But it doesn’t end there. Our honey also contains long jack and royal jelly, two natural compounds scientifically proven to help men achieve long-lasting erections.

Are Men More Susceptible to Stress?

While we are all dealing with the stress of COVID-19, does stress affect men and women differently?

According to research from the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, stressful life events are more likely to predict depression in men than in women.

In fact, over longer periods of time, men are more susceptible to the depression-inducing effects of each additional stressor. And their risk for developing clinical depression was 50% stronger than for women.

To make matters worse, men who are the most vulnerable to stress and depression see depression – and seeking help for it – as a weakness. They are generally not comfortable talking about their feelings and so don’t seek treatment.

Dealing with stress is challenging. If you are a man and you are having a hard time coping with stress right now, and that stress is turning into depression, it’s important that you get the help you need right now.

Reach out to a local therapist. Even if they are not holding face-to-face sessions right now, most are making telehealth (over the internet) a priority for clients. Talking to trained counselor can do wonders for helping you deal with painful emotions.

It’s also important to support your overall health to support your mental health. For instance, eating right and getting the right nutrition will ensure you give your body the vitamins and nutrients it needs. For example, stress often causes our body to burn through magnesium causing a deficiency. Interestingly, a magnesium deficiency has also been linked to depression.

As we just mentioned, ginseng is also powerful in the fight against stress. Studies have found taking ginseng daily helps people feel calm and more mentally stable during times of stress.

Our Golden Royal Honey contains Panax ginseng to help you feel calm and relaxed. It also contains other powerful nutrients that have been scientifically proven to support your overall health.

Try some for yourself today!

 

 

 

Prediabetes and Male Infertility: What’s the Connection?

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Are you a guy that has been trying to get his partner pregnant, but you’ve had no luck? Has everything checked out with her reproductive health, and so now the issue seems to be in your boxers or briefs?

There are many different things that can cause male infertility, primarily either low sperm production or abnormal sperm function. These issues are typically a result of an illness, injuries, chronic health problems, and/or lifestyle choices.

Now you may be thinking, “I haven’t had any injuries and I’m healthy.” But what do you really know about your health? Many chronic health issues go unnoticed for months and even years before symptoms arise.

This is how diabetes occurs. Many have already developed and lived with type 2 diabetes for sometime before they recognize some of the telltale signs. According to the CDC, approximately 88 million American adults (that’s more than 1 in 3) have prediabetes. But more than 80% of THOSE people are unaware they have it!

So what is prediabetes, exactly? Well, it’s a condition that’s marked by having consistently high blood sugars. When these high blood sugars go unchecked, you may develop health issues. And for men, that can lead to fertility problems.

Your Sperm Don’t Lie

Research has found that men with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes have compromised spermatogenesis, that is issues producing healthy sperm. Glucose metabolism has a direct impact on basic cell activity and that in turn decides how your organs and systems function. Prediabetes may have detrimental effects on male fertility, especially on sperm quality, such as sperm motility, sperm DNA integrity, and ingredients of seminal fluid.

Are You at Risk for Prediabetes?

Prediabetes not only affects your reproductive health, but your overall health. If not identified and diagnosed early, you have the chance of developing type 2 diabetes and its many health complications.

According to the CDC, here are some criteria that may point to a diagnosis of prediabetes:

  • Being overweight
  • 45+ in age
  • You have a close family member with type 2 diabetes
  • You exercise less than three times per week
  • African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Pacific Islander, and some Asian American ethnicity

How to Prevent and Reverse Prediabetes

Of course, you’ll want to make an appointment with your doctor to get a blood test for prediabetes. If you are diagnosed, there are some things you can do to reverse it, reclaim your health and father a child.

Lose Weight

If you are overweight, it is recommended that you aim to lose 5 to 7 percent of your body weight.

Clean Up Your Diet

Are you eating sensibly? Or are you at Pizza Hut for lunch and ordering in Chinese for dinner? A high carbohydrate diet full of trans fats is a sure ticket to poor health and dis-ease. Clean up your diet and replace that garbage with meats, egg, cheese and organic fruits and veggies, making sure to avoid some of the sweeter fruits like bananas and pineapple.

Exercise

Partake in moderate strenuous exercise at least three times a week. Exercise not only helps to keep weight off, but it helps your body burn through available glucose, bringing down your blood sugar naturally.

 

What if your doctors tells you your blood test was normal and you don’t have prediabetes but you are still having trouble conceiving? Well, if the rest of your health checks out, it may be stress that’s the culprit.

Our Golden Royal Honey is loaded with natural ingredients that have been shown to help men with infertility issues and erectile dysfunction. Try some for yourself today.

How to Get Your Man in the Mood

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We are led to believe that men are always in the mood and women are the ones who often “have a headache.” But the reality is, there are plenty of times when women want a little action in the bedroom and men, for whatever reason, just aren’t feeling it. He may be tired and have had a stressful day, or he may be concerned that he’s just not up to performing for you in that moment.

So how do you get your man in the mood?

Help Him Relax

The number one reason men tend to not be in the mood is because they are stressed out. You can help him relax by making him a drink (bringing him a beer), cooking him his favorite meal, and listening to him. By simply being attentive to his needs in that moment, he won’t feel the weight of the world is solely on his shoulders and will be able to relax.

Give Him a Nice Massage

You’ve already relaxed him a little bit, but now it’s time to relax him more while turning him on at the same time. A hot oil massage is something no man can really refuse.

After dinner, have him take a hot shower, then after you slowly dry him off, have him lay down so you can give him a nice rubbing. And, if your clothes slowly come off in the process of massaging him, well there’s no harm in that, is there?!

Slip into Something Sexy

If it’s been a few days of your man not being in the mood, it’s time to appeal to his eyes. Men are very visual and they like when their woman looks like “eye candy.” So if you’ve been wearing sweatpants and a t-shirt around the house, perhaps you could surprise him by slipping into something you used to wear when you both tried harder to turn the other on. Why not meet him at the door wearing something sex as hell?

Wear His Favorite Fragrance

Turn on all of his senses by wearing a scent that drives him wild.

Talk Dirty to Him

While he sits on the sofa, glazed at the game on TV, lean in and whisper all of the naughty things you want him to do to you. You’ll both have a halftime show you won’t soon forget!

Tease Him

Men love it when women tease them. It turns us on BIG time. So touch him in ways that are suggestive but leave him wanting more. Kiss his neck, touch his thigh and stomach. He’ll get the message REAL quick.

Text Him Naughty Pictures from the Bedroom

If you’ve ever been in a long-distance relationship, you know that you have to get creative. Go into the bedroom and text him suggestive images, he’ll come a knockin’.

Honey

Honey is sticky and sweet. Drizzle a little on yourself and ask if he can help you get it off. As a bonus, use our Golden Royal Honey. It’s packed with natural ingredients like ginseng, royal jelly and long jack, all of which have been scientifically proven to help men and women get their libido back.

And, if your man has also been experiencing erectile dysfunction, our Golden Royal Honey has helped countless men achieve and maintain erections they can be proud of.

Order some today and with these other tips, you’ll be sure to get your man in the mood and KEEP him there!

 

What’s the Difference Between Royal Jelly & Honey?

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Did you know that honeybees live in all parts of the world except in the extreme polar regions? Did you also know that, while these bees are known for producing delicious honey (hence the name), they also produce something called royal jelly?

Both honey and royal jelly are used in food, medicinal and cosmetic products. But from here they have some differences and these differences can be very important when it comes to your health.

Let’s take a look at honey first.

Honey

After bees have flown around from flower to flower, collecting pollen, they carry this back to the hive and store it in the honeycomb for later use. This raw honey contains water, glucose, fructose and sucrose, plus a variety of vitamins and minerals.

Raw honey has been used for thousands of years in different cultures as a folk remedy to treat everything from wounds to colds to fatigue.

It must be mentioned, though, that any health benefits are specific to raw honey, not the pasteurized variety found in grocery stores. Raw honey is creamy in color and texture. At room temperature it can even be solid. The stuff you buy in the store is usually an amber color and more of a sticky liquid. This honey has been heated or pasteurized, a process which, unfortunately, destroys most of the nutrients offered.

If you want raw honey, you can generally find that at specialty stores or farmer’s markets. Raw honey benefits include:

Antibacterial and Antifungal Properties

That’s right, raw honey has the ability to kill unwanted bacteria and fungus because it naturally contains hydrogen peroxide. This is why honey has traditionally been used to treat wounds. Manuka honey has specifically been shown to boost wound healing times and reduce infections.

Helps Digestive Issues

Raw honey is often used to treat digestive issues such as diarrhea. It has also been proven to be an effective treatment for Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) bacteria, a common cause of stomach ulcers. And finally, it’s also a prebiotic, meaning it feeds the beneficial bacteria in your gut, which helps your overall gut health.

Soothes a Sore Throat

You may have had a grandmother who would give you honey to sooth your throat when you had a cold.  Put into a little hot tea with lemon and you have a nice natural remedy when the virus hits you.

Royal Jelly

Within the bee colony are special bees called nurse bees. These bees produce what is known as royal jelly, a protein-rich creamy substance that is fed to new larvae for their first three days of life. Royal jelly is also fed to the queen bee for life, and it is for this reason she grows 10x larger and lives 10x longer than all the other bees.

Royal jelly is nutrient-rich and contains unique proteins and fatty acids. These include nine glycoproteins collectively known as major royal jelly proteins (MRJPs) and two fatty acids, trans-10-Hydroxy-2-decenoic acid and 10-Hydroxydecanoic acid. These compounds are believed to support the immune system, which may explain the queen bee’s very long life.

Royal jelly also contains vitamins and minerals such as:

  • Thiamine (B1)
  • Riboflavin (B2)
  • Pantothenic acid (B5)
  • Pyridoxine (B6)
  • Niacin (B3)
  • Folic acid (B9)
  • Inositol (B8)
  • Biotin (B7)
  • Calcium
  • Copper
  • Iron
  • potassium

These nutrients may provide some of royal jelly’s potential health benefits, which include the following:

Antioxidant and Anti-inflammatory Effects

Royal jelly has been shown to reduce inflammation and oxidative stress.

Decreases Bad Cholesterol Levels

Both animal and human studies demonstrate that royal jelly may positively impact cholesterol levels and thereby reduce heart disease risk.

May Heal Skin Wounds

Royal jelly has been used orally and topically to help support wound healing and other inflammatory skin conditions. And, like raw honey, it is known to offer an antibacterial effect.

May Lower Blood Pressure

Several studies show that the unique proteins found in royal jelly may relax smooth muscle cells in your veins and arteries, thereby lowering your blood pressure.

Supports Brain Function

Royal jelly may support healthy brain function thanks to its powerful antioxidant properties.

A Boosted Immune System

Royal jelly is loaded with important antioxidants, vitamins and minerals to help support your immune system.

Treat Erectile Dysfunction and Low Libido

Studies have found royal jelly helps men and women get their libido back. Also, royal jelly has been shown to help men achieve and maintain an erection.

These are just SOME of the health benefit royal jelly offers.

As you can see, both royal jelly and raw honey provide health benefits, but royal jelly really steals the show!

If you’d like to experience the amazing health benefits of royal jelly for yourself, we invite you to try our delicious Golden Royal Honey, loaded with royal jelly and other natural ingredients that have been scientifically proven to boost your overall health and treat sexual dysfunction.

 

Can Royal Jelly Can Make You Look & Feel Younger?

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We all wish we could find that fountain of youth so we could age more gracefully.

The truth is, the fountain of youth is all around us.

Hippocrates, the father of medicine, is noted as having said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”

The guy knew thousands of years ago that what we put in our body has EVERYTHING to do with how healthy – or unhealthy – we are.

Studies have even begun to show that the brain is not as fragile as we once thought it was. Your brain will age accordingly depending on what foods and supplements you take.

This is where a food substance like royal jelly comes into play.

Various studies have shown that royal jelly, a substance made by worker bees that’s fed to juvenile bees and the Queen bee only, can protect your brain as you age.

One animal study found royal jelly supported the central nervous system. Another study showed royal jelly could help remove chemical deposits from the brain that are associated with the development of Alzheimer’s disease.

What makes royal jelly so powerful in the fight against cognitive decline?

Remember how I said the queen bee was fed royal jelly? Well, consider that worker bees only live about 6 days and the queen bee lives 6 years! She will also grow to be about 60% larger than worker bees.

What Makes Royal Jelly So Powerful for Brain Health?

The substance is incredibly nutritious, containing all of the B-complex vitamins, pure acetylcholine, vitamins A, C, D, and E, 18 amino acids, enzymes, hormones, and antibacterial/antibiotic substances.

If you want to help your brain age gracefully, we encourage you to start taking royal jelly today.

Is Your Skin Giving Away Your Age?

When you “reach a certain age,” your skin loses its softness and suppleness, it becomes saggy and craggly, and showing it off doesn’t feel as good as it once did.

It’s easy to understand why, throughout history, women have always looked for ways to improve the quality of their skin.

When we’re young we don’t even have to try and have beautiful skin – it’s just a natural byproduct of youth.

But, as we age, the production of collagen decreases, and our skin loses its elasticity and luster.

While we’ll never have the skin we had at 20, there are things you can do to help the health and appearance of your skin as you age.

Royal Jelly – Nature’s Way of Keeping Skin Youthful

Let’s take another look at all of those important nutrients that are in royal jelly. This creamy white substance contains complex B vitamins, amino acids, fatty acids, minerals, enzymes, natural antibiotic properties, and antibacterial properties. These natural compounds are why royal jelly is known for its anti-aging and anti-inflammatory properties.

For thousands of years, women from different cultures have revered royal jelly for its moisturizing and skin healing benefits. You may have noticed that many expensive skincare lines include royal jelly as one of their main ingredients. The skin benefits are also why a lot of people take royal jelly supplements.

As if that weren’t enough of a reason to try royal jelly, it also happens to be a proven libido booster. Youthful skin AND a revved-up libido. Sounds like a win/win to us!

Our Golden Royal Honey contains royal jelly, plus other powerful ingredients such as Long Jack and Ginseng that have been shown to help improve health.

Try some Golden Royal Honey for yourself today!

3 Reasons to Start Taking Tongkat Ali

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While a majority of people in the United States have never heard of Tongkat ali, it is an herbal remedy that has been used in traditional Southeast Asian medicine for centuries to treat a variety of ailments.

What is tongkat ali exactly?

Tongkat ali, sometimes also referred to as longjack, is an herbal supplement that is made from the roots of the green shrub tree (Eurycoma longifolia), which is native to Southeast Asia. The numerous health benefits of tongkat ali come from compounds, specifically flavonoids and alkaloids that act as antioxidants. These antioxidants fight free radical cellular damage.

Tongkat ali offers multiple health benefits but here are 3 researched-based benefits we think you’ll be excited to know about.

May increase testosterone levels and improve male fertility

Tongkat ali’s potential to increase male T-levels is well known and well documented. Low testosterone is a common result of aging, but can also occur from chemotherapy, radiation treatments, injury, certain medications and infection of the testicles.

Low testosterone causes a decrease of libido, erectile dysfunction, and in some cases, infertility. But the compounds in tongkat ali may boost testosterone production. In a one-month study of older men with low testosterone levels, researchers found that taking 200 mg of tongkat ali per day significantly increased their levels, bringing them into the normal range. Even more exciting is the fact that animal and human studies show that taking tongkat ali stimulated sexual arousal and improved ED in men. And finally, one study found 200 mg of tongkat ali per day significantly improved sperm concentration and motility after only three months.

May relieve stress

Studies have discovered that tongkat ali may lower stress hormones (AKA “fight or flight” hormones like adrenaline and cortisol) in your body, decrease anxiety, and improve you overall mood. One particular study found that tongkat ali extract was comparable to a common anti-anxiety medication in reducing symptoms of anxiety in mice. And that’s saying something. YOU try being a mouse in a research laboratory!

Similar effects have been seen in humans. For instance, a 1-month study in 63 adults with moderate stress found that supplementing with 200 mg of tongkat ali extract per day reduced levels of the stress hormone cortisol in saliva by 16%, compared to those who received a placebo. Participants also reported less anger and tension.

May improve body composition

Many have claimed that tongkat ali has the ability to boost athletic performance and increase muscle mass.  This stems from the fact the root contains compounds called quassinoids, including eurycomaoside, eurycolactone, and eurycomanone, which may help your body use energy more efficiently, reduce fatigue, and improve endurance. In other words, tongkat ali may very well enhance physical performance and improve your body composition.

One study found that men that took just 100 mg of togkat ali extract per day experienced significantly greater increases in lean body mass than those taking a placebo. They also lost more fat. Another study found participants that took 400 mg of tongkat ali extract daily significantly increased muscular strength, compared to a placebo.

So let’s get this straight, tongkat ali has been scientifically shown to help men get leaner bodies, fight their erectile dysfunction AND help them reduce stress and improve their mood? Uh, that sounds like a win/win/win to me.

Now you’re probably wondering where you can order some of this amazing supplement. Well, we’re proud to offer you what we think is a dynamite product called Golden Royal Honey. Our honey contains tongkat ali, along with royal jelly and ginseng, powerful ingredients that also help male infertility, erectile dysfunction and a HOST of other ailments.

Plus it’s delicious!

Try some for yourself today.

 

Royal Jelly: Get Your BZZZZZ on to Get More ZZZZZs

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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.

Try some for yourself today.

Royal Jelly: A Delicious Way to Boost the Immune System

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As the events of the COVID-19 pandemic continue to unfold, most of us continue to social distance, lay low at home, and wash our hands more often. But another way to ensure you and your family steer clear of the Corona virus is to support your immune system so it can do its job and keep you healthy.

You most likely know that vitamin C can help boost your immune system to fight off viruses, but did you know that royal jelly can also give your immune system a big boost?

What is royal jelly exactly?

Certain bees produce royal jelly, a creamy, milky substance that is fed to baby larva for its first three days of life. After that, the only larvae that get royal jelly are the ones designated to become queen bees.

It should be noted that while worker bees remain quite small and only live for about a week, queen bees grow 10x larger and can live up to six years! Let me say that again, worker bees live for 6-7 days while queen bees, the ones who eats royal jelly, live for up to six years.

Surely if royal jelly can extend a bee’s life for this amount of time, it must have a positive effect on human health as well. It certainly does!

Royal Jelly: A Nutritional Powerhouse

What gives royal jelly the ability to help boost the human immune system and extend the queen bees’ lives? It is absolutely packed with powerful nutrients like B-complex vitamins, including pantothenic acid and pyridoxine, amino acids, minerals, enzymes, antibacterial and antibiotic components, and trace amounts of vitamin C.

Numerous studies, including several published by the National Institutes of Health, found that compounds in royal jelly are especially beneficial to our immune system. In fact, scientists speculate that what allows the queen bees to live for such extended periods of time was that fact that compounds in in royal jelly are able to modulate insulin, promote immune function and neutralize free radicals.

All of the research so far suggests that royal jelly may indeed increase our immune system’s ability to fight off foreign invaders such as bacteria and viruses. This is great news for those living with compromised immune systems such as the elderly and those living with HIV or undergoing cancer treatments.

But That’s Not All Royal Jelly Does

While boosting the immune system is enough of a reason to start incorporating royal jelly into your diet, that is by no means the only benefit it provides. Royal jelly is also a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory substance, it helps lower cholesterol levels, helps heal wounds, may lower blood pressure, and protect the brain from degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.

But it gets even better. Royal jelly has been scientifically proven to help increase your libido and help men who are experiencing erectile dysfunction. So if you find yourself self-quarantining at home with your partner, with little to do because things have not been working downstairs, royal jelly can help you put all of this time to good use.

Golden Royal Honey contains royal jelly for your immune system health as well as the other benefits listed. Plus, our honey also contains Long jack and Ginseng, which have also been shown in studies to help with libido and erectile dysfunction issues.

Try some of our Golden Royal Honey today for your health and (very) well-being!

The 7 Most Common Causes of Erectile Dysfunction

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There is one very simple way a man can tell what his overall health is… does his penis work properly when he wants/needs it to.

Erections are dependent on important factors of a man’s overall health – his hormone levels, heart strength, blood flow and nerve function, to name a few.

If there are trouble in any of these areas, there’s a very good chance a man will experience erectile dysfunction (ED).

According to the American Urological Association, 1 in 10 men will experience ED at some point in their lives, with their odds increasing as they age.

With this in mind, here are 7 common causes of erectile dysfunction men should be aware of:

  1. Partying Hardy

While alcohol and recreational drugs may initially heighten sexual desire, eventually they can take a toll on your sexual performance. Even young men may struggle to achieve an erection after a night of hard partying. While the issue should fade away once you sober up, if this happens over and over to you, you can suffer from the next common cause on this list…

  1. Performance Anxiety

Once you have a few slip-ups in the bedroom, you begin to really worry about your performance each time. This anxiety can trigger a release of adrenaline, which in turn directs blood flow away from your penis. Without blood flow to your penis, your member can’t become engorged and rigid.

It’s important to get a handle on your performance anxiety, because in this case, it really is a self-fulfilled prophecy.

  1. Lack of Sleep

Fatigue is a common cause of ED. Research has shown that poor sleep decreases the male sex hormone testosterone. A study also found that nearly 70% of men with sleep apnea also suffer from ED.

If you’re someone who prides themselves on burning the candle at both ends, you may be doing more damage than good for your sexual health.

If you limit your partying behavior, make sure to get enough sleep, and learn to feel more confident about your bedroom game, you may be able to put an end to your erectile dysfunction.

  1. Medications

One of the most common, yet overlooked, causes of ED are prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications. If you do any bit of research, you’ll see an amazing amount of medications these days list ED as a potential side effect!

What are some of the biggest culprits in the medication world?

  • Diuretics
  • High blood pressure medications
  • Antihistamines
  • Antidepressants
  • Pain medications (even some like Advil and aspirin)

If you think a medication you are on may be affecting your ability to achieve an erection, speak with your doctor about finding an alternative. NEVER stop taking a medication without speaking to your doctor first.

  1. Depression

Beyond taking an antidepressant that may cause ED, the feeling of depression itself can inhibit sexual expression. Talk therapy and exercise are two ways men can deal with their emotions and start to feel better.

  1. Type 2 Diabetes

ED is one of the most common complications of diabetes in men. And in men over the age of 50, the risk of ED nearly doubles. Diabetes, over time, damages blood vessels that get blood to your penis. The worse your circulation, the less chance of getting an erection. This is why ED is often a sign that the disease is already present.

  1. Obesity

Did you know that being overweight is one of the surest ways to develop ED? According to the National Institutes of Health, having a BMI of 25 or greater can disrupt a man’s hormonal balance, cell function, and insulin resistance.

And, as you may well know, once you hit the big 4-0, it becomes increasingly easy to pack on the pounds. That’s why it is so important to eat right and exercise regularly to keep every aspect of your health, including sexual health.

While this list is not exhaustive, I’ve definitely covered the most common causes of erectile dysfunction. Hopefully you have gained some insight and can make the necessary changes to get your mojo back in the bedroom.

And don’t forget, Golden Royal Honey is here to help you. Our honey is packed with powerful all-natural ingredients that have been scientifically proven to help men achieve erections to be proud of.

 

 

The 5 Most Common Erectile Dysfunction Myths Debunked

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Do you know what’s going on below your belt? Do you REALLY know?

There’s a lot of information out there about erectile dysfunction (ED), the problem is, good information has become mixed up with junk information, and many men think they have the answers they need, when instead they have nothing more than a handful of myths.

We’d like to put some of the most common of these myths to bed, if you’ll excuse the pun.

ED Myth #1: If You Can Get an Erection – You Don’t Have ED

The actual definition of erectile dysfunction is: “The inability to achieve penile erection or to maintain an erection until ejaculation.” So, in other words, the real question to ask is, “Can you get and keep an erection that’s satisfying enough for sex?”

So, some men may have an inability to get an erection, and others may be able to get one, but have difficulty maintaining it for any length of time. And still other men may get an erection and keep it, but it won’t be hard enough to allow penetration.

ED Myth #2: ED Only Affects Older Men

This is probably the biggest ED myth out there. While it’s true that your risk for developing ED increases with age, younger men are by no means immune to it.

In fact, according to a study in the American Journal of Medicine, 85% of men ages 20 to 39 say they “always” or “almost always” can get and maintain an erection good enough for sex. This translates to roughly 15% of young men having some difficulty with erections always or at least sometimes.

ED Myth #3: If You Have Performance Issues Once, You Have ED

While most men may boast about being an animal in the bedroom, the reality is, most also don’t bat a thousand. And that’s to be expected. There are many things that can throw a man’s performance off:

  • Lack of sleep
  • Stress
  • Medications
  • Too much drinking
  • Fighting with your partner

If once in a while you have trouble, that is not ED. But if you find you are having a hard time achieving or maintaining an erection for three or more months, that does suggest a chronic issue is at play and you will want to make an appointment with your doctor.

ED Myth #4: ED Means You Have Something Wrong with Just Your Penis

The truth is, ED can be a symptom that indicates an underlying medical problem. For instance, ED can suggest type 2 diabetes or even a heart condition. ED can also indicate low testosterone or depression.

If you are experiencing ED, it’s important that you see your doctor to get checked out.

ED Myth #5: You’ll Need the Help of a Specialist to Fix Your Problem

Not necessarily. If you’ve gotten a clean bill of health from your doctor, as in you don’t have diabetes or a heart condition, then there are things you can do for yourself that may get your erections up and working again.

For instance, it may be that you need to lose weight and drink less. You may need to find healthy ways to destress and deal with any depression.

In many instances, there are natural supplements that can help. Our Golden Royal Honey is packed with all-natural ingredients that have been scientifically proven to help men achieve and maintain erections. This could be just what you’ve been looking for.

5 Reasons Why You Should Limit Your Drinking This St. Patrick’s Day

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One of the biggest excuses to tie one (or five) on is right around the corner. St. Patrick’s Day has a long tradition of inspiring people all over the world to drink copious amounts of alcohol. And while many a good time is had, and many a good legend created, the truth is, the more alcohol a man drinks, the more he negatively impacts his biology.

Here are 5 reasons you may want to sit this St. Patrick’s Day out.

  1. Excess Alcohol Changes Your DNA

What is binge drinking? According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), binge drinking refers to having more than four or five drinks in a two-hour setting. Well that pretty much describes most 21-40-year-old’s St. Patrick’s Day.

When you partake in binge drinking, you can ACTUALLY change your genetic makeup, according to a study, published in December 2018 in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research. This DNA change results in your body craving more alcohol, and the vicious cycle begins.

  1. An Increased Risk of Developing Cancer

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) cites several studies, such as one published in August 2012 in the journal Annals of Oncology, that have shown consuming alcohol increases your risk of developing a range of cancers, including cancer of the throat, mouth and breast. Yes, men get breast cancer, too! And in men that are heavy drinkers, this risk skyrockets.

  1. You Change Your Gut Microbiome – And NOT for the Better!

Right now, as you read this, there are TRILLIONS of microorganisms – mostly “good” bacteria – living in your digestive tract. These organisms do things like digest your food and help your body produce vitamins.

Alcohol interferes with your gut’s delicate microbiome according to a study published in 2015 in the journal Alcohol Research: Current Reviews. It turns out alcohol can cause bacterial overgrowth (of the “bad” kind), which ultimately leads to gut problems like stomach pain, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, and even skin issues like rosacea.

  1. Negatively Impacts Your Brain’s Structure

Not only does binge drinking lead to temporary memory loss in the form of blackouts, but consistent alcohol consumption can lead to long-term problems with brain function. Heavy drinkers in particular are at risk for changing their brain’s “hard wiring,” which can eventually lead to overall cognitive problems. Research has also shown heavy alcohol consumption can erode brain tissue and raise a man’s risk of stroke.

  1. Leads to Erectile Dysfunction

You may have had a night of partying and found that you had a hard time, well… getting hard. Studies have shown that too much alcohol affects your brain and your penis. This is because alcohol can reduce blood flow, and it’s blood flow that helps you gain and maintain an erection. Alcohol reduces the intensity of your orgasm as well, so even if you were able to have sex, it would not be as pleasurable.

But it’s not just short-term erectile dysfunction (ED) that you need to worry about. The risk for long-term erectile dysfunction has been linked to chronic heavy use of alcohol. In fact, studies have shown that men who have formed a dependency on alcohol have a whopping 60-70% chance of suffering from sexual issues including ED, premature ejaculation and loss of libido.

And to think, all of these health issues can start just by binge drinking ONCE, because remember, that changes your DNA and gets you to want more and more alcohol, and before you know it, you have a problem.

The moral of the story is, this St. Patrick’s Day, go ahead and have some fun, but use your head. Limit your alcohol consumption to one pint of Guinness instead of 6.

 

If you already suffer from erectile dysfunction and low libido, we’ve got some good news. Our Golden Royal Honey is packed with natural ingredients that have been scientifically proven to help men get their mojo back and be a stud in the bedroom. You don’t need luck this St. Patty’s Day, you just need a little honey.