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Royal Jelly Review - Is It Royally Safe?

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Royal Jelly is a secretion of honey bee which serves as a food for larvae and queen bees. The royal jelly is valued for various health benefits it offers. Today, you can come across thousands of royal jelly products in the market and apparently thousands of royal jelly reviews too. It is very difficult to get all reviews on royal jelly in one website. Here we have tried to give you insights about the product, royal jelly in total. Also, through this blog we are not talking about any specific brand of this product but the royal jelly in general.


 


 


 



 


Overview
The royal jelly is produced from the glands of hypopharynx of bees termed as workers and they feed it to their larvae. The royal jelly is fed to larvae when the worker bees feel that it is the time to produce new queen bee. They feed this jelly to the larvae in specially prepared queen cells. This feeding actually leads to evolution of a fully fledged queen bee, which can lay eggs. The royal jelly is extracted from queen bee. It can be easily collected from every queen bee cell after exactly the 4th day of their birth. About 500 grams of royal jelly can be collected from a well-maintained bee hive within the period of 5-6 months.


 


Some experts have accorded multiple health benefits to this product due to its beautiful extraction process. In fact there are no clinically proven health benefits of this product but still it is one of the most expensive and highly selling dietary product all-over the world.


 


Royal jelly can be purchased in the form of royal jelly or soft-gel capsules. It is also included in large number of cosmetic products.


 


Chemical Composition
The royal jelly is made up of vitamin B, pantothenic acid, vitamin B6, and vitamin B5. Its overall composition is compounded as: 67% water,12.5% protein (crude), 11% monosaccharide (sugar), and about 5% of essential fatty acids. Other essential amino acids are also found in small amounts. Several trace minerals, enzymes, antibiotic and antibacterial components, vitamins A, C, D, E, and K are also found in the jelly. The single largest protein component in royal jelly is royalactin. This compound is also responsible for the phenotypical change of the fruit fly known as drosphilia melanogaster.


 


Benefits


  • Royal jelly is used in various dietary supplements and cosmetics. In many of the Asian and European countries the royal jelly is  preparation of medicines which are known to increase longevity in human beings.

  • Royal jelly is also marketed as an effective skin tonic and antibiotic. It is considered as a good hair-growth stimulant and is believed to aid in lowering the blood pressure, cholesterol.

  • Royal jelly is recommended as an effective treatment for ulcers, asthma, fatigue, and various skin and digestive disorders.

  • Nowadays like honey royal jelly is also marketed as an effective weight loss ingredient.


Apart from all these royal jelly is also recommended for the treatment of various diseases. In fact there are no concrete clinical evidences to support these claims.


 


Precautions

Actually the royal jelly is not recommended for people who are allergic to honey and who have troubled history of asthma. Some allergic reactions like occurrence of rashes, beehives, hypersensitivity, etc were reported on continuous usage of royal jelly.


 


Conclusion

Don’t use the royal jelly if you are allergic or suffering from any of the above mentioned conditions. It may be one of the good dietary supplements around, but is not recommended in treatment of any disease. 


 


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