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Royal Jelly Health Benefits

Post by Cloud on Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:50 pm

Royal jelly is a gelatinous substance produced by honey bees to feed the queen bees and their young.



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It’s frequently sold as a dietary supplement to treat a variety of physical ailments and chronic diseases.

While it has long been used in traditional medicine, its applications in Western medicine remain controversial.

Here are 12 potential benefits of royal jelly.


1. It contains a variety of nutrients

Royal jelly is comprised of water, carbs, protein and fat (1).

The full chemical makeup of royal jelly is unknown, but its positive effects on health are thought to stem from its unique proteins and fatty acids (1, 2).

These include nine glycoproteins collectively known as major royal jelly proteins (MRJPs) and two fatty acids, trans-10-Hydroxy-2-decenoic acid and 10-Hydroxydecanoic acid (2).

Royal jelly also contains several B vitamins and trace minerals.

However, nutrient composition varies considerably between sources of royal jelly (1).

Some of the vitamins typically present in royal jelly include:

   Thiamine (B1)
   Riboflavin (B2)
   Pantothenic acid (B5)
   Pyridoxine (B6)
   Niacin (B3)
   Folic acid (B9)
   Inositol (B8)
   Biotin (B7)

These nutrients may provide some of royal jelly’s potential health benefits, though more research on this unique substance is needed
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12 Potential Health Benefits of Royal Jelly

Royal jelly is a gelatinous substance produced by honey bees to feed the queen bees and their young.

It’s frequently sold as a dietary supplement to treat a variety of physical ailments and chronic diseases.

While it has long been used in traditional medicine, its applications in Western medicine remain controversial.

Here are 12 potential benefits of royal jelly.
1. Contains a Variety of Nutrients

Royal jelly is comprised of water, carbs, protein and fat (1).

The full chemical makeup of royal jelly is unknown, but its positive effects on health are thought to stem from its unique proteins and fatty acids (1, 2).

These include nine glycoproteins collectively known as major royal jelly proteins (MRJPs) and two fatty acids, trans-10-Hydroxy-2-decenoic acid and 10-Hydroxydecanoic acid (2).

Royal jelly also contains several B vitamins and trace minerals.

However, nutrient composition varies considerably between sources of royal jelly (1).

Some of the vitamins typically present in royal jelly include:

   Thiamine (B1)
   Riboflavin (B2)
   Pantothenic acid (B5)
   Pyridoxine (B6)
   Niacin (B3)
   Folic acid (B9)
   Inositol (B8)
   Biotin (B7)

These nutrients may provide some of royal jelly’s potential health benefits, though more research on this unique substance is needed.


   Summary
   Royal jelly contains water, carbs, protein, fat, B vitamins and trace minerals. Its unique proteins and fatty acids may be the reason for its potential health benefits.


2. May Provide Antioxidant and Anti-Inflammatory Effects

Royal jelly is widely claimed to reduce inflammation and oxidative stress.

In multiple test-tube and animal studies, specific amino acids, fatty acids and phenolic compounds found in royal jelly appear to have potent antioxidant effects (3).

Additionally, several test-tube studies show reduced levels of pro-inflammatory chemicals released from immune cells treated with royal jelly (4, 5, 6).

While these results are promising, human studies are lacking. More data is needed to draw any definitive conclusions on treating inflammation with royal jelly.




3. May Reduce Heart Disease Risk by Impacting Cholesterol Levels

Both animal and human studies demonstrate that royal jelly may positively impact cholesterol levels and thereby reduce heart disease risk.

Though the exact mechanism remains unclear, specific proteins in royal jelly may help lower cholesterol (7).

One 12-week study found that rabbits supplemented with royal jelly significantly reduced their total and “bad” LDL cholesterol levels by 28% and 23%, respectively (Cool.

Similarly, a one-month human study saw an 11% and 4% reduction in total and “bad” LDL cholesterol levels in people taking about 3 grams of royal jelly daily (9).

Conversely, another small human study determined no significant differences in cholesterol levels between participants treated with royal jelly and those on a placebo (10).

While these studies are promising, more research is needed to better understand royal jelly’s impact on heart health.



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Written by Written by Ansley Hill, RD, LD on October 3, 2018

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Re: Royal Jelly Health Benefits

Post by Dragon on Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:37 pm


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Developing queen larvae surrounded by royal jelly.

Royal jelly is a honey bee secretion that is used in the nutrition of larvae, as well as adult queens. It is secreted from the glands in the hypopharynx of nurse bees, and fed to all larvae in the colony, regardless of sex or caste.

Royal jelly is widely marketed as a dietary supplement. It is an alternative medicine that falls under the category of apitherapy.

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