In recent years, we’ve been reading more and more about Royal Jelly and the health wonders it possesses. We see Royal Jelly supplements being sold in almost every health and drugstore in the Metro. It has even made its way into our favorite skincare and haircare products! But what is Royal Jelly really, and what makes it such an effective health and beauty wonder? Does it live up to the hype?
What is Royal Jelly? Royal Jelly is an extremely nutritious creamy food substance produced by nursing bees to feed young growing bees and the hive’s Queen. It is the exclusive food of the Queen Bee that lives about 6 years eating nothing but Royal Jelly, while worker bees live about 6 weeks eating honey and pollen. The only difference between Queens and workers is their diet.
What makes Royal Jelly a superfood is its abundance of proteins, amino acids, lipids, natural hormones minerals, folic acid, fatty acids and vitamins B. The most important and unique component of royal jelly is 10-hydroxydecanoic acid – 10H2DA. This fatty acid, exclusive to Royal Jelly, has been found responsible for its hormonal-balancing and collagen production-stimulating properties.
Thanks to modern technology, we can enjoy all the benefits of Royal Jelly either in fresh liquid or capsule form.