Royal jelly is the most concentrated compound of nature, some people call it the milk of bees. It is a kind of lactic secretion with an acid taste. It is characterized by a pale yellow color, a strong odor, and a gelatinous consistency. The royal jelly is secreted by the hypopharyngeal glands of young working bees aged between 6 and 12 days, then it passes through lateral channels to the canal that opens through the mouth. The young larvae of the workers and the bumble bees feed on royal jelly during the first 5 days of their existence, but the reindeer feeds on them throughout their life, which can reach 6 years.
Effect of royal jelly on microbes
L.T Alexandrova, professor at the Lingrade Institute, has studied the effect of royal jelly on microbes. His research has shown that most microbial activity stops about 10 to 25 minutes after contact with royal jelly.
Effect of royal jelly on children
Scientific research has been carried out at Forna University on frail children who suffer from poor nutrition and who are between 4 and 22 months old. These children were treated for 60 days with doses of royal jelly that range between 10 and 50 mg per day. This markedly improved their health.
Effect of royal jelly on mental and neurological diseases
Royal jelly has been used with patients who suffer from nerve depression at the hospital of neurological diseases of the city of Emola in Italy. Patient health has improved significantly. Their weight increased, their mindset changed, their physical abilities and their ability to concentrate increased. This has pushed scientists to deepen their research into the mechanism of action of royal jelly and the link between it and the secretion of the serotonin hormone, which can lead to nerve depressions once the rates Of its secretions are weak.
Royal jelly possesses also acts as a stimulant of the centers of the hypothalamus which promotes the secretion of the adrenocorticotrophic hormone by the pituitary gland.
Effect of royal jelly on the sexual side
Among the characteristics of royal jelly is that this substance contributes to the improvement of male and female sexual powers by two different mechanisms: the first is that it promotes the functioning of the sexual glands and stimulates them. The second is that royal jelly contains itself sex hormones which are oestradiol, testosterone, and progesterone.
Early Menopause (Premature Menopause)
Research conducted on animals has demonstrated that royal jelly contains compounds with estrogenic effects, which explains the traditional use of royal jelly to treat menstrual cycle disorders in women. Indeed, two Japanese clinical trials conducted in 1970 showed that royal jelly contributes to hormonal balance in women after menopause, but this research is not well detailed and it is not possible to Evaluate the methodological quality of this research.
Two other more recent clinical trials have shown that mixing royal jelly, pollen seeds, and vitamin C, can effectively alleviate the symptoms of menopause.
Cholesterol and triglycerides
The first study was carried out in Europe in 1960, where positive results were recorded at doses ranging from 50 to 100 mg / day, but the approach followed was not clear, Administered the false treatment that should exist. But note that other recent studies have yielded important results with regard to cholesterol.
Rhinitis (hay fever)
Studies in 64 children have shown that royal jelly is not an effective cure for chronic rhinitis in children if administered orally with 300 mg / day for a period of time that varies between 3 and 6 months.
A study was conducted on 60 diabetic patients who suffer from foot ulcers showed that the use of a royal jelly based ointment and vitamin B5 gave satisfactory results to these patients.
Several studies that have been done on animals have shown that royal jelly activates immunity and stimulates the immune system. This is due to the richness of the royal jelly in amino acids of high quality and protein.
The composition of royal jelly is actually long and very complicated in such a way that we can not quote it on this page, but we can say in a general way that royal jelly contains vitamins (A, B, C, D And E), lipoproteins, enzymes, hormones, inorganic salts such as manganese, calcium, chloride, sodium, potassium, sulfur, phosphorus, aluminum, magnesium, silicon, iron , Copper, zinc, cobalt, strontium, etc.
But what is really amazing that despite scientific progress, 3% of the overall composition of royal jelly has not been identified until now.
Royal jelly can be administered orally alone or in combination with other compounds or mixed with honey.
It is preferable not to consume the royal jelly in the form of a capsule because the transformation of its physical state into powder is an operation which can make lose several benefits of the jelly. The latter thus becomes a kind of psychological treatment and no longer a real treatment. That is why it is advisable to consume the royal jelly in its raw state.
The minimum dose: 100-300 mg
Children should consume only half of these doses.
In general, royal jelly has no side effects, but it can be said that it is not recommended for people who are on a diet because it can stimulate the appetite, Cause allergic reactions but in very rare cases.