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Exercise Tips for Men 50 and Older

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Men are highly competitive by nature. We don’t like to lose face if we can help it. That’s why so many older men, who should know better, try and “keep up” with guys at the gym who are half their age.

The truth is, older men can stay in fantastic shape. Do a Google search for older bodybuilders and you’ll see a ton of images for guys in their 40s, 50s, 60 and even older who are shredded.

So it’s not that older men can’t keep their hard bodies. It’s that HOW they train needs to change as they age. That is, if they want to avoid injuries.

Here are some key things to keep in mind:

Know Your Real Fitness Level

Are you someone who has been consistently going to the gym for years and now you’re just looking for ways to train to kick things up a notch? Or are you someone who has spent the better portion of the last decade on your sofa?

You’ve got to take a realistic approach to fitness or you’re setting yourself up for failure and, worse, possible injury.

Focus on Gains

While some cardio is important to keep your heart and circulatory system healthy, you want to really focus on building muscles as you age. Because, as we age, we lose muscle mass at a somewhat alarming rate.

The scientific term for this muscle wasting is called sarcopenia. But this doesn’t HAVE to happen to you. If you focus on building muscle when you work out, you will be able to keep your muscle tone as you age.

As a side note: it’s also important to up your protein intake and make sure you are eating enough calories each day. Older men who are hoping to keep or build muscle should be eating upward of 100+ grams of quality protein a day. Also, be sure you eat enough calories. You can’t build something out of nothing, so if making massive gains is your goal – eat to achieve this goal.

Pay Attention to Pain

Back in the day your motto may have been “No Pain – No gain” but, once you hit the big 5-0, those days must stay behind you. It’s important that you listen to your body. If you haven’t lifted weights in a while, don’t start at a weight you lifted 10 years ago. Again, you’re just asking for an injury. And never ignore dizziness or chest pain.

If you’ve never lifted before, it may be that you don’t have quite the right form down. If you belong to a gym, speak with one of the trainers there and see if they can advise you. In fact, it may be a good idea to pay for a handful of training sessions so you can be sure you do each lift accurately and safely.

Train Smarter Not Harder

If you’re hitting the gym again after a bit of a hiatus, one of the first things you’ll notice is your body won’t recover quite as fast as it used to in your teens, 20s or 30s. And if you never fully recover from a workout, you won’t be able to do the one after that and you’ll either injure yourself trying or quit.

It’s far better to train smarter and not harder once you hit your 40s and 50s. This means training to fatigue, but not trying to go way past fatigue or doing 3 or 4 sets when 2 will still get you the gains you want.

Focus on Real-World Movements

Our priorities change when we age. We go from wanting to look awesome with our clothes off to just wanting to be able to stay active. You may find you don’t need a six-pack ab, but you’d like to be able to age in your home and use the stairs and lift heavy bags out of the car.

This is why many professional trainers get their older clients to focus on workouts that are built around compound, multi-joint exercises like squats, lunges, deadlifts, presses, and rows, because they mimic real-life activities. It doesn’t mean you can’t do any curls or flies, just don’t focus on isolation exercises like you used to.

Respect Your Joints

You may notice your joints feel a lot achier than they did 15 years ago. Don’t ignore this. Look for aerobic exercises that are gentler on the joints like swimming, rowing and biking.

You can stay in fantastic shape and look great as you age. But it’s important that you be smart about getting there. Remember, work smarter and not harder, and pay attention to how your body feels.

Besides losing muscle as we age, men also tend to lose their erections. Sometimes this is a result of health challenges like heart disease and type 2 diabetes. But sometimes it is a result of stress and poor circulation.

Our Golden Royal Honey  is made with natural and powerful ingredients that have been scientifically-proven to help reverse erectile disfunction. If you’re going to work out and get nice and cut, you want to make sure you can perform in bed. Because why have a great looking body if you can’t capitalize on it.

Try some Golden Royal Honey today.

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Can Royal Jelly Help Your Brain as You Age?

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If you’ve “reached a certain age,” you are probably experiencing things like more fine lines and wrinkles on your face and saggy skin on other parts of your body. But are you also finding your brain is not as sharp as it used to be? Are you having more senior moments?

If you’ve reached that milestone birthday of 5-0, you may have noticed you have a harder time remembering things. Maybe you walk into a room, then completely forget why you walked in there.

Or maybe you are in line at the grocery store and the machine is asking for your pin code, a number you’ve entered hundreds if not thousands of times, and suddenly you are completely blank.

These are “senior moments.” The nonmedical term is used to describe mental glitches that occur more frequently as we age. The brain experiences some normal age-related memory loss and much of the time, it is nothing to be upset about.

It is only when senior moments make it difficult to manage daily affairs that you have cause for concern and a reason to make an appointment with your doctor.

What Can You Do to Decrease Senior Moments?

Senior moments happen when people are sleep-deprived and also when people are experiencing chronic stress. They can also be a result of poor diet and lack of mental stimulation.

Well, something we can all do is get more rest. If you tend to burn the candle at both ends, now is the time to form better sleep hygiene habits.

It’s also important to manage stress as best you can. Find healthy ways to counter the effects of stress on the body. For instance, you may want to practice meditation. Meditation has been found by countless studies at this point to help people manage their stress, anxiety and depression.

Exercise is also a great way to burn off those stress hormones.

It’s also incredibly important to eat well so your body has enough nutrients and antioxidants to fight degenerative diseases.

One substance that is easy and delicious to eat more of is royal jelly. Royal jelly is a creamy substance produced by nurse bees and used to feed larvae and the queen bee. It is loaded with powerful nutrients and because of this, has been shown to offer many health benefits.

One of those benefits is boosting brain function and memory. One study found that stress-induced mice treated with royal jelly had lower levels of stress hormones and a more robust nervous system.

Another study found that royal jelly improved memory and reduced the symptoms of depression.

And finally, another study found that rats treated with royal jelly were better able to remove chemical deposits in the brain associated with Alzheimer’s disease.

So, if you are tired of having senior moments, adding royal jelly to your diet may help.

But there are other ways your brain ages and other ways royal jelly can help…

5 Natural Treatments for Depression

It’s natural to feel sadness and grief throughout life. Loved ones pass, relationships end, and sometimes we feel a bit lost on our own journey through life. During these times it is common to cry and feel overwhelmed with emotions. After some time, these feelings typically subside.

What’s not a normal part of life is to have chronic feelings of sadness, loneliness and despair. These feelings suggest the person is suffering from depression and needs to seek help.

Unfortunately, when many people seek treatment, one of the first things their therapist does is to prescribe an antidepressant. While some people may require this medication for their own safety, the truth is antidepressants come with a host of negative side effects that can make the depression even worse! Weight gain, hair loss, insomnia… these are just a few of the common side effects of prescription antidepressants.

That’s why many people now look for natural treatments for depression.

Here are some ways people have successfully treated their depression naturally:

  1. Exercise

Exercise releases feel good endorphins (also known as happiness hormones) that act like natural anti-depressants.

  1. Stick to a Low-Carb Diet

Many people suffer from terrible mood swings when their blood sugars spike and drop repeatedly. The best way to handle this is to stick to a low-carb diet like Keto so you don’t experience this sugar roller coaster.

  1. Eat Foods to Enhance Serotonin

Many of the common antidepressants prescribed work by inhibiting the reuptake of serotonin by receptors in the brain, this in turn increases your serotonin levels.

  1. Get More Sun

Sunlight helps your body create more vitamin D. Low levels of vitamin D have been linked to depression. Try and get more sun. If you live somewhere that gets little sun, you can either use a therapeutic light box and/or take a vitamin D supplement.

  1. Try Royal Jelly

In a recent study, scientists found a unique chemical compound in royal jelly called HDEA (10-hydroxy-trans-2-decenoic acid). This chemical protected the lab mice against depression and anxiety when they ingested it once a day for 3 weeks during extremely stressful days.

These 5 natural cures have proven to be effective for many people in treating their depression naturally. Having said that, if you are currently taking an antidepressant, do not suddenly stop. Talk with your therapist and let them know you wish to try natural alternatives.

If you would like to try royal jelly, our Golden Royal Honey is rich in royal jelly as well as other powerful natural ingredients that offer many health benefits. Try some for yourself and help your brain age gracefully.

 

 

Is Chronic Inflammation Behind Your Erectile Dysfunction?

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Over the years you have most likely heard and/or read plenty about what causes various diseases. Saturated fat supposedly causes heart disease. Too much sugar causes type 2 diabetes. Too much sun causes skin cancer. And too much salt causes high blood pressure.

But do you want to know the real cause behind most diseases? Chronic inflammation. From diabetes to arthritis, heart disease to cancer, the real culprit behind the majority of diseases is chronic inflammation. While “too much” of a good (or bad) thing may trigger inflammation, it is the inflammation throughout the body itself that does the damage.

What Exactly is Inflammation?

No doubt you’ve already experienced inflammation firsthand. If you’ve ever cut your finger or sprained your ankle, then you’ve experienced inflammation.

Inflammation is the body’s natural reaction to an injury or illness. When you get the flu, you also experience inflammation. It’s the body’s way of dealing with something “bad” going on to help the body heal by sending white blood cells to the rescue. Acute inflammation happens when you get a sudden injury or illness. Acute inflammation is natural and beneficial.

CHRONIC inflammation, on the other hand, is something entirely different. Chronic inflammation is typically triggered by environmental factors and lifestyle choices such as smoking and eating a poor diet. In this scenario, white blood cells also flood the bloodstream, but instead of eventually retreating (the invaders of cigarettes and fast food never go away), they end up attacking healthy tissues and organs.

“Our own defenses literally bombard us with friendly fire,” says Peter Libby, M.D., a cardiovascular specialist at Harvard Medical School who studies inflammation.

Chronic Inflammation and Erectile Dysfunction

Chronic inflammation is thought to be one of the biggest culprits behind erectile dysfunction (ED). Men achieve erections when their penis becomes engorged with blood. It stands to reason that if there is something that stops the free flow of blood in the body, chances of getting a strong erection decrease.

Chronic inflammation damages the lining of the arteries. The lining is supposed to be nice and smooth. But inflammation causes tiny tears and rough spots to develop on the lining. What happens next is, plaque begins to get snagged on these jagged edges of the lining, causing plaque buildup. The artery wall eventually becomes narrower and narrower, constricting blood flow.

Beyond poor lifestyle choices, certain sexually transmitted diseases such as Chlamydia pneumonia or cytomegalovirus are known to initiate chronic inflammation.

How to Fight Chronic Inflammation

There are a few different things you can begin to do today to fight chronic inflammation.

One of the first things you can do is lose weight. Belly fat has been shown to be a trigger for inflammation. So if you are a guy that has the proverbial beer gut, it’s time to take measures to lose it. Studies have found that even a small reduction in fat loss can lead to reduced inflammation.

Cutting back on refined sugars and processed foods is one of the biggest ways you can fight inflammation. In particular, avoid foods that are high in high-fructose corn syrup and vegetable oils. These are two BIG triggers of inflammation.

And finally, incorporate anti-inflammatory foods into your diet. Some of the best anti-inflammatory foods are the ones that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. These are foods like fatty fish (salmon, sardines, tuna) as well as walnuts and flax seeds.

Royal jelly is another food that has been widely acclaimed to reduce inflammation. In multiple animal studies, the fatty acids and phenolic compounds in royal jelly appear to reduce the levels of pro-inflammatory chemicals released by immune cells.

As an added bonus, men who are experiencing erectile dysfunction will be happy to hear that royal jelly has also been shown to be a powerful natural remedy for ED. So you are giving your body twice the chances at getting your erection back.

Try some Golden Royal Honey for yourself today!

6 Ways to Naturally Lower Cholesterol

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Cholesterol is a substance that has its good points and bad points. It has many important functions. For instance, it is necessary to make several hormones. It is also what helps keep the walls of your cells nice and flexible.

But, as with pretty much anything in life, too much of a good thing can often turn into a bad thing. This certainly goes for cholesterol, and most especially when that cholesterol is in the wrong place.

But there is a key to the cholesterol puzzle that many people are missing. It’s not the cholesterol itself that you need to worry about so much as the cholesterol transporters call lipoproteins. And different kinds of lipoproteins have different effects on health.

For instance, high levels of low-density lipoproteins (LDL) result in cholesterol deposits in blood vessel walls. This leads to clogged arteries, strokes and heart attacks.

In contrast, high-density lipoproteins (HDL) carry cholesterol away from vessel walls and help prevent disease. So what we really need to focus on is how to decrease LDL and increase HDL. This blog post will share natural ways to do just that so keep reading!

But first…

Does Eating Cholesterol Give You High Cholesterol?

Let’s put this myth to bed before we get into the health tips. Your liver makes as much cholesterol as your body needs.  It makes LDL to get the cholesterol to where it needs to go, and it makes HDL to remove any excess cholesterol from your bloodstream.

Though many food manufacturers have cashed in on the “low cholesterol” or “cholesterol free” craze, the truth is, dietary cholesterol has a finite impact on the amount of cholesterol in your body. This is because your liver adapts and makes more or less, depending on how much you eat.

Now, while dietary cholesterol has little influence on your actual cholesterol levels, certain foods can worsen levels, as can smoking, sedentary lifestyle and a family history. There are also some lifestyle choices that can help increase the beneficial HDL and decrease the harmful LDL.

  1. Eat More Monounsaturated Fats

We are told to be healthy we need to eat a low-fat diet. But studies have found that removing fat from our diet reduces the amount of harmful LDL cholesterol, but it also decreases the beneficial HDL cholesterol.

Your best bet is to eat more monosaturated fats, which reduce LDL  but also protect higher levels of healthy HDL. Good sources of monosaturated fats are:

  • Olives and olive oil
  • Tree nuts, such as almonds, walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts and cashews
  • Avocados
  1. Eat More Polyunsaturated Fats, Especially Omega-3s

Polyunsaturated fats have multiple double bonds that make them behave differently in the body than saturated fats. Research shows that polyunsaturated fats reduce “bad” LDL cholesterol and decrease the risk of heart disease.

Omega-3 fatty acids are an especially heart-healthy type of polyunsaturated fat found in fatty fish like salmon, mackerel and deep-sea tuna.

  1. Eat Soluble Fiber

Soluble fiber cannot be digested by our digestive system. However, the beneficial bacteria in your gut thrives off the stuff. And these bacteria, also called probiotics, reduce the harmful LDL in your body. Plus, this fiber keeps you nice and regular.

Excellent sources of soluble fiber are beans, peas and lentils, fruit, oats and whole grains.

  1. Exercise

Without question exercise is all-around one of the best things you can do for your health. Not only does it improve your physical fitness and combat obesity, it also reduces harmful LDL while increasing beneficial HDL.

While even low-intensity exercise like walking can increase HDL, making your exercise longer and more intense increases the benefits.

  1. Quit Smoking

Smoking changes the way your body handles cholesterol, thereby increasing your risk of developing heart disease. The immune cells in smokers are unable to return cholesterol from vessel walls to the blood for transport to the liver. This damage is related to tobacco tar, rather than nicotine. These dysfunctional immune cells are also believed to contribute to faster development if clogged arteries in smokers.

So, if you smoke… QUIT!

  1. Eat Royal Jelly

Royal jelly is a creamy substance made by nurse bees and fed to larva and the queen bee. It is loaded with nutrients and offers many health benefits. One of those benefits is positively impacting cholesterol levels. Royal jelly is a delicious way to help get your cholesterol levels where they need to be.

Our Golden Royal Honey is loaded with beneficial royal jelly. Plus it contains ginseng and other nutrients that offer many health benefits. Try some for yourself today and potentially lower your risk of developing heart disease.

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!

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.