(1) What is Royal Jelly?
Royal Jelly is an energy, rich nutrient that constitutes the diet of the queen bee.
(2) How does Royal Jelly look and taste like?
Pure Royal Jelly is milky white or light yellowish and unlike honey, which tastes sweet and smells good, it tastes a little sour and is slightly astringent.
(3) Is Royal Jelly produced by bees?
Yes, Royal Jelly is produced by bees. When the young worker bees go out to look for nectar (the substance from which honey is made) they also collect pollens from flowers. Pollen forms the food source for ordinary worker bees from 4 days onwards. By a natural process of digesting pollen by allowing it to mix with the secretions from the worker bees’ salivary glands a milky substance is secreted. This substance is Royal Jelly, which is fed only to the queen bee to sustain her high energy and nutrient requirements.
(4) Under what conditions do bees feed on Royal Jelly?
In the insect world, only bees can produce their own nutritional food. But Royal Jelly, as its name suggests, is only for the queen bee. About the only time in their lives when worker bees and drones (male bees) can have access to this super-rich food is during the first 3 days after being hatched. From the 4th day onwards, their diet is switched to one of honey and pollen. Only the queen bee continues to be fed Royal Jelly. As a result of this super-rich diet, the queen bee grows to double the size of ordinary worker bees. She can lay eggs (2,000 – 2,500 a day) which measure up to more than twice her body weights. On top of that, the life span of a queen bee is exceptionally long, being 20-30 times that of worker bees.
(5) Is there any difference between honey and Royal Jelly?
Yes, there is a significant difference between honey and Royal Jelly in terms of composition. Royal Jelly is derived from pollens (the potent male part of the flower) which are naturally reacted with the excretions from the worker bees’ salivary glands. As a food source, Royal Jelly is very rich in proteins, vitamins, enzymes, minerals and amino acids.
Honey is derived from nectar, a fluid secreted by plants. Together with the pollens collected, they are stored in the hive to provide food for worker bees and drones. Honey is slightly brownish and has a pleasant, sweet taste. Royal Jelly is milky white and tastes sour and is slightly astringent.
(6) What are the major constituents of Royal Jelly?
Royal Jelly is rich in natural enzymes, vitamins A, B complex, C, D, E, amino acids, minerals and hormones. In addition, it also contains (I) gamma globulins (ii) collagen (iii) 10HDA (10-Hydroxy-decenoi -Acid) (iv) Insulin type polypetide (v) acetylcholine, (vi) parotein, which can promote cell metabolism and revitalization.
(7) How and when is Royal Jelly collected?
To collect Royal Jelly, the first step is to move the baby bees to the queen cell. After about 48 hours later, Royal Jelly is collected. Usually, only about 200-250mg of Royal Jelly can be collected from one queen cell. This explains why Royal Jelly is normally scarce in supply and is so valuable.
(8) Is Royal Jelly available in different forms in the market?
Yes, commercially Royal Jelly is being marketed in different forms namely, liquid form, capsules, tablets, paste and lyophilized form. Royal Jelly in liquid and paste forms deteriorates very quickly unless with its gelatin capsule shell is not as readily soluble. In the final analysis, the best criteria for selection of Royal Jelly is in terms of (I) its degree of purity and freshness, and, (ii) its potency.
(9) What is Lyophilized Royal Jelly?
The term ‘lyophilized’ mean ‘freeze-dried’, a technical process whereby food substances undergo to preserve their freshness and purity. Lyophilized Royal Jelly is the purest, most potent form of Royal Jelly, freeze-dried immediately upon extraction to guarantee maximum freshness, purity and efficacy. It’s 100% pure and natural, with no preservatives, artificial colouring or flavours. It’s completely starch and gelatin-free.
Is Lyophilised Royal Jelly as effective as fresh Royal Jelly?
Find out in an experiment that was commissioned by us.
(10) How is Lyophilized Royal Jelly different from other forms of Royal Jelly?
Lyophilized Royal Jelly is ‘Hi Potency’ Royal Jelly in its purest, freshest form. 100mg of Lyophilized Royal Jelly is equivalent to 300mg of ordinary Royal Jelly.
(11) What is the best time of the day to consume Royal Jelly?<
As a completely natural health-giving food, Royal Jelly can be consumed in the manner we consume any other foodstuffs. However, as a rule to optimum utilization of the Royal Jelly, it is advisable to consume it 30 minutes before breakfast on an empty stomach.
(12) What is the ideal quantity of Royal Jelly one should consume a day?
As a health supplement, a daily intake of between 250mg-500mg of Lyophilized Royal Jelly (or 750mg – 1,500mg of ordinary Royal Jelly) taken orally or mixed in cool water or in diluted honey solution using plastic spoon. For people with chronic ailments who need to maintain their health and well-being, the recommended dosage is from 500mg to 2g of Lyophilized Royal Jelly per day.
(13) Is it advisable for a person who is under medication to consume Royal Jelly at the same time?
Royal Jelly definitely can be consumed together with other medication at the same time because it is a completely natural health food. Keep in mind that Royal Jelly can help in revitalizing cells and in activating metabolism.
(14) Will any side effects arise with continuous consumption of Royal Jelly?
A very small small percentage of users have reported slight appearance of eczema or fever during the initial introduction of Royal Jelly into their diets. Such symptoms usually disappear when the body gets adjusted to the super-rich food.
In fact, beneficial effects of Lyophilized Royal Jelly can be derived from just 3-4 weeks of daily consumption. It is strongly recommended that an on-going daily programme of Lyophilized Royal Jelly be included in the diet for long-term benefits.
(15) Who should consume Royal Jelly?
Royal Jelly is an excellent health supplement for growing children, young adults, ageing people as well as convalescents. It is specially recommended for helping to restore the following indications:
- Restores stamina and physical strength
- Increases energy level, alertness
- Helps to build up resistance
- Improves poor appetite
- Helps to maintain beautiful complexion
- Maintains healthy hair
(16) Does Royal Jelly contain pantothenic acid?
Royal Jelly as a completely natural health food has many advantages, the most important being its ability to strengthen the body and help increase its resistance to infection. The pantothenic acid in Royal Jelly can promote the absorption of other nutrients in the body.