Also known as milk of bees, it contains sugars, proteins, fat, minerals, vitamins and trace elements. As a dietary supplement, it’s used to reduce the symptoms of menopause, physical and intellectual fatigue, stress, but also to strengthen immunity. Depending on the ailment to be relieved, the recommended dose of royal jelly varies. It is therefore necessary to consult your doctor before undertaking a cure. Because it has a strong allergenic potential, it is advised to consume a low dose at first, then increase it if all goes well. However, its use is not recommended for pregnant women.
What is royal jelly?
Royal jelly is a whitish colored substance secreted by young nurse bees. It is intended to feed the larvae at the first stage of their development, which is why it is called “bees’ milk”. Very rich in nutrients and micronutrients, it contains proteins, sugar, fats but also minerals and vitamins, in particular B1 and B5.
An exceptional product, it is also the preferred diet of queens throughout their lives, i.e. five to six years… compared to 45 days for worker bees.
Royal jelly does not treat specific ailments. On the other hand, thanks to its nutritional qualities, it has long been used to strengthen immunity. Its preventive effects against infections have been demonstrated by several studies. Moreover, it is recommended to take it as a one-month cure in autumn and spring to prevent fatigue and other colds associated with the change of season.
There are no particular contraindications, except for an allergic background. People who are allergic to honey, pollen, bee stings and plants of the compositae family (daisy, echinacea, dandelion, etc.) could in fact also be allergic to royal jelly.
Royal jelly : How to get it ? :
It has been for a long time a rare product since each hive produces only a small quantity. Today, beekeepers have developed new methods to produce it: the queen is removed from the hive to encourage the workers to raise new queens and thus produce more royal jelly.
Nowadays, it is easily available :
– in jars, in the form of fresh jelly (to be kept in the fridge) or freeze-dried ;
– in the form of ampoules to be taken every morning. It is often mixed with other ingredients such as ginseng, acerola or probiotics, in order to reinforce its protective effect. A cocktail of energy to ward off fatigue and minor ailments… naturally.