Royal jelly — a true bee-made vitamin and nutrient bomb
Bičių pienelis (apilakas) –is a very concentrated substance secreted from the bees’ glands, and it is a nutritionally complete and biologically active food product with an abundance of valuable nutrients: hormones, vitamins (B group, A, D, PP, E), as many as 14–15 micronutrients, about 20% protein, several percent fat, a substantial amount of sucrose and 22 amino acids, necessary for normal growth. This product is very easy to digest, and the human body can absorb as much as 80 percent of the nutrients in royal jelly.
What is royal jelly useful for?
First, because it contains so many active ingredients, it replenishes our stores of nutrients and contributes to the better functioning of various systems, giving the body a strengthening boost. The exact mechanisms are unknown, but it is believed that royal jelly contributes to growth and restoration processes. These conclusions have been made based on both scientific research and on observations of bee life: fed with royal jelly, a larva that is no different than all the others grows into the queen bee, 1.5 times larger than worker bees, capable of mating and laying eggs for several years.
Royal jelly can be useful in many ways. It helps improve:
- General health;
- Heart function;
- Stress-induced damage;
- Physical, psychological and intellectual condition;
- Sex drive;
- Energy levels.
How to consume royal jelly
We recommend consuming 50–200 mg (a pea-sized piece) of royal jelly a day, for periods of 15–30 days. The daily dose for children should not exceed 10–50 mg. With a month’s pause, the course can be repeated even several times, especially in the winter and spring. Royal jelly should be consumed in the morning or at lunch before ingesting any food by placing the product under the tongue and waiting for it to dissolve. This method allows for optimum absorption of nutrients, because if the product goes directly to the stomach, digestive enzymes destroy many of its valuable nutrients.
Storing royal jelly
While you are consuming royal jelly, keep it in the fridge, and when you are taking a break, keep it in the freezer.
Royal jelly — a concentrated dose of good nutrients for everyone. A true gift from the bees!
Our scientific sources:
- Urcan, Adriana & MARGHITAS, Liviu & Dezmirean, Daniel & Bobis, Otilia & BONTA, Victorita & Mureşan, Carmen & Mărgăoan, Rodica. (2017). Chemical Composition and Biological Activities of Royal jelly – Review. Bulletin of University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine Cluj-Napoca. Animal Science and Biotechnologies. 74. 6. 10.15835/buasvmcn-asb:12646.