Royal jelly has been consumed for thousands of years. It is a thick substance that is secreted from the pharyngeal glands of a special group of young nurse bees between their 6th and 12th days of life. When honey and pollen are combined within the nurse bee, royal jelly is naturally created. This substance contains all of the B complex vitamins including a high concentration of pantothenic acid and pyridoxine, and is the only natural source of pure acetylcholine. It also contains minerals, enzymes, hormones, 18 amino acids, antibacterial and antibiotic components and vitamins A, C, D and E.
Royal jelly has been specially created to feed bee larvae and adult queen bees. The bees make only the best food for their queens and as such, royal jelly has been consumed for thousands of years. The nutritional complex in royal jelly has been heralded for its support of immune health, brain function, skin soothing, bone health, and natural blood sugar management.
Royal jelly spoils easily so buy the highest quality, either chilled or frozen, and keep cool to ensure maximum freshness and potency.
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Cuts, wounds and burns can be treated with royal jelly in order to promote faster tissue healing. Science has discovered that when taken internally, royal jelly products have an anti-inflammatory effect on the body and they promote regeneration of tissues. Researcher Yunhi Cho and colleagues discovered royal jelly promoted various chemicals and enzymes involved in the wound healing process.
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