Although we are used to the format and composition that can sell us in pharmacies or supermarkets, the real royal jelly has little to do with it.

  We could say that what is widely marketed is a kind of substitute for the real one.

  To get the real fresh and natural royal jelly, you will have to go either to trusted shops of natural products or to stores with exclusive sale of products related to bees.

  The royal jelly is whitish, with a pomade texture and a rather unpleasant and characteristic flavor.

  They should sell it refrigerated and you should keep it refrigerated since it is an easily perishable product.

  They sell it in jars that usually oscillate between 30 gr. and 50 gr. although I have seen them up to 1 kg.

  Its price also fluctuates but approximately a little jar like the one in the photo can be over €20.

  Keep in mind that of the entire work of a beehive for 4 months, only 400 gr. and 600 gr. of this product is obtained.

  The dose you should take daily should be about 160 mg/day, which is equivalent to a very small teaspoon.

  And now it comes when perhaps someone will be a little apprehensive to know that royal jelly comes from glands located inside the head of worker bees.

  Said secretion, in pure state, is the food of the larvae during its first 3 days of life (after this brief period of time they begin to feed them with a concentrate of honey, pollen and water) and that of the queen bee throughout its entire life.

  It contains 10 times more protein than cow’s milk and its multiple properties and beneficial effects are more than contrasted.

  In fact, worker bees (which curiously possess this substance but never test it again after its larval state) live between 30 and 45 days on average, while the queen bee, that only feeds on royal jelly, comes to live a average of 5 years.

  Its composition, in general terms, is as follows: water in 60%, carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, vitamins, minerals, natural antibiotics, hormones and other biologically active substances.

  Among the amino acids to be highlighted are leucine, isoleucine, cysteine, arginine, histidine, lysine, valine….

  In it we can find all the vitamins from B1 to B12 as well as A, C, D and E.

  We also trace elements such as iron, manganese, zinc and cobalt.

  Its main use is given as supplementation in the form of restorative.

  However, and increasingly, it is used in beauty treatments and big brands already include it in their creams of global marketing.

  Some of its other applications are: nutrition disorders, stimulant, antioxidant, regenerative, anti stress, defensive stimulant and cholesterol and sugar reducer.


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    1. Miguel A. Cabanes Post author

      Hi there, @i-am!
      I am glad you like them; I try to make articles about things that I find interesting but of course, everyone has their own taste; I’m glad we agree.
      Thank you very much for the compliment and have a real nice day!

  1. CryptosDecrypted

    Very interesting post on Royal Jelly @dresden. For myself, I’m a big fan of raw honey as available in many places in Australia – especially Tasmanian Leatherwood honey – the untreated stuff is my all time favourite and great for colds etc.

    1. Miguel A. Cabanes Post author

      Hi there mate and thank you!
      The untreated stuff is always the best option in almost every food industry sector; yesterday I heard on the news that processed food (and there are many and varied) is one of the five causes of premature death from cancer, along with alcohol and tobacco.
      We have some great friends in the bees.

  2. Nicholas

    So, you say, this stuff is the water of life, a miracle elixir, and the mother of all beauty tricks, same time? 🙂
    Seems too perfect, but yep, promising!
    Thanks for sharing!

  3. Siddartha

    This thing is seriously so rare and most importantly beneficial. I think it should be more expensive than those truffles! But then creating fake royal jelly is so much easier so maybe that’s why

    1. Miguel A. Cabanes Post author

      I totally agree with you but, unfortunately, we start from the basis that it is relatively cheap and easy for humans to exploit animals or profit from them; if in addition to that we add that people want to pay little for those products for not assessing how it should be so expensive (for bees), natural and beneficial products such as royal jelly or honey and we also add the interests of pharmaceuticals to process said products and get even greater benefits, so we had what we got, unfortunately for bees, wich are the real protagonists here for me.
      Thank you for reading and commenting.
      Much appreciated!



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