Royal jelly is collected and sold as a dietary supplement for humans, claiming various health benefits because of components such as B-complex vitamins such as pantothenic acid (vitamin B5) and vitamin B6 (pyridoxine). The overall composition of royal jelly is 67% water, 12.5% crude protein, including small amounts of many different amino acids, and 11% simple sugars (mono-saccharides), also including a relatively high amount (5%) of fatty acids. It also contains many trace minerals, some enzymes, antibacterial and antibiotic components, and trace amounts of vitamin C, but none of the fat-soluble vitamins, A, D, E and K
These are only some of the royal jelly benefits that are scientifically proven:
- Thanks to the amino acids it contains it slows the effect of aging and helps to produce collagen in the skin.
- The amino acids also help to boost the immune system and therefore protect against infections, and autoimmune diseases such as arthritis.
- Royal jelly benefits from hormone content which are effective in balancing and regulating the female hormone system, thus reducing the effects of PMS and improving fertility.
- It has proved very effective in treating Graves Disease, a serious thyroid condition.
It has been shown to have the ability to stimulate the growth of glial cells and neural stem cells in the brain, thus helping to prevent conditions such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.