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Royal Jelly

Royal Jelly


This fact sheet provides basic information about Royal jelly. Royal jelly is the crown jewel among beehive products. A rich, creamy, white, and opalescent liquid, royal jelly is produced by worker bees and used exclusively for the nourishment of the queen bee, which is recognized for her longevity (compared with regular worker bees - several years vs. just 1-2 months), energy, and stamina for reproductive capability.

Common Names

Royal Jelly

What It Is Used For

  • Royal jelly is one of the natural foods revered as a fountain of youth since the dawn of history. The healing power and health benefits of royal jelly are still one of the most sought-after subjects in modern time. It is extremely high in nutritional value and is popular as a skin rejuvenator.

How It Is Used

There is no recent clinical evidence for an appropriate dose of royal jelly.

What the Science Says

  • Contrary to claims by many of those promoting its use, vitamins A, D, and E are completely absent from royal jelly.

Side Effects and Cautions

  • It is widely recognized that royal jelly may cause allergies in humans ranging from hives, asthma, to even fatal anaphylaxi.


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